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Snopes. com, officially the Urban Legends Reference Pages, is a website covering urban legends, Internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other stories of unknown or questionable origin. It is a well-known resource for validating and debunking such stories in American popular culture, receiving 300,000 visits a day. Snopes is run by Barbara and David Mikkelson, a California couple who met in the alt. folklore. urban newsgroup.