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What's the weirdest/most terrifying urban legend someone has told you, believing it to be true?

Here's mine, about a guy whose colleague rang his wife to ask why he'd stopped showing up to work.
Ok. So a colleague at an old job told me this.

Obvious caveats: I heard this third or fourth hand, I'm recanting it from memory, it's clearly bollocks, and if it isn't I bagsy the short film rights.
She tells me about a "friend of a friend" who got a phonecall from one of her husband's colleagues one day, asking where her husband is.

The colleague asks what's going on, was he sick? They're worried.
The guy is the boss, so they can't fire him, but the wife plays along and says he's sick. Gone to the doctors. Don't worry.

She freaks out. He's been going out at normal time every day. He comes home, she asks him how was work. He says fine. Same old, same old.

What the fuck
Next day, off he goes to work. And the next. She rings his office, he isn't in. She's concerned. What the hell is going on? Is he having an affair? Secret family???
Eventually, she tracks his phone using some app. Every day, he's leaving the house and driving. For miles and miles and miles, not to work, but out into the middle of nowhere. Some fucking industrial estate or something.

What the fuck
Every day, he gets home and pretends he's been to work. Inventing stories about what he's been doing there, what colleagues have been annoying.

She drives out to the location. Gets out, looks around.

Animal noises. Lots of them.
Gets closer.

Closer.
Its.............. an abattoir.
Husband has been skipping work *for weeks* to go and hang out at...... an abattoir.
She confronts him and he denies it, and next day she tracks him and he's actually gone to work. And when she rings he's there.
She eventually talks to the colleague who rang her, asks her what she thinks is happening and the colleague... says she never rang her. Denies it all. Tells her not to call again.
Anyway, it's clearly bollocks, but it stuck with me. Your turn.
Sorry everybody, that's just how it ends. Dude was hanging out at an abattoir.
An *abattoir* though. For no reason.
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