Friday, 31 July 2009

The Necrophiliac's Gift

As far as urban legends go, this has to be among the worst. The story has been circulating for a considerable number of years, and each time, it's slightly different and distorted. These stories have come from several countries around the world, but the protaganist is usually the same young woman, recently broken up from her sweetheart.

One such story appeared around 1998:

The Bad Date

Boy breaks up with girl, who in her despair picks up a man at a bar, comes home with him, and has casual, unprotected sex. After some days, she experiences bad itch in her crotch. The girl goes to a medical doctor, which upon examining her looks very serious and concerned, says nothing, but gives her an appointment with a specialist. Girl off to specialist. He/she examines the girl, turns very grave, makes some notes, and tells her that she will have the results of the test in a week.

The bewildered girl goes home. The next week, the police turns up on her doorstep to question her. When she ask why, they explain that the police is routinely contacted by doctors in every case of corpse-worm.

Gross fabrication? Or even more disgusting - is it genuine?

Well, it's not completely impossible. The feature of maggot infestations in the genitals is classed as a myiasis of the vagina. There have been some recorded cases of this, but they are incredibly rare.

We can safely say that this urban legend is a horror story warning people about the risks of unprotected sex. You may get the clap or HIV from these one-night-stands, but you're almost certainly not going to wake up with maggots.

So take it from us...

This is an Urban Legend Revealed!