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Can You Find “The Ghost of Sally York” in This 1932 Photo?

Among the countless chilling stories surrounding mysterious vintage photographs, by far the most heavily shared images come from the notorious “ANOMALY” series, several of which I’ve examined in previous installments of this column — including the nightmarish story of “Charlie Noonan’s Last Interview,” the horrific fate of a farmer’s three children, and a possible link […]

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Did This Religious TV Program Contain a Deadly Hidden Message?

Today’s story originated with a user identifying himself as RoboKy, who claims to know bizarre and previously unpublished information about a locally-produced television program known as Words of Light With the Reverend Marly Sachs. The show aired every Sunday from 6-7 am on WSB-TV Channel 2 in Atlanta, Georgia, from October 18, 1987 to Sunday, February […]

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The Cryptic, Terrifying YouTube Videos of ANIMALHEAD

As you know by now, the web is filled with more baffling, mysterious and inexplicable content than anyone could ever begin to explain… and that’s not even counting the so-called “Dark Web,” with its ominous reputation as a den of unspeakable deeds, information and transactions; I’m just talking about all the insane shit you can […]

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PETSCOP: The Horrific Mystery Behind This Allegedly Haunted Video Game

There’s an eerie tale unfolding right now on the Internet: Since March 12th, a  YouTuber who calls himself “Paul” has been sporadically uploading videos of PETSCOP — a previously unknown PlayStation One game. The walk-through starts as a cartoony nostalgia trip… but quickly turns into a surreal tale full of cryptic messages, dark clues, and hidden […]

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Watch This “Makeup Tutorial” Video Go Suddenly, Horribly Wrong

Beyond that headline, I don’t think I really need to give you too much setup for this shocking clip — although I do have a detailed (and spoiler-filled) follow-up afterward, which may be enlightening for those of you who haven’t seen it yet. It was originally posted in 2014, and has racked up over six […]

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Whatever You Do… DON’T Call This Phone Number

I’ll bet you read that headline, hit the link and looked for the number immediately, didn’t you? Next question: Did you dial the number without reading the rest of this article? Seriously? Well, I did warn you right up there in the headline, so I can’t be held accountable for what might happen. Now, let me […]

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We Dare You to Listen to “Gloomy Sunday” — The Song That Kills

Many legends and myths throughout human history have involved songs, chants or musical incantations believed to bring misfortune or even death upon those unfortunate enough to hear them. One of the most famous examples of this is the legendary account of the Sirens in Homer’s Odyssey, whose seductive songs were capable of luring sailors to […]

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This Gruesome “Glitch” Will Turn Your Browsing Session Into a Living Nightmare

In past entries, I’ve referenced various domains, links and files which are rumored to trigger a wide assortment of unfortunate consequences, such as: 1) technical issues like pesky malware and system crashes; 2) mysterious phenomena including strange visions and visitations; and 3) mentally and physically threatening after-effects — including madness and even violent death. This […]

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What Scientists Discovered at the Bottom of the World’s Deepest Hole

Considering some of the bizarre, nightmare-inducing creatures recently discovered at the most extreme depths of the Earth’s oceans [like these horrifying specimens, caught on live video near the bottom of the famous Mariana Trench], it’s surprising we haven’t heard more about what lies within the deepest tunnels and crevices on dry land… especially considering that […]

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Enter the White Void with Poppy — YouTube’s Most Ethereal and Disturbing Personality

I’m down the rabbit hole, guys. By random happenstance, I fell through a portal on YouTube into an Internet I don’t recognize anymore. It looks just like the one I used to know, but there’s something ineffably different. In short, I met Poppy. Allow me to introduce you. Poppy is a self-described “kawaii Barbie child.” […]

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This Postmortem Photo of “Loana the Bloodthirster” Bears a Deadly Curse

According to most sources, the photograph you see here was reportedly taken in 1909, during an era where staged photographs of the recently deceased were a common practice, and at the time considered a dignified way of honoring the dead. The passing of more than a century has obscured most of the stories behind these […]

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Rochester, NY Residents Spooked by “Lady in White” in a Storm-Damaged Tree

If you live in the vicinity of Durand-Eastman Park in Rochester, New York, you may have heard eerie tales of a mysterious being known alternately as “The White Lady” or “The Lady of the Lake.” She’s been the subject of numerous sightings throughout the region as far back as the 19th century, and served as the […]

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The Horrifying, Unexplained Events Behind the “Death” of Gibbon, KY

The date was May 7, 1926. The location was the small community of Gibbon, a rural Kentucky township whose entire human population eventually died under mysterious circumstances following a bizarre phenomenon… an event which began on that horrible, fateful night and remains unexplained nearly a century later. A record of these bizarre events is reportedly […]