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CREEPYPASTA: A Horrified Father Sees the True Face of “The Sandman”

Today’s viral legend crosses the boundary between childhood dreams and adult nightmares. The original author is identified as “Tam Lin,” but since that name also applies to a character in Scottish folklore, we can probably assume the true author’s identity is still a mystery. However, the context of this story is said to originate with a woman named “Abigail” […]

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Scary Monsters & Super Creeps: Ten Terrifying Creepypasta Creatures

Today, we’re going to look at some of the most chilling viral web tales from creepypasta culture (many of which we’ve covered on these pages over the past year) which revolve around a mythical creature, an inhuman demonic being or similar malevolent entity — in short, a who’s-who (or what’s-what) of creepypasta’s scariest monsters. For […]

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Was the Monster from STRANGER THINGS Based on THIS Creepypasta Creature?

STRANGER THINGS has been the addiction of every sci-fi/horror fan for the past couple of weeks, myself included. The NETFLIX show oozes an unabashedly nostalgic feel of our favorite 80s horror and science fiction classics — from E.T. to POLTERGEIST to THE GOONIES — but also has some fantastic elements that give it a very unique […]

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QUIZ: What Kind of Monster Will Kill You?

Sometimes, when I can’t sleep, I like to lay in bed and try to figure out what kind of monster I would most likely be killed by if monsters were real. What? You don’t do that? You never wonder if you’re the perfect meal for a werewolf? Or if you’re blood type is a vampire’s […]

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We Examined That Infamous Google Earth “Kraken” Image — and We Know What It Is

Last week, one of the most-shared “weird news” articles to make the rounds is the latest of several “Google Earth Mysteries” — a strange and entertaining phenomenon that practically deserves its own category of viral legend. This one caught fire after being shared by popular UFO conspiracy theorist Scott Waring, who highlighted and enhanced a […]

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Does This Drone Footage Reveal Bigfoot on the Move in Idaho?

What started out as a dreamlike soar over the fields and treetops of southeast Idaho suddenly took a spooky turn when a nature photographer’s drone-based camera spotted an unidentified creature making a beeline for a dense cluster of forest. Earlier this week, a video surfaced on YouTube showing drone footage shot high above Idaho’s Hawkins […]

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The Deadly Tale of “He Who Should Not Be Named”

Today’s viral tale of horror comes from multiple sources in several countries… so whether any of those very similar accounts could be verified (it’s practically impossible in cases like this), this story has certainly been making the rounds since it first surfaced anonymously in 2008. Despite some minor variations, most of the stories match on […]

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What Lies Beneath: Toronto and The Tunnel Monster of Cabbagetown

Cryptids in Canada are rare, compared to the sheer volume found south of the border. Sure, you might get the occasional sighting of a Sasquatch/Skunk Ape-type humanoid, maybe even the occasional pop-up by Alberta’s Ogopogo, but not much else — so any such encounter in The Great White North is uncommon. Even more so, sightings […]

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Sea Monster Finally Discovered in Loch Ness — But It’s Not What You Think

The legend of “Nessie” has kept monster-seeking tourists flocking to Scotland’s Loch Ness since the 1930s… and while dozens of well-equipped exploration teams have used just about every kind of technology available to explore the massive lake over the past several decades, none of them have come up with indisputable proof of a giant monster […]

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The Most Must-Own Collectibles Coming Out On ALIEN Day

Whether it’s National Cat Day or National Corn Dog Day, it seems like every day has been turned into its own little mini celebration of SOMETHING. But very rarely do movies get their own days, with Star Wars Day (May 4th) being the only notable exception. Well, it WAS the only notable exception, but that […]

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Fear the Real-Life Legend (and Hideous Stench) of the “Skunk Ape!”

In the fetid swamp lands of the Deep South, a stinky Sasquatch-like critter is said to terrorize locals during the dead of night. The mysterious hairy creature who roams the backwoods gives off a stench so foul, so malodorous that the few who have survived its nauseating horror speak in hushed whispers of the furtive […]

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This Spiny Alien Invader Lives Much Closer Than You Think

In the video below, you’ll see a large, slithering creature — with no discernible head or tail — wriggling up from beneath a wooden pier. YouTube user Stas Kanevsky doesn’t provide any background for the clip apart from the title, which describes the purplish-brown “alien” as a “Bristle Worm.” Not only is this probably a […]

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This Man Kills a Humongous Spider… Then The REAL Horror Begins

Seriously, Australia? We’ve already awarded you the prize for the biggest, scariest and most deadly animal life on Earth (not to mention residents who give practically no fucks about cohabiting with these monstrosities), so why do you keep trying to set the bar even higher? Hell, the rest of us may never sleep again after […]