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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 A Pedra do equilibrio - Ponteareas, Pontevedra, Galicia, Españaview gallery

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsA Pedra do equilibrio - Ponteareas, Pontevedra, Galicia, España

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Does it move or not?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 8/29/2020

last visited: 8/29/2020

Image for Pena dos Namorados - Carbaliño, Ourense, Españaview gallery

NENE41.8 km

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsPena dos Namorados - Carbaliño, Ourense, España

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Legend of love

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 1/9/2022

last visited: 1/9/2022

Image for Virxe da Lanzada - Sanxenxo, Pontevedra, Galicia, Españaview gallery

NWNW42.8 km

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsVirxe da Lanzada - Sanxenxo, Pontevedra, Galicia, España

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Virgin of the sailors.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 10/22/2020

last visited: 10/22/2020

Image for O tangaraño - Barbadás, Ourense, Galicia, Españaview gallery

EE50.1 km

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsO tangaraño - Barbadás, Ourense, Galicia, España

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legend says...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 7/21/2020

last visited: 6/12/2019

Image for Santa Mariña - Allariz, Ourense, Galicia, Españaview gallery

EE57.3 km

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsSanta Mariña - Allariz, Ourense, Galicia, España

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Santa Mariña de Augas Santas is one of the most mysterious places in Galicia. A landscape of fairy tales, legends straddling Christianity and paganism, crypts and ancient ruins ... All this comes together in a few square kilometers of this parish in the municipality of Allariz. And everything stems from a story that happened, or so they say, 2,000 years ago

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 2/25/2021

last visited: 2/25/2021

Image for Give a coin to St. James in Padron - Spainview gallery

NN63.9 km

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsGive a coin to St. James in Padron - Spain

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If you give a coin to St. James in the church of Padrón, will bring you luck and the realization of a wish.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 10/3/2017

last visited: never

Image for Ponte de Mizarela - Vieira do Minho, Portugalview gallery

SESE66.5 km

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Urban Legends and SuperstitionsPonte de Mizarela - Vieira do Minho, Portugal

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[PT]Uma ponte histórica chamada pelos locais de Ponte do Diabo. [ENG]A historic bridge, the locals call it the Devil's Bridge..

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Braga, Portugal

date approved: 4/25/2013

last visited: never

Image for phantom with Sir John - A Coruña, Galicia, Españaview gallery

NN132.4 km

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Urban Legends and Superstitionsphantom with Sir John - A Coruña, Galicia, España

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Who is the ghost that visits John Moore's grave in A Coruña every January 16?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 4/23/2021

last visited: 4/24/2021

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