The Legends Of Cropsey In New York May Send Chills Down Your Spine

Fans of the macabre know that there are many creepy urban legends in New York. After all, we’re the home of Sleepy Hollow and the headless horseman! One particularly spooky Empire State tale that has haunted children for generations is that of Cropsey. Stories ran rampant about this Staten Island maniac that dragged children back to his abandoned hospital lair. But did you know that there was actually some element of truth to the stories of Cropsey? A real life child murderer did exist in the area, and he wasn’t just an imaginary fantasy featured in several horror films.

Have you heard of this urban legend in New York, and did you know there was a real-life killer that was eerily similar? Several horror films were inspired by the legend of Cropsey, and there’s even a documentary based on Andre Rand entitled “Cropsey.”