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Finding Yakima’s Biggest Urban Legend — Brian’s Blog [SURVEY]

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I was reading an article about urban legends the other day, and was surprised about these stories from all around the country. It got me to thinking. What is Yakima’s greatest urban legend?

Urban legends abound in our country. The giant albino alligators in New York City sewers, Paul McCartney supposedly dying in the mid-1960s, the Bloody Mary Chant,  Sasquatch, the Chubacapra. Chances are you’ve heard of at least one of these stories.

What would you say is Yakima’s own greatest urban legend?

The one that comes to mind for me has been around for generations. It has to do with a certain Asian cuisine restaurant serving, well, cat meat. That’s right — dishes made from the meat of stray cats. I won’t name the restaurant because it’s still in business, and would not want to harm the current owners’ reputation over an old myth.

Another is that the downtown Yakima area is riddled with underground tunnels that Chinese immigrants used to take so they could travel without being seen on the streets for fear of being harmed by the local citizenry.

That’s the kind of thing I’m talking about. An urban legend that is peculiar to Yakima.

Can you think of any?

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