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Resurrection Mary
Origin: United States
The Myth:
The myth goes that in Chicago, Illinois, US, a girl by the name of Mary got into an argument with her boyfriend one night at a dancehall in the 1930s. She ran out and a car crashed into her, ending her life. Grief stricken, her parents buried her at Resurrection Cemetery. First off, who names a cemetery that? It’s like asking for trouble. So people shouldn’t have been shocked when they saw a girl dressed in a white party dress started appearing up and down Archer Avenue and other streets. Drivers will ask the girl if she needed a ride and she’ll ask them to take her to the dancehall/nightclub down the street. Most say she was dead silent the whole way there. Once they arrived there, she’ll ask to be let out and surprise! She vanishes.
What sets this urban myth apart from others is that, there seems to be more “proof” than other dead girls in white dresses myth. You know how I mentioned that cemetery she was buried at? Well, in August 1976, something was off about the main gate. Two bars appeared bent and burned, but upon closer inspection they saw what caused it: there were handprints on it. As if something was trying to get out, and people believe it might have been old Mary wanting that last dance.
Officials have come out and stated a truck driver hit it and there’s no evidence of a ghost. That hasn’t stopped people from reported over 3 dozens filed reports of Mary and it probably never will. Whether or not she’s real, I’ll leave that up to you.

Resurrection Mary

Origin: United States

The Myth:

The myth goes that in Chicago, Illinois, US, a girl by the name of Mary got into an argument with her boyfriend one night at a dancehall in the 1930s. She ran out and a car crashed into her, ending her life. Grief stricken, her parents buried her at Resurrection Cemetery. First off, who names a cemetery that? It’s like asking for trouble. So people shouldn’t have been shocked when they saw a girl dressed in a white party dress started appearing up and down Archer Avenue and other streets. Drivers will ask the girl if she needed a ride and she’ll ask them to take her to the dancehall/nightclub down the street. Most say she was dead silent the whole way there. Once they arrived there, she’ll ask to be let out and surprise! She vanishes.

What sets this urban myth apart from others is that, there seems to be more “proof” than other dead girls in white dresses myth. You know how I mentioned that cemetery she was buried at? Well, in August 1976, something was off about the main gate. Two bars appeared bent and burned, but upon closer inspection they saw what caused it: there were handprints on it. As if something was trying to get out, and people believe it might have been old Mary wanting that last dance.

Officials have come out and stated a truck driver hit it and there’s no evidence of a ghost. That hasn’t stopped people from reported over 3 dozens filed reports of Mary and it probably never will. Whether or not she’s real, I’ll leave that up to you.

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