By : 
Les Knoll

Everyone knows about urban myths, those stories of unnatural creatures, incredible cures, conspiracy theories and easy ways to get rich. These are the folk tales that range from Microsoft cash giveaways to chain letters, cures for warts, and the recent 'news' that Mars will be closer to the Earth this year than at any other time within the next 25,000 years. A number of TV producers have made quite a killing bringing these yarns to the airwaves and this list is heralded by the infamous, Ripley's 'Believe it or Not'.