David Emery

  • Noted chronicler of folklore and urban legends since 1997


David Emery covered urban legends for ThoughtCo for 19 years. He has more than two decades of experience as an internet folklore expert and debunker of urban legends, hoaxes, and popular misconceptions, winning recognition in the online universe as a commentator on the outer limits of internet culture with Iron Skillet Magazine. He has been lauded by Brandon Toropov in "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Legends" and Jan Harold Brunvand in "Encyclopedia of Urban Legends, Updated and Expanded Edition." David also has worked as a newsroom librarian, sitcom staff writer, freelance journalist, and contributing editor to a satirical newspaper. 


David Emery holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Portland State University.


ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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