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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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The Five Most Haunted Hotels In America (You Can Spend the Night in)

When we previously offered you a guided tour of the world’s most haunted hotels, we didn’t really consider your options if you’re planning a paranormal-themed US vacation. So, with Summer around the corner, we’d like to update that list with the following locations — which range in price and accommodations depending on your budget and […]

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San Francisco’s Unsolved Santeria Murder of 1981

On February 7th, 1981, LeRoy Carter Jr., a twenty-nine-year-old African American was walking through Golden Gate Park in San Francisco searching for a place to sleep. He found a secluded spot next to Alvord Lake where he slipped into his sleeping bag and went to sleep. The papers didn’t say much about the murder, those […]

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Say Hello to Bachelor #1: The Shocking Crimes of “The DATING GAME Killer”

Cheryl Bradshaw thought she found her dream date when she chose Bachelor #1, Rodney Alcala, on the popular 1970s show THE DATING GAME. Introduced by the host as “a successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at the age of 13, fully developed,” Alcala cooed from behind the […]

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The Bizarre But True Story of “The Killer Grannies of Santa Monica”

When Kenneth McDavid met Helen Golay and Olga Rutterschmidt, they must have seemed like guardian angels. Homeless, schizophrenic, and estranged from his family, McDavid probably wasn’t used to many people showing him kindness, but the little old grannies he met in 2003 at the Hollywood Presbyterian Church’s homeless program were different. Rather than begrudging him […]

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The Disturbing, Unsolved Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders

On March 5, 1972, two high school students made a terrifying discovery: the nude body of a woman lying in a creek bed. The body was that of Kim Wendy Allen, a 19-year-old who had last been seen hitchhiking to school and carrying a wooden soy barrel with red Chinese characters on it. Coroners soon […]

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The Clownpocalypse: Hysteria, Hype and Horror

I may not be the first one to utter the words “clowns don’t seem so funny anymore” (I’m pretty sure that happened decades ago), but this year’s massive resurgence in the bizarre phenomenon sometimes known as “clown trolling” — which was first widely reported as far back as 2013 in the UK, but has spiked […]

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Sex, Black Magic, Showbiz and Rocketry: The Strange Life and Death of Jack Parsons

Few people would say that science and magick have anything to do with one another. Jack Parsons would disagree with you. Co-founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratories and father of the modern rocket, Parsons was also a devout follower of famed occultist Aleister Crowley and best friends with Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Parsons was born […]

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This Shocking Shark Footage Will Keep You Out of the Water Forever

Despite having just one calendar day left before Fall, folks in warmer seaside climates may be thinking about getting in one last swim before the temperatures finally start to drop… and those people should probably just skim right ahead and ignore this article completely. Then again, if you prefer to err on the side of caution… what we’re […]

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Watch This Fearless Girl Play in the Pool with a GIGANTIC Python

You may be shocked to discover that the following story does not actually originate in Australia, but in my home state of California. Specifically, the video you’re about to see was shot in the city of Redding, where in a little girl was frolicking in a backyard kiddie pool with her best pal… a massive […]

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It’s Halloween in July! Blumhouse.com is Coming to Long Beach’s MIDSUMMER SCREAM

Even for serious horror fans like us, it’s really hard to hang onto that “Every Day is Halloween” feeling while you’re being fried alive in the midsummer heat… but we’ve got it on good authority that the folks behind this year’s Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival, taking place July 30 & 31 in Long Beach, CA, […]

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The Frightening, Unsolved Disappearance of Dorothy Jane Scott

Dorothy Jane Scott was a 32-year-old single mother who worked as a secretary for Swingers Psych and Head Shop in Anaheim, California – just across the street from Disneyland. She was a quiet woman, “dull as a phone book,” a friend once said, who was religious, didn’t date, and hardly ever left the house recreationally. She […]

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Surfer’s GoPro Captures Shocking Footage of a FLYING Great White Shark!

Southern California Surfers Drew Palumbo and Ben Slayback like to shoot drone and GoPro videos of their aquatic adventures. But last week, Palumbo caught a terrifying glimpse of something the pair had never seen in person before… and they’d probably prefer never to see it the same way again. While surfing last Monday off Sunset […]