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  • "The Hook..." - Variants and analysis of this classic urban legend.
    www.uta.fi/FAST/US7/FOLK/thehook.html
  • 4UrbanLegends - Lists of annotated links to hoaxes, scams, and urban legends.
    4urbanlegends.4anything.com
  • About.com: Urban Legends and Folklore - Articles, links, and an archive of urban and internet folklore.
    urbanlegends.about.com
  • Calypso's Urban Legends - Small collection of famous urban legends.
    www.angelfire.com/az2/urbanlegends
  • Christians United For The Truth - Aims to debunk internet and email hoaxes as well as myths; membership includes monthly newsletter and forum digest.
    www.truthminers.com/truth
  • Common E-mail Hoaxes - A list of some of the more popular internet hoaxes, urban legends, rumors, and junk, circulated through your email.
    www.3oddballz.com/hoaxes
  • Darwin Awards Urban Legends - Cautionary tales of human evolution in action that are simply too astounding to be true.
    www.darwinawards.com/legends
  • Don't Spread That Hoax! - Debunking hoaxes as well as urban legends that spread on the internet.
    www.nonprofit.net/hoax
  • Email Tracking Program Hoax - Debunks an email hoax about a new program from Microsoft.
    www.microsoft.com/presspass/hoax/05-13hoax.asp
  • Envasion: Making Paranoia Fun Again - E-zine dedicated to urban legends, paranoia, and conspiracy theories.
    www.envasion.net
  • Global Monetary - Get your IDchip inplant.
    www.idchip.com/s1/entry.htm
  • Grahams Urban Legends! - Urban rumours grouped by theme, with indications of their being true, not true, or possible.
    www.grahamsurbanlegend.tk
  • Hoaxbusters - Information about hoaxes, chain letters, urban myths and other bogus information being routed around the internet.
    HoaxBusters.ciac.org
  • HowStuffWorks: How Urban Legends Work - What they are, where they come from, and why they spread so quickly.
    www.howstuffworks.com/urban-legend.htm
  • Information About Email You Receive - Quick summary on hoaxes, chain letters, urban myths and other bogus information sent through the internet.
    www.geocities.com/stophoaxes
  • Is the Hotel California in the Eagles' song located in Todos Santos, Mexico? - Dispels the myth that this Eagles song was written about a hotel in Todos Santos, Mexico.
    www.todossantos-baja.com/todos-santos/eagles/hotel-california.htm
  • Jan Harold Brunvand - Transcript of an interview with folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand, author of "Too Good to be True - The Colossal Book of Urban Legends."
    www.cnn.com/COMMUNITY/transcripts/jan.harold.brunvand.html
  • Legends From a Small Country - From the collection of Arthur Goldstuck, South Africa's foremost authority on urban legends.
    www.legends.org.za/arthur/ul.htm
  • LIEmails: The Truth About E-mail Lies - E-mail hoaxes debunked, from a Christian point of view.
    www.liemails.com
  • Monkeyburgers - Tasty Urban legends - Includes urban legends circulating in the Netherlands.
    www.gimmick.nl/us
  • NetScrap.com: Urban Folklore - Urban legends and beliefs gathered from across the net.
    www.netscrap.com/netscrap.cfm?cat_show=Urban%20Folklore
  • Radek's Urban Legend Central - Small collection of urban legends and other stories.
    geocities.com/rayman_7575
  • Spiffo's Urban Myths And Legends - All of the classics along with stories you may not have seen before.
    www.spiffo.co.uk/urban.html
  • Stiller Research Virus Hoax News - Virus and other hoaxes that spread by email.
    www.stiller.com/hoaxes.htm
  • The Cat in Urban Mythology - Essay by Sarah Hartwell discussing the images of the cat in urban legends.
    messybeast.com/urbancat.htm
  • The Horse and the Maiden: An Urban Legend in Ancient Athens - Article by Lowell Edmunds, Rutgers University.
    www.rci.rutgers.edu/~edmunds/HorseText.html
  • The Lost Playground - Submitted local legends, strange experiences, and photos; inspired by the magazine Weird N.J.
    www.fortunecity.com/marina/reach/1987
  • The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story - Review of Jan Harold Brunvand's book on urban legends, with excerpt.
    www.press.uillinois.edu/s00/brunvand.html
  • The Urban Legend Combat Kit - Collection of prepared responses to refute oft cited internet myths and urban legends.
    www.netsquirrel.com/combatkit
  • theFolklorist.com-Welcome - A website devoted to American folklore and urban legends.
    thefolklorist.com
  • Too Good to Be True - Review of Jan Harold Brunvand's book on urban legends, with excerpt.
    www.wwnorton.com/catalog/fall01/032088.htm
  • Tourist Of Death - A site maintaining the history of the WTC Rooftop Tourist picture hoax, and all copycat pictures resulting from the original picture.
    www.touristofdeath.com
  • Uncle Ken's Urban Myth Page - Small collection of common urban legends.
    pw1.netcom.com/~uncleken/urbanmyths.html
  • Urban Legends - Essay by Seppo Raudaskoski on urban legends.
    www.uta.fi/FAST/US7/PAPS/urbanl.html
  • Urban Legends & Modern Myths - Collection of urban legends, modern myths and American folklore.
    www.warphead.com/urbanlegends
  • Urban Legends Reference Pages - Attempts to give accurate information about rumors and urban legends on a variety of topics, including war, business, events, toxins, science, military, popular culture.
    www.snopes2.com
  • Urban Legends Research Centre - Archive of annotated urban legends and beliefs, as well as ghost legends, and superstitions, with FAQ.
    www.ulrc.com.au
  • Urban Legends: An Electronic Art Exhibit - A virtual gallery of multimedia artistic representations of urban legends, by Sarah Wichlacz.
    www.wdog.com/legends
  • Urban Myths & Legends - Submitted stories and other fantastic messages.
    www.delta-9.com/net47/myth
  • Urban Myths! - Compilation of famous urban legends, scare mails, and scams.
    www.urbanmyths.com
  • Virus Hoaxes and Netlore - Information on virus hoaxes, chain letters, and netlore circulating via email.
    hoaxinfo.com
  • Weird US - Strange stories from around the States: ghosts, local legends, crazy characters, UFOs, and other oddities.
    www.weirdnj.com/__weirdus
  • Weird USA - Gazette of urban legends and beliefs, as well as ghost sightings and hauntings.
    www.angelfire.com/zine/WeirdUSA
  • AFU and Urban Legends Archive - Material from the alt.folklore.urban usenet group.
    www.urbanlegends.com

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