This Is By Far The Most Peculiar Mississippi Urban Legend Of All Time
Mississippi has its fair share of urban legends; however, the strangest is the Mercritis Outbreak of the 1950s. According to local lore, Mercritis was an infectious disease that, among other things, transformed women into homicidal maniacs. Like any other urban legend, there’s no proof the outbreak ever occurred, but that doesn’t make the unusual tale any less intriguing. Take a look:
So, were you aware of this urban legend? Have you ever heard relatives talking about it? Tell us in the comments section.
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.
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