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Researchers Discover an Ancient Arachnid with a Long, Rat-Like Tail

Scientists have proven that modern-day spiders, scorpions and other arachnids descend from a distant ancestor, but a new discovery — well-preserved inside a block of amber unearthed in Myanmar — sheds new light on a truly nightmarish (but fascinating) eight-legged beast dating back to the time of the dinosaurs. According to a report published in […]

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Scientists May Have Discovered the Virus That Makes Us Human

During one of the most intense flu seasons in recent years, it might seem hard to accept the possibility that a virus of any kind might have a beneficial impact… but according to a newly-published pair of scientific papers, it’s possible a prehistoric virus may have played a critical part in the evolution of the […]

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Texas Commuters Swarmed in Terrifying Real-Life Version of THE BIRDS [VIDEO]

Drivers in Mesquite, Texas recently found themselves trapped inside a real-world reenactment of Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic THE BIRDS, when several thousand feathered fliers nearly blacked out the skies above them. The following video clip was recorded via phone by one of these commuters, whose car was stopped at a traffic intersection. Multiple times the […]

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People Are Freaking Out Over This Controversial Ad for ALTERED CARBON

This wouldn’t be the first time an ad campaign used a bus stop billboard in nightmarish ways, but Netflix is definitely pushing the envelope in promoting their new sci-fi series ALTERED CARBON. So far, this tactic has only shown up in one location — a bus stop kiosk in West Hollywood, at the busy intersection […]

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New Web Series # 3 MINUTE HORROR Delivers Micro-Dose Scares

It’s a crazy, scary world we live in… and if you’re anything like me, you probably find fictional frights strangely comforting. But between the chaos of day-to-day life and the never-ending gush of media hitting you 24/7, it’s hard to set aside more than a few minutes for a good scare… or even just a […]

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Viral “Shower Rat” Video Might Not Be as Adorable as it Looks

It’s been viewed over a million times since it was first uploaded, so chances are pretty good you’ve seen it by now (or at least got a glimpse of it in your news feed): a short clip of a rat-like rodent, standing upright while apparently lathering itself up with suds in the shower. Sooo cute, […]

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You’ll Never Trust Your Phone After Watching the Chilling Short HARVEST

It’s nothing new to read an article or watch a news piece warning about society’s obsession with their smartphones, social media and other technology that seems permanently linked to our own lives and behavior patterns. But Kevin Byrnes’ new short film HARVEST kicks that creeping concern into a paranoid nightmare straight out of a BLACK […]

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Watch Nicole Kidman Eat a Four-Course Meal of Bugs [VIDEO]

Yes, we all know some celebrities are a bit eccentric, and sometimes do weird things to themselves (or others), promote crazy products or remedies, or engage in rather odd dietary habits… but excluding those food & travel hosts who willingly eat gross stuff, this may be a first. Following a recent shoot for Vanity Fair, A-lister […]

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Capcom Offers Huge Cash Reward for Proof of “Real-Life Monsters”

Iconic gaming company Capcom has devised a pretty epic promotion for the recent launch of their new release MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD — they’ve teamed up with the UK’s Center of Fortean Zoology to offer a reward of £50,000 (around $70,000) for conclusive evidence proving the existence of one of 10 specific cryptids. The list includes […]

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The Bizarre Viral Mystery of Daisy Brown and Her Pet Monster

In past features, we’ve delved into the output of some pretty disturbing, baffling and unexplained online media “celebrities” — including the still-active “Chip-Chan” or the even more demented ANIMALHEAD, to name just a few. It’s impossible to keep up with all of them, since dozens more seem to pop up every day. But when one user/creator […]

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The World’s Creepiest “Social Robot” Is Now a Glam-Droid

If you missed our prior coverage of the world-famous “gynoid” named Sophia, we can catch you up pretty easily: Designed and built by Hanson Robotics and unveiled at South By Southwest in March 2016, Sophia is an extremely sophisticated robot whose highly-advanced A.I. programming enables her to learn and develop precise communication skills and replicate […]

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Was This Haunted House Visitor Possessed by a Witch’s Ghost on Camera?

This story has everything you need for a seriously creepy movie: a centuries-old haunted house, which once served as a prison for accused witches; nocturnal goats and ghostly vermin on the prowl; alleged poltergeist and/or demonic activity caught on camera; and a paranormal investigator recalling the scariest night of his life. Brad Mac of The Ghost […]

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Do Photos Reveal an Ominous “Black Monk” Haunting This Medieval Castle?

Legends have circulated for years about a shadowy figure believed to haunt the grounds of Eynsford Castle, in the English county of Kent… and a recent set of photographs taken at the castle suggest those rumors might actually be true. According to the Daily Mail, Jon Wickes was touring Eynsford with his son Harry, taking […]

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Houston Homeowner Discovers Woman’s Remains Trapped in a Wall

There have been countless horror stories from new-home buyers — some of which include shocking revelations about the property’s previous owners which the seller either failed to reveal, or simply didn’t know about. We’re assuming this is a case of the latter. According to KHOU News, police were called to the scene after the tenant […]

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Group Claims to Have “Overwhelming” Evidence of Bigfoot in California

An organization of Sasquatch enthusiasts is so convinced this supposedly mythical cryptid is a genuine species, they’re preparing to go to court with new evidence to prove it. Todd Standing of Alberta represents a Canadian branch of this organization, which also claims many members in California. That group issued a petition to the state last […]