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Dudley Road

Dudley Road is a scary urban legend about a road in Billerca, Massachussetts that is said to be haunted by the ghosts of dead nuns.

Dudley Road

According to one legend, there was a convent on Dudley Road many years ago. When teenage girls in the area became pregnant, their embarrassed parents would send them away to the convent. After they gave birth, their babies were taken away from them and put up for adoption. The girls were then forced to become nuns. They say that three of these girls couldn’t stand it anymore. One night, they escaped from the convent and hung themselves from a nearby tree. Their bodies were buried in the graveyard across the road and three black crosses were erected over their graves. Soon afterwards, the convent was closed down and it became a nunnery.

According to another legend, there was an insane asylum near the nunnery. One night, a crazed man escaped from the asylum and he broke into the nunnery. The man murdered several of the nuns, slitting their throats from ear to ear with a knife. Three nuns managed to escape, but the man chased them down and hung them from the tree.

There is a third legend that claims the nuns were hanged for practicing witchcraft. A house was later built on the spot where the nuns were hanged, but it had to be abandoned months later because it sank into the earth. They say the house is still there today. So far, it has sunk into the ground up to the 2nd floor windows and every year, it sinks a little more.

Whatever actually happened on Dudley Road, the ghosts of the dead nuns are believed to haunt the area. Local people say they hear wild screaming coming from the woods, while others say they see ghostly nuns drifting across the road with chains around their feet. Most people who visit Dudley Road report feeling the strange sensation that they are being watched. Some even claim they have been followed home by these spirits.

13 Comments

  • Sorry to say but they deserved it !! And this was a good punishment for them… For getting pregnant before marriage

  • Wanna visit that road soon… Im a big scaredy-cat and if i see the nuns i will start saying prayers aloud

  • @screamoutloud It was a story with several parts added after a few days. They say it’s still continued but sfk didn’t post it. :P
    @Scarestorm The Automaton LOL I thought the same! I was thinking: “What. Since when did Dudley had his own road?!”

  • LOL when I read ” Dudley road ” I thought they were talking about Harry Potter. ( Dudley was Harry’s cousin ) 😂

  • I really want to visit that road. I wanna see the dead nuns and wanna ask them: why did they allow to send their children for adoption?
    And @ screamoutalound i have stated the reason behind black fog in my comment in the story “New parents”.

  • Why does people keep saying “I want Black Fog back!” what the hell is Black Fog?

    Is it story?

  • GOOD ONE………..LOL! BY THE WAY …..PARENTS CAN BE QUITE MEAN SOME TIMES

  • Why the heck would kids want to have kids? I want kids, but not until I’m 26! Why would they ruin their bodies like that and their parents are mean.

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