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Here are the top ten articles for the Urban Legends Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. The Legend of Medusa
Medusa was once a beautiful young lady and was eventually turned into a hideous beast with snakes for hair and the power to turn people into stone when they looked at her eyes. Read my article to find out why it happened.
2. Urban Legend Characteristics
What is an urban legend and how do they differ from other types of stories? We find out how all urban legends are linked together and how they are different from other types of stories.
3. 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?
4. Deborah Skinner and The Skinner Box
Did famous psychologist B.F. Skinner really lock his daughter, Deborah Skinner, up in a Skinner Box for the first two years of her life?
5. The Many Spirits of the St. James Hotel
The St. James Hotel offers visitors many unique adventures in Cimarron, New Mexico. This historic structure was rescued from ruin in 1985. It offers several rooms where visitors just might encounter spirits from beyond.
6. The Brothers Grimm's Original Cinderella
This is a brief look at the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale of Cinderella. How has this tale changed throughout time? Do all fairy tales really have happy endings?
7. Gin and White Raisins
Do Gin soaked white raisins help relieve arthritis? Or is this just an urban legend designed to help sell raisins and Gin to people in pain?
8. 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.
9. The Crow : Legend and Lore
Crows and ravens have been a bad omen for centuries. Some places regard them as animalistic banshees. What other legends surround these maligned creatures?
10. Gloomy Sunday : Innocent or Infamous ?
"Gloomy Sunday" is also called the "Hungarian Suicide Song." Is this a marketing ploy or something more? Can a song make you kill yourself?
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