NOTE: This is the first in a three day series of scary urban legends in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Unlike our typical journalistic pieces of hard news and fact-based evidence, this is an intentionally tongue-in-cheek presentation based on lore, rumor and innuendo. Enjoy.
WASHINGTON — Reader beware: what you are about to read might give you nightmares.
Just in time for Halloween, we present the Virginia legend of The Bunny Man, the scariest thing with two ears and a sadistic cotton-tailed fiend who’s more Donnie Darko than Harvey.
The legend goes like this.
In 1904, a bus of convicts was traveling from an asylum in Clifton, Virginia to a nearby prison.
When the bus crashed, police managed to catch the escaped convicts — except one.