Seen at Coffee House Writers From “Bloody Mary” to “chain emails” to “Facebook is free if you share this post,” urban legends have haunted us. But, what are urban legends (urban folklore)? According to Alex Schnee, of the Salem Press Encyclopedia, urban legends are tall tales with macabre elements. Often created, and updated, to fit the … Continue reading FIVE URBAN LEGENDS IN ILLINOIS

Hell’s Half Acre Bridge

The  Taylorville Now, Then, Forever Facebook group has good stories to tell. A person posted a picture of Hell's Half Acre Bridge and people responded. One person, Cheryl Craig, said, "...haunted by a lady that walks across it at midnight!" Another person, Jessica Adamson replied, "...we left going towards the elevators and there was a little girl … Continue reading Hell’s Half Acre Bridge