Urban Legends

An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend is a form of modern folklore. It usually consists of fictional stories, often presented as true, with macabre or humorous elements, rooted in local popular culture.

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The seed of an urban legend find fertile soil at the corner of tragedy and imagination.
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