Urban legends have been the highlight of the unknown. A way for people to make sense of things they do not know. Urban legends usually do have some true story basis but over time these stories get fabricated. Over time we are introduced to these stories and really wonder what part of these stories are real and is fabrication. So I have decided to expand and really look into the origins of a few urban legends that are lesser known. We will explore the legends of the vanishing hitchhiker, Walt Disney, and the ghostly gravity hill. The Vanishing Hitchhiker
The vanishing hitchhiker is a century’s old tale of a young woman who asks for a ride home and seems to look like run way. Pleading drivers for a ride home she gets into the car and proceeds to tell them how to get to her home. When arriving at the home the young lady gets out of the car to proceed to the house. Before driving off the driver notices that she left her scarf in the car. Hurrying to present her back with her scarf they see that she is gone. Thinking she must have been in a hurry to get back home she would already be inside the home. When the driver goes to the home to give back the scarf they are horrified to find that young lady that had just given a ride has been dead for the past five years. Baffled by the experience and clearly having a scarf she had worn in hand creates a sense of what-really-happened. The vanishing hitchhiker stories as we now tell them date to the turn of the century. As time rolled on, the wagons and horses of older times transformed into cars. The appeal of the vanishing hitchhiker stories lies in the nature of the encounter. Having believed to have seen this women and also having the tangiable items such as the scarf creates a feeling of the supernatural, and living beyond the grave. Walt Disney
Walt Disney is most famously known for his million dollar company that he founded. A company that imagines the impossible and bring such that to life. Walt Disney created...
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