If you haven't been told the story of Missouri's "Bubbleheads", you likely will someday. It's one of the most retold urban legends in Missouri. What those that tell it may not realize is that the story of The Bubbleheads really is true, but it's likely not what you think.
I've done a little experiment. I've shared a Missouri urban legend that I've just come across with several of my friends. Without exception, every single one of them was freaked out. What is this horrific Missouri tale? It involves a family, a young girl and a lost cabin in the woods.
I've heard about a lot of urban legends in Illinois over the years, but have never come across this one - until now. The claim is that there is a network of secret tunnels under the University of Illinois that also houses a top-secret United States government computer.
It's been said that where there is smoke, there is at least a little fire. That saying is accurate when it comes to the urban legend of ghost elephants in a cemetery in Illinois. There is a tragic truth to this tale that is far worse than the urban legend it inspired.
We've been known to tell some true whoppers when it comes to fish stories involving the Mississippi River. One of the greatest of them all is the tale of the monster catfish that was so large it spit out a diver. Let's explore this legend and see how much truth lies down there.
It began when native Americans saw the light in the early 1800's and continues to this day. It's a Missouri road that has been haunted by what locals call the "Spook Light" and there's no explanation for the phenomenon that is still visible now.
Urban legends can be fun for those that tell the tales. But, what about when those stories begin affecting real families? Based on my research, that's exactly what happened to the Missouri family who were at the center of the Albino Farm near Springfield, Missouri.