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This week, we dispel those stories you believe are true, and reveal they are nothing more than Urban Legends!

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. My fav urban legend is the one about the three podcasters that did a show about urban legends AND WERE NEVER HEARD FROM AGAIN!!!

  2. I’m a Jersey boy, so I’m legally obligated to say the Jersey Devil. Granted, he’s a second stringer in the folklore department, but for one week in 1909. he took a shot at the title and crisscrossed no fewer than 30 different towns in the Delaware Valley – from Delaware, through southern New Jersey, and into Pennsylvania – causing mass hysteria. Women swooned. Posses of men plunged into the woods to find and trap it. People locked their doors. In one town, many people would not leave their homes during the day and the school in town closed for a day for lack of students. Mills in two other towns were forced to shut down for a day due to a high rate of absenteeism. The mayor of Burlington ordered his police to “shoot the creature on sight.” A Camden theater cancelled a performance. Trolley drivers began arming themselves. Major urban newspapers treated the appearances as front page news. It astonishes me that this was just over a hundred years ago – in the 20th Century – and schools and factories closed…because of the Jersey Devil! Grown men and women locked themselves in their homes! A sort of mass hysteria spread throughout the area and, just as quickly, the spell broke. That sort of thing fascinates me, and the Jersey Devil plays a big role in The Beast of Barcroft.

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