Tuesday, 8 December 2009
ABC Wednesday, U for Urban Legends(horror stories)
U for Urban Legend.
"Urban Legends" are tales that have been passed from person to person, town to town, over the years and told as true stories.
It all happened on a holiday in France. A Dutch couple, their two children and the grandmother stayed at a camp site in the south of France for a fortnight. All went well and everybody was enjoying the wonderful warm weather and the surroundings until Grandma complained of a terrible headache and she felt terribly sick. Before the daughter and son-in-law could warn a doctor, she died. What to do now? If a doctor was sent for it would certainly mean that the police got involved, and would be investigating this sudden death and it would take a lot of trouble to explain this situation. It would also mean that they couldn't go home for a while, because of all the red tape which usually follows such an event.So the couple decided to wrap granny in a lot of canvas and put her body on the luggage rack of their car. So they set off for home. On their way they had to stop for a meal at a wayside restaurant. They parked their car at the carpark. They had a quick meal and ate it in silence, the four of them not feeling happy at all. When they returned to their car they saw to their horror, that the big canvas bundle had gone! Stolen!!
What happened next I don't know myself, for I made this story up!.(sort of... half of it at least ...LOL)
I believe Gran was never found again, but the empty canvas case was found lying in an empty ditch and there were some bones scattered around. They were presumably human, but as DNA was still not heard of at the time, and the children didn't report her missing, nobody thought of Granny.
My daughter suggested that she was not dead at all and recovered in the cold night air in the ditch. She crept out of the canvas case. She met a nice man her age and the couple started a bed and breakfast. All went well until many years later her daughter and family decided to stay in this B&B. Gran had to hide until they left.
More urban legends are to be found if you click on: Urban legends
This is a true legend, but not for the "faint-hearted"!!:
A couple checks into a hotel and have to put up with a foul odor in their room all night. They call the staff to complain and somebody figures out the stench is coming from the bed.
You're almost hoping at that point that it'll turn out the last guest just got drunk and pooped behind the headboard. But, no, the staff take off the mattress and discover the couple has been sleeping over the rotting body of a dead girl who had been stuffed in the box spring.
UCH... I sincerely hope that I didn't frighten you away from my blog!!!
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