Urban Legends

Urban Legends

Luke Mordue examines the historical impact of the stories that haunt our society; tales that have gripped towns and cities across the world for centuries as true events. Urban Legends. Broken into three sections; The Story, where the tale is retold. The History, where the true crimes that inspired the legends are studied and dissected, and finally, the alternate versions, where several interpretations from around the world are divulged. Released Fortnightly.

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September 21, 2022 18 min

Welcome to the shorter, but just as fascinating world of 'Modern Myths'. Bonus episodes that will run alongside our main series.

The first chapter behind these smaller Urban Legends is 'Will-O'-the Wisp', strange little blue flames that have been sighted around the world for hundreds of years. Some consider them nothing but folklore, some consider them a species of there, and others consider them a simple strange...

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Welcome to the shorter, but just as fascinating world of 'Modern Myths'. Bonus episodes that will run alongside our main series.

The first chapter behind these smaller Urban Legends is 'The Black-Eyed Children', unnerving human-like creatures that have been sighted for decades.

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August 26, 2022 45 sec

On September 7th, the Legends continue.

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March 10, 2022 49 min

This chapter delves into the mysterious tales behind 'The Smiling Man'. Known as a Creepypasta by many, what is so fascinating about this story is that it connects to Urban Legends that date as far back as the 60s.
 

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February 10, 2022 39 min

This chapter delves into the popular belief in 'Alligators in the Sewers'. A legend filled with fascinating true accounts over the past 100 years amongst the city of New York.
 

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January 27, 2022 40 min

This chapter delves into the dark history of 'The Body in the Hotel', a story filled with horror, tragedy, and skin-crawling discoveries during our time away from home. 
 
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December 24, 2021 49 min

This chapter delves into the ever-growing legend of the devil of Christmas, known to much of the world as 'Krampus'. 

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November 23, 2021 43 min

This chapter delves into the historical and powerful legend of 'The Highgate Vampire' -  a legend that's real-life history is far stranger than the story itself. 

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November 5, 2021 34 min

This chapter delves into the historical and powerful legend of 'La LLorona' also known as 'The Weeping Woman' -  a legend that merged into the history of Mexico and many of its people.

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October 17, 2021 42 min

This chapter delves into the widely believed and studied Urban Legend of 'The Beast of Bodmin' - one that tells of black panthers and other large cats living amongst the mild countryside of the United Kingdom.

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September 28, 2021 50 min

This chapter delves into the short but controversial history behind the Urban Legend 'Slenderman'. A name many of us know as the haunting being that seemed to disappear as fast as it arrived.

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September 9, 2021 29 min

This chapter delves into the long history behind the Urban Legend of 'Bride & Seek' featuring poetry, songs, several ghost stories from mansions across the countryside of the UK, with its original tellings spanning back as far as 200 years ago.

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August 25, 2021 41 min

This chapter delves into the true stories behind the Urban Legend of 'The Killer in the Attic' featuring horrific, disturbing crimes over the years that eventually may very well lead to the conclusion that this legend, unlike many others, is true.

Disclaimer: This episode features mentions of young children's murders that may be distressing for some. Listener discretion is advised.

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August 12, 2021 46 min

This chapter delves into the recorded sightings behind the Urban Legend of 'Mothman' featuring eye-witness testimony, public theories, outlandish stories, and horrifying encounters.
 
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July 28, 2021 47 min

This chapter delves into the recorded sightings, variations, and tales behind the Urban Legend of 'The Vanishing Hitchhiker' featuring stories that range from horrifying to biblical.  Many consider this legend to be 'local', unaware of just how widespread the legend truly is, so where did it come from? 

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December 22, 2020 31 min

This chapter delves into the hyperbolic horror behind the Urban Legend of 'Spring Heeled Jack' featuring eyewitness accounts that span over the decades of Victorian London. All describing the demonic like presence that haunted the cobbled streets for many years. 

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December 9, 2020 39 min

This chapter delves into the variations and tales behind the Urban Legend of 'The Lights' featuring some horrifying true stories and recordings of the tale going back further in time than you may first expect.

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November 25, 2020 39 min

This chapter delves into the psychology behind the Urban Legend of 'Bloody Mary' featuring a breakdown of her existence, what truly happens during many ghostly encounters, and a look into the history of human beliefs of spirits and mirrors. 

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November 11, 2020 34 min

This chapter delves into the true stories behind the Urban Legend of 'The Backseat Killer' featuring a breakdown on why this legend has grown so wide and spread so far over the years whilst also finding if this has ever truly happened. 

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October 28, 2020 31 min

This chapter delves into the true stories behind the Urban Legend of 'The Candyman' featuring the troubling real-life cases of those found to be tampering with children's Halloween Candy. 

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