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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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Image for Lady Anne Grimstonview gallery

EE29.8 km

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsLady Anne Grimston

in Urban Legends and Superstitions

The grave of Lady Anne Grimstone with a supernatural legend attached to it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/12/2010

last visited: never

Image for A Cock & Bull Story – The Cock Hotel and Bull Hotel, High St, Stony Stratford, Bucks, UKview gallery

NWNW33.2 km

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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

Image for Jack O’ Legs, Weston, Herts, UKview gallery

NENE34 km

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsJack O’ Legs, Weston, Herts, UK

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Weston churchyard is reputed to be the final resting place of the giant Jack O’Legs.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/7/2010

last visited: 7/7/2010

Image for The Parish Well and The Steeple - Church Street, Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, UKview gallery

NENE43.1 km

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsThe Parish Well and The Steeple - Church Street, Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, UK

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A legend in the village of Steeple Morden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/15/2010

last visited: never

Image for One of the "Seven Noses of Soho" - Meard Street, London, UKview gallery

SESE45.5 km

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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

Image for Nelson's Spare Nose - Admiralty Arch, The Mall, London, UKview gallery

SESE46.2 km

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsNelson's Spare Nose - Admiralty Arch, The Mall, London, UK

in Urban Legends and Superstitions

An urban myth that might have an element of truth to it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/4/2011

last visited: 9/23/2015

Image for Piers Shonks, St Mary’s Church, Brent Pelham, Herts, UKview gallery

EE49.6 km

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsPiers Shonks, St Mary’s Church, Brent Pelham, Herts, UK

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There is an 11th century tomb in St Mary’s church wall with an interesting legend behind it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/1/2010

last visited: never

Image for Winchester Cathedral and St Swithinview gallery

SWSW96.7 km

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsWinchester Cathedral and St Swithin

in Urban Legends and Superstitions

The Cathedral is dedicated to St Swithin. He was a Bishop of Winchester and pilgrims came from far and wide to visit his shrine. St Swithin's day is the 15 July and it is said that if it rains on this day it will rain for the next 40 days.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 10/31/2008

last visited: 11/12/2014

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