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Experts Analyze This Boy’s Terrifying Near-Fatal Lightning Encounter [VIDEO]

Recorded last year in Posadas, Argentina, the clip below shocked YouTube viewers worldwide as they watched a 12-year-old boy playing with an umbrella beneath a gutter’s rain-spout during a thunderstorm… suddenly, the air itself seems to explode around him as a massive lightning bolt strikes, and the camera operator can be heard screaming in horror […]

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Witness the Birth of HUNDREDS of Venomous Spiders [VIDEO]

When it comes to pure, unfiltered horrors from the animal kingdom, we’ve learned to rely on our friends in Australia to deliver the goods… but dammit, they just keep raising the bar on us. Case in point: Australian Reptile Park – always a trusted source for creepy videos and images of spiders and snakes – […]

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In Search of the Lethal Banned Video SATAN’S SPHINX

Some of the most disturbing and mysterious viral tales involve alleged “lost” videos — the contents of which are often claimed to have harmful or even fatal effects on those unfortunate enough to view them. Notable examples include a crude video collage nicknamed “The Grifter,” the origin of which is still the subject of intense […]

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This Zoo Wants YOU to Collect Venom From One of the World’s Deadliest Spiders

Did you read our story yesterday about the massive spider plague that’s about to overrun Australia? (I know what you’re thinking… in Australia, “spider plague” is probably just another term for “Tuesday”). Well, it seems a few fearless and/or possibly insane spider-wranglers might benefit from this doomsday scenario — because a zoo in New South […]

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Spiders, Sharks, Scorpions and More Horrors from the Headlines

Face it, folks: the world we live in is getting weirder by the minute. Seriously, at this point, the urge to retreat into a world of fictional monsters is nearly impossible to resist. But journalists still have a job to do (even if we’re just writing about demon sightings, botched exorcisms and… uh, Florida?). Honest, well-researched […]

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We Dare You to Watch This Man Feed a Room Full of Deadly Cobras

While I believe we’ve done our humble part in supplying enough horrifying spider stories to keep arachnophobes in therapy for a couple more years (how else is your psychiatrist going to pay for that new swimming pool?), I fear I’ve been remiss in balancing those out with sufficient nightmare fodder for ophidiophobes — that is, […]

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When Selfies Kill: Careless Photo Stunts That Ended in Death

Sorry if this is kind of a harsh way to begin your week… but try to see it as a valuable lesson. I’m not trying to say that selfies are a bad thing — hell, I’ve posed for several of them myself, and I consider them fun way to personalize your experiences when sharing photos […]

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Visitors to “BlindMaiden.com” Encounter Unspeakable Horror… and Death

As of this writing, if you visit the URL BlindMaiden.com, you will likely find a dead link (no pun intended)… but if the rumors are true, there’s a slim chance you might actually be able to access the site after all. The thing is, after I explain the story behind it, you’d probably want to […]

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Horrified Family Discovers the World’s Deadliest Spiders Hiding in Their Bananas

Courtesy warning to all arachnophobes: this will not be a fun read for you… and it also gets kinda naughty toward the end. I’ve managed over the past few months to bypass horrifying news reports of rampaging and occasionally deadly spiders (sorry, I’ve been busy), but this story is just too good to pass up… […]

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Mad Genius Builds Incredibly Dangerous Laser Cannon — and it Works!

The young hobbyist who calls himself “StyroPro” doesn’t exactly look like a James Bond villain or a SkyNet-designed cyborg… but the weapon he just built and tested in his own shop looks like the most ridiculously evil death ray ever invented. As reported recently in Popular Science, the extreme laser enthusiast had previously designed and constructed […]

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This Horrifying Parasite Could Be Living Inside You Right Now

The world wriggles with strange things, and nature is a real horror show. As we grow, we acquire all sorts of biological hitchhikers — some looking for temporary lodgings, others hoping for a permanent stay. Open a science textbook, and you can touch the pulse of primal fear; predators and prey, hosts and parasites! With […]

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Nine of the Most Terrifying Mental Health Practices Through the Ages

While the stigma associated with mental disorders certainly still remains to this day, if we look back to the “bad old days” it’s clear that things have come a long way for the better. Since time immemorial, mental illness has been given a myriad of names, ranging from lunacy (based on the hypothesis that people’s insanity […]

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The Man in This Clip Just Stares at You… But You’d Better Not Stare Back

This serving of creepypasta is more of an acquired taste, so to speak; it might just give you a slight sense of unease, it might be total WTF nonsense, or it might have a more… well, let’s say intense effect. Such is the unpredictable nature of the video clip entitled “Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv.” The origins […]

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Kids’ Pool Party Crashed by an Enormous Deadly Spider

A creepy new video shows a group of children reacting in all-out horror when they discover that their afternoon splash in the swimming pool has been interrupted by an unwanted visitor — a gigantic funnel-web spider swimming under the water. It should come as no surprise that this footage comes from Australia, where most of […]

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This Cute Bug Just Wants to Kiss You… But Its Kiss Can Kill

Remember when we told you about some of the cutest animals in the world that can straight-up kill you? (If you missed that article, check it out ASAP.) Well, we can add another adorable little critter to that Most Wanted list; this one may be the tiniest one we’ve found so far… and possibly the […]