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GRAVE ROBBING FOR MORONS: Is This Creepy VHS Footage for Real?

“This Video is for Fun.” Thus reads the unofficial cover art for this notorious half-hour video, allegedly sourced from a VHS tape in the late 1980s or early 1990s, then dubbed and re-dubbed for circulation and sale among bootleg collectors, often (literally) under the table at horror conventions and through mail-order tape trading communities. It’s […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Is This the Actual Cursed Video Known as THE GRIFTER?

When I wrote my first article on the creepypasta phenomenon for this site, I covered some of the most notorious viral legends that, at the time, might have been dwarfed by the long, scary shadow of Slenderman — but are just as disturbing (if not more so) and widely-shared among creepypasta fans. Since then, these […]

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WHO HAUNTS THE BAKER HOTEL of Texas?

  All photo taken by NATASHA MICHAEL The Baker Hotel was unusual from the beginning. The lavish fourteen story resort opened just two weeks after the devastating stock market crash of 1929. While the rest of the country was submerged in the Great Depression, patrons of the Baker were drowning themselves in champagne and rubbing […]

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5 Frightening Legends from the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail, or “AT” as it’s more commonly known, is a hiking trail that spans roughly 2,200 miles and passes through fourteen states from Maine to Georgia. Since it’s completion in 1937, it has seen close to 2 million visitors per year. Most only spend a day hiking a portion of the AT, while […]

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The Bizarre, Unsolved Mystery of the Somerton Corpse

Somerton is a seaside suburb located in South Australia. It’s an unassuming community located off the St. Vincent Gulf. It’s also the site of what police call “one of Australia’s most profound mysteries”. On December 1, 1948, police were alerted to a dead body on the beach. When they arrived, they found an unidentified male […]

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An American Stonehenge: The Mysterious, Unexplained Georgia Guidestones

When we study an ancient culture, it’s almost always through the artifacts they leave behind. The Egyptians, the Babylonians, the Romans, and the Ancient Greeks all left behind stone carvings, statues, and buildings that withstood the test of time. These artifacts give us a glimpse into their way of life. But we come from a relatively disposable culture, […]

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The True Frightening & Mysterious Disappearance of the Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers

Just off the western coast of Scotland lies a small group of uninhabited islands called the Flannon Isles. The isles climb out of the water as giant rocky cliffs plateau into plains of green grass.  Treeless and baron, the views from atop the island’s rolling hills can stretch on for miles, and the only sound […]

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The 5 Most Dangerous Cult Leaders from Around the World

With television and news websites streaming daily acts of violence from across the globe, it’s easy for international audiences to get desensitized to the violence they see. But cult leaders have always held a fascination for the public because they take that violence to the next level. Often, the most charismatic and sadistic cult leaders […]

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7 Absolutely Horrifying REAL Beauty Treatments

By now, we are all aware that up until about 200 years ago, beauty treatments contained a wide variety of deadly chemicals: lead-infused foundation, arsenic for hair removal, bromine lipstick, and mercury for radiant skin. Today, we know that all of these chemicals are poisonous, but that hasn’t stopped entrepreneurs from marketing the weirdest, scariest, […]

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE- The Real Story Behind the Blood Moon

This season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY has put a lot of focus on a real event known as the Blood Moon, when, according to the show, ghosts are able to walk the earth and take on human form again. So what is the Blood Moon and what kind of crazy shit goes down during an […]

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The True Story that Inspired the Horror Movie RAVENOUS: Cannibal Alfred Packer

If you’ve ever driven cross-country, you know how hard it is to find a place to eat on the road. As signs of civilization become even more scant as, you find yourself praying to the elder gods to make a Carl’s Jr. or even a Denny’s appear over the next horizon. But fate and franchising doesn’t always […]

Five Weird But Real Religions You Can Join Right Now

I once heard it posited by an expert in comparative religion that there are just as many religions on this planet as there are individuals. This is, of course, an exaggeration, but it does illustrate the wide swath of paths to the Divine that humanity has taken over the centuries. Even if you look at […]

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The Shocking True Story of the Men Who Escaped a WWI Prison Camp Using a Ouija Board

There’s no one worse than a fake medium. Profiting from grieving families desperate to talk to dead relatives is about as low as a person can sink. But Harry Jones and Cedric Hill are the exceptions that prove the rule. In one of the strangest, most elaborate prison escapes in history; these World War I […]