The 13th Floor

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Man Goes Berserk on Airliner, Bites Passenger… and Drops Dead

The zombie apocalypse has begun – on an Aer Lingus flight. Over the weekend, a 24-year-old man was on a flight from Lisbon to Dublin when he became agitated, bit another man, and eventually died. Reports from The Irish Mirror state that the young man “ran amok,” bit at least one other passenger, and then […]

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The Movie THE BLOB is Based on a Supposedly True Event: Read the Real Story Behind this Classic Film

THE BLOB is a classic of the horror genre. A number of remakes and sequels followed Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.’s original 1958 production, but they all follow the same basic plot: a blob of gelatinous goo consumes everything in its path, getting bigger and bigger as it eats. Sounds like a drug hallucination brought to life, […]

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Interview…Kind of: My Strange Exploration of ALONE, An Existential Immersive Horror Experience

Last year, I was lucky enough to participate in the ALONE experience. For those that don’t know about this unorthodox event, ALONE is more of an ‘existential’ horror happening, choosing to take guests on a journey where they face their fears and lose themselves in the process. Last year’s trip to ALONE saw me doing […]

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Are You Brave Enough to Spend a Night at Hotel Crypt?

Some people choose to vacation at the beach. Some like to go camping. Some find comfort and tranquility in darker places. Like crypts. If you are one of those people, check in to the Hotel Crypt. The Hotel Crypt is the only hotel in America in which you can stay in an actual crypt.  All […]

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Save my Ink: This Company Preserves Your Tattoo After You Die!

People spend thousands of dollars and hours on their tattoos, something that is finite. Once you die, that’s it: that art is burned or buried with your loved one. Tattoo artist Charles Hamm didn’t like that option, so he created a new option: “Save My Ink.” Photos courtesy of www.savemyink.tattoo/ Save My Ink is a service […]

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Six of the Scariest Paranormal Activity Videos from the Web

In the wake of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY’s wide release in 2009, hundreds of amateur ghost-hunters, haunting investigators, aspiring documentarians and attention-seeking pranksters came forward with their own homemade videos describing alleged ghost sightings, filmed evidence of demonic shenanigans, or blurred images of unidentified creatures and other unexplained phenomena… and quite a few of these clips have […]

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We Hit Up Knott’s Scary Farm For Halloween Season 2015!

We’re already half way through the Halloween season and things are in full swing! For those of you in the Los Angeles area, you no doubt have a check list of all of the haunts and attractions this fair city has to offer! Undoubtedly, one of those mandatory stops will be Knott’s Scary Farm in […]

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Dogtown Common — Where Abanbdoned Plush Toys Hide a Deadly Curse

Dogtown Common is a ghost town on a hilltop near Gloucester, Massachusetts with a long, sordid history that begins in 1693. Despite not being suited towards agriculture, its inland location afforded protection from pirates, and many of the well-off families made the area, then known simply as The Commons, their home. By about 1750, pirates […]

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The Six Creepiest Things Recently Spotted on Mars

We’ve been fascinated with the fourth planet ever since we first spotted it in the night sky thousands of years ago, and Earth’s reddish neighbor has always been a source of mystery, fascination… and a touch of horror. Over the past decade, robot rovers including Curiosity, Opportunity and Spirit have been delivering a wealth of amazing […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Bear Man and Other Forest Tales

Gather ‘round, my sleepless ones, and settle in for a fresh nightmare from the weird, wild web: yes, it’s time for another creepypasta, a bone-chilling campfire tale for the modern age. (In case you missed last week’s edition, be sure to check out the chilling phenomenon of the Black Eyed Children.) This one comes from […]

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The Sinister Story Behind the Los Feliz Murder House

Los Angeles is no stranger to horrific crimes: the Black Dahlia murder in 1947; the Manson Family murders on 1969; the Hillside Strangler murders of 1977; the Night Stalker murders of 1985. But the terror that those murders wrought generally subsided when the perpetrator was caught (or, in the case of the Black Dahlia, whose […]

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Man Watches INSIDIOUS in Virtual Reality… and Freaks the Hell Out

A man named Jason recently decided to watch a movie on a virtual-reality headset, which offers the user a completely immersive audio-visual experience that can be disorienting and sometimes intensely frightening. So naturally, he picked a film that is already frightening enough on its own. As shown in the following video, this gentleman was not […]

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The Haunting Phenomenon of “The Black Eyed Children”

It’s time for a look at one of the earliest — and still spookiest — viral stories to make the rounds: the unsolved mystery of the Black Eyed Children, also known as BEK (Black Eyed Kids). There have been enough diverse tales woven around the BEK phenomenon to put them in a creepypasta subcategory of […]