Most small communities have a fun urban legend that they like to spread around. It’s a part of small-town culture! What happens when an urban legend who steals children suddenly becomes real?
The Urban Legend
Parents living in Staten Island would tell their kids the spooky tale of Cropsey, an escaped mental patient who lived in the nearby woods. In the 60s and 70s, kids really believed it because of how believable it was…
Be Careful, Kids
After Cropsey escaped from Willowbrook State School, eerily close to the Staten Island neighborhood. Cropsey would prowl around for children to drag them into the ruins of Seaview hospital… Parents told the kids that Cropsey would get them if they stayed out too late or misbehaved.