What Are Urban Legends False?

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Urban legends are a horrific story that is passed down through generations to persuade someone into believing that specific event has happened. But if they are just urban legends that are false then why are they continually circulating and being passed down through generations and generations. The best way to sum it up would be with Jan Brunvand’s essay The Hook in the first sentence she states, “People of all ages love a good scare.” And this quote in fact holds a lot of truth because we as humans love fear and love to scare others and ourselves. People enjoy feeling scared and seek the feeling out because, deep down, they know they are in no real danger. They dismiss those stories as urban legends deep down but they are fearful at the beginning.
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