October can be a spooky time of year, with ghost stories and urban legends told around a bonfire at night. Are you stuck for a story to tell? Never fear (okay, fear a little), The Charles County Public Library is here to help you create your own DIY spooky urban legend! Just click below to get started!

Build Your Own Urban Legend

Would you like to read more about spooky legends?

Maryland legends : folklore from the Old Line State by Trevor J. Blank

Discover a wide range of fascinating lore from the state of Maryland”– Provided by publisher.

The demon car of Seven Hills Road, the ominous Hell House above the Patapsco River, the mythical Snallygaster of western Maryland–these are the extraordinary tales and bizarre creatures that color Maryland’s folklore. The Blue Dog of Port Tobacco faithfully guards his master’s gold even in death, and in Cambridge, the headless ghost of Big Liz watches over the treasure of Greenbriar Swamp. The woods of Prince George’s County are home to stories of the menacing Goatman, while on stormy nights at the nearby University of Maryland, the strains of a ghostly piano float from Marie Mount Hall. From the storied heroics of the First Maryland Regiment in the Revolutionary War to the mystery of the Poe Toaster, folklorists Trevor J. Blank and David J. Puglia unravel the legends of Maryland.

Weird Maryland : Your Travel Guide to Maryland’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets, by  Matthew Lake

Call it the Free State or the Old Line State, but after reading this guide to the odd, bizarre, and unexplainable, Maryland will be officially titled the Weird State. Follow a transplanted Englishman (himself a curiosity) as he journeys through a giant cider barrel, maneuvers down Satan Wood Drive, visits the Presidential Pet Museum, says hello to the Pig Woman of Cecil County, and more. Tip: If you see the Bunnyman on your journey, move on-fast.

Haunted Maryland: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Old Line State, by Ed Okonowicz

Part of the Haunted series

Tales of unexplained phenomena in Maryland, including vengeful ghosts and sea monsters.

Haunted Southern Maryland, by David W. Thompson

Part of the Haunted America series

Southern Maryland is one of the most haunted spots in America. From pre-colonial settlements to modern times, the tales of every era of its history are often dark and sometimes bloody. Brave readers will meet the many otherworldly specters that loved the area too much to leave, like the spirit of the witch Moll Dyer or the nun reclaiming her ancestral home. Learn the haunted history of Sotterley Plantation and the stories of the ghosts that remained after the Civil War. Author David W. Thompson takes the reader on a spooky journey through Southern Maryland’s long history.