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Urban Legends and Superstitions
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Play by visiting the location of an Urban Legend or Superstition and possibly testing it. This will involve visiting a place and possibly performing an action at that place.
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An Urban Legend is a type of legend told as a factual incident, usually with the storyteller knowing someone who knows someone that the legend happened to. A Superstition is an irrational belief arising from ignorance and fear; many of these have been present in cultures for hundreds of years.

Some Urban Legends and Superstitions are based on a location only and some can only be fully experienced by performing an action at the location.

Urban Legends and Superstitions can vary geographically or from culture to culture. Some Urban Legends and Superstitions are only locally known. Both global and local are in play here.

Email hoaxes, Rumors and 'Net lore, while sometimes entertaining, are not included in this category.

Crybaby Bridge is an example of an Urban Legend that is based on a location.

The Steam Tunnel Incident and The Submarine are more examples of Urban Legends that are based on a location.

King Tut's Tomb Curse is an example of a Superstition that is based on a location.

Avoidance of the number 4 and Avoidance of the number 13 are more examples of Superstitions that are based on a location.

Sometimes Superstitions are difficult to discern from Urban Legends, so both are in play.

All submissions must have a dedicated location that is specifically linked to the Urban Legend that is being posted. The Urban Legend or Superstition must not be one that can be found or tested randomly.




No waymarks that depict or depend on illegal or dangerous activity will be approved into this category. There are laws that already govern against such dangerous acts as trespassing or unsafe driving. Many Urban Legends have safe versions that can be posted and Officers will help Waymarkers locate these, if they are available, so that a safe proper waymark can be played into the category. Be Safe! This section will repeat in the posting requirements below.
Instructions for Posting a Urban Legends and Superstitions Waymark:
All submissions must have a dedicated location that is specifically linked to the Urban Legend that is being posted. The Urban Legend or Superstition must not be one that can be found or tested randomly.

Coordinates must be marked with a handheld GPS receiver.

A photo of the site must be included. If the waymark includes an action that must be done at the location, include a photo that is representative or demonstrative of that action. If there is a tablet or plaque memorializing the Urban Legend, include a photograph of it.

Do your best to keep your GPSr out of the photos.

Fill in the Long Description with the story of the Urban Legend or Superstition. Tell the story as if you’re telling it to an audience that has never heard it before.

Completing the applicable Variables is a requirement. If information is unavailable or the Variable is inapplicable, then it does not need to be completed.

As stated above:
No waymarks that depict or depend on illegal or dangerous activity will be approved into this category. There are laws that already govern against such dangerous acts as trespassing or unsafe driving. Many Urban Legends have safe versions that can be posted and Officers will help Waymarkers locate these, if they are available, so that a safe proper waymark can be played into the category. Be Safe!

Please try not to use any special characters in your waymark names, just letters, numbers, commas, apostrophes, and dashes. This makes it easier to load waypoints into software.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Visit the location. If an action is required, test the action. Post a story and photograph of what happened. Do your best to keep your GPSr out of the photos.
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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsLenda da Nossa Senhora da Paz - São Miguel, Açores, Portugal

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The legend of the appearance of our Lady of Peace, in Azores.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte

location: Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal

date approved: 4/14/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsThe Montauk Project

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The Montauk Project is an alleged series of secret United States government projects conducted at Camp Hero or Montauk Air Force Station on Montauk, Long Island for the purpose of developing psychological warfare techniques.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pkohler01

location: New York

date approved: 4/14/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsLegend about Stone Maid / Legenda o kamenné panne - Brno, Czech Republic

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Legend about Stone Maid in Brno // Legenda o kamenné panne z ulice Orlí

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/24/2014

last visited: 4/16/2014

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsWalled councillor - Brno, Czech Republic

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Walled councillor on Mecová street in Brno

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/24/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsZderad’s Column - Brno, Czech Republic

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Zderad’s Column in Brno

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/24/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsSolomon's Pillars - Brno, Czech Republic

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Schody se Šalamounovými sloupy pred vstupem do Nové radnice

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/24/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsLegend of the Naupaka - Wiakaloa, HI

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This legend involved the volcano goddess Pele.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hawaii

date approved: 3/12/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsLenda de Santa Maria - Pinheiro Grande, Portugal

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A tile mural with a local legend.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte

location: Santarém, Portugal

date approved: 3/2/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsVirgem da Cortiça - São Marcos da Serra, Portugal

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Accordingly to the legend - quite a modern one - a Saint appeared here in 1999.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 2/17/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsThe Golem of Prague - Czech Republic

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The Golem of Prague.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/11/2014

last visited: 3/30/2014

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsNasty Little Angel - Brno, Czech Republic

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"Neslušný mužícek" na veži kostela sv. Jakuba // The "Indecent Little Man" On the tower of St. James Church

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/11/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsA Morte do Lidador - Beja, Portugal

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This blue tiles mural depicting the legend of The "Lidador" can be seen in a public park in the town of Beja, Southern Portugal

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Beja, Portugal

date approved: 2/9/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsA Lenda do Poço Vaz Varela - Tavira, Portugal

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One of the many legends associated with the Muslim occupation (8th - 13th Century) in the heritage of Southern Portugal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 2/7/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsErazem of Predjama - Predjama, Slovenia

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This is the alleged burial spot of Erazem, accordingly to the legend

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Slovenia

date approved: 2/6/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsLegend Burg Trifels

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Legend a Kaiser is sleeping in the castle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KaPsTeam

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 1/26/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsSage des Teufelssteins - Bad Dürkheim/Germany

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The Devil's Stone in the Haardt in Pfalz town of Bad Durkheim in Rhineland-Palatinate is a 317 m above sea level NN high hill with a stone on it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KaPsTeam

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 1/26/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsSage des Jungfernsprungs - Dahn/Germany

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Legend of the rock Jungfernsprung in Dahn.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KaPsTeam

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 1/19/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsLegend of Riga - Riga, Latvia

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The legend of Riga is how the city mysteriously began.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Latvia

date approved: 11/27/2013

last visited: 3/22/2014

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsLa Tête d'Indien - The Indian Head - Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie, Québec

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Ce rocher en forme d'une tête a inspiré la légende de la «Tête d'Indien» qui relate la disparition d'une bien-aimée. This rock in the form of a human head inspired the legend of the "Indian Head" which relates the disappearance of a loved one.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 10/14/2013

last visited: 11/2/2013

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsSagnstenen på Vegebjerg - Klitmøller, Denmark

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Gammel sagnsten i skoven ved Klitmøller --- Old mythic stone in the forrest near Klitmoeller

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pstidsen

location: Denmark

date approved: 10/14/2013

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsTouch the crazy chicken - Schwabach, Germany, BY

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In Schwabach, Germany, Bayern exists an urban legend about Henriette, the crazy chicken: who touched the chicken, has a wish.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 10/5/2013

last visited: 9/26/2013

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsRub Lincoln's Nose for Luck - Lincoln's Tomb - Springfield, IL

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It is said that if you rub the nose of the head of Abraham Lincoln in front of his tomb, you will have good luck.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/25/2013

last visited: 12/28/2013

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsSt. Anna-Loch - Rheinfelden, BW, Germany

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There are several local legends about this place, deep hole in the river with strong eddies at a tectonic plate boundary.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 9/1/2013

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsHotel Congress, Tucson, AZ

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The Hotel Congress was built in 1919, and it has a rich history of urban legends for Tucson, AZ.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poehunters

location: Arizona

date approved: 8/22/2013

last visited: 8/28/2013

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsŠtramberské uši / The Štramberk Ears - Štramberk (North Moravia)

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The given coordinates and the title photo assign one of bakeries in Štramberk, which produces homemade local speciality, so called "Štramberské uši (The Štramberk Ears)". The origin of this name is connected with a nice legend...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Moravskoslezsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/14/2013

last visited: 11/23/2013

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