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Teenagers Rescued After Three Terrifying Days in the Paris Catacombs

In a real-life horror story reminiscent of the film AS ABOVE SO BELOW, two teenagers had a nightmarish brush with death when they became lost and disoriented in the cold, black tunnels beneath the streets of Paris this week… surrounded for miles by the bones of the dead. According to The Guardian, the teens — […]

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What Dark Mystery Lurks on New York’s Buckout Road?

The County of Westchester, New York is a relatively little known one — despite the fact that some of its towns and cities boast some notable persons. For example, both rapper DMX and notorious serial killer David Berkowitz (a.k.a. “The Son of Sam”) called the city of Yonkers home, and this writer’s hometown of Mamaroneck […]

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Count Down To Your Death At The One Hundred Steps Cemetery In Indiana

It is not any surprise that cemeteries have spawned dozens of eerie urban legends throughout history. Every time another loved one passes, we push the “pause” button on our daily lives to ponder the unknown. When life comes to a screeching halt, what comes next? When will I die? How will I die? If you […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Ritual Allegedly Enables You to Converse With the Dead… But Be Careful!

[NOTE: The images in this article contain nine ghostly human figures. Can you spot them all?] In the past, we’ve written in detail about creepy occult rituals and other mystical “games,” many of which imply lethal repercussions for those who fail to follow the rules, or refuse to take them seriously. This is another such […]

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Iowa’s Haunted Cemetery Statue: The Black Angel

Standing guard at the edge of the Fairview Cemetery in Council Bluffs, Iowa is a lone sentinel known as the Black Angel. Her face is calm as she looks Westward welcoming visitors. Despite her sweet and serene visage, over the years she has become a topic of local folklore and, to some, a sinister being capable […]

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Reports of “Violent Paranormal Activity” Are Turning This Cemetery Into a Danger Zone

While it certainly isn’t the first ancient graveyard claimed to be under an ominous curse, Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh, Scotland may be one of the scariest and potentially most hazardous to visit — at least according to those who have returned with bruises, scratches and even mysterious bites after touring the grounds. Paranormal investigators have […]

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America’s 10 Most Haunted Graveyards

Cemeteries have always been a source of fear. With all those corpses in one place, surely at least one restless ghost must be roaming around. While most states have at least one graveyard that is rumored to be haunted, we have scoured the map to collect the 10 most haunted graveyards in the entire USA. Westminster Presbyterian […]

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The Life, Death, Afterlife, and Curse of Rudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino is an icon of early Hollywood. The “Latin Lover” was a sex symbol during film’s silent era; was rumored to have been a homosexual; died at age 31, which left fans in hysterics; and is now said to haunt various Los Angeles locations. Oh, and he had a cursed ring that has caused […]

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Horrified UK Ghost-Hunters Stumble Onto a Macabre Porno Shoot

It started out as your typically spooky graveyard tour, with paranormal guide Mike Covell escorting a group of ghost-hunting tourists through an allegedly haunted cemetery in Sculcoates Lane, Hull… until, as the saying goes, the gig went weird. According to the Hull Daily Mail, the group began to hear strange moans coming from a dense […]

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Terror in Tonopah: The Clown Motel, The Old Cemetery, and The Lady in Red

Clowns. They are terrifying. Whoever thought that a grown adult in oversized clothing and more makeup than a pageant child playing tricks on people was a good idea is seriously demented. Whoever came up with the idea for a Clown Motel should be institutionalized. http://whitedogblog.tumblr.com/post/142827558289 The Clown Motel is located in Tonopah, Nevada, better known […]

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12 More Gravesites of Famous Horror Icons

The tourism shall continue. Recently, Blumhouse published an article directing enthused (and respectful) fans of horror to the burial sites of some of the genre’s best-known luminaries. Many of them are interred in Los Angeles, making visits to the City of Angels ripe for horror tourism. Others were cremated and scattered overseas. But seeking out […]

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Here Are 10 More Gravestone Symbols Deciphered!

I assure you that I’m not trying to haul out a painfully usual pun, but cemeteries can be cryptic places. As previously explored on the pages of BLUMHOUSE, there are many, many odd symbols and strange icons inscribed in people’s tombstones. If you belong to a secret society, charity organization, oblique religion or the Illuminati, […]

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The Gravestones of 13 Famous Horror Icons

It’s always a thrill to meet a celebrity or some other personality that you admire. If we have the wherewithal, we can keep our cool, have a casual conversation and perhaps convey how much we admire that person without coming across as a blithering goon. Have we not the wherewithal, well we are so starstruck […]