Maybe you've heard about these from a friend or a family member that tried to scare you when you were a kid... or maybe you've read about them on the internet.


Here are the creepiest urban legends from Illinois and Iowa, according to Thrillist.

Illinois: The Italian Bride

Shortly after her marriage in 1921, Julia Buccola Petta died in childbirth, she was buried in her wedding gown. The story goes that her mother began having nightmares in which Julia demanded that her grave be opened.

Six years later, Julia's mother exhumed her body and found the bride to be in pristine condition. The mother went on to raise funds for a statue of a woman in a wedding dress that marks the grave site to this day.

Iowa: Villisca Ax Murder House

These murders are real and are still unsolved. The evening of June 9th, 1912, six members of the Moore family and their two guests were murdered. Each victim was found with an ax wound to the head. One suspect in the case was tried twice, but never convicted.

The house is still standing and you can even stay there. But I don't recommend it.