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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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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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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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VIDEO: Body of Missing Indonesian Man Found Inside a Giant Python [NSFW]

This story is by turns bizarre, horrifying and tragic, and begins after a 26-year-old Indonesian farmer was reported missing by his family when he failed to return home from working on his plantation Sunday night. The next day, residents of Salubiro, a small village on the island of Sulawesi, sighted a giant python — reportedly […]

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THE EVIL WITHIN: Deep Inside Andrew Getty’s Real-Life Nightmares

As our Senior Editor Rob G noted recently, Amazon and other movie services have now made the horror movie THE EVIL WITHIN available for rental. Released with little fanfare alongside the usual Z-level, straight-to-streaming horror dreck, THE EVIL WITHIN might have escaped notice were it not for the story of its production. It began with […]

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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 […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Dark and Horrible Secret of GREYWATER GARDENS

As with so many creepypasta tales, today’s entry was posted anonymously… and given the author’s grim secret, it’s easy to understand why he didn’t wish his identity to be discovered. As it turns out, on the property known as Greywater Gardens, it would seem dark secrets are a kind of currency. The author does not explain […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Infamous “MAJORA’S MASK Haunting” Claims a New Victim

If you missed our earlier entry about the notorious creepypasta known as “BEN Drowned,” be sure to check that story before reading on… because once you know the context of today’s tale, it will take on a much more disturbing real-life aspect. Have you read it? Good. Buckle up, kids, because the tale of that […]

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Five Extremely Creepy Things Making the News Right Now

I’m pretty sure you’ll agree 2017 has been off to a very rocky start… but hey, at least most of us aren’t being terrorized on the regular by menacing grass-goblins or disembodied shadow-lurkers (I’m assuming this, of course; I don’t really know your life). Alas, that can’t quite be said for some of the people […]

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VIDEO: Be Sure to Keep Your Car Running on Crybaby Bridge!

Some of America’s spookiest myths and urban legends come from the good ol’ Midwest — aliens, ghosts, even entire towns haunted by bad luck and superstition. One of the most widespread urban legends that I’ve heard my entire adult life is that of “Crybaby Bridge.” Nearly every state in the Midwest — from Oklahoma to […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This 117-Year-Old Diary Documents a Miner’s Final Days… and Maybe the Thing That Killed Him

While a large number of infamous creepypasta tales are born in social media, online journals and discussion groups, they still maintain their roots in urban legends, unexplained mysteries and regional folklore, often dating back several decades — or in some cases, even prior centuries. One such tale dates back to May 6, 1899, when a […]