Most urban legends, true or not, gruesome or not, develop and change over time, as the tellers embroider and exaggerate the tale.
Mostly, they're historical stories with an unexpected, weird or spooky angle. Sometimes, they can cause distress, especially to those of a nervous disposition!
We think it's important to be skeptical about the outrageous stories you sometimes encounter online and in conversation.
Certainly, we encourage you to think twice about passing on emails that purport to be genuine and supposedly circulate to offer advice or serve as a warning to others, when, frankly, they're just too weird to be true.
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