9/8/10 Or so They Say
Infrequently Answered Question #50: Where do urban legends come from?
A: As the name implies, they come from the urbs. These are found just above the suburbs and below the overurbs. Though the point of origin isn't in the heart of the urbs, but in the urban fringe. Urban legends grow and spread best where the population and the people are densest.
These legends are just rumors that have gotten out of hand and taken on a life of their own. Scientists are at a loss as to how this happens exactly and there's a great deal of debate about when this life begins. Some say at the moment of conception, others when it reaches the third person.
Anyway, this is how it more-or-less works. (Artist's misconception)
Whatever the case, like rumors and juicy gossip, urban legend are very hard to kill as most are just too good to be untrue. And much too much fun not to repeat. Not even the real facts will stop an urban legend in its tracks. That they would is an urban legend. The only way to bring them to bay is to kill the messenger, but in most civilized (urbanized) places this is frowned upon.