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I’ll start with one that I think is the most well-known of our Swedish urban legends – and told over and over again in a lot of different ways.

The Blood Is Dripping

I remember hearing it the first time in quite young age, kids scaring each other with horror stories. The place that every kid were afraid of was: the dark basement, so this obviously was the most used place to tell the story.

A group of kids are going down in the dark basement after scaring each other to trembling already before entering the basement, with a story about a murderer hiding there that already have killed several persons, so all kids were shaky going down there.

Moving slowly forward, in silence, ready to meet a murderer at every step, suddenly one in the group saying with a horrifying hissing voice: Blodet droppar, blodet droppar (The blood is dripping, the blood is dripping)…. Making every hair standing right out and goosebumps all over.

Then suddenly an attack from the murderer with lifted hands trying to cut the throat of any one in the group!!!! You can imagine the screaming appearing at that moment!

After that, no one dared to go into the basement alone ever again. *giggles*

I have no idea how this story started to circulate though. I tried to do a research about that, but it wasn’t enough time to really find something.

Maybe it all started with this joke, mostly told by kids:

“Bellman (well-known Swedish figure in a lot of similar jokes), a Dane and a Norwegian were about to enter a cave with a monster in it.

The Norwegian went first into the cave and then a horrifying hissing voice said:

  • The blood is dripping
  • The blood is dripping…

The Norwegian became scared and did run out of the cave. Then the Dane went in, but he went scared too and did run out again. Then Bellman went in.

When the horrifying hissing voice said The blood is dripping, the blood is dripping, Bellman said:

- Well, put on a patch then!”

Or does anyone of you know any horror movie that make use of this sentence?

The Birds Attack

Another example from the fifties tells about a mother leaving her child unattended out on the balcony in a baby buggy and the child is attacked by birds that hack out the eyes of the baby.

There were many mothers that didn’t dare to leave their children unattended after that one!

NOTE: It can not have been inspired by the Hitchcock movie “The Birds” since that is from 1963! Maybe it was the opposite?

Rats In The Pizza

A woman eats pizza in a pizzeria in Stockholm and get something stuck in her teeth. She gets enormous toothache and goes to the emergency at the hospital where the doctor removes the object between her teeth. He examines the object under a microscope and ascertain that it’s a tooth from a rat.

The doctor alerted the health department who sent out inspectors that found that a cooling-room contained 50 skinned rats which had been used as meat in the pizza’s.

This legend were spreading fast in the seventies when I were a teenager. Maybe because of the fast developing of a lot of pizza restaurants at that time and they fast became a place were the youngsters could go too.

There weren’t many places were teenagers could go to hang out. Except from the hot dog stands, but I really don’t like hanging when it comes to hot dogs…. *giggles*

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15 Comments on “Urban Legends Blends”

    Jeni Hill Ertmer said:

    When I was little -pre-school age – I often had nightmares that someone was coming at my Mom and me with an axe or knife. I have no clue as to what inspired these night mares but after reading your Swedish urban legends, I’m wondering if one of my grandparents may have told a story similar to those since both those grandparents were Swedish.

    Jeni Hill Ertmer’s last blog post..Comings and Goings

    Gattina said:

    These games we used to play too, lol ! I even had a friend her father made coffins and we used to play hide and seek in there !
    Btw my legend is ready ! You are welcome at midnight, maybe there is full moon !

    .: mar said:

    I am the Halloween softie who gets scared very easily , bwaaahhhhhhh (ice cream, you scream!!)
    I am keeping myself busy in the kitchen today, that’s urban enough, I suppose…

    .: mar’s last blog post..urban legends?

    Hootin' Anni said:

    I shared our LOCAL legendary ghost today. It’s posted.

    Happy Spooky Day to All!!!

    My Ghost of a Tale

    Caledonia said:

    My “big” urban legend is up!

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    RennyBA said:

    Scary post – glad I did not red it in the dark!

    I’ve heard about the Bellman story, but with a little twist: When Bellman went in, then horrifying hissing voice run out :-)

    Btw: Thanks for joining us hour by hour on our crazy Halloween party at Tor’ last night. I’ve developed an immunity for ghosts, have a hangover and won’t even mind eating hotdogs today *giggles*

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    I’m late. :P My urban legend from the East. We Chinese have many scary ghost stories and tales of the incredibles. I chose this because it happened to my uncle.

    Have to break it into 2 parts because the story’s too long.

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    The pizza story was disgusting. I think I’m going to go barf now. Have a great day. :)

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    Sword Girl said:

    Here is my urban legend from around here:

    The Summerville Lights.

    I’ll be back tonight for all the reading…. hehehe :-@

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    Kasia said:

    And now i will not be abel to fall asleep!!!!! :// LOL

    scart said:

    Rats in the pizza that’s nasty. I don’t really believe on ghost or anything spooky. I’m not easily get scared but I love reading spooky stories or any legend stories and watching horror movies :D

    scart said:

    by the way, thanks for adding my article :)

    TorAa said:

    I am not myself, just had a meal for lifetime.


    laketrees said:

    ewww that rat story is gross !!!!
    I don’t think I’ll ever eat another pizza again :D
    I remember seeing the original Birds…….very scary and I had nightmares for a week !!!!
    great spooky tales Captain….

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    Urban Legends said:

    Great story. I love hearing Urban Legends from around the world. That blood is dripping story is good. Sounds a lot like an american scary story called “Drip Drop”.

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