Ronald McDonald is a funny urban myth from Mexico about a haunted bench at McDonalds.
The legend about the haunted Ronald McDonald bench is believed to have originated around 2004 or 2005 in the city of Cuernavaca in Morelos, Mexico.
As the story goes, two young men were out drinking one night. They had just left the nightclub and were very hungry and went looking for a late night snack. After discussing where they wanted to eat, they settled on McDonalds.
Once they had gotten their food, they both took a seat outside on a Ronald McDonald bench. While they ate their Big Mac meals, they talked about the night. One of the friends stood up to throw his trash away, while the other lay his head down on Ronald McDonald’s lap and said, “I’m tired!”
Just then, Ronald McDonald’s head turned and looked down at him
“I’m tired too,” it said.
They say that one of the young men died from the shock and the other is still in a coma.
Apparently, the security cameras outside recorded everything. It is rumored that McDonalds paid a huge amount of money to the local authorities for the security tapes in order to cover up the incident.
Whether this urban legend really happened or not, word of the incident has spread throughout the country and more and more McDonalds restaurants have had to remove their Ronald McDonald benches.
Ronald McDonald has been the subject of some other strange tales.
In 2001, in Billings Montana, pictures emerged that appeared to show Ronald McDonald being arrested by police. In fact, what happened was that the Ronald McDonald statue was stolen and police found it hanging by the neck from a tree. Not only had the mysterious vandals lynched poor Ronald McDonald, they had also scribbled “Burger King Rules!” across his chest.