Who knew that in our own backyards lies a history of brutal hauntings and terror beyond our wildest imaginations?

We've all been told stories before about ghosts, myths, or urban legends and however scary the story may be, we tell ourselves its is ok because it's untrue. But is it? Myths & Legends have a sense of truth that lays within them, because where do all stories come from anyway?

Stories come from books, which were written by people, and people come from experiences with places, and things. To me, myths, legends, and folklore are true stories that became intertwined through many lips for generations like a huge game of telephone and although the stories may not be completely accurate, the root of the tale is real.

It's a rush to hear these unbelievable stories of what, "they say" has occurred around the world but what's even better than worldly myths are local folklore.

There is nothing more unsettling than finding out that the woman who drowned in the lake that she haunts in a white dress with wet hair, singing kumbaya, is the lake you swim in each summer. I mean, wow.

I decided to dive into the freakiest myths and legends in Maine and produce a list of the top stories I've uncovered. This is something I have wanted to look into for a long time.

Some of these locations do not have addresses and you may have to put your feet to the pavement, the old-fashioned way and visit the towns, asking the locals where you might find the location of the story. Like you're Carmen San Diego or something. I think I need to buy a fedora and plaid trench coat.

It would be an adventure to trek out and uncover each location I am going to tell you about and try to "feel" the presence of whatever died, haunts or killed at that spot. Girls night! I'll bring the cosmos.

The list is below, compiled into a gallery. They are in no particular order because, to me, they are all equally hair-raisingly freaky as hell and hit a deep nerve of fear inside.

Who knew that in our own backyards lies history of brutal hauntings and terror beyond our wildest imaginations?

Here's the kicker, is it up to you to determine if these are "just" myths or if they are, in fact, true.

Shall we begin?

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Who knew that in our own backyards lies myths of brutal hauntings and legends of terror beyond our wildest imaginations? Let us begin.

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