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Urban Legends Websites
Urban legends are realistic stories concerning recent events or alleged events with an ironic or supernatural twist; urban beliefs or rumours are reports of such events that lack the storyline of the urban legend. Urban legends and beliefs spread not only through word of mouth, but also through the internet in the form of e-rumours, chain letters, and e-mail and computer virus hoaxes.
Jan Harold Brunvand
Transcript of an interview with folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand, author of "Too Good to be True - The Colossal Book of Urban Legends."
Common E-mail Hoaxes
A list of some of the more popular internet hoaxes, urban legends, rumors, and junk, circulated through your email.
Gazette of urban legends and beliefs, as well as ghost sightings and hauntings.
Tourist Of Death
A site maintaining the history of the WTC Rooftop Tourist picture hoax, and all copycat pictures resulting from the original picture.
Information about email hoaxes; includes weekly newsletter, archives and list of the latest email hoaxes.
Dr. Jan Harold Brunvand
Official site of the folklorist who wrote several books on urban legends beginning with "The Vanishing Hitchhiker". Features personal and professional information, works, and a FAQ.
Large alphabetical list debunking internet hoaxes, scams, and e-mail chain letters.
The Museum of Hoaxes
A reference guide to hoaxes, pranks, practical jokes, frauds, tricks, and other forms of deception.