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Gigantic New Spider Species Discovered in Mexican Cave

It’s been a while since we dropped some of nature’s creepy-crawlies on you, hasn’t it? I know you miss that, but this story might help make up for it. This story begins in Mexico back in 2013, during an expedition into the Sierra Cacachilas range in the Baja Peninsula. While searching a grotto, Michael Wall […]

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5 Real-Life Deaths Worthy Of FINAL DESTINATION Scenes

Despite being an overall happy individual, I spend much of my time pondering death. Death lies in the highest level of life’s uncertainties and stings the heart the most when it happens to a loved one. We all have taken comfort in assuming that we will meet the standard life expectancy of being covered in […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The 25-Year-Old Mystery Behind “Mortuary of the Dead” [NSFW]

The ghastly, nightmarish legends surrounding a notorious (and redundantly-titled) video known as “Mortuary of the Dead” has elevated its seedy legacy from the underground domain of VHS bootlegs and “true gore” sites, and into the realm of internet legends… and that place, as you probably know by now, is where I live and breathe. Still, myths and […]

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The Strangest, Creepiest YouTube Channels of All Time

YouTube is a bottomless well of the collective unconscious: If you dig around, you’ll discover sad things, wonderful things, and deeply strange things. Even when it’s not trying to be, YouTube is often an unnerving place. The following collection of creepy YouTube channels mixes intentionally spooky content with channels that may have some other purpose, but succeed […]

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This Terrifying Doll Keeps Talking After Her Batteries Are Removed

It looks like Tiffany might have some competition if Chucky gets a look at this video, which was recently shot by a group of teens at a public square in the town of Cusco, southeastern Peru. The footage was uploaded to YouTube yesterday in two parts: the first shows the small battery-operated doll talking, moving […]

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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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This Dream Job Has Just One Small Catch: GHOSTS!

From the “Too Good to Be True” files comes a recent job posting on Childcare.co.uk, which has suddenly gone viral this week, popping up in articles by Cosmopolitan, Mashable and AOL News… for reasons which will soon become apparent. According to the listing, a married couple in Scotland — whose careers include a great deal […]

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Five Conspiracy Theories That Are Actually Fun to Think About

Conspiracy theories used to be fun; they use to be this wacked-out “secret” information, circulated by wild-eyed cranks through Xeroxed ‘zines. Now it’s all cynically crafted political disinformation, weaponized on Facebook. Remember these? “The moon landing was fake!” “We’ve been tuning our musical instruments the EVIL way all these years!!” “Paul is dead!” Those are awesome. […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Author Knows Why 3AM is Called “The Devil’s Hour”

Three A.M…. Doctors say the body’s at low tide then. The soul is out. The blood moves slow. You’re the nearest to dead you’ll ever be save dying. Sleep is a patch of death, but three in the morn, full wide-eyed staring, is living death… and wasn’t it true, had he read somewhere, more people […]

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Teenagers Rescued After Three Terrifying Days in the Paris Catacombs

In a real-life horror story reminiscent of the film AS ABOVE SO BELOW, two teenagers had a nightmarish brush with death when they became lost and disoriented in the cold, black tunnels beneath the streets of Paris this week… surrounded for miles by the bones of the dead. According to The Guardian, the teens — […]

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The Truth About UFO’s Is Out There — and Kurt Russell May Have The Answers

While promoting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2 on BBC, bad ass actor extraordinaire Kurt Russell was read a report about a UFO sighting. The report described an unidentified pilot who was flying over the Phoenix Airport with his son when he saw 6 bright lights coming toward him. The event was unresolved. But, Russell […]

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This Online App Will Turn Your Drawings Into Pure Uncut Nightmares

It all seemed like harmless fun… at first. It all began on May 30, when a simple online “Fotogenerator” application was posted by Dutch news site Nieuws en Co. The app uses the “Pix2Pix” algorithm — developed by Tom Kenter of the University of Amsterdam — which adopts “deep learning” image-recognition technology to turn doodles […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Mystery Hacker Trolls a Computer Class — Then the REAL Horror Begins

Technology’s pervasive hold on our day-to-day lives is one of the most common themes in creepypasta horror stories… but today’s featured tale gets right to the heart of the beast, so to speak. The following information comes from a cached blog formerly hosted on the private server of Clearwood Elementary School in Lawton, New Jersey. […]