Whatever floats your boat...
Are there local legends you've heard that are not as widely recognized that you could share with us?
Being from the Northeast United States, there were a few I carried in my "baggage" until about age 16. The Jersey Devil of the Pine barrens
(not this one)
is a popular tease for local Halloween events
and addressing letters to friends who still live in Sleepy Hollow, still reminds me of one historically significant American legend.
The ghost stories seemed to be in abundance along with one infamous house which people still argue over.
There are also many legends surrounding the MASS closings of psychiatric institutions within the tri-state area. I'd prefer not to address but only to mention that the largest of those, Pilgrim State, is most commonly mentioned as being haunted.