Scary spooky legends

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Frighten yourself and your friends silly with these spooky scary Halloween stories from the Sunny-D team.

The Crying Boy

In 1988, a mysterious explosion blew up the home of the Amos family in Heswall, England. Everything was destroyed, except a framed picture of ‘The Crying Boy’ which was found in the wreckage. It was a portrait of an angelic-looking boy with a sad expression and a tear rolling down his cheek. The picture was strangely undamaged by the fire. Not long afterwards in another fire in Bradford, another picture of ‘The Crying Boy’ was found. Again, it was mysteriously undamaged.

The Cold Hand

Way back in 1856 a girl called Rachel was engaged to be married to a man called George. She was head over heels in love, and planned the perfect wedding. But George was unfaithful and cheated on her with other girls. When Rachel found out, she became ill with a terrible fever. Gradually she became more and more sick. Right at the end she asked to see George. He leaned over her and she whispered in his ear. “I know I can never marry you in this world,” she said, “but I will claim you in the next world.” The next day she died and was buried in the churchyard.

A year later to the day, George was walking home late at night past the church where Rachel’s body lay. As he walked past the graveyard, a strange fog rose up and engulfed him. He saw the ghostly figure of a woman. The terrifying apparition came closer and closer, and reached out a spooky hand towards him. Its touch was icy cold, colder than death, and George fell lifeless to the ground.

‘Mr and Mrs Smith’

There’s a hotel in the US state of Oregon with a haunted room. The story goes that a woman was driving back home late at night to California. Snow began to fall and she reached the town where she was planning to stay the night. She stopped at a hotel on the main street and asked for a room. The clerk gave her a room on the third floor – number 310.

The woman went to sleep but woke a short time later thinking she heard a voice of a woman. “Come to the window,” it said. “Come to the window and look out”. Terrified she rushed out of the room. The next day she went to the local library to see if she could discover any history of the hotel. The librarian told her what happened back in 1948. A couple calling themselves ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’ checked into the hotel. They were on the run from the police. The next morning the woman’s body was found on the pavement outside. She had thrown herself out of the window. Her ghost still haunts the hotel today and anyone who checks into Room 310 will hear her voice. History does not relate what happened to ‘Mr Smith’!