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Scientists Discover Fossil of Largest “Sea Monster” Ever Recorded

Until recently, the largest animal that ever lived was believed to be the blue whale — which still exists today, but outsizes any known prehistoric species, including the largest dinosaurs and marine creatures. But the mighty mammal might have to give up its status as the world’s largest, in light of a new fossil discovery […]

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Was This Haunted House Visitor Possessed by a Witch’s Ghost on Camera?

This story has everything you need for a seriously creepy movie: a centuries-old haunted house, which once served as a prison for accused witches; nocturnal goats and ghostly vermin on the prowl; alleged poltergeist and/or demonic activity caught on camera; and a paranormal investigator recalling the scariest night of his life. Brad Mac of The Ghost […]

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Were America’s Public Schools Started By… SATAN?

Regardless of your thoughts on the public school system, it is an important, necessary function of a thriving democracy. Public schools ensure that all children, no matter their gender or class, get an education that will provide kids literacy, basic math skills, and a general understanding of the way the world works. But did you […]

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The Strange and Infamous History of Britain’s Holloway Sanitarium

The English hamlet of Virginia Water is tucked away in a quiet corner of Surrey. It is home to the grand Wentworth Estate, where the first Ryder Cup golf tournament was held. Nearby lies the leafy and serene Windsor Great Park. And until 1980, it was home to the Holloway Sanitarium — one of the […]

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Was This Castle the Home of a Real Vampire?

Travel to the north eastern coast of England, and you will find Alnwick Castle. The building of this mammoth structure began in 1096 and was completed in 1136, after the Norman conquest of the region. The home to the Duke of Northumberland, it was the second largest inhabited castle in England. But the Duke and […]

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The Horrific Case of the UK’s Secret “Blood-Freezing Experiment”

Many creepypasta fans are familiar with the nightmarish tale of the infamous “Russian Sleep Experiment,” which shares the top of the list with Slender Man, CANDLE COVE and Jeff the Killer as one of the most enduring viral web legends [you can read more about those here]. But not as many people have heard the horrifying […]

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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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Before CONJURING 2, There Was GHOSTWATCH: A Terrifying TV Special About the “Enfield Poltergeist”

I’m ashamed to say it took me almost a week to catch up with CONJURING 2 — hey, life happens — but once I emerged from the darkened theater (smiling, because it was an excellent film), I immediately headed home to dig out my DVD copy of a notorious early ‘90s UK Halloween TV special […]

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Hygiene Horrors: The Nightmarish Lesson of ’70s PSA Short THE FINISHING LINE

THE FINISHING LINE was meant to teach kids about train track safety. The only thing I took away from it was that in England in the 1970s, kids were training for BATTLE ROYALE with trains. A teacher’s warning about playing on the train tracks echoes through a young boy’s head… right before he fantasizes about killing […]

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Remember When a 50-Foot Spider Invaded Liverpool?

On September 3, 2008, the largest spider ever seen by human eyes was first spotted by astounded onlookers on the side of Concourse House, an abandoned high-rise apartment tower in Liverpool, England. The public was informed that the creature was female, and looking for a place to lay her eggs — so a group of scientists […]

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Ghostly Figure Trips Alarm at British Pub — and Appears on Camera

The White Lion Pub in Yateley, in the English county of Hampshire, has a history of alleged hauntings… but a new video clip seems to offer chilling evidence of a paranormal presence on the premises. It’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot, but the video below — which was recently featured on the regional news site GetHampshire — […]