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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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Gregory Burkart’s Top 10 Creepypastas of 2016

Let’s face it, folks… 2016 has been one of the scariest years on record, no matter how many decades of life you’ve managed to survive so far. It comes as little surprise to me, then, how horror entertainment in all its forms has flourished during this tumultuous period. No greater authority than Stephen King himself has […]

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Cthulhu, Is That You? These Real-Life Cosmic Horrors Are Happening Right Now

I don’t have to remind you that we’re living in chaotic, unpredictable and even frightening times… hell, even browsing through news headlines can make you want to crawl under a rock and hide for a year or so (that is, unless you’re afraid of creatures who also like to live under rocks). As connoisseurs of […]

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Did This Photo Predict the Horrible Deaths of Three Children?

Today’s short but shocking tale comes from the notorious “ANOMALY” photo series, first posted to Reddit’s /x/ paranormal image board and later attributed to the user “Rembetis.” This author claims to have worked for a small independent book publisher, and while researching the gallery catalogs for various museums and private curators, discovered a series of […]

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Nursery Crimes: Terrifying Tales of Creepypasta’s Creepiest Kids

While there are dozens of blood-curdling creepypasta legends revolving around children, when a child itself is the monster of the tale, it shatters our perception of innocence, destroys our long-held conceptions of good and evil, and even puts the very nature of reality in question: after all, if a mere child, with so little knowledge of the world around them, […]

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Does this Vintage Photo Reveal the Infamous Ghost of Sarah Eustace?

If you’ve seen Brad Anderson’s chilling 2001 horror feature SESSION 9, then you’re familiar with the hellish domain that was once the Danvers State Lunatic Asylum in Massachusetts. While the film’s central tale is fictional, there are literally dozens of legends, myths, rumors and first-hand accounts of paranormal phenomena connected to the massive gothic structure […]

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Ten Infamous Creepypastas Based on a Single Terrifying Image

Over the years, we’ve searched every corner of the web for the scariest, most popular and most perplexing examples of internet phenomena known as “Creepypasta,” and shared our findings with you. [For a quick primer, be sure to check out our list of The 10 Creepiest Creepypastas, some of which are recapped below.] In our ongoing […]