When I was a kid I used to go to Ukraine every summer and they had the same legend about needles. (once I went to a local cinema and something stung me and I freaked out, but it was just a bee). Guess it's common.
These needles are literally everywhere. We've had them strewn like a damn carpet near our kindergarten, in our yards, elevators, stairways. Also rat poison. Man, was that annoying, why would you throw this shit around the places where the children play
We've always had a legend about an abandoned hospital, something about satanic cults, members of which used to sacrifice stray dogs and were killed by a flood (or by cops, nobody's sure). It was also told that an extraordinary amount of people died building this hospital. (it also looks like an umbrella corp symbol from above). A couple of my classmates went there once, dogs and hobos chased them away