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Email and Social Media Chain Letters




  • Mother Teresa Novena Chain Email
    Email purporting to contain a novena from Mother Teresa that started in 1952, claims that bad luck will befall those who do not pass on the message and an accompanying image.
    Published: October 1, 2013

  • 'Little Dead Girl Clarissa' Warning - Nasty and Violent Internet Chain Letter
    Widely circulated Internet chain message warns recipients that, if they do not read and pass on the message, the ghost of a little girl named "Clarissa" will visit their rooms at night and kill them.
    Published: October 5, 2012

  • Irish Friendship Wish Chain Letter
    Email claims that those who forward an "Irish Friendship Wish" message will have three years of good luck while those who delete it will have bad luck for one year.
    Updated: 12th June 2012

  • Miracle in Egypt - Buried Children Saved By Jesus
    Email forward tells the story of two Egyptian children who were buried alive by their murderous father but miraculously survived underground for fifteen days with the help of a "man wearing shiny white clothes, with bleeding wounds in his hands".
    Updated: 20th April 2012

  • Ghost Under Bed Chain Letter
    Email chain letter that includes an image of a ghostly figure under a hospital bed warns recipients that the ghost will collect their soul if they do not send the message to five people.
    Updated: January 2012

  • Hoax Chain Letter - The Vengeful Ghost of Carmen Winstead
    Circulating message tells the story of teenager Carmen Winstead who supposedly died after being pushed into a sewer by school bullies. The message claims that Carmen's ghost returned to exact revenge on the bullies and continues to come back and kill those who do not resend her story.
    Published: 11th December 2011

  • Summer Chain Email - Blond Hair And Blood Shot Eyes
    Threatening chain letter claims that a dead teenager will kill the recipient if he or she does not forward or repost the message.
    Updated: 23rd November 2011

  • Moon Split Miracle Chain Letter
    Chain message claims to present photographic evidence that the moon was once split in two thereby supposedly giving scientific support to Islamic stories of a miracle once performed by the Prophet Muhammad in which he split the moon into two parts.
    Published: 7th September 2010

  • Cindy Hogman (or Hogan) Prayer Request Email
    Email claiming to be from Gary Hogman, (aka Gary Hogan) a soldier serving in Iraq, asks recipients to pray for Gary's wife Cindy who has been diagnosed with cervical cancer.
    Updated: 13th August 2010

  • Sundarbans Ghost Chain Letter
    Email that includes an image of a ghostly girl in the Sundarbans claims that bad luck will befall those who do not forward the message.
    Updated: 27th March 2010

  • Person On The Bridge Hoax Email
    Email that includes a photograph of a wooden foot bridge on a forest walking track claims that a person will appear on the bridge if the email is forwarded to at least five other people
    Updated: 11th March 2010

  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma Prayer Request Email
    Email forward, claiming to be a "Special Prayer Request from Peggy Lesley at Brookwood Church" asks you to pray for an 11 year old boy who has Hodgkin's Lymphoma before adding your name to the message and sending it to as many people as possible
    Published: February 2009

  • Bloody Mary Curse Chain Email
    Chain email claims to be cursed once opened and warns that "Bloody Mary" will kill the recipient if the email is not quickly sent to others.
    Published: December 2008

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Chain Email
    Email warns that bad luck will befall those who do not send an attached "miraculous and sacred" image to at least 20 people within 13 days.
    Published: March 2008

  • Most Beautiful Mummy Good Luck Chain Letter
    Email chain letter with an attached photograph of a child mummy claims that those who send the message to twenty friends will receive good luck.
    Published: August 2007

  • Iraq and The Wrath of the Eagle Koran Verse Hoax
    Email chain letter claims that a verse in the Koran predicts the US invasion of Iraq.
    Published: September 2006

  • Birthday List Chain Email - Somebody Born Every Day
    Email asks recipients to add their name and country to a birthday list before sending the message to all of their friends.
    Published: November 2005

  • Good Luck Chain Letter - The Phone Will Ring
    Silly chain letter message promises good luck to those who send the message to others within five minutes and bad luck to those who don't.
    Published: May 2005

  • First Name Chain Letter
    Email asks recipients to add their name and country to a birthday list before sending the message to all of their friends
    Published: November 2003

  • Luck In Love Email Chain Letter
    Email claims that bad luck or even death will befall those who do not forward the email to ten other people within three hours of reading it
    Published: August 2003


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