I have one - Do you?

@celticeagle (161640)
Boise, Idaho
October 24, 2009 9:12pm CST
I think everyone has a story from their childhood that comes from the local legends you will never forget. For me it is the legend of the hachettman. Up in the foothills near where I live is an old military cemetary where a group of friends and I used to love to visit. Now as the legend goes a man escaped from a mental hospital that was close by and held up in a cave in the foothills just around the bend from this cemetary. Well, one night we four went up there. My girlfriend's boyfriend was driving that night and stopped near by and double dared one of us to get out and stay near the cave. I being the dummy in the group jumped out. He drove off. I have never come so near to soiling my undies as in the next few moments as an owl hooted and I jumped a foot and ran down the road to catch up to the car. Timing is certainly everything. So what is your favorite story like this? Do you have a local legend that still stands out in your mind every year around Halloween? What is it and is there a person story that goes with it?
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@JenInTN (27514)
• United States
25 Oct 09
There was a huge field near where I lived in which a house had burned and apparently there was a young girl killed in the blaze. The only thing left of the house was a huge spiral staircase just standing in the middle of the field. It was said that you could see her coming down the staircase and wandering in the field. I think it was full moon and not halloween though.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Oct 09
How cool! A staircase out in the middle of no where.
@JenInTN (27514)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Freaky huh? Thanks for best response!
• United States
26 Oct 09
oooh... I live in San Antonio, Tx... so theres tons here. The Haunted Tracks are the big one. Story goes a bus full of kids broke down on the tracks, and was hit by a train killing all on board... and if you go and park your car next to the tracks, the ghosts of the children will push you across. (Been there, and it really happens). The other big one is the Donkey Lady Bridge. You go out on the bridge, and make a lot of noise, and the spirit of the donkey lady will chase you off.. (so you better stay in the car). you can hear the hooves chasing you as you drive off.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Oct 09
Ooh weird! I like the first one best.
@Lakota12 (42600)
• United States
25 Oct 09
Not a story really . US kids would take some other kid to the cemetary Haloween night then holler that somethng was after us and run like heck that person would then beat us out of the cemetry! lololol
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Oct 09
Good one!
@SomeCowgirl (32191)
• United States
25 Oct 09
I know that my grandfather used to tell me about a story with a train tunnel and lovers I think it was? Not sure, but this happened in his hometown which is two hours from where I live, two hours twenty minutes from where he now lives. In any case, I've also been with old friends when we went to go see about an urban legend to do with an old bridge and hands on a car... something about a girl getting ran over or something, but the thing is your supposed to put flour on the car, and then if she's there you'll see her handprints...
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Oct 09
Ah, I see. Interesting.
• United States
25 Oct 09
Hi Celticeagle, when we were younger, our family lived by a lake called Silver Lake, and local legend has it that there was a young girl that had drowned in the lake. It goes on to say that on certain nights, when drivers would go by, they could see her ghostly silhouette on the lake. Then to further the legend, a driver reported that one night a young girl was in the middle of the road as he was driving by the lake. She waved him down and he being the good Samaritan stopped and offered her a ride, she never spoke a word, and he thought she may have been injured and started to drive her to the nearby hospital. They crossed over a bridge and he turned to say something and she had disappeared! All that remained was a puddle of water on the seat. Well shortly after we had heard these stories, my sister had to go to the emergency room at that hospital close by Silver Lake, I, being so concerned for my sister, decided to "warn" her of the Silver Lake, needless to say, it did not go over well as that she absolutely did not want to go to that hospital, pain won over fear. When my parents asked if I wanted to go visit her, I said are you crazy the Silver Lake Lady is there! My sister is fine and survived and I still remember the stories though.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Oct 09
Interesting. Thanks for sharing. Weird too. It always seems like it is a little girl.