The following story was related in two thorougly different contexts*, and I’m wondering if it is either counted among the lesser known urban legends or has some basis in fact—
Young woman likes to play hide-and-seek in her large house with her friends, family, companions. She does so, in fact, on the very eve of her wedding, dressed in her wedding gown. She opens a long-unused trunk in a room in the house and slips in. The trunk latches closed and she cannot get out and is unsuccessful attracting attention. Those who look for her do not find her. Those involved explain that they were playing hide-and-seek and she was hiding. She never shows up for the wedding (of course), people wonder if she got hurt somehow looking for a hiding place, but no clues turn up, a mystery unsolved. Fifty years later, someone for some reason opens the trunk and finds her skeleton, still dressed in bridal gown, mystery solved.
- mentioned in passing in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Rope; and described in identical terms as a true story in a narrative on a Vincent Price CD of spooky tales and ghost stories.
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