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Whatever You Do… DON’T Call This Phone Number

I’ll bet you read that headline, hit the link and looked for the number immediately, didn’t you? Next question: Did you dial the number without reading the rest of this article? Seriously? Well, I did warn you right up there in the headline, so I can’t be held accountable for what might happen. Now, let me […]

Six Freaky Contemporary Novels You Can Read in One Day

Modern horror literature can be hard to track down. The publishing market is dominated by psychological thrillers, crime stories and young adult fantasies, following a few already-tired trends. Sometimes it seems fans of macabre novels and stories must look entirely to the past. But there are plenty of artists weaving dark tales from the shadows, […]

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We Dare You to Listen to “Gloomy Sunday” — The Song That Kills

Many legends and myths throughout human history have involved songs, chants or musical incantations believed to bring misfortune or even death upon those unfortunate enough to hear them. One of the most famous examples of this is the legendary account of the Sirens in Homer’s Odyssey, whose seductive songs were capable of luring sailors to […]

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This Gruesome “Glitch” Will Turn Your Browsing Session Into a Living Nightmare

In past entries, I’ve referenced various domains, links and files which are rumored to trigger a wide assortment of unfortunate consequences, such as: 1) technical issues like pesky malware and system crashes; 2) mysterious phenomena including strange visions and visitations; and 3) mentally and physically threatening after-effects — including madness and even violent death. This […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Attempt to Recreate “The Ganzfeld Experiment” Produced Nightmarish Results

The following information comes from a series of posts by user EvraVon53, who reveals how he tried his own replication of the controversial “Ganzfeld Experiment” while in college. Though the date of the attempt is not given (it’s assumed to be during the past decade), this particular test has been around since 1974. The goal […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Is it Magic… or Murder? The Sinister Secret of “The Jaywalk Game”

If you recall our previous coverage of a mysterious, mythical road-based ritual known as “11 Miles,” you may see some strong similarities in today’s creepypasta. But unlike that surreal scenario, this “game” is not for the casually curious… not for anyone, for that matter, since it potentially involves deliberate vehicular manslaughter. With that said, consider […]

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CREEPYPASTA: 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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CREEPYPASTA: 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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This Postmortem Photo of “Loana the Bloodthirster” Bears a Deadly Curse

According to most sources, the photograph you see here was reportedly taken in 1909, during an era where staged photographs of the recently deceased were a common practice, and at the time considered a dignified way of honoring the dead. The passing of more than a century has obscured most of the stories behind these […]

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The Horrifying, Unexplained Events Behind the “Death” of Gibbon, KY

The date was May 7, 1926. The location was the small community of Gibbon, a rural Kentucky township whose entire human population eventually died under mysterious circumstances following a bizarre phenomenon… an event which began on that horrible, fateful night and remains unexplained nearly a century later. A record of these bizarre events is reportedly […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Notorious “Unwanted Houseguest” Stars in Music Video “Ghost Me!”

Among the lore of scary memes, one of the all-time creepiest is a hand-drawn “self-portrait” of a sinister, smiling boogeyman whose face has been accompanied by hundreds of ominous captions — nearly all of which involve this mystery monster lurking somewhere in the reader’s home. This nightmarish reputation has earned the character the popular nickname […]

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The Transcript of This Frantic Police Call Hints at Unspeakable Horrors

Today’s nightmarish report allegedly comes from Australia (possibly a first for this column), and was posted online just recently. 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 of a strange and frightening emergency […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Police File Recounts a Cop’s Horrifying Encounter with a Mutilated Murder Victim

You might not think a routine police report could potentially harbor one of the creepiest unsolved mysteries in the history of viral lore… but if creepypastas have taught us anything, it’s never to underestimate the power of the written word. Even a generic title like “report.doc” could potentially hide details of an encounter so horrifying […]