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Local News Claims a “Terrifying Creature” is Killing Dogs in Argentina

One of the strangest viral cryptid images to make the rounds over the past few days has been sparking intense debate over its true origins… but even if it’s a doctored shot (which most of these turn out to be), it’s still seriously creepy to look at. The image was researched by the blog INEXPLICATA […]

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Scientists Discover Fossil of Largest “Sea Monster” Ever Recorded

Until recently, the largest animal that ever lived was believed to be the blue whale — which still exists today, but outsizes any known prehistoric species, including the largest dinosaurs and marine creatures. But the mighty mammal might have to give up its status as the world’s largest, in light of a new fossil discovery […]

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Experts Identify Bizarre Sea Creature Washed Up on Georgia Beach

Jeff Warren of Waycross, Georgia was returning from a boating trip to Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge when he and his son encountered the beached carcass of what looks a lot like a miniature Loch Ness Monster. Several local news outlets reported that Warren originally thought the decaying corpse — which he estimated to be […]

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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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This Author Knows Why 3AM is Called “The Devil’s Hour”

Three A.M…. Doctors say the body’s at low tide then. The soul is out. The blood moves slow. You’re the nearest to dead you’ll ever be save dying. Sleep is a patch of death, but three in the morn, full wide-eyed staring, is living death… and wasn’t it true, had he read somewhere, more people […]

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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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Experts Reveal the Truth Behind Massive “Sea Monster” Washed Up in Indonesia

An extremely creepy story making the rounds over the past weekend revolves around the discovery of a humongous, unidentified creature discovered on Hulung Beach, on the Indonesian island of Seram. According to the Jakarta Globe, the monstrous grayish-brown organism — which seems to be oozing blood-red slime — was first found by islander Asrul Tuanakota, who […]

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Marilyn Manson’s Latest Instagram Videos Are Incredibly Creepy — Even for Him

Yeah, I know — it shouldn’t surprise anyone, myself included, to discover Marilyn Manson’s Instagram isn’t exactly packed with funny cat memes and touchy-feely inspirational quotes (although I must admit that would be kind of amazing). But, it would seem, the infamous shock-rocker — or at least his PR people — has been very busy […]

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Short Film THE EEL is a Journey Into Mind-Bending Tentacle Horror

It’s time once again to take a hard left turn on our journey through the world of extreme cinema and its many twisted forms… and they don’t make ‘em much twistier than Dominic Hailstone’s 2004 short THE EEL, which manages to conjure more nightmares per second than half a dozen full-length features combined. The five-minute […]

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A Doomed Explorer’s Journal Documents the Terrifying Search for “Subject C”

The horrors of World War I are well documented by historians, journalists and many other chronicles of humanity’s atrocities, and among the worst of these is the development of chemical and biological weaponry — deployed in the bloody trenches of Europe on a massive scale, with apocalyptic results. But countless whispered rumors and hastily hidden […]

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The Terrifying Day a Sick Child Met “Mister Widemouth”

The following story, originally credited to user perfectcircle35, is a first-person recollection of a dark and horrifying encounter the author claims to have experienced when he was only five years old… an encounter he now says he’s fortunate to have survived. The author recalls having a rather unsettled early childhood, partially due to his family’s […]

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The Transcript of This Frantic Police Call Hints at Unspeakable Horrors

This nightmarish viral tale allegedly originated in Australia (possibly a first for this column), and was first shared online a little over a year ago. But the Reddit account from which it originated — identified only by the Australian phone number 61-795-280-942 — has been mysteriously removed. That same phone number corresponds to the transcript […]

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This Literal EXPLOSION of Huntsman Spiders Shocked an Experienced Pest-Controller

Seriously, Australia? Is this really how you wanted the rest of the world to start their week? Once again your venomous arachnids are swarming all over our news feeds. Of course, I kid you fine folks Down Under; this site is, after all, devoted to all things scary, creepy, gross and bizarre… and this story certainly […]

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Viral Photo Shows a Slenderman-Like Figure Emerging From the Clouds

It’s being described as “a Dementor from the HARRY POTTER movies” or even a god-like being, and of course the resemblance to the infamous Slenderman is unmistakable… but no matter what you want to call it, this image of a horrific airborne shape hovering in the clouds above the Mukuba Mall in Kitwe, Zambia certainly […]

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Five Extremely Creepy Things Making the News Right Now

I’m pretty sure you’ll agree 2017 has been off to a very rocky start… but hey, at least most of us aren’t being terrorized on the regular by menacing grass-goblins or disembodied shadow-lurkers (I’m assuming this, of course; I don’t really know your life). Alas, that can’t quite be said for some of the people […]