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New Footage Documents Creeping “Black Mist” in Allegedly Haunted Texas Hotel

Built in the 1840s, the Magnolia Hotel in Seguin, Texas has a reputation for being haunted, and has since been considered a hotbed of paranormal activity — more than one investigator claims to have captured evidence of unexplained and extremely unsettling phenomena since the current owners reopened it for ghost tours in 2013. But this […]

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Will Monday’s Solar Eclipse Trigger an Invasion of Lizard People?

This may seem like a parody piece, but you’ve got to admit we live in extremely weird times… and it’s getting easier to imagine just about anything could happen as we teeter on the brink of global doom. Maybe. That said, this theory is pretty bonkers… so it’s a bit surprising to learn how much […]

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Man Tweets a Dead Child is Trying to Kill Him; Internet Freaks the Hell Out

It all began yesterday with a mysterious tweet from New York-based author, blogger, artist and illustrator Adam Ellis — who goes by the memorable Twitter handle @moby_dickhead. That’s not the kind of username you’d expect to source the kind of pure nightmare fuel this man just spilled onto the social media landscape… but it happened […]

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The Strange, Unsolved Death of Gunther Stoll

Gunther Stoll was an unemployed German food engineer who suffered bouts of paranoia. He would sometimes tell his wife that “they” were out to get him. Who “they” were was never explained, nor was the existence of a shadowy gang following him ever substantiated. Stoll was simply convinced that “they” had malicious intent. On October […]

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6 Real-Life Creatures That Will Make You Squirm

Now that summer is in full swing, and the sun is shining on the western hemisphere, it’s time to rise from our coffins, slather on some sunscreen, and become one with nature… or so I’m told. I’ll be hiding in a movie theater somewhere in the darkness with air conditioning. For many, summer is the season […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Mysterious Phone Call Contains a Terrifying Hidden Message

The recording has come to be known as “Hypno’s Lullaby” — but its origins remain a total mystery since it was first discovered 30 years ago this month, at the site of a grisly crime which also remains unsolved to this day. According to police reports, the following message was left on the answering machine […]

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Was The West Mesa Bone Collector Killed by One of His Victims?

In February 2009, a woman walking her dog in West Mesa, an elevated land mass in Albuquerque, New Mexico, made a grisly discovery embedded in the dirt: a human bone. Upon police arrival, the bone would reveal a mass grave containing 11 women. The women were believed to be murdered by a serial killer, and […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Gruesome Unsolved Crimes of “The Chess Killer”

The following case was compiled and uploaded in 2013 by user Rookurou, who cites a series of graphic and disturbing police reports from the city of Chichibu in the Japanese prefecture of Saitama in 1986. Over three decades later, the case remains unsolved, and the once-classified files were recently leaked online by an unnamed source. […]

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Thousands of Slime-Oozing Eels Caused This Bizarre Highway Horror

Did you think we were slacking off on skin-crawling true horror stories from the animal kingdom? I’m delighted to say that’s totally not the case — in fact, this one is about as creepy as they come. Just read on, and enjoy the pretty pictures. We’re not visiting Australia or Florida today for our usual […]

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America’s Jack the Ripper: The Servant Girl Annihilator

Three years before London’s most famous serial killer terrorized the prostitutes, a serial killer had the women of Austin, Texas in a constant state of dread. Given the moniker Servant Girl Annihilator by American author O. Henry, this killer was said to be responsible for eight axe murders during the years 1884 and 1885. All […]

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The Strange Mystery of the Starchild Skull Found in Mexico

Somewhere around 1930, a young girl exploring an abandoned mine in southwest Chihuahua, Mexico unearthed a startling and frightening discovery. It was a skull, buried deep within the tunnels. From the size and shape, she ascertained that it was a child-sized human skull. Next to the child’s skull was a full-sized human skeleton lying face up […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Recalling a Horrifying Childhood Encounter With THE COUCH

Childhood fears lurk at the heart of so many viral horror tales — from dark, fuzzy memories of lost TV episodes, to murderous predators lurking in the deepest shadows of the bedroom — and those nightmares sometimes return to haunt us as we grow older. Such is the case for one anonymous user known only […]

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Attend a Live SHOCK WAVES Taping at Midsummer Scream Con

This July 29th and 30th, the Midsummer Scream Convention is returning to the town of Long Beach, CA. This Halloween-themed festival celebrates everything from haunts to spooky theme parks to horror films. Midsummer Scream features plenty of vendors, amazing guests like Elvira/Cassandra Peterson and Sid Haig, and fourteen different haunted attraction walk-thru experiences. And the SHOCK WAVES and Blumhouse.com crew […]