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This Attempt to Recreate “The Ganzfeld Experiment” Produced Nightmarish Results

The following information comes from a series of posts by user EvraVon53, who reveals how he tried his own replication of the controversial “Ganzfeld Experiment” while in college. Though the date of the attempt is not given (it’s assumed to be during the past decade), this particular test has been around since 1974. The goal […]

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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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Monsters Make News: Human Re-Animation, “Real” JURASSIC PARK and More Harrowing Headlines

It’s been quite the intense struggle keeping up with all the bizarre and horrifying things making the news lately (and that’s not counting political news, which is a horror unto itself), but as always, instead of hiding from things that creep me out, I tend to charge headlong into them. This week, of course, is […]

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WARNING: This A.I. Project is Named “The Nightmare Machine” for a Very Good Reason

Some of the world’s greatest minds (no less than Stephen Hawking, in fact) fear the development of artificial intelligence may result in the extinction of the human race… and if some of the latest tech breakthroughs are any indication, that doom might be closer than you think. [We even have visual proof: during this interview, a […]

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CREEPYPASTA: 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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Was the Monster from STRANGER THINGS Based on THIS Creepypasta Creature?

STRANGER THINGS has been the addiction of every sci-fi/horror fan for the past couple of weeks, myself included. The NETFLIX show oozes an unabashedly nostalgic feel of our favorite 80s horror and science fiction classics — from E.T. to POLTERGEIST to THE GOONIES — but also has some fantastic elements that give it a very unique […]

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Designer Experimenting With DNA to Create Human Skin Clothing

Just yesterday, we told you about a man who used actual human brain juice to get high, and this story’s a perfect follow-up. Although the details are a lot more sophisticated, and don’t involve any criminal activity (that I’m aware of), the concept behind this story is actually a bit creepier. This particular approach to using human […]

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Is “Happy Puppet Syndrome” a Genetic Experiment Gone Horribly Wrong?

Today’s tale pivots around a single piece of evidence: a manuscript allegedly left “as a warning” in a long-defunct medical facility at an undisclosed location. No one has been able to prove the document’s authenticity, and the user who transcribed it remains anonymous. But at least one aspect of this story is undisputed fact: the […]

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Watch This Man Attempt to Create a “Homunculus” From a Chicken Egg and Human Sperm

First of all, I should probably explain what the hell a homunculus is, for those of you who aren’t immersed in occult lore (as we tend to be here at the office): according to the writings of ancient alchemy dating back as early as the 16th century, the homunculus is a living miniature humanoid (the […]

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Secret Search for the “Gateway of the Mind” Ends in Horror — and Death

According to most accounts, today’s creepypasta allegedly took place within an undisclosed scientific facility in the year 1983, and its status as one of the internet’s most terrifying mysteries has been steadily rising since it was first circulated via Reddit’s NoSleep community in 2012. While it bears a strong resemblance to another infamous urban legend, […]

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CREEPYPASTA: “Kagome Kagome” — A Children’s Game With a Horrifying History

This week’s creepypasta takes its title from an old playground game enjoyed by Japanese children… but much like “Ring Around the Rosy,” which originated with Europe’s bubonic plague, its innocence is now tainted by a grotesque tale of war, sadism and unimaginable horror. The word “Kagome” can be roughly translated as “circle,” but also can […]