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The Horrifying Tale of Nebraska’s Seven Sisters Road

Back in high school, I was returning from a party in the middle of the night. There had been hot summer thunderstorm earlier in the day, leaving a thick evening fog all over town. My car was your typical piece of shit high school student car with a busted headlight and only an AM/FM radio […]

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100-Year-Old Mummified Girl Opens Eyes on Camera

No one with a heart would ever want to see a light extinguished so soon. On December 6, 1920 Mario Lombardo said goodbye to his daughter, one-year-old Rosalia, for the last time. But it is what happened after her death that has baffled scientists and clergy for decades. For nearly a century now, she has […]

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Count Down To Your Death At The One Hundred Steps Cemetery In Indiana

It is not any surprise that cemeteries have spawned dozens of eerie urban legends throughout history. Every time another loved one passes, we push the “pause” button on our daily lives to ponder the unknown. When life comes to a screeching halt, what comes next? When will I die? How will I die? If you […]

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Death by Tulpa?: The Strange Tale of Olivia Mabel

The tragic story of Olivia Mabel is one of those too creepy to be true ghost tales. But read on and decide for yourself. The Mabel family lived in a quiet suburb of Celina, Texas, about an hour north of Dallas. Mother Olivia, father Travis, and son Aiden were a perfect nuclear family – until 1990. […]

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The Frightening Story of Kentucky’s Waverly Sanitarium

Are you tired of dragging your family to the same boring vacation spots? Look no further than the lovely historic Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. Located at 4400 Paralee Avenue, this site has been featured on several paranormal shows such as GHOST HUNTERS and SCARIEST PLACES ON EARTH as one of the most haunted […]

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THE RING is Based on Two Horrifying (Supposedly Real) Japanese Legends! [VIDEO]

The newest installment in THE RING franchise, RINGS, is releasing to theaters this weekend on February 3rd. But did you know the terrifying ghost from THE RING series, Samara, is based on two Japanese legends? Check out the video below to learn about the frightening ghost stories that influenced this epic film series.

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5 Frightening Legends from the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail, or “AT” as it’s more commonly known, is a hiking trail that spans roughly 2,200 miles and passes through fourteen states from Maine to Georgia. Since it’s completion in 1937, it has seen close to 2 million visitors per year. Most only spend a day hiking a portion of the AT, while […]

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Iowa’s Haunted Cemetery Statue: The Black Angel

Standing guard at the edge of the Fairview Cemetery in Council Bluffs, Iowa is a lone sentinel known as the Black Angel. Her face is calm as she looks Westward welcoming visitors. Despite her sweet and serene visage, over the years she has become a topic of local folklore and, to some, a sinister being capable […]

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Author Grady Hendrix Explores the Spiritual and Supernatural in SUMMERLAND LOST

With his popular novels HORRORSTÖR and MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM, Grady Hendrix has put satirical spins on the supernatural as it pertains to some of life’s most commonplace routines. Lately, however, he has demonstrated his skill for not just the written word but the spoken one, and exploring a couple of extraordinary lives, with SUMMERLAND […]

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The 5 Strangest Haunted Locales in America

I set out to make a list of the five most haunted houses in America, but while researching I noticed that the same houses mentioned over and over. Houses like the Winchester Mystery House, the Amityville house, and The White House are always the major contenders when it comes to popular stateside haunts. So that […]

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Mississippi’s Vengeful Witch of Yazoo and the Creation of a Legend

In Yazoo City’s Glenwood Cemetery in rural Mississippi, there is a story etched into one of the tombstones. It’s the story of the witch of Yazoo, a woman who lived on the outskirts of town and came to an untimely death.Then twenty years later she rose from the grave and burned the entire town of Yazoo to […]

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Is the Entrance to Hell Located in Kansas?

Stull, Kansas is a quaint and quiet little village. However, within its boundaries is a small cemetery and old church foundation (originally built in 1867) which is rumored to be a gateway to hell. The cemetery is still there but the church has long been reduced to just a foundation and a pile of rocks. As the legend […]

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“You Can Still Hear the Screams of People Burning Alive”: The Ghosts of Virginia’s Wilderness Battlefield

It was several years ago that I found myself driving from Washington, DC to my parent’s home in Charlottesville, VA. It was early evening and still light out when signs appeared along the highway for the Wilderness Battlefield. I knew the history of the site, and I also knew that it was supposedly haunted. With […]