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CREEPYPASTA: Is “Nancy’s Doll” to Blame for a Child-Killer’s Horrific Crime?

The following story is reportedly derived from an audio interview with 45-year-old Byron Robertson from El Paso, Texas… who is currently on death row following his conviction for the murder of his five-year old daughter Nancy. A psychiatrist employed by Texas State Police has been conducting an examination of this case to determine if Robertson […]

Six Freaky Contemporary Novels You Can Read in One Day

Modern horror literature can be hard to track down. The publishing market is dominated by psychological thrillers, crime stories and young adult fantasies, following a few already-tired trends. Sometimes it seems fans of macabre novels and stories must look entirely to the past. But there are plenty of artists weaving dark tales from the shadows, […]

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The Five Most Haunted Hotels In America (You Can Spend the Night in)

When we previously offered you a guided tour of the world’s most haunted hotels, we didn’t really consider your options if you’re planning a paranormal-themed US vacation. So, with Summer around the corner, we’d like to update that list with the following locations — which range in price and accommodations depending on your budget and […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Notorious “Unwanted Houseguest” Stars in Music Video “Ghost Me!”

Among the lore of scary memes, one of the all-time creepiest is a hand-drawn “self-portrait” of a sinister, smiling boogeyman whose face has been accompanied by hundreds of ominous captions — nearly all of which involve this mystery monster lurking somewhere in the reader’s home. This nightmarish reputation has earned the character the popular nickname […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Police File Recounts a Cop’s Horrifying Encounter with a Mutilated Murder Victim

You might not think a routine police report could potentially harbor one of the creepiest unsolved mysteries in the history of viral lore… but if creepypastas have taught us anything, it’s never to underestimate the power of the written word. Even a generic title like “report.doc” could potentially hide details of an encounter so horrifying […]

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CREEPYPASTA: This Ritual Allegedly Enables You to Converse With the Dead… But Be Careful!

[NOTE: The images in this article contain nine ghostly human figures. Can you spot them all?] In the past, we’ve written in detail about creepy occult rituals and other mystical “games,” many of which imply lethal repercussions for those who fail to follow the rules, or refuse to take them seriously. This is another such […]

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Five Extremely Creepy Things Making the News Right Now

I’m pretty sure you’ll agree 2017 has been off to a very rocky start… but hey, at least most of us aren’t being terrorized on the regular by menacing grass-goblins or disembodied shadow-lurkers (I’m assuming this, of course; I don’t really know your life). Alas, that can’t quite be said for some of the people […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Joining This Image Board Was a Fatal Mistake [VIDEO]

Considering that some of the most enduring creepypastas [including the infamous Slenderman himself] were born on image-sharing groups like 4chan and Something Awful, it’s actually quite rare that a report comes down the pipe in which the group itself is the source of terror. But in this case, that’s exactly what happened. Shared anonymously, today’s […]

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The Strange and Infamous History of Britain’s Holloway Sanitarium

The English hamlet of Virginia Water is tucked away in a quiet corner of Surrey. It is home to the grand Wentworth Estate, where the first Ryder Cup golf tournament was held. Nearby lies the leafy and serene Windsor Great Park. And until 1980, it was home to the Holloway Sanitarium — one of the […]

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HALLS OF HORROR: The East Coast’s Most Extreme Haunt Experience

Introduction Extreme haunts and immersive horror experiences are catching the interest of mature horror fans across the country. A groundswell — perhaps even an underground movement — is beginning to push the industry into new directions that cater to horror junkies looking to experience true psychological and physical horror in a controlled environment. Endless fan […]

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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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CREEPYPASTA: Exclusive Footage of “Beth Parson’s Doll” — The Toy That Would Not Rest

Today’s short, sharp and shocking tale begins with a simple declaration of fact: Beth Parson is dead. She’s been dead for over a century, in fact. But Beth’s favorite toy — the one her family supposedly had buried with her — is very much alive. At least that’s the belief of the people who recorded […]

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VIDEO: Be Sure to Keep Your Car Running on Crybaby Bridge!

Some of America’s spookiest myths and urban legends come from the good ol’ Midwest — aliens, ghosts, even entire towns haunted by bad luck and superstition. One of the most widespread urban legends that I’ve heard my entire adult life is that of “Crybaby Bridge.” Nearly every state in the Midwest — from Oklahoma to […]