Filled with horrifying assumptions, the unsubstantiated stories, otherwise known as “Urban Legends,” have been around forever in just about every community in all countries on the planet.
Those stories were like the less extreme versions of conspiracy theories, sometimes brought up from someone’s imaginations, if not delusions.
The spooky anecdotes and obscure guesses attract people’s attention rather than driving them away.
A combination of over-the-top story-telling that gives more questions than answers and a mention of a celebrity proves to create an irresistible mix people enjoy, even when they don’t believe any of them.
Urban legends are mostly pure fiction, but in some cases, they originated from real-life events. Nowadays, the internet makes it easy to debunk myths and urban legends.
At the same time, it has become the perfect medium to spread new urban legends or recirculate the seemingly old-forgotten ones. Urban legends are everywhere, even in a world placed under a big spotlight known as Hollywood.
Behind the glitz and glamor stories, there have been many disturbing stories, some are downright fake, but others could be true.
10 A Ghost In Three Men And A Baby
People loved Three Men and a Baby for several reasons: the stars, the laugh, and the urban legend that came with it. The movie produced one of the most enduring spooky stories in Hollywood.
There is a scene where viewers could see a small boy figure – who was not part of the cast – in the background.
It immediately prompted an urban legend that the camera captured an image of a ghost. Later on, it was discovered that the “ghost” was nothing but a cardboard cutout of Ted Danson.
9 Jayne Mansfield's Decapitation
One of the early Playboy Playmates, Jayne Mansfield, was a prominent Hollywood sex symbol throughout the 1950s – 1960s. She was often regarded as equal to Marilyn Monroe.
Mansfield was only 34 years old when she died of a car accident. Considering how popular she was back then, her death almost certainly triggered some disturbing stories.
Some said that the crash was so gruesome that it decapitated her head. There were accounts of witnesses saying that her head flew out of the car during the crash.