15 Mostly-True Urban Legends

12. The Legend of Bunnyman

A popular urban legend told in the Fiarfax, Va., area is the story of Bunny Man. This psycho in a bunny costume supposedly roams the parks at night wielding an axe, which he sure-as-hell ain’t using to chop carrots with.

But is this story true, or is it just told to scare kids into getting home before nightfall? Don’t turn out the lights just yet. Bunnyman may really be out there.




It was October 1970, Air Force Academy Cadet Robert Bennett was with his fiancée when he parked his car on Guinea Road– for obvious reasons. But the fun stopped when a hatchet penetrated the right-door window.

Bennett told police it was thrown by someone in a bunny costume who shouted, “You’re on private property!” before hopping into the night.

About two weeks later, a security guard saw someone in a bunny costume chopping away at new roof support for an unoccupied house. The guard approached him and the bunny yelled, “All you people trespass around here! If you don’t get out of here, I’m going to bust you on the head!”

The guard went back to his car for his gun. But, the bunny was gone when he came back.

That was the last time anyone saw Bunnyman. Or perhaps the last person to live to tell about it.


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