Urban legends are realistic stories concerning recent events or alleged events with an ironic or supernatural twist; urban beliefs or rumours are reports of such events that lack the storyline of the urban legend. Urban legends and beliefs spread not only through word of mouth, but also through the internet in the form of e-rumours, chain letters, and e-mail and computer virus hoaxes.
Articles, links, and an archive of urban and internet folklore.
Updates on the newest urban legends, plus articles on the classics.
Small collection of famous urban legends.
Documents known urban legends and pious frauds.
A list of some of the more popular internet hoaxes, urban legends, rumors, and junk, circulated through your email.
Cautionary tales of human evolution in action that are simply too astounding to be true.
Debunking hoaxes as well as urban legends that spread on the internet.
Official site of the folklorist who wrote several books on urban legends beginning with "The Vanishing Hitchhiker". Features personal and professional information, works, and a FAQ.
Large alphabetical list debunking internet hoaxes, scams, and e-mail chain letters.
Information about email hoaxes; includes weekly newsletter, archives and list of the latest email hoaxes.
What they are, where they come from, and why they spread so quickly.
Transcript of an interview with folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand, author of "Too Good to be True - The Colossal Book of Urban Legends."
Urban legends and beliefs gathered from across the net.
Attempts to give accurate information about rumors and urban legends on a variety of topics, including war, business, events, toxins, science, military, popular culture.
Essay by Sarah Hartwell discussing the images of the cat in urban legends.
Article by Lowell Edmunds, Rutgers University.
A reference guide to hoaxes, pranks, practical jokes, frauds, tricks, and other forms of deception.
Collection of prepared responses to refute oft cited internet myths and urban legends.
Devoted to American folklore and urban legends.
A site maintaining the history of the WTC Rooftop Tourist picture hoax, and all copycat pictures resulting from the original picture.
The most popular urban legends and superstitions including local legends based in New Jersey.
A virtual gallery of multimedia artistic representations of urban legends, by Sarah Wichlacz.
Submitted stories and other fantastic messages.
Gazette of urban legends and beliefs, as well as ghost sightings and hauntings.
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