Bone Chilling Urban Legends That Turned Out To Be True


They're Drugging Your Candy

The Slender Man, the Elevator Game, the Razors in Halloween Candy: We all know the hits when it comes to urban legends, and love sharing our favorites with friends on a dark autumn night. But sometimes urban legends aren't just the whispers of overactive imaginations or tales told around a flickering campfire. These stories, once dismissed as mere fiction, have roots that reach deep into the soil of true events. Read on to be confronted by the haunting truths behind the most bone-chilling urban legends...if you dare.

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 As Halloween approaches, sinister whispers begin to emerge. One of the most chilling tales parents tell is that of malevolent individuals who tamper with Halloween candy, lacing them with drugs ranging from LSD to Rainbow Fentanyl. The cautionary tale has become so entrenched in popular culture that many parents diligently inspect or even discard candies that appear tampered with, for fear of their children being drugged. However, when we peel back the layers of urban legend and delve into the real story, we find that the widespread fear is largely unfounded. However, there have been isolated incidents which contributed to the fear. 

In 1959, a dentist from California, William Shyne, distributed laxative-laced candies to children during Halloween. He faced charges for indecent conduct and unauthorized distribution of medication. In the 1970s, a young boy tragically died from consuming cyanide-laced Pixy Stix. However, the candy was not laced during trick-or-treating, but had been poisoned by his own father who hoped to cash in on life insurance.