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The Real Origins of 15 Urban Legends

What are the real-life origins of urban legends? Why are there so many stories about babysitters in distress? And how did a real human corpse end up on display at an amusement park haunted house?

Erin (@erincmccarthy) breaks down the origins of the Mothman and the Goatman, along with some scary stories you probably heard at a sleepover at some point in your life.

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For more real scary stories (and some not-so-real ones), check out our article on the spookiest ghost stories from all 50 states: http://mentalfloss.com/article/504950/spookiest-ghost-stories-all-50-states

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