Wednesday: Urban Legends; The Babysitter Story
April 24, 2013 4 Comments
Probably one of the most un-nerving Urban Legends has to be The Babysitter Story.
A young babysitter is alone with her charge. The phone rings but there’s no one on the other end. The phone rings a few more times, always the same thing; no one answers. In the end, it’s discovered the caller is in the house, and the babysitter’s life is either in danger, or over.
I can honestly say this story haunted me when I was a teen and babysitting. It didn’t help much when they made a movie based on this Urban Legend.
The frightening aspect of this story might be because the babysitter has no control over the situation, and there for is perfect victim. The legend has been around for over forty years, and as far as anyone knows, there is no truth to any of it, but that hasn’t stopped people from telling it.
Now a days, with calls easy to trace, a story like this might not be as scary as it once was.