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This Town Endured Weeks of Heavy Rain… and Something Even Deadlier

One of the amazing things about creepypasta tales is that they tend to spawn offshoots and hybrids as they travel, like creeping mutant vines, working their way through the nooks and crannies of the web. One example of this is a strange post by user Havoc98 on the Creepypasta Wiki, which he titles “A Month […]

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The Shockingly Brutal Crimes of Axe-Murderer Clementine Barnabet

As the blow from an axe crushed another skull, South Louisiana’s unparalleled reign of terror continued… It was February 1911 in Crowley, Louisiana, a small town near the Texas border. The Byers family went to bed as usual. It was a typical night until an intruder broke in and brutally bludgeoned them all to death […]

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Were America’s Public Schools Started By… SATAN?

Regardless of your thoughts on the public school system, it is an important, necessary function of a thriving democracy. Public schools ensure that all children, no matter their gender or class, get an education that will provide kids literacy, basic math skills, and a general understanding of the way the world works. But did you […]

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Children Who Remember Their Past Lives

One day I was driving my four-year-old daughter to preschool when she began talking to me quite randomly. Now I’m used to her random bits of conversations. It’s usually a non-sequitur about a cat she saw the other day or how interesting her shoelaces are, but this day her topic of conversation really caught my attention. […]

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You Let Your Kids Watch That?: The Trials of Being a Horror-Loving Parent

It happens to many of us. We are lifelong horror fans who one day decide to procreate, and then we are faced with the daunting task of celebrating our horror fandom while also being good and wholesome parents. This predicament has led to many evenings of me watching frightening flicks via headphones and iPad, while […]

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Take a Creepy Peek at the Limited-Edition BABADOOK Book!

If it’s in a word or in a look, you can’t get rid of THE BABADOOK… but who’d want to get rid of it when it comes in such an attractive package? I’d give you an Amazon link so you could buy one for your own child, but the illustrated, 50-page pop-up picture book is […]

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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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The Mysterious and Unknown Fate of the Sodder Children

On Christmas Eve, 1945, the Sodder family home in Fayetteville, West Virginia, caught fire as the family slept. In less than an hour, the house was burned to the ground. Mom Jennie and dad George, both Italian immigrants, survived, as did five of their ten children: John, 23; Marion, 17; George Jr., 16; and Sylvia, […]

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South Carolina Neighborhood Under Siege by Predatory Clowns

Remember when we wrote about the sudden epidemic in horrific “clown trolling” sweeping the globe? It seemed that the incidents had dropped off for a while, with only a few reports over the past year… but oh, how wrong we were. How very, very wrong. According to FOX Carolina, residents of an apartment complex in Greenville County, […]

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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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Is “Happy Puppet Syndrome” a Genetic Experiment Gone Horribly Wrong?

Today’s tale pivots around a single piece of evidence: a manuscript allegedly left “as a warning” in a long-defunct medical facility at an undisclosed location. No one has been able to prove the document’s authenticity, and the user who transcribed it remains anonymous. But at least one aspect of this story is undisputed fact: the […]

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This Airline Treats “Possessed” Dolls Like Living Passengers

Recently, Bangkok-based Thai Smile Airways has initiated a new policy that many people would find unnerving: the owners of Luk Thep, or “god dolls” — lifelike human effigies believed to contain actual children’s souls — are now allowed to purchase separate tickets for them, so they can be given the same treatment as living human […]

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CREEPYPASTA: “Kagome Kagome” — A Children’s Game With a Horrifying History

This week’s creepypasta takes its title from an old playground game enjoyed by Japanese children… but much like “Ring Around the Rosy,” which originated with Europe’s bubonic plague, its innocence is now tainted by a grotesque tale of war, sadism and unimaginable horror. The word “Kagome” can be roughly translated as “circle,” but also can […]