Old Wives' Tales
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Toxin du jour
Claim: Image shows dead woman who collects the souls of people who don't forward a chain
Example: [Collected via e-mail, November, 2004]
Origins: Responding to readers who forward us photos purportedly showing ghosts is always
Suffice it to say that the October 2004 item reproduced above is nothing more than a common type of chain letter (the "luck" or "prayer" letter), a form that has been around since at least the
The backstory for the image of the woman included with this version claims that "People in Laredo, Texas, received this image and did not send it and were killed outside a bar; it looked as if this woman killed them." The truth has far less to do with murdering ghosts than it does with movies: the picture came from a 2003 Thai horror film variously titled The Mother or The Unborn or Bangkok
Last updated: 15 November 2004
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