A Reddit thread recently asked residents of Charlotte about urban legends they knew about the city. And it is fascinating. According to the Oxford dictionary, an urban legend is “a humorous or horrific story or piece of information circulated as though true, especially one purporting to involve someone vaguely related or known to the teller.” These stories are often passed down from generation to generation and in many cases get a little more spooky and exciting each time they are told.
Stories ranged from satanic activity to the Lake Norman river monster, to the resident Bigfoot a couple of counties over and haunted locations. Have one we missed? Let us know. I grew up spending time on Lake Wylie and we always heard about a manatee that lived in the lake. That one didn’t make the list, however. And if you have a little trouble sleeping tonight, well you’ve been warned.
Read the full thread on Charlotte Urban Legends here or keep reading for the highlights!