Scary Urban Legends You Pretended Not to Believe Did any of these scary stories haunt you as a kid? You were not alone. Bond Huberman Published 9 October 2018 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Reddit Share via Email Image via Shutterstock Will chanting ‘Bloody Mary’ 13 times in front of a darkened mirror summon a ghost? If I pee in the pool, will the water change color? Did a bug crawl into a boy’s ear and eat its way to his brain? If I swallow my gum, will it take seven years to digest? Can alligators live in sewers? Was a girl beheaded after sticking her head out the window of a school bus? Are cars driving without their headlights on part of a deadly gang initiation?