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11 Urban Legend Stories To Retell Your Friends

Fascinating plots with a gray line between myth and reality. You won’t be able to stop yourself spreading these stories around your block!

Urban legend stories captivate our minds because they’re still potentially real while remaining utterly fascinating.

These authors retell urban legend stories in a book format for easy reading, and make these stories irresistible to tell your friends. So why not get yourself a late-night addiction in the form of a book and get reading?

#1 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Candess from MakeFoodSafe.

A collection of essays, The Legend of Sleepy Hallow is not only one of the earliest forms of American literature, but also a Halloween favorite. It is the story of a small town school teacher and his reaction to being told the legend the Headless Horseman – (a ghost believed to be a Hessian soldier who lost his head to a cannonball in battle.)

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#2 Claimed by Gods by Eva Chase

Claimed by Gods by Eva Chase
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Dylan Sprouse from SprouseBros.

I have found this book an excellent start to an exciting series. The author has come up with a fresh storyline, good plot, predictable trope-laden protagonists, and unique situations.

The unique thing about this novel is Ms. Eva has not shown the main heroine character Ari the ideal 1940’s housewife, like many other novelists. Ari is a girl who knows how to survive in tough times. Moreover, I loved the diversity of each character.

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#3 Faithless by Laura Legend

Faithless by Laura Legend
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Dylan Sprouse from SprouseBros.

We did not just like it; we loved each bit of this book. It was hard to put it down because of an Interesting storyline and compelling characters Cass. It was quite interesting to me that Ms. Laura has made a disabled girl, Cass, the heroine, and shown her struggles throughout the novel. While reading it, you will be surprised by story twists and turns.

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#4 The Evil that Came to Denham by John Ulrich

The Evil that Came to Denham by John Ulrich
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Janine Hornsby from Austin Macauley Publishers.

Denham has been known to house some notable residents such as the late Cilla Black, Sir John Mills, Paul Daniels, Shane Richie and a fair few more to mention. However, the tiny village sadly has more of a tale to tell than that of housing celebrities, and it is a tale told and known by many people far and wide.

The Evil that Came to Denham is based on the true and gruesome tale of the Denham Massacre which took place in 1870 in Denham Village. The story is told from the point of view of the author’s own father which adds credibility and believability to an incredible narrative. The macabre subject matter is sensitively treated and the tale is retold with empathy and feeling for the characters involved. With suspense, intrigue and mystery, in addition to real life matters of family and work, The Evil that Came to Denham really does have something for everyone.

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#5 Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid by Jan Harold Brunvand

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid by Jan Harold Brunvand
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Arthur Ruth from Memphis Maids.

This one is the essential book for any urban legend out there. It is a compilation of cool stories narrated uniquely. Get this book if you want to learn more about those legends where your city may even be involved.

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#6 The Bigfoot Book by Nick Redfern

The Bigfoot Book by Nick Redfern
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Arthur Ruth from Memphis Maids.

Bigfoot is the strangest case in the history of strange stories. This one compiles all the stories of bigfoot, all the info, and also shares any other weird primate that has been seen upon release date. Primates are the most strange and devoted things out there after ghosts.

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#7 Too Good To Be True by Jan Harold Brunvand

Too Good To Be True by Jan Harold Brunvand
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Arthur Ruth from Memphis Maids.

This is an encyclopedia of urban legends. If someone has a cousin that saw something weird then it’s here, trusts me. In this era where the internet has all the info that you may want it’s refreshing to see such a good compilation as a physical way.

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#8 Chupacabra (Cryptid Hunters) by Roland Smith

Chupacabra (Cryptid Hunters) by Roland Smith
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Kenny Bomer from Author Kenny Bomer.

In my experience, the people that I have heard discussing the Chupacabra have been Grandmothers who are threatening their unruly grandchildren with threats of the Chupacabra coming to get them if they didn’t straighten up!

Sometimes they would point into nearby woods or darkened areas claiming that they can see the Chupacabra, at which point the children would either burst out in tears, or go completely silent! I guess a 50/50 chance of getting your grandchildren to act right by scaring them with the Chupacabra is better than child abuse! Monsters are better than bruises I suppose. Who cares about emotional trauma?

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#9 The World of Lore by Aaron Mahnke

The World of Lore by Aaron Mahnke
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Brandon Strong from Paranormal Authority.

This book goes into detail about several stories of folklore and the supernatural, and he uses history to give insight into where these stories originated from. The historical facts that are presented, along with the authors story telling abilities, makes it very creepy and entertaining. The book is not only well written but the font used and the illustrations that are included makes it very visually appealing as well.

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#10 Urban Legends by James Proud

Urban Legends by James Proud
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Stefanie Lesser from Hope & Love Radio.

This book is a compilation of some of the most captivating urban legends there are. Topics of the stories include the supernatural, medical, mystery, death, crimes, animals and more. Highly recommend.

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#11 Too Good To Be True by Jan Harold Brunvand

Too Good To Be True by Jan Harold Brunvand
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Brian from Beyond Box Gifts.

Did you here the one about the baby train that caused a mini-baby boom? In a small town, there was a baby boom because every morning a train would through town at 5:00am, blow it’s whistle, and wake every one up. It was too late to go back to sleep and too early to go to work, so what else is there to do? How about the $50 dollar Porsche.

A husband calls his soon to be ex-wife and tells her to sell his things and send him the money. There are hundreds if not thousands of urban legends out there. Most of us have heard of at least one in our lifetime and believed it to be true. Jan Harold Brunvand, a professor and top authority on urban legends reveals truth or legend to a colossal amount of them in this book. This entertaining book will also bring a colossal amount of laughs. When your done, you know an urban legend when you hear one.

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Contributors to this article
Candess from MakeFoodSafe

Dylan Sprouse from SprouseBros

Janine Hornsby from Austin Macauley Publishers

Arthur Ruth from Memphis Maids

Kenny Bomer from Author Kenny Bomer

Brandon Strong from Paranormal Authority

Stefanie Lesser from Hope & Love Radio

Brian from Beyond Box Gifts

Written by Zak Parker

Journalist, writer, musician, professional procrastinator. I'll add more here later.

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