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Don’t Answer the Phone: The Twisted History of the “Red Numbers”

Urban legends and viral stories are filled with chilling warnings of “Death Calls,” which are rumored to kill anyone unfortunate enough to answer a telephone call from a specific number. There are countless variations on this theme but one of the earliest and most infamous examples is believed to have emerged on April 13, 2007 […]

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The QUEEN MARY is Finally Renting Out Its “Most Haunted” Room

The small stateroom has been the subject of countless paranormal investigations — from amateur YouTube ghost-chasers to high-profile TV appearances on shows like Britain’s MOST HAUNTED and SyFy’s GHOST HUNTERS. It’s been cited by TIME Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Most Haunted Places on Earth,” and we ranked it one of the Five […]

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Hidden Text in This Ancient Manuscript Can Only Be Read by X-Rays

On the surface it appears to be a religious book written in the 11th century, but researchers have long suspected that writings on a completely different subject are hiding beneath the visible text… and now, thanks to a lengthy and complex scanning procedure, experts finally have proof. Newsweek recently reported on a research project underway […]

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Astronomers Think Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Might Disappear Soon

As a life-long astronomy nerd, waking up to this headline all over the web made me gasp out loud (and I don’t surprise easily). I mean, seriously: Jupiter’s famous “Great Red Spot” — the massive, rust-colored megastorm wider than the entire Earth — is going away? Maybe even within my lifetime? Sure, storms of any […]

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Creepy, Ancient “Skeleton Spiral” Discovered Beneath Mexico City

This macabre but fascinating find comes in the wake of another amazingly spooky discovery in Mexico, in which divers mapped out a massive labyrinth of underwater tunnels in the Yucatan Peninsula — a site ancient Mayan priests once used to contact the underworld. The haunting revelation comes from beneath the streets of modern Mexico City, […]

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Was This Haunted House Visitor Possessed by a Witch’s Ghost on Camera?

This story has everything you need for a seriously creepy movie: a centuries-old haunted house, which once served as a prison for accused witches; nocturnal goats and ghostly vermin on the prowl; alleged poltergeist and/or demonic activity caught on camera; and a paranormal investigator recalling the scariest night of his life. Brad Mac of The Ghost […]

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Divers Discover a Gigantic Labyrinth of Eerie Underwater Caves in Mexico

While exploring the flooded caves of San Actun and Dos Ojos in Tulum, Mexico, archaeologists have stumbled upon an incredible, record-breaking find — which may also cast more light on the history and mysterious rites of the ancient Mayans. According to CNN, members of the Great Maya Aquifer Project (GAM) team have spent the past […]

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America’s Jack the Ripper: The Servant Girl Annihilator

Three years before London’s most famous serial killer terrorized the prostitutes, a serial killer had the women of Austin, Texas in a constant state of dread. Given the moniker Servant Girl Annihilator by American author O. Henry, this killer was said to be responsible for eight axe murders during the years 1884 and 1885. All […]

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A Tribute to George A. Romero: Father of Modern Horror

The grief you and I are feeling today is beyond measure, as the passing of legendary filmmaker George Andrew Romero impacts each of us uniquely — just as his iconic works have changed our lives and careers in so many different ways. Whether you’re a horror fan who grew up on Romero’s classics, a filmmaker […]

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Playing With Radiation: The 1951 “Atomic Energy Lab” — For Kids!

The years following World War II were a glorious time for many Americans — financially speaking, anyway. There was a great wave of prosperity for middle-class working people, and the notion of a consumption-based society was just taking root. The market flooded with new, high-tech products that could now be produced thanks to the end of […]

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Massive Tower of Human Skulls Discovered in Mexico City

For centuries, it was hidden within the walls of an ancient Aztec temple, at the heart of one of the largest cities in the western world — a literal tower of human skulls, representing the decapitated heads of nearly 700 people. According to Reuters, the tower was recently discovered by a team of archaeologists within […]

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Wanna Hook Up With a Ghost Hottie From Thailand’s Urban Legend?

In Thailand —  the so-called “Land of Smiles” — we believe in something deeper than meets the eye: those spirits, ghosts, and other dark entities that we can’t see or explain, but have nevertheless become one of our favorite (and unavoidable) aspects of our culture. Since the old days, we’ve been told countless creepy urban […]

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Can You Find “The Ghost of Sally York” in This 1932 Photo?

Among the countless chilling stories surrounding mysterious vintage photographs, by far the most heavily shared images come from the notorious “ANOMALY” series, several of which I’ve examined in previous installments of this column — including the nightmarish story of “Charlie Noonan’s Last Interview,” the horrific fate of a farmer’s three children, and a possible link […]

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What Dark Mystery Lurks on New York’s Buckout Road?

The County of Westchester, New York is a relatively little known one — despite the fact that some of its towns and cities boast some notable persons. For example, both rapper DMX and notorious serial killer David Berkowitz (a.k.a. “The Son of Sam”) called the city of Yonkers home, and this writer’s hometown of Mamaroneck […]