Example: [Collected on the Internet, 1994]
This happened at Erindale College, a part of the University of Toronto located on a remote campus in the suburbs. I had some acquaintances who studied some of those arts courses (I dunno, English or History or something), and they heard this from someone on the faculty there.
It seems there was this secretary who was engaged to be married. Both she and her fiance were Caucasian. A bunch of this woman's friends held a "female stag" party for her (evidently to which this faculty member raconteur had been invited), featuring a male stripper who was Black. Several months after the wedding, divorce proceedings were initiated after the secretary gave birth to a mixed-race child.
- In other versions of the legend the woman gives birth to a black child, a mixed-race child, or twins (either both mixed-race or one white and one mixed).
- A variant of this legend places the onus of infidelity on the man, who engages in sex with a prostitute prior to making love to his fiancée and unwittingly passes on to her sperm from the prostitute's previous client, a black man.
- Various family members (husband, grandparents, siblings) are often said to be present at the hospital, or even assisting with the birth, when the shocking event occurs.
Last updated: 8 July 2005
Brunvand, Jan Harold. The Baby Train. New York: W. W. Norton, 1993. ISBN 0-393-31208-9 (pp. 50-52).
Also told in:
The Big Book of Urban Legends. New York: Paradox Press, 1994. ISBN 1-56389-165-4 (p. 125).