This Terrifying Urban Legend Came to Life When Children Began to Vanish One by One

Every town has its boogeyman—the monsters in your closet, under the staircase, hovering at the foot of your bed. As we grow older, the threat of being dragged into the night by ghouls and goblins starts to fade. But when children began disappearing from one New York borough, an urban legend began to spill into reality.

The Legend of “Cropsey”

In the 1960s and ’70s, the children of Staten Island were haunted by tales of a mysterious entity named Cropsey…

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