The Truth Behind Urban Legends

We know ‘em. We love ‘em. We can’t get enough of ‘em. What are they? Urban legends. Find out the truth here!

Christian Krauspeby Christian Krauspe

Though most Urban Legends are morality tales created by scared parents and wholesome thinking, there are actually iotas of truth attached to each one.

We here at CraveOnline have done our best to get down to the true source.

Check ‘em out:


“High Beams”

The Urban Legend: A young woman is driving home late and night when she is harassed by a truck flashing its high beam behind her. The truck follows the woman home and she is shocked to realize that the trucker was not harassing her, but in fact trying to warn her of a perpetrator in her backseat.

The Truth: The young woman for the story is not a young woman at all, but in fact was Gary Sanchez, owner of the used Volkswagen emporium off of route 64. The trucker from the story was alerted by a “giant inflatable dancing man” in the backseat. The trucker, in fact, was not flashing high beams in warning of a possible attack, but rather celebrating the great savings that Gary’s Volkswagen emporium offers.


“Alligators in New York Sewers”

The Urban Legend: A family vacationing in a tropical destination returns home to NYC with some baby alligators as new pets. However, being a rational family, they quickly discover that having man-eating reptiles as pets probably isn’t a good idea and flushes them down the toilet. There, the baby alligators begin to breed in the sewers where they live a subterranean existence from then on.

The Truth: The Braun family did, in fact, travel to Buenos Aires on holiday, but did not bring back any baby alligators. On their last night in the city, the eldest child, Cindy, decided to eat the “Diablo Queso” sauce at a local watering hole called, “Ass Fire.” Upon returning home to NYC, they only thing flushed down the toilet was pain and the curse of the “Diablo Queso.”


“Rub-On Mickey Mouse LSD Tattoos”

The Urban Legend: An unknown assailant goes around giving children fake “rub-on” tattoos of the Disney character, Mickey Mouse. These fake tattoos are actually LSD blotter, causing the unsuspecting children to trip their balls off.

The Truth: Believe it or not, this cautionary tale is actually true! Steven K. Hamilton was laid off from the Disney Land amusement park in Anaheim, California, and as revenge for his firing, Hamilton chose to get revenge by handing out fake tattoos to children. However, these tattoos were not LSD blotter, but instead, were average, fake tattoos that read, “F-ck this Mouse.” And we all know the one thing parents fear more than drugs? Dirty words.


“The Hook”

The Urban Legend: A young couple parks their car on lover’s lane only to hear a scratching sound coming from outside the car. All of a sudden the radio alerts them that a serial killer with a hook for a hand has escaped from a local prison and is roaming the countryside. The panicked couple leaves, only to discover a bloody hooks hanging from the car door.

The Truth: This Urban Legend was actually traced to it’s original source – a young man by name of TJ Spence. Mr. Spence was quoted as saying the following, “So I was all, like, touching her boobies, and she was like, ‘TJ, you’re so fine. I want you so bad.’ And I’m like, ‘yo, everyone want’s TJ.’ And we started going at it… And then… I couldn’t get an erection so I just told everyone there was some scratching noises and a guy with a hook, cuz I couldn’t get no wood.”


And those are some of the very real truths behind some scaaaaryy urban legends.


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