No, the Muffin Man was NOT a 16th Century Serial Killer

Urban legends about our childhoods are extremely pervasive. Whether it be that the actor portraying Barney the Dinosaur was fired after it was found that he was storing cocaine in the tail of the suit or that the kids of the cul-de-sac in “Ed, Edd, ‘n Eddy” are all dead and are stuck in purgatory, we seem to find great joy in uncovering these imagined ‘dark origins’ of the media we consumed…