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New York’s Forgotten 9/11 Murder

On September 11, 2001, the city of New York saw 2,607 people murdered. 2,606 of those souls were lost when two planes that had been hijacked by monsters flew them into the Twin Towers. These lives, the lives of so many who were surely so loved by those in their lives, will never be forgotten, […]

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NSFW: When Did TV Get So Gross?

I have a confession to make. This won’t come as a surprise to my friends and family, but to you, the people reading this who have no idea who I am, it will be something you don’t know about me. I like old people shows. MONK is one of my favorite TV shows ever. PSYCH […]

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Folie à Deux: Shared Psychosis

Keith Whittaker made a quick stop at the gas station on his way to an appointment. He filled his Ford F-250 at the Caltex Service Station in Goulburn, Australia and was back on the road when it happened; something kicked the back of his seat. Until that moment, Keith was pretty sure he was alone […]

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The Final Journey of Sir John Franklin

It had been fifteen years since Sir John Franklin had lead an expedition into the Arctic. He was old now, having just turned 59, but there was unfinished business for him. Since his last journey north ended in 1827, there was still some 300 miles of coastline that no man had bothered to survey. It […]

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Close to Midnight: The History of the Doomsday Clock

On January 26 of this year, members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board moved the Doomsday Clock ahead 30 seconds, bringing it to 2 minutes and thirty seconds to midnight, citing the rise of nationalism, the possibility of a renewed arms race between the United States and Russia based on […]

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The Mad, Mad Trapper of Rat River!

Trapping in the early part of the 20th century wasn’t an easy job, and for the trappers of Rat River, a strange newcomer wasn’t making things any easier. The stranger arrived in 1931 with a lot of cash and few words. He quickly built himself a small cabin in the middle of prime trapping land, […]

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You’re In A Cult, Call Your Dad: Five Of The Weirdest Cults In Human History

We all want to be part of something. We want to be with those who think like us, who enjoy the things we enjoy, who make us feel less alone and less weird. Some of us find that on the school yard at a young age. Others need to wait until we get to our […]

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The Strange Return Of Master Sgt. John Hartley Robertson

In Washington D.C. there are two walls that, from far enough away, appear to be black slabs. As you come closer, you start to notice the etchings on the walls. Closer still and you will see that the etchings are names. In total there are fifty-eight thousand three hundred and eight names, each one belonging […]

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Gilles de Rais: The Serial Killer Compatriot of Joan of Arc

“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” -Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy History is an ever closing wound that is easily ripped open again. We tend to mythologize […]

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DINOSAURS ATTACK!: The Nastiest Cards a Kid Could Hope For

Over the years, I’ve come to better understand that my upbringing wasn’t like most other kids who grew up in the 80s and 90s. There are, of course, plenty of similarities that we can all connect with; the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and GHOSTBUSTERS stand out. So does the Image Comics revolution where we all […]

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Welcome to Lily Dale — Home of the Paranormal

In the winter of 1844, Dr. Moran traveled from his home in Vermont to Laona, a small village near Cassadaga Lake in New York. Dr. Moran, a mesmerist, had made a name for himself by touting the healing powers of hypnotism, and his teachings had caught the attention of William Johnson, who’s friend Jeremiah Carter […]

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The Murders And Myths Of Shades Of Death Road

If you ever find yourself in Warren County, New Jersey, you could likely be traveling down Hope Road. If, like me, you have a terrible sense of direction, you may find yourself stopping at a local gas station for $5 of unleaded and some directions. Now, the first weird bit if you aren’t from Jersey […]

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The Story Of Whipping Tom: Enemy To The Milk-Wenches Bums

There’s this thing in comics, and you’ll see it in some horror franchises too, where the secret identity of a character will change. The most famous example of this would be Robin the Boy Wonder, an identity used by at least six different characters, but my personal favorite is Flash, a title that has been […]

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The Assorcist: The True Story Of An Allegedly Gassy Demon

Madalin Ciculescu, a lawyer in Romania, had a problem and he didn’t know how to fix it. His house smelled. The living room had a constant smell of ass. The bedrooms reeked of poop. He would open the refrigerator and get slammed with a wave of rank odors, but everything in the fridge was still […]

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SPLIT Origins: The True Story of Louis Vivet

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film, SPLIT, about three girls taken captive by a man suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder, is in theaters now, and having just walked out of it, I can safely say I think it is worth your time, but I’m not here to review the movie, and I’m not looking to spoil […]