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http://tafkac.org/
» AFU and Urban Legends Archive Open in a new browser windowEditor's Pick
   Material from the alt.folklore.urban usenet group.
   http://tafkac.org/

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http://www.uta.fi/FAST/US7/FOLK/thehook.html
» "The Hook..." Open in a new browser window
   Variants and analysis of this classic urban legend.
   http://www.uta.fi/FAST/US7/FOLK/thehook.html
http://urbanlegends.about.com/
» About.com: Urban Legends and Folklore Open in a new browser window
   Articles, links, and an archive of urban and internet folklore.
   http://urbanlegends.about.com/
http://www.bellaonline.com/site/urbanlegends/
» BellaOnline: Urban Legends Open in a new browser window
   Weekly updates on the newest urban legends, plus articles on all of the classics.
   http://www.bellaonline.com/site/urbanlegends/
http://www.angelfire.com/az2/urbanlegends/
» Calypso's Urban Legends Open in a new browser window
   Small collection of famous urban legends.
   http://www.angelfire.com/az2/urbanlegends/
http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_cul.htm
» Christian Urban Legends Open in a new browser window
   Documents known urban legends and pious frauds.
   http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_cul.htm
http://www.truthminers.com/truth/
» Christians United For The Truth Open in a new browser window
   Aims to debunk internet and email hoaxes as well as myths; membership includes monthly newsletter and forum digest.
   http://www.truthminers.com/truth/
http://www.3oddballz.com/hoaxes/
» Common E-mail Hoaxes Open in a new browser window
   A list of some of the more popular internet hoaxes, urban legends, rumors, and junk, circulated through your email.
   http://www.3oddballz.com/hoaxes/
http://www.darwinawards.com/legends/
» Darwin Awards Urban Legends Open in a new browser window
   Cautionary tales of human evolution in action that are simply too astounding to be true.
   http://www.darwinawards.com/legends/
http://www.nonprofit.net/hoax/
» Don't Spread That Hoax! Open in a new browser window
   Debunking hoaxes as well as urban legends that spread on the internet.
   http://www.nonprofit.net/hoax/
http://www.freewebs.com/locallegend/intro.htm
» Don't Talk To Them Open in a new browser window
   Local legends lists details of the village-idiots, nutters, weirdos and deviants we all know and love.
   http://www.freewebs.com/locallegend/intro.htm
http://www.janbrunvand.com/
» Dr. Jan Harold Brunvand Open in a new browser window
   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.
   http://www.janbrunvand.com/
http://www.envasion.net/
» Envasion: Making Paranoia Fun Again Open in a new browser window
   E-zine dedicated to urban legends, paranoia, and conspiracy theories.
   http://www.envasion.net/
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/
» Hoax-Slayer Open in a new browser window
   Information about email hoaxes; includes weekly newsletter, archives and list of the latest email hoaxes.
   http://www.hoax-slayer.com/
http://www.howstuffworks.com/urban-legend.htm
» HowStuffWorks: How Urban Legends Work Open in a new browser window
   What they are, where they come from, and why they spread so quickly.
   http://www.howstuffworks.com/urban-legend.htm
http://www.todossantos-baja.com/todos-santos/eagles/hotel-california.htm
» Is the Hotel California in the Eagles' song located in Todos Santos, Mexico? Open in a new browser window
   Dispels the myth that this Eagles song was written about an hotel in Todos Santos, Mexico.
   http://www.todossantos-baja.com/todos-santos/eagles/hotel-california.htm
http://www.cnn.com/COMMUNITY/transcripts/jan.harold.brunvand.html
» Jan Harold Brunvand Open in a new browser window
   Transcript of an interview with folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand, author of "Too Good to be True - The Colossal Book of Urban Legends."
   http://www.cnn.com/COMMUNITY/transcripts/jan.harold.brunvand.html
http://www.liemails.com/
» LIEmails: The Truth About E-mail Lies Open in a new browser window
   E-mail hoaxes debunked, from a Christian point of view.
   http://www.liemails.com/
http://www.geocities.com/neons2000/
» Matt's Urban Legends Open in a new browser window
   A collection of urban legends and superstitions.
   http://www.geocities.com/neons2000/
http://www.netscrap.com/netscrap.cfm?cat_show=Urban%20Folklore
» NetScrap.com: Urban Folklore Open in a new browser window
   Urban legends and beliefs gathered from across the net.
   http://www.netscrap.com/netscrap.cfm?cat_show=Urban%20Folklore
http://geocities.com/rayman_7575/
» Radek's Urban Legend Central Open in a new browser window
   Small collection of urban legends and other stories.
   http://geocities.com/rayman_7575/
http://www.snopes.com/
» Snopes.com Urban Legends Reference Pages Open in a new browser window
   Attempts to give accurate information about rumors and urban legends on a variety of topics, including war, business, events, toxins, science, military, popular culture.
   http://www.snopes.com/
http://messybeast.com/urbancat.htm
» The Cat in Urban Mythology Open in a new browser window
   Essay by Sarah Hartwell discussing the images of the cat in urban legends.
   http://messybeast.com/urbancat.htm
http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~edmunds/HorseText.html
» The Horse and the Maiden: An Urban Legend in Ancient Athens Open in a new browser window
   Article by Lowell Edmunds, Rutgers University.
   http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~edmunds/HorseText.html
http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/
» The Museum of Hoaxes Open in a new browser window
   A reference guide to hoaxes, pranks, practical jokes, frauds, tricks, and other forms of deception.
   http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/
http://www.netsquirrel.com/combatkit/
» The Urban Legend Combat Kit Open in a new browser window
   Collection of prepared responses to refute oft cited internet myths and urban legends.
   http://www.netsquirrel.com/combatkit/
http://www.wwnorton.com/catalog/fall01/032088.htm
» Too Good to Be True Open in a new browser window
   Review of Jan Harold Brunvand's book on urban legends, with excerpt.
   http://www.wwnorton.com/catalog/fall01/032088.htm
http://www.touristofdeath.com/
» Tourist Of Death Open in a new browser window
   A site maintaining the history of the WTC Rooftop Tourist picture hoax, and all copycat pictures resulting from the original picture.
   http://www.touristofdeath.com/
http://www.warphead.com/urbanlegends/
» Urban Legends & Modern Myths Open in a new browser window
   Collection of urban legends, modern myths and American folklore.
   http://www.warphead.com/urbanlegends/
http://urbanlegendsonline.com/
» Urban Legends & Superstitions Online Open in a new browser window
   The most popular urban legends and superstitions including local legends based in New Jersey.
   http://urbanlegendsonline.com/
http://www.wdog.com/legends/
» Urban Legends: An Electronic Art Exhibit Open in a new browser window
   A virtual gallery of multimedia artistic representations of urban legends, by Sarah Wichlacz.
   http://www.wdog.com/legends/
http://www.delta-9.com/net47/myth/
» Urban Myths & Legends Open in a new browser window
   Submitted stories and other fantastic messages.
   http://www.delta-9.com/net47/myth/
http://www.angelfire.com/zine/WeirdUSA/
» Weird USA Open in a new browser window
   Gazette of urban legends and beliefs, as well as ghost sightings and hauntings.
   http://www.angelfire.com/zine/WeirdUSA/
http://thefolklorist.com/
» theFolklorist.com Open in a new browser window
   Devoted to American folklore and urban legends.
   http://thefolklorist.com/

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