There is a new version of an old legend going around where a person is lured
into situation where he wakes up in a tub of ice with his kidneys stolen. For
some reason, various people are particularly insistent that their version is
There are versions where it happens in Texas,
and Tijuana. The only
one that is even remotely realistic
is the Version set in Washington
This story is a hoax.
Various observable facts make this clear:
Like the best Urban Legends, the story is weeks old, but every version you hear
mentions "yesterday" or "last weekend"
Like the best Urban Legends, there are never
|specific names of specific victims like "Charles Hymes of San Jose
|specific dates like "Monday Jan 21st 1997"
|specific clubs like "The Applebees at 1500 El Camino Real in Santa
|specific hotels like "The Red Rose Inn of Sunnyvale CA"
|specific hospitals like "Santa Clara Emergency, Dr. Kent Siner
Like the best urban legends, The people are acquaintances, brothers in law,
Like the best urban legends, The other details mutate randomly, students into
sailors, businessmen whatever, as if these attacks are happening all the time,
but they are not reported in a single story in a established newspaper, TV show,
radio news, or magazine. If this had happened even two times, the news media
would be hysterical about it, because right now, there are no other domestic
stories worth broadcasting or printing.
deadly serious. Please do your best to stop these myths.