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Gruesome Discovery: Bag of 54 Human Hands Found on Russian Island

Virtually every aspect of this case — even the eventual explanation by investigating officials — is freaky as hell, so it’s no surprise the once-obscure headline achieved viral notoriety over the past week. According to the Siberian Times, the nightmare began when a single severed human hand was discovered on a small island in the […]


Scientist Cites Evidence of Fossilized “Alien Tracks” on Mars

There have been countless claims of this kind, ever since humans first turned their telescopes to our planetary neighbor… but this story is particularly intriguing, as it comes from an expert source. Astrobiologist Barry DiGregorio, honorary research fellow at the University of Buckingham, has spent years studying scientific indicators of life on Mars, and has […]


The Horrific Mystery of DR. EMMITT’S RESEARCH: Part 1

According to Reddit lore, today’s creepypasta – the first of two chapters – was once posted on a now-defunct forum primarily focused on… well, let’s call them “unorthodox experiments.” Topics on that board were said to have been sourced from actual research and included a wealth of data – including documents, photos and video clips […]

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If You Find This Envelope in Your Mailbox… You’re Doomed

While the majority of creepypastas have unknown origins, there’s a very good reason the teller of this short but potent tale wishes to remain anonymous — a reason you’ll soon come to appreciate. The post which made its way to the Creepypasta Wiki is the only record of this author’s terrifying encounter with an intruder […]

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Infamous “Suicide Photographer” Describes His Macabre Profession

The subject of this column may not be suitable for all readers, so please exercise caution before proceeding. This viral tale involves a very disturbing first-hand account written by an anonymous photographer with a morbid fascination: his preferred technique is to capture images of his subjects at the moment they take their own lives. “People […]

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This Gruesome “Glitch” Will Turn Your Browsing Session Into a Living Nightmare

In past entries, I’ve referenced various domains, links and files which are rumored to trigger a wide assortment of unfortunate consequences, such as: 1) technical issues like pesky malware and system crashes; 2) mysterious phenomena including strange visions and visitations; and 3) mentally and physically threatening after-effects — including madness and even violent death. This […]

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A Doomed Explorer’s Journal Documents the Terrifying Search for “Subject C”

The horrors of World War I are well documented by historians, journalists and many other chronicles of humanity’s atrocities, and among the worst of these is the development of chemical and biological weaponry — deployed in the bloody trenches of Europe on a massive scale, with apocalyptic results. But countless whispered rumors and hastily hidden […]


The Incredibly Bizarre World of Ghana’s Horror Movie Posters

Horror movie posters from Ghana are amazing. Painted by local artists to promote roadshow screenings of bootlegged foreign movies, these totally unauthorized images have a rawness and power that the slick Hollywood promotional materials can’t touch. In the 1980s and ’90s, “video clubs” sprung up all over the West African nation of Ghana. They screened […]


Fisherman Tweets Pics of Deep-Sea Creatures, Entire World Screams in Horror

My first draft of this story was basically “NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE,” all caps, over and over again, occasionally interrupted by “Oh wait, this one’s kinda cute,” then another avalanche of “Aw-hell-no.” As I recall, this went on for about six and a half paragraphs. For the sake of journalistic integrity, I decided to delete that […]


Giant Spider Drags a Lizard Up a Living Room Window… and Horrifies the Entire World

Remember that story we ran back in October showing a Huntsman spider dragging a mouse up the side of a refrigerator? If you’re still having nightmares from that one, then turn back now, and read no further. Still with me? Okay, then let’s go back to Australia — that magical land where all your animal-based […]


Who Was the Terrifying “Man in the Polaroids?”

Todays’ short but shocking saga was first shared in 2008 by a user known only as “Peter L,” and as of this writing, the story and the attached visuals have still not been either debunked or fully corroborated. Peter’s account centers on a collection of twenty Polaroid instant photos, bundled with a rubber band, which […]


A Scrambled Signal Turns Terrifying on “The Channel”

The following entry, as in the case of most creepypasta posts, could not be traced to a specific author, and this particular account was a bit erratic and disoriented in its original form, so I’ve edited it for clarity. The origin of this story dates back to the days before digital television signals, so there may […]


Rural Explorer Enters a Long-Abandoned Farmhouse… and Finds Something Horrifying Inside

Urban Exploration (a.k.a. UrbEx, UrbX, or just “Creeping” in some circles) is definitely a thing — especially among photographers, extreme tourists and scare-seekers who take their nightmares straight up (with a twist of potential paranormal shenanigans) by digging through the rubble of abandoned locations. Urbex’s country cousin, Rural Exploration, hasn’t made quite enough press until […]


The Doomed Swinger’s Paradise of Pennsylvania’s Penn Hills Resort

Movies and TV have told me about cheesy honeymoon resorts — with heart-shaped beds, mirrored ceilings, and Jacuzzis in the middle of the room. Maybe it was just pornos that I saw these hotels in. But apparently, they were real… and one of the most famous was the Penn Hills Resort. Located in the Pocono […]


Legions of Horrific Alien Creatures Found Near Undersea Volcanoes

We’re always simultaneously horrified and delighted to learn about the discovery of new monstrous creatures on this planet we share — and more often than not, the scariest of them seem to come from Australia (for example, this giant spider named “Brian”) or from the blackest depths of the world’s oceans (like… whatever the hell […]