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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Urban Legends Site! These are the top ten articles that your Urban Legends Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Hugues De La Plaza
This case is destined to become the basis of an urban legend. In an age of crime dramas, forensic documentaries, and entire television channels devoted to forensic sciences, the murder of Hugues de la Plaza continues to baffle, confuse, and confound.
2. Cinematic Curse : The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz has been called a "cursed" film for some time. Most people have heard about the film's hanging Munchkin. The facts behind the movie are quite different, but just as fascinating.
3. Rudolph Valentino and the Ring of Destiny
Rudolph Valentino is considered the silver screen's first "sex symbol." His piercing gaze has stolen the hearts of countless women since the 1920s. His infamous "Ring of Destiny" continues to inspire debate.
4. Fingerprints in San Antonio
One of the most popular legends to come out of San Antonio, Texas, is the story of the benevolent ghost children and the bus tragedy that killed them. Now, the children are protective spirits that guard automobiles as they cross the tracks.
5. Diabolical Dunkin' Donuts
The popular slogan, "America runs on Dunkin," might just be substituted with "America runs on rumors." What are the most common Dunkin' urban legends out there?
6. James Dean and the Little Bastard
James Dean remains a Hollywood icon and the mystery surrounding his death revolves around a car called the "Little Bastard." Was it really cursed?
7. The Bloody Countess
Did you hear about the Bloody Countess? She was the most prolific female serial murderer ever recorded. The Countess bathed in the blood of 700 victims to stay young and beautiful. She was sealed alive in her own castle as punishment.
8. The Portly Tale of a Slender Man
"Slender Man" lore has overtaken a good portion of the internet. Sightings of this character grow more frequent each day. Here's the full story behind the Slender Man craze.
9. Cinematic Curse : The Poltergeist Trilogy
"Poltergeist" was a blockbuster upon release, but was the film cursed? A variety of deaths and strange events have kept rumors alive for decades.
10. Bloody Mirror
The legend of Bloody Mary has traveled for centuries. Does it have a beginning? Was there ever a real "Bloody Mary?"
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