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A Forum Thread Discusses a Legendary Monster… Then Gets Mysteriously Deleted

The origin of today’s chilling viral tale remains a mystery — though at least one of the people who read and/or contributed to it (who does not divulge his or her identity or username) managed to save the text of the following conversation, which took place over roughly a week on an unnamed discussion forum. […]

Creepypasta 

The Homicidal Saga of “Jeff the Killer” Continues…

Even if you’re new to the whole creepypasta and/or internet urban legend phenomenon, you’ve probably heard the name “Jeff the Killer,” whispered in hushed and frightened tones among those in the know. According to most sources, the legend of Jeff began with a post in 2008 containing the horrific image of a featureless face with […]

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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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The Time Rocker Joan Jett Helped Apprehend a Killer

Any ’90s punk kid worth their weight in black leather likely knows all about the short-lived punk band The Gits. To offer a brief introduction for the unfamiliar, The Gits were formed in Ohio in the mid-1980s, and eventually relocated to Seattle to take advantage of the then-burgeoning early-’90s music scene. This was a time […]

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Spontaneous Human Combustion: The Oddest Way to Die

You’re sitting at home. You’re alone. You’re a lonely older woman who’s been alone most of her life. You’re a little chubby since you got off exercise. Your family doesn’t visit, which may be a good thing, because your tiny trailer wouldn’t fit a guest anyway. Friends don’t visit either, which would only be an […]

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Chilling Security Video Reveals a Sleeping Couple Visited by “The Creeper”

Terrified locals have nicknamed him “The Bucktown Creeper” and “The Ghost”… and as of this report, he’s still out there. Police suspect that a series of home invasions throughout a Chicago neighborhood can likely be traced to a single, unidentified perpetrator in a ghostly gray hoodie — likely the same individual who was recently caught on camera […]

Creepypasta 

Ten Infamous Creepypastas Based on a Single Terrifying Image

Over the years, we’ve searched every corner of the web for the scariest, most popular and most perplexing examples of internet phenomena known as “Creepypasta,” and shared our findings with you. [For a quick primer, be sure to check out our list of The 10 Creepiest Creepypastas, some of which are recapped below.] In our ongoing […]

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Spring-Heeled Jack: The Weirdest Urban Monster In History!

From the Loch Ness Monster to Bigfoot to The Jersey Devil, hundreds of people have reported seeing mysterious, impossible monsters, but the strangest of all these creatures is Britain’s Spring-Heeled Jack. Described as a tall, thin man with a devil’s face and claws for hands, Jack could breathe fire and leap over 10 feet. For […]

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The Amityville Hoax vs. The Amityville Reality

THE CONJURING 2 is, as of this writing, still playing in theaters and racking up both box-office success and a fair amount of critical praise. If you haven’t seen it, the film is a fictionalized account of real-life demonologists Ed and  Lorraine Warren, and their famed investigation into the authenticity of the well-documented Enfield haunting. The […]

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The Ghastly Tale of Real-Life Cannibal Leonarda Cianciulli

Here’s a piece of free advice for the world’s aspiring serial killers: You gotta have a gimmick. Thanks to a generation of serial killer thrillers (i.e., the decade of films that were released following the success of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS), most people tend to think of serial killers as sensational, gimmick-obsessed madmen with […]

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Creepypasta 

Who (or WHAT) is Behind Four Gruesome Murders in THE DOLL CEMETERY?

This deeply disturbing creepypasta is credited to a user known only as CMT, who posted their account of these horrific events in late 2013. No updates have come from that user since then, but their story has developed a reputation as one of the all-time scariest doll-related mysteries, with direct parallels to the infamous “Island […]

Creepypasta 

Does This 1919 Photograph Reveal an Infamous New Orleans Serial Killer?

Today’s creepypasta needs a little backstory for those unfamiliar with one of New Orleans’ most terrifying unsolved crimes — the bloody and horrific killing spree of “The Axeman,” a brutal (and still unidentified) psychopath allegedly responsible for the deaths of half a dozen people between May 1918 and October 1919. During the Axeman’s reign of […]

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Who is Stabbing Omaha’s Trees with Huge Knives Wrapped in Meat?

After writing that headline, I had to go back and verify my sources to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating (no more than usual, anyway). Nope, turns out it’s a legitimate news item, courtesy of KETV News in Omaha, Nebraska. Police are currently investigating the latest in what seems to be a long series of tree […]

Creepypasta 

This Deep Web Search Revealed a Nightmare of Depravity and Death

[NOTE: This creepypasta report contains subject matter which some people may find disturbing] This is one of many horrific tales that begin in the uncharted virtual underworld known by many as the “Deep Web” — a seemingly endless landscape of hidden sites and digital media which can’t be reached by conventional web browsers such as […]

Creepypasta 

The Clue to a Grisly Unsolved Murder is “The Face in the Middle of the Dark”

Today’s creepypasta is an old favorite, and by that I mean it’s been giving readers vivid nightmares for over a decade now (which, by Internet standards, is practically vintage). This story is also shrouded in mystery — much more so than many of the most popular and long-since-debunked web legends — and while the tale […]