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Will Monday’s Solar Eclipse Trigger an Invasion of Lizard People?

This may seem like a parody piece, but you’ve got to admit we live in extremely weird times… and it’s getting easier to imagine just about anything could happen as we teeter on the brink of global doom. Maybe. That said, this theory is pretty bonkers… so it’s a bit surprising to learn how much […]

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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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5 Frightening Mythological Monsters from Russia

There’s been a lot of talk about Russia lately. I’ll just assume it has something to do with the country’s vast collection of mythical creatures, supposedly roaming the 6,592,800 square feet of land, making up the largest country in the world. Check out five of the most fascinating and legendary Russian creatures below. Vodyanoy The Vodyanoy appears […]

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Human-Sized “Pot Monster” Sighted During Live News Broadcast

If you’re one of the millions forced to hunker down indoors during the massive blizzards that blasted much of the Northeastern US, you’ve probably been looking for some kind of relief… and while this story might not be exactly the help you expected, hopefully it elicits enough giggles to make it worth retweeting to your […]

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CREEPYPASTA: One Horrifying Reason You Should NEVER Download “KNOB.exe”

Today’s entry comes from the journal of Sally Goodman from Dayton, Ohio — one of three siblings who have posted on various discussion boards about the paranormal experiences which seem to have plagued the Goodman family for years. While her brothers John and Henry have written about freakish spectral intruders in their own homes, Sally’s […]

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One Soldier’s Terrifying Nocturnal Encounter with a Monstrous Camel Spider

Today’s skin-crawling tale was handed down from the son of a Marine veteran, whose tour of duty in Afghanistan ended with a horrific accident in which he lost both legs. The official story, as the man related to his teenage son, was that his crippling injury was caused by a land mine… but evidence has […]

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New Documentary to Investigate “The Werewolf of Cannock Chase?”

Few outsiders have heard about the horrific tales originating from a woodland region of Britain’s Staffordshire County known as Cannock Chase… but the research of Damon Simms might change all that. Simms (pictured above), who writes a column for the Stoke Sentinel entitled “Supernatural Staffordshire,” has dedicated much of his research to the many monstrous […]

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Check Out a Sneak Preview of Pilot Podcast HALF PAST MIDNIGHT!

Want a pre-Halloween treat of the auditory variety? Then here’s a fun-size morsel for your goodie bag: an exclusive test run of our pilot podcast HALF PAST MIDNIGHT! While the SHOCK WAVES podcast you all know and love is primarily devoted to news and interviews from the world of horror-themed entertainment, HALF PAST MIDNIGHT would be dedicated to creepypastas, […]

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CREEPYPASTA: A Thunderstorm Reveals Unearthly Horrors on “The Day of the Shadow”

Today’s report is a bit of an enigma, since the origin could not be traced to any specific user prior to surfacing on the Creepypasta Wiki, where it was subsequently filed in their “Cryptid” directory. But the story this anonymous author relates is particularly gruesome… so naturally, I had to share it with you. Uploaded […]

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The Legend of BASAJAUN: The Basque Bigfoot?

Before I introduce you to what many have dubbed the Bigfoot of the Basque Country, allow me to briefly explain how I came to cross paths with this hairy heteroclite from Basque Mythology. To put everything into context, I was born and raised in the northern English town of Huddersfield before emigrating to Bilbao more […]

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CREEPYPASTA: 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. […]

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Eerie Footage Shows a Bizarre Humanoid Creature Roaming the Desert

A brief and rather creepy video clip has monster-hunters, UFO theorists and thousands of curiosity-seekers mystified since it first popped up on the web. The video file was apparently first uploaded to YouTube channel Alien Sightings, and depicts what appears to be a bipedal human-like creature shambling across a desert path. The figure is only visible […]

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Panic in The Skies! The Flying Terror of the Giant Thunderbirds

The annals of real-life monster hunters brim with tales of hairy hominids, aquatic monsters and anal probing UFO-nauts but there are also those who soar through the skies that may hail from the Jurassic era — the fabled Giant Thunderbirds — and no, we don’t mean that US Air Force stunt team. This winged terror […]