By Sam Stall
Ah, Suburbia! Land of carpools and cul-de-sacs! Home to good schools and green lawns! An idyllic place where nothing bad ever happens—right? Wrong. Life in the ‘burbs has a dark side—and Suburban Legends shows the worst of it. Here are 75 spooky tales of haunted housing developments, corpses buried in backyards, ghosts in department stores, and much more. This is no Time-Life Book. These stories are real. Consider this series of unfortunate events: • Death Takes a Holiday Inn: Guests of room 422 at the Grand Island Holiday Inn have reported eerie visitations from an ethereal ghost-child named Tonya. Reservations for the room are usually made several weeks in advance. • The Soccer Mom’s Secret: Meet Melinda Raisch of Columbus, Ohio. She’s the wife of a dentist. A mother of three. A PTA member. The leader of the church bake sale. And she has enough murderous secrets in her past to fill a minivan. Creepier than Bigfoot, more terrifying than the Loch Ness Monster, these Suburban Legends will make your blood run cold—because they’re all so close to home.