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CREEPYPASTA: Have You Seen THIS MAN? You’re Not Alone…

When I first launched this column nearly two years ago, I offered a quick primer on some of the most notorious and heavily-shared viral tales known as creepypasta. Among the most enduring of these legends are a nightmare gallery of villains… of course, there’s the iconic and headline-grabbing Slender Man, but creepy web lore contains […]

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Some People Who Watched This Smiley GIF Aren’t Smiling Anymore — They’re Dead

Today’s report dates back to the early days of 4chan, and like most lore involving allegedly haunted content, it revolves around an image file — which, according to most accounts, is dangerous or even deadly to anyone who opens it. In this particular case, the file is an animated GIF, which is said to evolve […]

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This Freaky Post Might Explain Why Snapchat’s Logo is a GHOST

Snapchat users love to give each other the creeps, and every day it seems there’s a new filter available that can transform people into ghosts, aliens, demons, zombies and other horrific creatures. But who knew one of the silliest and most popular filters — which superimposes the snout, ears and tongue of a slobbering puppy […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Clue to a Grisly Unsolved Murder is THE FACE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DARK

Today’s creepypasta is an old favorite, and by that I mean it’s been giving readers vivid nightmares for over a decade now (which, by Internet standards, is practically vintage). This story is also shrouded in mystery — much more so than many of the most popular and long-since-debunked web legends — and while the tale […]