Are there any urban legends in Iowa or Nebraska
Posted 20 November 2003 - 01:23 AM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 02:39 PM
it was said that the moonlight made scarecrows come to life and if kids were out at dark they would be eaten by the scarecrows and never be heard of again.
i think this was a scare thing to tell children so they would be in at night and not wondering around. if ya need more stories let me know i think i could get more seeing how my whole entire family is from iowa!
Posted 16 April 2004 - 04:44 PM
in this cemetery, there is a large bronze monument. anyway, its made in in the mold of an angel, but the bronze blackened over age. supposedly, it gets a shade blacker every halloween. the statue is supposed to bring death to whoever touches it. some idiots decided to test the power by peeing on the statue. they were all involved in a four car accident later that night. its said that if you look into the statues eyes at midnight, a terrible curse will fall upon you. your lawn will turn brown, your kid won't get into harvard and worst of all, there will never be anything good on television.
leave it to an illinoisian to ruin a perfectly good urban legend/ghost story. lol aint i a stinker?
Posted 16 May 2008 - 12:18 PM
Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:54 AM
You’re probably going to hear as many ‘urban legends’ as you are able to find people that are willing to believe in them.
I can tell you of a personal experience though. During the 2004 Autumnal Equinox I was working nights and drove past the statue and found 2 very disturbed individuals dancing in what I can only believe was their imitation of some occult celebration. Not very paranormal – but it was kind of creepy that someone would actually get out there and do that.
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 12:37 PM
Chad Lewis and Terry Fisk have some good books out - haunted road guides to various states. I have the one for Wis., Minn., and S.D. but not Iowa. I don't know if there is one for Nebraska though. These books list various legends and what they found out in their research. I'd check out your local library to see if they have them. Otherwise, pm me and I'll give you their website so you can order one if you want.
Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:00 PM
Another place is near Homer IA. Gypsy's used to settle near there.The story I heard was that one of the ladies gave birth. Baby died. Gypsy's were leaving,she stayed behind cause she couldn't bare leaving her child, brought milk to the grave everyday. It is said that you can hear the cry of the mother to this day at an unmarked grave. Don't know, never been there.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:40 PM
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