Top 5 Scary Alaskan Urban Legends

Top 5 Scary Alaskan Urban Legends

Alaska is known as the Last Frontier for a
reason. It is completely isolated, and has some of
the most inhospitable climates known to man. Of course, when a place is so cut off from
the rest of the world, you can imagine there would be spooky stories emerging from the
north, and that’s the case with our list today. I actually used to live in Anchorage, Alaska,
and it is probably the best place I have ever lived, if I could return I would. I highly recommend. Anyway, on to the list. This is the Top 5 Scary Alaskan Urban Legends. Before we begin though, be sure to stick around
until the end of the video where I’ll be responding to some of your comments. And with that, let’s jump in. 5 Baranof Castle
Now, I should begin by saying that Alaska doesn’t have any actual castles, however,
it used to. It was the Baranof Castle, and was home to
many Russian governors in the 1800s. As of today, what remains is the hill the
castle stood upon, and the gorgeous hill that spirits now reside on. Now, the castle has a history spanning far
longer than Alaska has been a part of the US, which I guess isn’t that long to be
fair. Even before the castle was abandoned, tales
of a mysterious ghost of a lady in dark clothing had become a local legend. It was supposed that she was a Russian aristocrat
who had commmitted suicide on her wedding night, after marrying a man she did not love. Now she walks Castle Hill and sometimes the
Russian Bishop’s house nearby. She is also said to be draped in diamonds
and a long black veil. She is said to be out most often at the midnight
hour — aren’t they all — and you may catch a glimpse of her bemoaning her fate. The area is now known as Castle Hill in Sitka,
and the site remains a popular tourist attraction, however, that is mostly due to the supernatural
elements surrounding the mound. Would you dare step foot on Castle Hill? 4 Christmas Town
There’s quite literally a city in Alaska called North Pole, where it is Christmas all
year round, which is a dream come true. I want to live there. However, this quaint Christmas Town has a
notorious reputation. In 2006, the snow little suburb of Fairbanks
was hit with a horrific incident when a group of six middle school students were arrested
for plotting a Columbine-style mass murder at their school. The seventh grader planned to knock out North
Pole Middle School’s power and telephone systems, then move systematically through
the school shooting and murdering the teachers, as well as students who picked on them. Absolutely horrible. Now, their plan would have moved forward,
if it weren’t for an anonymous student who overheard their plans and reported them to
the authorities — thank god. It turned out that at least six students had
knowledge of the plot too, but had failed to inform anyone about the potentially killing
spree. It seems now that Christmas Town has an awful
legend surrounding it, with many movies based on the town, depicting it was something rotten
and dangerous. 3 The Alaska Triangle
The Alaska Triangle, oftentimes called Alaska’s Bermuda Triangle, is a place in the untouched
wilderness of the Frontier State, where a large number of people have gone missing. The triangle connects Anchorage, Juneau, and
Barrow, with the latter being a small town on the state’s north coast, and has some
of North America’s most unforgiving wilderness. Now, the triangle began attracting attention
back in October 1972, when a small private plane carrying US House Majority Leader, Hale
Boggs, Alaska Congressman Nick Begich, an aide, Russell Brown, and bush pilot Don Jonz,
vanished into thin air while flying from Anchorage to Juneau. Following the incident, more planes began
to go down, as well as hikers going missing, even Alaskan residents and tourists seemed
to just vanish into thin air without any explanation. Since 1988, more than 16,000 people have disappeared
in the Alaska Triangle, with a missing person rate at more than twice the national average,
which is absolutely terrifying. Now, the disappearances are often blamed on
everything from severe weather, to aliens, to swirling energy vortexes, to even an evil
shape-shifting demon of Tlingit Indian lore called Kushtaka. Absolutely insane, but I respect these theories. 2 Sabrewulf
Legend has it that Inuit’s described a wolf-like evil spirit of the Nahanni Valley that kills
people by biting their heads off. In some reports, the animal had long, saber
tooth fangs and weighed upwards of 600 pounds, all of which they would use to hunt and kill
their prey. The so-called monster has been spotted in
Alaska at least once by an American mechanic who described it as a “wolf on steroids”,
as well as the crew of an American TV Show, “Alaska Monsters”, who claimed to have
an encounter with the beast. However, there may be a historical answer
for this beast. Way back when, there was an animal called
the Dire Wolf that lived in the Pleistocene era up to the most recent Ice Age. Thanks to research, Science tell us this wolf
average about 100-150 pounds, and was first thought to be a predecessor to dogs, as well
as the gray wolf. The Dire wolf had bone-crushing jaws, however,
archaeological evidence suggests it was a scavenger as well as a hunter. However, whether they still exist today, no
one has a definitive answer, so, perhaps it is a dire wolf folks have been spotting, or
maybe it is a Sabrewulf, what do you guys think though? 1 The Abandoned Copper Mine
Established in 1903, this abandoned copper mining camp is a National Historic Landmark
District, that became a bustling mining camp filled with miners and their families. Now, in 1925, a geologist predicted that the
area would soon be mined out, and he was correct, because by 1938, Kennecott was a ghost town,
and as of today is a popular tourist attraction. Now, more interesting still, in the Kennicott
mines it was not gold that folks were digging for, but instead copper. After copper was discovered in 1900 in the
area, a group of wealthy investors formed the Kennecott Copper Corporation to mine the
incredibly rich copper, before, of course, it was abandoned, along with the railroad,
which was eventually abandoned due to the cost of constantly changing its position across
a nearby glacier, and the mining camp in turn became a ghost town. A very haunted ghost town at that. According to reports, the spectral phenomena
in the area – which included tombstones appearing and then vanishing along hiking trails, sounds
of crying children, and poltergeist activity – was enough to drive away state government
workers who were trying to redevelop the area into government housing projects during the
1990s. Yikes. If you want to venture into the supernatural
realm, you can, with the abandoned mine offering tours for those brave souls. Well, there we have it! Do you guys agree with our list? Were there any Alaskan urban legends that
we missed? Leave us all your thoughts and feelings in
the comments down below and perhaps we can do a part 2. Before I go though, I just want to respond
to a few comments from one of our last videos, Top 5 Worst Horror Movie Sequels Of All Time
– Part 2. Joshua Rodriguez said: “Dream Warriors is
my personal fave and probably the 2nd best in the series.” — I mean, you’re not wrong. Personally, I think it’s third best, right
behind Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, and of course the original. Corey Prange said: “The way you pronounce
“Leprechaun” makes me happy.” — Really? Leprechaun, Leprechaun, Leprechaun, Leprechaun. You’re welcome. Pillmatik42 said: “Lucy is back, and she’s
killing it on these videos. Then she’s going to kill me! Oh my gaaaaaahd.” — I mean, it’s less fun when you know it’s
coming. Ask Jack. The Reel with Greenhill said: “Friends and
Family: You need to find yourself a girlfriend. Me: NO I need to find myself a Lucy.” — Sorry to break it to ya, there’s only
one of me. And on that note, if you haven’t already,
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87 thoughts on “Top 5 Scary Alaskan Urban Legends

  1. Once you're done here be sure to check out – Top 5 Real Hauntings From Around The World

  2. I have lived in anchorage for 3 years and Alaska was a beautiful place but the winters there are a bit hard. The triangle is real and when I was there I felt that was something following me

    All hail the dark queen.

  3. These Alaskans urban legends. That castle hill was very interesting. And very good ancient
    History specially in Alaska.

  4. 💜💜 Thank you, Queen of the Dark, Lucy! Love this compilation! I am from Alaska and enjoyed hearing about these stories!

  5. I love that one of the images of the Sabrewulf is a depiction of Fenrir. But seriously, not one image of Sabrewulf from Killer Instinct? Come on guys.

  6. I had once thought about living in Alaska. These stories have peaked my interest even more into spending some time there.

  7. Anyone who's read NOS4A2 will know exactly WHY a place named after Christmas is never someplace you want to end up in.

  8. Next: Top 5 Scary Sweaters! 😉

    Btw: am I the only one here who only watches the Lucy vids and skips the Jack vids? Maybe if he wore sweaters …

  9. I know about the dire wolf from a video game I play called dragons dogma dark arisen.
    But honestly I thought they made it up didn't know they could been real, that they could have exsited in real life crazy.

  10. I used to live in Anchorage. I lived there for 12 years and nine years old for five months. I do miss Anchorage but don't miss the craziness. You mispronounced the shape shifter's name by the way.

  11. I was born and raised in Anchorage. I heard plenty of native legends and stories, but I've never heard any of these urban legends. Learn something new every day I suppose. Nice to hear you once lived there.

  12. I’m growing tired of your cynicism. Please keep it to yourself or I’ll find another channel. I know big deal you’ll lose one follower. Still. I like this channel please don’t drive me off

  13. In high school, I volunteered at a retirement home where an elderly lady once told me stories about her childhood in Alaska. She grew up in the deep wilderness north/west of Fairbanks, and in a deadpan, matter-of-fact tone, she told me that hunters and trappers would go missing through “portals”. When I asked if she meant caves or pitfalls in the snow, she said “No. I mean portals to nowhere. It’d be like you stepped into a mirror and your foot would disappear. Inuit elders warned me, but most folks didn’t listen.”
    It still scares me remembering the cold certainty in her eyes.

  14. You referenced the kushtaka in the "Alaska Triangle" entry. If you ever do an episode on Native American myths of the Pacific Northwest, this thing deserves to be #1. Just HEARING the word gives me chills. Utterly horrifying.

  15. Omg THANK YOu, I’ve been waiting forever for this video, being born and raised in Juneau this was a walk through memory lane, but you really hurt my brain when you said “kushtaka”, it’s more said like ‘koosh-te-ka’ but a great video as always 😊

  16. Hi Lucy, is it a possibility in a future It Came From The 80's video if you could cover the 1984 film Threads please? Apparently it is regarded as the most terrifying and disturbing yet obscure film ever made.

  17. J Edgar Hoover had a report on his desk on where the plane was he conveniently misplaced it because of one of the high ranking official on that was trying to get that POS cross dressing Hoover removed from office

  18. Lucy, I would be honored and would love to hear my home state, Michigan, done by you. Goddess of Night incarnate. I think you’re a beautiful muse to write with. ❤️❤️❤️

  19. I remember some movie where this rich guy crashes his plane up in Alaskan wilderness, and he and the guys that survived the crash have to try and survive until they can get rescued. I remember the one guy gets horribly killed by a bear, and the other guy tries to kill the rich guy for some reason and falls into a pungee pit and dies horribly. Guess stuff like that must actually happen up there.

  20. I lived in Ketchikan Alaska for about 5 years and I saw a lot of flyers and reports about missing people. Some of them you could pretty easily attribute to bears, weather, etc., but i heard and saw some things that you couldn't just write off. There are things there. Things you don't want to meet.

  21. Who would have thought a brutally harsh and isolated wilderness that’s bigger than all of the British islands would have a lot of missing people?

  22. "Snowy little suburb of Fairbanks?" Um, Fairbanks is much larger than North Pole, and many might consider North Pole a suburb of Fairbanks, not the other way around.

  23. I was born in Alaska!! 💖💖 I am Alaskan Native and Native American 😄 I was born in Anchorage lived there until I was in 6th grade been in WA ever since lol I don't think I will ever live in Alaska again tho its way too cold for me now and quite honestly I hate the snow. My biological parents live in Mountain Village though

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