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This Artist’s Humongous Graffiti Spider is Horrifyingly Awesome

Attention arachnophobes: you might want to steer clear of this article (sorry about the lead image, but we have serious reporting to do here). All others: you’re in for some of the coolest, most insanely amazing monster street art you’ve ever seen. Portuguese artist Sergio Odeith has mastered the technique of painting murals that employ […]

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VIDEO: Body of Missing Indonesian Man Found Inside a Giant Python [NSFW]

This story is by turns bizarre, horrifying and tragic, and begins after a 26-year-old Indonesian farmer was reported missing by his family when he failed to return home from working on his plantation Sunday night. The next day, residents of Salubiro, a small village on the island of Sulawesi, sighted a giant python — reportedly […]

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Viral Video Shows “Dinosaur-Sized” Alligator Stomping Through Florida Park

Well, no sooner did we publish a feature about bizarre things happening in Florida (I like to think of that state as “the Australia of the US”), someone down there must have decided we’re not through yet. Seriously, do you remember that Godzilla-like alligator that just want sauntering through a Palmetto golf course last summer? Well, […]

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Arach-NOPE-Phobia: The World Freaks Out Over This Enormous Huntsman Spider

The quaintly-named “Barnyard Betty’s Rescue” sounds like a wonderful place to visit for animal lovers. But I should warn you that it’s located in Queensland, Australia… and if you’ve been following our news feed, you probably know Australia is home to some of the most horrifying creatures on the planet (or any other planet, as […]

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We Warn You Not to Watch This Spider Eat a Mouse… But You’re Gonna Do it Anyway

What’s got into you, Australia? We’ve already given you all the love in the world for supplying us with endless tales of man-eating sharks and crocodiles, huge venomous spiders, gargantuan snakes and other horrifying creatures that populate the continent. But you don’t have to do stuff like this. Really. Nevertheless, a new clip from Down Under making […]

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Snake Invaders: Why Are So Many Giant Serpents Breaking Into People’s Homes?

It’s enough to make you go all Samuel L. Jackson: over the past couple of months, international news has been filled with stories of gigantic snakes slithering into people’s bedrooms, bathrooms, and even children’s playgrounds. It’s not isolated to a single region, either; these stories have been appearing with alarming frequency from all over the […]

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UPDATE: New Video Released of Monster Gator on Florida Golf Course!

Even if you missed our story last week about the humongous alligator photographed stomping across the fairway of a Florida golf course, chances are pretty good you’ve seen the story pop up on at least one of your social media feeds. But as of that writing, no one had yet released anything more than a […]

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Monster-Sized Alligator Rampages Through Florida Golf Course

Yes, that leading image is actually taken from the 1980 cult classic ALLIGATOR, so there isn’t a body count involved in this story (as far as we know). But it’s still freaky as hell if you have issues with giant prehistoric reptiles busting up your back nine. That pic was just to get your attention; the really freaky […]

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The 10 Most Terrifying Native American Legends

In nearly all cultures, myths and legends can serve as cautionary tales, keeping one foot in practical reality and the other in the realm of the supernatural… and it’s no surprise that the most effective cautionary tales are also the scariest. The ancient lore of the indigenous peoples of North America are as varied and […]

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Are You Ready to Meet the Terrifying Spider Named… Brian?

Scientists in Australia have identified a new species of spider… and named it “Brian.” Found near Brisbane, Brians (full name dolomedes briangreenei) spend their days flitting about on the surfaces of godforsaken Australian streams, waiting until an insect, fish, or tadpole comes near them. They then grab their prey, drag them back to land, and […]

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Car Trouble? Better Check Under the Hood for Giant Snakes!

A farmer in Zimbabwe has been dealing with a rather unusual problem recently: it seems a gigantic African rock python really wants to be his pal… and try as he might, he just can’t seem to get rid of the enormous and clingy reptile. According to CNN, it all started when Ben Mostert and his […]

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Close the Beaches! JAWS-Sized Shark Sighted Near Australian Shores

“It’s a twenty-footer,” says awestruck oceanographer Matt Hooper, when the elusive Great White finally reveals itself in one of the most memorable moments from JAWS. “Twenty-five,” counters crusty shark hunter Quint. “Three tons of him.” Of course, it’s only a movie, and a shark with those monstrous measurements couldn’t possibly exist in nature… oh, wait. […]

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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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Monster Squid Shocks Seaside Spectators in Japan

Recently, multiple witnesses at Toyama Bay in Central Japan were stunned by the sudden arrival of a real-life sea monster: a colossal red-and-white squid that normally inhabits much deeper waters. According to CNN, the colorful creature — of the species Architeuthis — was spotted by several people from a pier overlooking the bay last month, and […]