Urban legends fascinate as much as they challenge: these stories sound so real and are told by so many people that, in the end, we sometimes end up believing them. We've gone ahead and compiled a list of 12 incredible urban legends that need to be laid to rest.
You certainly know the story of the slender man, the ghost hitchhiker, or how we are consuming spiders every time we lay our heads down to sleep. Or how about the famous Clitorine, the young woman with the surprising first name that almost everyone has heard of?
The truth is out there
These urban legends are not based on anything, they are completely unfounded rumours which, however, have survived through the ages and still persist today. And some of them flirt dangerously with conspiracy theories. They spread at breakneck speed, but do they have any truth to them? Most of the time, the answer is no.
Here's a list we've put together of 12 highly improbable urban legends that nevertheless persist in the collective imagination.