Urban Legends Decoded: The Hook
This is the pilot episode of America's Urban Legends Decoded, a new web series for Discovery.com. We are hoping to decode many more urban legends, so spread the word about the show. Thanks! The story of young love being interrupted by a man with a hook is one of the oldest urban legends in America. Folklorist Stephen D. Winick of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress uncovers the legend's origins.