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His Name is Charles the Robot… and He’s Watching You Very Closely

It seems the snarky but stylish “social robot” Sophia [recently spotted rocking a new look] now has some serious competition for a starring role in your next nightmare… or perhaps as Imperious Leader of the robot uprising that will “destroy humans” (Sophia’s own words). His name is Charles, and while he’s not nearly as urbane […]

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Texas Girl Performs Leatherface-Style “Surgery” on Her Dolls

A seven-year-old girl achieved viral infamy this week, after her sister tweeted some truly unsettling photos of her new favorite hobby: slicing the faces off dolls and plush toys and swapping them with others. The unnamed kid’s older sister Katelynn (Twitter handle @sassykatx) posted the first images of these disturbing face-graft experiments on Monday, and […]

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 […]

Creepypasta 

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 […]

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 […]