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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.
Expanded Description:
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 SuperstitionsMother Goose Grave - Granary Burial Ground - Boston, MA

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The claim is that Mother Goose is buried here at the Granary Burial Ground.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/21/2016

last visited: 5/24/2010

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsChained Rock - Pineville, KY

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A 101 ft. long chain, traditionally said to protect the town of Pineville Ky by holding a large rock in place on a bluff above the town.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member walkerm

location: Kentucky

date approved: 5/7/2016

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsHalema'uma'u Crater Legend - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI

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Halema'uma'u crater is said to be home to Pele, goddess of fire and volcanoes, according to the traditions of Hawaiian mythology.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Hawaii

date approved: 5/3/2016

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsDe Lebbestoak - Peest (NL)

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Border indicating pole, with a story behind its erection.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Drenthe, Netherlands

date approved: 5/3/2016

last visited: 5/10/2016

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsThe Middle of Disneyland? - Anaheim, CA

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A spike at the end of the draw bridge at Sleeping Beauty's Castle is said to be the center of the park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/11/2016

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsWalt Disney's Frozen Body - Anaheim, CA

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The frozen body of Disney is said to be held under Pirates of the Caribbean.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/11/2016

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsTimbaler del Bruc - Barcelona, Spain

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The statue Timbaler del Bruc (the Drummer of El Bruc) is located at the Montjuïc Castle in Barcelona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Cataluña, Spain

date approved: 3/27/2016

last visited: 5/6/2014

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsSaint George and the Dragon Legend - Barcelona, Spain

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The murals depicting the legend of Sant Jordi and the dragon are located next to the reproduction of the Portal de Bové (Montblanc, Catalunya) at the Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village) in Barcelona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Cataluña, Spain

date approved: 3/13/2016

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsDance of the Flyers Ceremony - Costa Maya, Mexico,

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The Dance of the Flyers ceremony performed to bring forth rain is performed whenever cruise ships are docked at the port of Costa Maya in Quintana, Roo, Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Quintana Roo, Mexico

date approved: 2/25/2016

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsDie Legende vom Metzgerturm - Ulm, BW, Germany

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Why - according to a urban legend - the so-called "Metzgerturm", one of the most photographed landmarks in Ulm, is leaning with an inclination of 3.3° to northwest? The leaning tower is located in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member [somnambulist]

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 2/19/2016

last visited: 10/31/2011

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsCity Palace Site Legend - Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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The sign relating the legend of the City Palace site can be seen next to the City Palace Tripolia Gate in Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: India

date approved: 1/29/2016

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsOslavany Executioner - Oslavany, Czech Republic

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Oslavany Executioner.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/27/2015

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsTulsi Plant - Amber Fort, Rajasthan, India

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This Tulsi plant is on display in a seraglio (Ladies' Apartment) of Amber Palace in Amber Fort, Rajasthan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: India

date approved: 12/22/2015

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsWanderstein - Olten, SO, Switzerland

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This stone is said to keep your feet healthy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Espace Mittelland (BE/SO), Switzerland

date approved: 12/11/2015

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsThe Legend of the Temple of Rats - Deshnoke, Rajasthan, India

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Karni Mata Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Karni Mata at Deshnoke, 30 km from Bikaner, in Rajasthan. It is also known as the Temple of Rats.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: India

date approved: 12/7/2015

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsHexentanzplatz, Thale, Germany

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An old Saxon Cult Site, now a tourist attraction.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

date approved: 10/29/2015

last visited: 4/30/2016

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsRecords Vault - Brea, CA

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Some say that this was used as a jail, but experts say that's a legend.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/22/2015

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsLegend of the Buck Memorial - Bucksport, Maine

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Legend of the Buck Memorial is a fascinating story. A memorial was erected by his descendants nearly sixty years after his death, which making it about 1854. You can visit this memorial located at the corner of Main Street and Hinks Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 10/6/2015

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsThe Legend of Gutmanis Cave - Sigulda, Latvia

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The legend about the spring waters flowing out of the Gutmanis Cave says that they are the tears of the wife of Rindaugs, the Liv chief, and have healing properties.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Latvia

date approved: 9/29/2015

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsAngel of the Lost Bells - Santa Ysabel, CA

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The bells mysteriously disappeared.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 8/17/2015

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsThe Last Dragon - Castell Newydd Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

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Newcastle Emlyn Castle ruins stand on a hill within a loop of the Teifi River below. A trail & riverside path, tells the tale of dragons & legends with interpretive plaques & sculptures. Located in Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, South Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/23/2015

last visited: 7/26/2015

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsNordturm des Stephansdoms - Wien, Austria

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[DE] Eine Legende erklärt warum ein Turm des Stephansdoms unvollendet blieb. [EN] A legend explains why one tower of St. Stephans Cathedral is incomplete.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 5/9/2015

last visited: 3/26/2016

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsNapoleon-Stein - Basel, Switzerland

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This stone was placed to commemorate a visit of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1797; an April Fool's Day hoax from 1889, that is still believed today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

date approved: 4/28/2015

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsOne of the "Seven Noses of Soho" - Meard Street, London, UK

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This nose is attached to a building on the south east side of Meard Street at the junction with Dean Street. It is one of the "Seven Noses of Soho" that, if all found, will cause great wealth to come the finders way!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/13/2015

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsSte Marie, mère de Jésus - Ballon d'Alsace-Lorraine ,France

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His vow was fulfilled! son vœu a été exaucé!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Lorraine, France

date approved: 3/28/2015

last visited: never

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