Top 10 Urban Legends That Turned Out to Be True

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    There are many creepy urban legends out there; unfortunately, some of the most unbelievable urban legends are actually true. Whether it’s the story of someone getting amputated by an elevator, the tale of some unsuspecting people finding a corpse rolled up in a carpet or rumors about people being accidentally buried alive, these are some of the scariest urban legends that are true. WatchMojo counts down ten of the scariest urban legends that REALLY HAPPENED.
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    00:33 #10: Elevator Amputation
    01:22 #9: The Toxic Lady
    02:20 #8: The Quietly Dead
    03:15 #7: Halloween Hanging
    04:10 #6: Buried Alive
    04:58 #5: Corpse in the Carpet
    05:43 #4: Never Alone
    06:22 #3, #2 & #1 ???

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  •  Year ago +164

    Check out these Urban Legend related items:
    Urban Legend (1998)
    Encyclopedia of Urban Legends
    Too Good To Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends

    • Jazz
      Jazz 9 months ago

      Another one of these videos please!!!

    • Jazz
      Jazz 9 months ago

    • RalfBelmont
      RalfBelmont 10 months ago

      Watchmojo, they're not called Knights Templar but Templar Knights, you see, Spanish to English names are generally backwards when translating their meaning and vice versa. Just an advice when you translate future material.

    • Dylan K
      Dylan K Year ago

      Mofe like fake honourable mentions.

    • Camille Moore
      Camille Moore Year ago

      You’re videos relax me in the evening when I’ve got anxiety thank you.

  • Aaron Watkins
    Aaron Watkins 12 hours ago

  • Peter4real
    Peter4real 3 days ago

    and the Batman

  • Space Diva
    Space Diva 6 days ago

    The Toxic Lady - But what cause it? Have they ever found out?

  • Diego Clark
    Diego Clark 10 days ago

    The one about the guy found on a barbed wire fence in Ohio was a hate crime where two homophobic men thought a gay man was flirting with them so they killed him and a young mountain biker thought his body was a prop and he was quoted to have said that he only knew the body was real because of the way the hair moved in the wind
    ( There was a play made about this )

  • Allison Linner
    Allison Linner 11 days ago +1

    What was the illness that the cancer patient had?

  • Mona Essa
    Mona Essa 13 days ago


  • Avengers Reject
    Avengers Reject 13 days ago

    6:08 ngl when i saw Sarah Paulson i screamed xD

  • Britney Spears
    Britney Spears 13 days ago

    Buy and stream "Toxic" by Britney Spears ✨

  • sydneisims
    sydneisims 14 days ago

    i live in houston..

  • O Man
    O Man 14 days ago


  • chris weber
    chris weber 15 days ago +3

    ik that japanse elisa lam she died because playing the elevator game

  • Elitekevin Plazys
    Elitekevin Plazys 17 days ago

    Thanks now i will never sleep and never go into the bathroom

  • Sof Egi
    Sof Egi 18 days ago

    8:00 thank you for giving me nightmares from a movie that fucked my head up

  • Visuar Dalipi
    Visuar Dalipi 19 days ago +1

    Number 1 happent in the neighbourhood i live the exact thing you said and this is kinda fucked up to hear after all this years... can u give source of where u got that pls??

  • Matt Stark
    Matt Stark 20 days ago

    Okay, for the Elevator segment why wasn't Resident Evil shown...? There was a decapitation in that movie...

  • Biscuit Gidoni
    Biscuit Gidoni 21 day ago

    Poor children

  • Biscuit Gidoni
    Biscuit Gidoni 21 day ago

    Omg.. my grandfather had a cockroach in his ear for a week before he went to the doctor

  • Biscuit Gidoni
    Biscuit Gidoni 21 day ago

    I think I would unroll a carpet to see if it's any good before I take it to my house

  • Biscuit Gidoni
    Biscuit Gidoni 21 day ago

    Lead in plates and silverware was a big factor of why the people were buried alive

  • Biscuit Gidoni
    Biscuit Gidoni 21 day ago

    My neighbor as a kid was an elevator repairman and lost his hand after the elevator fell on it

  • Son Kakarot59
    Son Kakarot59 22 days ago

    Welcome to facts

  • Ari Gme
    Ari Gme 23 days ago

    5:50 im scared now

  • Gacha Ronaldine
    Gacha Ronaldine 28 days ago +1

    Hell naw to the naw naw naw

  • Mike S
    Mike S 29 days ago

    I KNOW the first one's true. It happened in a place I used to work at. Some poor, young kid who happened to be very tall, peeked over the top edge of the freight elevator just before it ascended. The elevator had no ceiling, and the tops of the walls barely cleared the structural beams of the elevator shaft. The poor kid had his head crushed before he was decapitated in the most gruesome and grotesque way. I wasn't in that elevator when it happened, but a friend was. That poor kid had only worked there a few days when this happened, and no one had ever warned him or trained him properly. It truly was a terrible tragedy and about the most obvious case of negligence on the part of a company, that one could imagine. The company hired high priced lawyers, screwed the kid's family out of any kind of compensation AND, are ya ready for the KICKER?.... The only form of preventative measures, against something like that EVER happening again, that the company actually had to shell out any money for, WASN'T actually installing a ceiling (that would cost far too much!) It was PAINTING a yellow border on the floor!! YUP! That's it! Talk about a pack of filthy, shameless, penny pinching, greedy scum bags! Do I even have to mention the "persuasion" of this company's owners or high priced lawyers? The "salt" of the Earth alright!! More like the "poisonous scourge' of humanity!

  • Stephanie Montgomery

    I can speak from experience, roaches will crawl up your nose or in your ears! Yuck!!!

  • Fatema Lucky
    Fatema Lucky Month ago

    When the video started in my mind I screamed PLEASE DONT LET HACISHAKUSAMA aka the PO, woman

  • Jane Rose
    Jane Rose Month ago

    ;-; why my friend told me to watch this ;-;

  • Lorenzo Reacts
    Lorenzo Reacts Month ago

    My grandmother got a cockroach stuck in her ear

  • swoosh gamer
    swoosh gamer Month ago +1

    Vincent from Collateral was one of the most bad-ass guy of all time....

  • Rosana Ang
    Rosana Ang Month ago

    I'll never ever use elevator😷😎😷😖😖😖😓😓😓😓😓😓😓

  • N O B O D Y
    N O B O D Y Month ago

    Many think lisa commited suicide by her disorder

  • N O B O D Y
    N O B O D Y Month ago

    Also we ended up actually killing them if we aren’t sure people who drowned back in the 1600s would be buried alive a lot

  • Tru Keller
    Tru Keller Month ago

    Good now when a killer comes to hurt me I will say no mr. ghost face please don’t kill me I want to stay safety XD

  • Cody Eble
    Cody Eble Month ago

    Fun fact, when you got buried alive and rang the bell to show you were alive is where the phrase "dead ringer" came from

  • Olly Steele
    Olly Steele Month ago

    Well that was grim.

  • Amina Krupalija
    Amina Krupalija Month ago

    Now im scared of elevators THANKS

  • Nicholas Sudov
    Nicholas Sudov Month ago

    Thanks.... Quite plausible.

  • Goda Pileckyte
    Goda Pileckyte Month ago +1

    Oooooo NOOO ;-; im never going in a elevator!!!
    Wtffffff im scaredddd

  • MB Loves Pandas
    MB Loves Pandas Month ago +4

    Kuchisake-onna: Do you think I'm pretty?
    Me: I'm no expert but ya I guess so
    Kuchisake-onna: AM I PRETTY NOW?! **pulls out scissors**
    Me: **pulls out Lumberjack's Axe from bag** SURPRISE MOTHERFATHER

  • Møøñgãmęś Çrøśš

    When I heard organ thieves :my head:my mom just told me white people cut out black peoples organs

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  • camron bats
    camron bats Month ago


  • Kazuo Sasaki
    Kazuo Sasaki Month ago

    The #2 in the list made me skeptical about my headaches because I really do get headaches on a monthly basis and it really pains a lot.

  • Sydney A
    Sydney A Month ago

    That elevator scene in the most recent season of Greys Anatomy has probably scarred me for life

  • ItzTig3r
    ItzTig3r Month ago

    I think I’ll take the stairs...

  • ELITE Force
    ELITE Force 2 months ago

    She was supposed to name the vid
    10 urban legends That became urban reality

  • Gopy Jatt
    Gopy Jatt 2 months ago +1


    ROBLOX IS LIIFE 2 months ago

    Or Anthony and Ian found a corpse in thier rug?

  • Lundon T
    Lundon T 2 months ago

    In my city a dude was put into a body bag and woke up like a day later and made the news

  • Lundon T
    Lundon T 2 months ago

    Yea somebody died in the vents of my middle school and everybody though it was a lie and my dads uncle randomly started talkin about at a family function and no joke everybody knew the kid and said he lived around the corner from my great granddads house

  • Izuku. Midoriya
    Izuku. Midoriya 2 months ago dad lives in Delaware.........😳

  • Rafael TitSanFer
    Rafael TitSanFer 2 months ago

    My Mom had a crockroach once in her ear.

  • mariam said
    mariam said 2 months ago

    bruh i always feel like someone is watching meh

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  • Munkhbayar Mendsaikhan
    Munkhbayar Mendsaikhan 2 months ago

    i hope my urban legend qont come true wich is the wirld becomes a less icecream world

  • Abnxmal Ocelot X
    Abnxmal Ocelot X 2 months ago

    Grey's Anatomy is amazing! I love the show.

  • noodlehead9000
    noodlehead9000 2 months ago

    I don't think finding a body is worst then bedbugs

  • Jason Nunnery
    Jason Nunnery 2 months ago

    O great just start the list with the state i live in 😂😂

  • Doug Foster
    Doug Foster 2 months ago

    The rage lady = toxic lady

  • Roy Parker
    Roy Parker 2 months ago

    When i saw person who made it i was not suprised. Then i noticed the voice was from the person from the things. Then i saw the title and was like AHHH AHHH AHHH AHHH O MY FKING GOD AHHH

  • Rickard Edman
    Rickard Edman 2 months ago

    It's not ok to crawl into someone's brain and lay eggs there...NOT OK! Bad bug behaviour!

  • Howzer The man
    Howzer The man 2 months ago

    The saying saved by the bell comes from boxing not the undead.

    MISH VENOM 2 months ago


  • IcedWolf x
    IcedWolf x 2 months ago

    I came for the thumbnail...

  • AddieDa WeirdoEditz
    AddieDa WeirdoEditz 2 months ago

    Idk if I'll sleep tonight.....

  • plasma beam
    plasma beam 3 months ago +1

    I turned on the light

  • Moriah Harris
    Moriah Harris 3 months ago

    Omg at 8:00 I was sooo scared

  • VGBC P3rs0na
    VGBC P3rs0na 3 months ago

    Second one is fuckin’ disgusting

  • Sterling Crockett
    Sterling Crockett 3 months ago

    1:24 Sir, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that a previously unknown and highly toxic disease has been named after you...

  • JorDAMN
    JorDAMN 3 months ago

    Those carpet kids were idiots, you not gonna check shit before you bring it home

  • Gacha Fox
    Gacha Fox 3 months ago

    I'm Gonna Have Nightmares Now........ 😫😫😫😫

  • toomuchtime
    toomuchtime 3 months ago

    Is the aids blond real ?

  • Serasia
    Serasia 3 months ago

    Something similar to number 10 happened on a Carnival cruise ship. He was a technician working on the elevator and for some reason, I don't know if a person pressed the button, the elevator started moving and he got crushed. His blood was just streaming down the front of the elevator doors. There are news stories and bystander footage uploaded on RU-clip of the bloody elevator doors. I can also vouch for the water one. Twice there has been very small amounts of pink or red liquid in the water, once from the faucet and another time from the shower. My family lives out of town and we have our own well and I think sometimes small animals die by the well. That's just my guess. I have no real idea what it is but we're OK so far.

  • Mase Strawberry
    Mase Strawberry 3 months ago

    Elisa Lam might've died from doing the elevator game because in the elevator footage she was pressing multiple buttons and oooking every where, its not solved yet but that is a conspiracy theory

  • Fritter Witter
    Fritter Witter 3 months ago

    Does anyone here have an urban legend from their own town or area? I run a website that catalogs people’s lesser known urban legends.

  • Zayn Awan
    Zayn Awan 3 months ago

    0:31 ok I'm out...........

  • gachaverse hannah minecraft draw to

    I have found one its homework help the homework stalk me

  • mermaidwitch94
    mermaidwitch94 3 months ago really went with "saved by the bell" instead of "dead ringer"?

  • NigelWigglwattle
    NigelWigglwattle 3 months ago

    So the elevator accident happened near me wow

  • XxxVanessaxxx
    XxxVanessaxxx 3 months ago

    You had to do Britney Spears

  • Gacha Bracz
    Gacha Bracz 3 months ago

    The real urban legend that doesn't kill you - Someone wearing a Jacket in a hot day

  • Gamer Creeper
    Gamer Creeper 4 months ago

    No way they cant be true if they are Japan people out there Go to the AirPort and then run

  • Yayi Liu
    Yayi Liu 4 months ago

    My brother goes to University go Pennsylvania o.o (sorry for my spelling)

  • milea you are My favorite channel ever Lopez

    You forgot 3 real Japanese urban legends 1 the Red Room is real 2 the slit mouth woman is real 3 hachishacusama is real

  • cat games Kitty
    cat games Kitty 4 months ago


  • BlockHead
    BlockHead 4 months ago

    No true

  • Rachel Stocker
    Rachel Stocker 4 months ago

    The train thing is definitely real. I know a man who works for Queensland Rail (Australia) and he said it’s not uncommon to find people who have passed away while riding the train until the last train of the night when they go to wake them up.

  • sophya Cat yt
    sophya Cat yt 4 months ago

    Yes I feel like someone or something is watching me

  • RareGamer1090 YT
    RareGamer1090 YT 4 months ago

    *10 urban legends, 9 minutes* REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • Coolkat
    Coolkat 4 months ago

    The toxic lady
    *Literally puts music video*
    Meme review

  • Red Sky
    Red Sky 4 months ago +2

    The urban legend that is true

    *The impossible Exam*

  • Kit Kat Kitty Kat
    Kit Kat Kitty Kat 4 months ago

    Going full scream again

  • Atziry- Chan
    Atziry- Chan 4 months ago

    “Teke Teke” I love urban legends 😂

  • 1000 Subscribers With 1 Video?

    If TheThe Toxic Lady Plays Mobile Legends she would trash talk so much(Get What I Mean)

  • Thee Best
    Thee Best 4 months ago

    Is rokuro kkubi or kuchisake even urban legend

  • Gamer kitty girl Kitty
    Gamer kitty girl Kitty 4 months ago

    2011 that was when I was 2 year old kid

  • Lila_lovekookie
    Lila_lovekookie 4 months ago

    Elisa Lam was playing the elevator game