Urban Legends

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Looking to drum up interest in your area, why not try scaring people into visiting.

Urban legends, every city has them. Whether for scaring people into staying away from a certain area, tricking children into behaving or just a tale for the campfire you can find one everywhere you go. In some cases they are used to stir up business and bring money into the local economy. For example you have haunted hotels people can stay in, tours of supposedly haunted sites and museums dedicated to the scary stories of an area. So as we enter the month of Halloween Thrillist has put together a list of the scariest urban legend from every state across the country.

In New York it's the Montauk Project; a series of alleged government experiments in long island during the 80's that is now part of the inspiration for the hit show “Stranger Things.” The project reportedly included genetic experiments, trips to mars and turning children into spies.

For the creepiest urban legend haunting your state click the link below. But don't worry, they're only stories right?