The Most Popular Urban Legends From All 50 States

Urban legends come in many forms in different cultures all over the world. Every state has at least one popular urban legend that many people still subscribe to... What's yours?

The Italian Bride – Illinois

Julia Buccola Petta perished during childbirth in 1921. Her family buried her in her wedding dress. Years later, her mother began having nightmares of her daughter. She demanded that the coffin be exhumed so she could check on her sweet girl. After a six-year-long fight, the government gave in and ordered it to be opened. Apparently, she wasn't decomposed at all... She looked like she had just been buried. The photo on the right is what she looked like years after she was dead and buried.


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The More You Know

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  • A reindeer's eyes can change colors with the seasons.
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