These 8 Nebraska Folktales And Urban Legends Will Keep You Awake At Night

Being situated right in the middle of America, Nebraska has collected some fascinating stories from a variety of sources over the years. Some Native American legends live on in the minds of Nebraskans while new urban legends make their way into our collective consciousness as well. These eight tales are a sampling of the rich folklore in this heartland state.

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All of these stories (other than the obvious fables like the Salt Witch) have been researched by a variety of interested parties and all were found to be nothing more than urban (or rural) legends. But that’s not to say you shouldn’t repeat them every chance you get – who doesn’t love a good story?