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Urban Legends and Superstitions
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Description:
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 SuperstitionsLegend of Sara the Black - St.- Maries - de - la - Mer/France

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Legend of Sara the Black.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KaPsTeam

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 11/23/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsSaint Martha and the Tarasque - Tarascon/France

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Legend of Saint Martha and the Tarasque.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KaPsTeam

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 11/22/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsLa Fille du géant (Das Riesenspielzeug) Giant Toy - France

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Nideck castle is known in the German-speaking world, especially through the 1816 handed down by the Brothers Grimm tale of the giant toy that inspired Adelbert von Chamisso to the poem The giant toy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KaPsTeam

location: Alsace, France

date approved: 11/8/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsThe legend of Lady Carcas - Carcassonne - France

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Legend of the name of the city Carcassonne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KaPsTeam

location: Languedoc-Roussillon, France

date approved: 10/29/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsThe Bermudiana Flower and Sarah (Sally) Bassett - Hamilton, Bermuda

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Upon her execution of Sarah (Sally) Bassett became a folk hero and spawned a legend about Bermuda's National Flower, the bermudiana. A statue of Sarah Bassett is located is located on the grounds of the Cabinet Building in Hamilton, Bermuda.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Bermuda

date approved: 10/26/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsMoongate Legend - Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Parish, Bermuda

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This Moongate is conveniently located between the cruise ship docks and the Royal Naval Dockyard buildings. Kiss and/or make a wish.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Bermuda

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsCertova bašta - Brno, Czech Republic

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Certova bašta na Špilberku / Devil's bastion of Špilberk

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsA Cock & Bull Story – The Cock Hotel and Bull Hotel, High St, Stony Stratford, Bucks, UK

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The origin of the “Cock and bull story” originates with these two hotels.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/25/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsThe legend of "Caddy"

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"Cadborosaurus willsi", nicknamed Caddy, is an alleged sea serpent reported to be living on the Pacific Coast of North America. Its name is derived from Cadboro Bay in Greater Victoria, British Columbia, and the Greek root word "saurus" meaning lizard or reptile. Reports describe it as being similar in form and behavior to various popularly named lake monsters such as "Ogopogo" of Okanagan Lake in British Columbia and to the Loch Ness Monster of Scotland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Burrow

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/19/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsArchangel Michael - Mont Saint-Michel, France

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Mont Saint-Michel and legend about the Archangel Michael...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Haute-Normandie, France

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsFlathead Lake Monster - Lakeside, Montana

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Nessie the Flathead Lake monster can be glimpsed at the small park just north of Lakeside off Lakeside Blvd.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 7/22/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsLes souterrains de la Garenne. Vallans. France

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Les souterrains de la Garenne

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lulu_et_compagnie

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 7/9/2014

last visited: 10/29/2014

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsEichstätter Bäckertaufe

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Eichstätter Bäckertaufe / Eichstätter baker baptism

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member goof390

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 6/2/2014

last visited: never

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsLa légende de "Eau blanche" - Mont St-Hilaire, Qc

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La légende de "Eau blanche" le cheval de glace du Mont St-Hilaire. The legend of "Eau blanche" (White Water) horse ice Mont St-Hilaire

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lucky_Al

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 4/29/2014

last visited: 10/14/2014

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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: 6/10/2014

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsZazdeny radni / Walled councillor (Mecova) - Brno, Czech Republic

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Zazdený radní na ulici Mecová v Brne // 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: 4/9/2014

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsZderaduv sloup // Zderad’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: 4/8/2014

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsSalamounovy sloupy / Solomon'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: 7/23/2014

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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: 9/30/2014

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsNeslusny andelicek (kostela sv. Jakuba) / Nasty Little Angel (St. James Church) - 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: 4/9/2014

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