An urban legend is basically a creepy ghost or monster story that has been passed down for generations. Often this Kentucky lore is used during youth to test our bravery, and likely, stupidity. Many involve places that can be dangerous without safety precautions, and sometimes with. Some are just based on the occasional apparition and one goes back to the days of Daniel Boone.
Here are 12 of the creepiest urban legends from around Kentucky:
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Urban legends are a unique part of our American history all across the United States. This is just a peek into Kentucky’s colorful history of lore and legend. There have been some very convincing testimonials over the years in regards to many of these tales. Realistically, most lore is derived from some truth. It is interesting to wonder where the line is drawn between real and embellished.
If you have any unique lore to share, please do. It is always cool to get a glimpse into the past via other people’s stories.
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