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VIDEO: Huge Spider Crab Leaves Its Group to Chase a Scuba Diver

Here’s another one for my “thanks for the nightmares, Australia” file… although the emotional reactions to this underwater encounter sort of depend on the eye of the beholder. Expert scuba diver and marine photographer PT Hirschfield was filming a  small army of marching spider crabs in Port Phillip Bay, Australia when one of the eight-legged […]

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Drunk Tourist Goes Bonkers, Dives Into a Pool of Hungry Crocodiles

Boozed-up barflies making a ruckus don’t usually make headlines… unless the troublemaker in question does something horrifically stupid. That’s what happened last week at the River Brewing Company in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, where 21-year-old Collin Miller thought it would be fun to climb a fenced-off enclosure and dive into a pool — apparently unaware of […]

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Police Investigating Wave of “Zombie Raccoon” Incidents in Ohio

You know, it’s getting hard to sort out satire from legit reporting these days… but multiple reliable sources have confirmed this story, no matter how freaky it seems at first glance. According to WKBN-TV, multiple incidents of “zombie-like” raccoon activity have been reported to authorities across northeastern Ohio… including over a dozen calls to police […]

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Southern California Cities Under Increasing Attack by “Squirrel Mobs”

Oh sure, you’re laughing now… but these fuzzy-tailed rodents ain’t playing. Experts are calling this bizarre invasion a potential threat to humans and many other species — not to mention the balance of ecosystems in California and other states. It’s also why authorities post all those “DO NOT FEED WILDLIFE” signs in public parks, trails […]

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This Viral Video Shows Monstrous “Hogzilla” Dumpster-Diving in Hong Kong

The following footage might resemble a behind-the-scenes peek at a reboot of 1984 Australian monster movie RAZORBACK. The beast depicted in this clip doesn’t actually hail from that continent… but it also happens to be totally real. The short but shocking clip below was shot in a Hong Kong neighborhood by a couple driving their […]

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Woman Discovers 14 Parasitic Worms Living in Her Eye… and Pulls Them Out Herself

26-year-old Abby Beckley of Portland, Oregon thought maybe the persistent irritation in her left eye was a loose eyelash… until she managed to pluck what looked like “a piece of fuzz” from beneath her eyelid. It turned out the “fuzz” was alive… and only one of 14 tiny worms wriggling there. Beckley told Portland’s KPTV […]

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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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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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This Species of Bee Makes “Honey” From Rotting Flesh

Nature never ceases to provide amazing, fascinating, baffling and sometimes straight-up horrifying new questions to ponder. For example: what would honey made from a decaying corpse taste like? Yes, there is such a thing… technically speaking, anyway. The material secreted by one species of bee wouldn’t be considered “honey” in the true sense, but for […]

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Witness the Birth of HUNDREDS of Venomous Spiders [VIDEO]

When it comes to pure, unfiltered horrors from the animal kingdom, we’ve learned to rely on our friends in Australia to deliver the goods… but dammit, they just keep raising the bar on us. Case in point: Australian Reptile Park – always a trusted source for creepy videos and images of spiders and snakes – […]

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6 Real-Life Creatures That Will Make You Squirm

Now that summer is in full swing, and the sun is shining on the western hemisphere, it’s time to rise from our coffins, slather on some sunscreen, and become one with nature… or so I’m told. I’ll be hiding in a movie theater somewhere in the darkness with air conditioning. For many, summer is the season […]

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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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Scientist Discovers Snakes Are Teaming Up to Hunt in Packs

If you’ve been following our stories on nature’s creepiest (and sometimes deadliest) creatures and what they’ve been up to lately, it’s possible you’re starting to worry about an approaching animal apocalypse involving some combination of spiders, snakes, alligators or the like. Well, let’s just say this new discovery isn’t going to help calm your fears. […]

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Florida Campers Find Themselves Surrounded by “The Masked Ones”

As you’ve likely learned from the headlines (and not just ours), the Sunshine State has been home to some rather unsettling occurrences lately: we’ve found dinosaur-sized alligators invading human turf; a nightmarish YouTube channel allegedly originating from Nassau County (we still can’t decide if it’s the work of a real-life psychopath); a literal “spider tornado” […]

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This Pug-Fronted Black Metal Band is Exactly What You Need to Start Your Week

How often are you faced with this dilemma? You consider yourself as evil as they come… but you also adore puppies, kittens and other animals, and just want to kiss them on their cute little noses. Yeah… I totally feel you on this one. Fans of extreme metal know the snuggle-struggle — there’s even a […]