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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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Is the Devil’s Toy Box a Real-Life HELLRAISER Box?

Thirty years ago, Clive Barker brought his sadomasochistic vision of Hell to life in the 1987 release, HELLRAISER. This tale of demons who offer pleasure or pain (and are summoned a puzzle box) was truly a unique vision in the world of horror. As it’s my absolute favorite horror film, I’ve watched every installment, as well […]

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5 Japanese Urban Legends that Should Be Made Into Horror Films

Japanese horror films are some of the scariest films ever made. Mostly rooted in legends and ancient tales, they present centuries old tested stories that have scared for generations. Still there are few stories from Japan that could be easily made into some very frightening films. Here are just five Japanese urban legends, both old and […]

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5 Incredibly Strange Urban Legends About Casinos

If you’ve ever been to a casino, you know just how surreal the experience can be. With bright multi-colored lights bursting from every corner and the cacophony of the machines assaulting your ears with a wide array of joyous discord, it’s almost as though the room was designed to not just assault your senses, but […]

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Can You Solve the Deadly 300-Year-Old Cryptogram of Pirate Olivier Lavasseur?

It it said to be one of the biggest buried treasures in the world. Valued at over one billion dollars, it’s no mystery why so many people have risked their lives to try and find it. Born in the late 17th century, the pirate Olivier Lavasseur, also known as La Buse (The Buzzard) or La Bouche […]

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Biting Heads Off Bats: 5 Insane Urban Legends About Ozzy Osbourne

Before he was a reality star and long before he became the husband of television celebrity Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne was the Prince of Darkness and Undisputed Dark Lord of rock and roll. As a star with six decades in the music business, first with Black Sabbath and then on his own, it goes without […]

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The Horrifying Tale of Nebraska’s Seven Sisters Road

Back in high school, I was returning from a party in the middle of the night. There had been hot summer thunderstorm earlier in the day, leaving a thick evening fog all over town. My car was your typical piece of shit high school student car with a busted headlight and only an AM/FM radio […]

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When it Rained Unexplained Blobs of White Blood Cells in Washington

Frog, toads, fish, snakes, and even stones have all reportedly fallen down from the sky like rain at some point in time. One Florida resident even reported actual golf balls falling from the sky. In most cases, these acts of nature are easily explainable. After all, the rain golf balls can be explained by a water […]

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When Max Headroom Mysteriously Hijacked Television

Max Headroom was originally a British character from a science fiction made-for-TV movie. This Ray Ban wearing digital revolutionary, introduced in 1984, was described as the world’s first computer generated TV host. Of course, he was mostly a synthesized version of actor Matt Frewer wearing prosthetic make-up.  From his TV movie beginnings, Max received his own […]

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The True Story of the Catacombs Beneath Washington, DC

Rome, Paris, Palermo, and Vienna are all European cities built over ancient catacombs that have survived for centuries. Well, now you can add Washington D.C. to that honored list, except for the “ancient” part. Constructed in the mid-19th century, the catacombs beneath the capital may need another century or two before they reach that milestone. Just like […]

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The 5 Strangest, Most Mysterious Books Ever Written

Not all books are written to be entirely comprehended. Some books are written for indecipherable reasons known only to their authors. These books defy all reason and logic and are enigmas meant to never be interpreted. Here are five books that will leave you wondering for the rest of your life just what their authors […]

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The Strange Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Appearing in Cities Across America

You may have seen them. You may have just walked right over them or stopped to read their message before moving on. Sometime during the 1980s, strange tiles began appearing in cities all over America as well as in four cities in South America. They’re embedded into the asphalt and contain strange almost nonsensical messages. […]

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The Real Story That Inspired THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE

In 2005, Scott Derrickson’s horror/ courtroom drama THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE was released, the story of nineteen-year-old Emily Rose who died from wounds she received during an exorcism. Father Richard Moore, the priest who performed the exorcism, was arrested and put on trial. Based on the true story, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE was actually inspired […]

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Aliens Speaking Through Radio Waves: The History of the Wow! Signal

In one of my previous articles, I discussed underwater sounds which may possible have come from enormous underwater creatures yet to be discovered aka The Bloop.  This time we put our ear to space for what might just be a communication from other worldly creatures in a galaxy far, far away. “The Wow! Signal” was […]