Urban Legends

666 Absolutely True Stories That Happened to a Friend...of a Friend…of a Friend


By Thomas J. Craughwell

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A fascinating, creepy, frightening, disgusting, and hilarious collection of some of the world’s most popular and enduring tall tales.

With themes that run the gamut from funny to sick, risqué to informative, and frightening to disgusting, Urban Legends features fantastic yarns that are remarkable for their uncanny ability to travel the world by word of mouth. We’ve all heard the one about the alligators that roam New York City’s sewers, or how “Mikey” of Life Cereal fame died from eating Pop Rocks mixed with Coke. And what about the flustered parents who left their baby on the car roof, or the scuba diver who was found in the middle of a forest after a fire? These classic tall tales are featured here in all of their creepy glory along with hundreds of others, and they’re guaranteed to amuse, enlighten, and intrigue, but be careful: they may stick in your mind forever.


On Sale
Mar 14, 2005
Page Count
688 pages

Thomas J. Craughwell

About the Author

Thomas J. Craughwell is an author and problem solver. He traced the evolution of Manhattan urban legends (Alligators in the Sewer); sorted out fact from fiction in old wives tales (Do Blue Bedsheets Bring Babies?); identified the patron saints of bloggers, vegetarians and hangovers (This Saint Will Change Your Life); and resurrected a long-forgotten story from 1876, when a gang of hapless Irish immigrant counterfeiters tried to kidnap the body of Abraham Lincoln–and almost got away with it (Stealing Lincoln’s Body). Tom lives in Bethel, Connecticut.

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