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The Horrific Mystery of DR. EMMITT’S RESEARCH: Part 2

NOTE: Be sure to read Part 1 of this feature first [follow this link], or you’ll be up to your eyeballs in spoilers… The eerie, mind-boggling circumstances surrounding the death and/or disappearance of noted anthropologist W.M. Emmitt, Ph.D. – as documented by his former teaching assistant and posted to an occult-themed subreddit in 2012 – […]

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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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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 […]


Shocking Scientific Study Finds Spiders Could Devour Every Human on Earth

We shouldn’t just assume a headline as insanely terrifying as this couldn’t be possible… but I can confirm it comes verified from peer-reviewed scientific papers, with all the necessary data to back it up. In other words, it wouldn’t take much for a literal Arachno-pocalypse to occur… and if it did, we’d probably be ill-equipped […]

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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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This 117-Year-Old Diary Documents a Miner’s Final Days… and Maybe the Thing That Killed Him

While a large number of infamous creepypasta tales are born in social media, online journals and discussion groups, they still maintain their roots in urban legends, unexplained mysteries and regional folklore, often dating back several decades — or in some cases, even prior centuries. One such tale dates back to May 6, 1899, when a […]


One Horrifying Reason You Should NEVER Download “KNOB.exe”

Today’s entry comes from the journal of Sally Goodman from Dayton, Ohio — one of three siblings who have posted on various discussion boards about the paranormal experiences which seem to have plagued the Goodman family for years. While her brothers John and Henry have written about freakish spectral intruders in their own homes, Sally’s […]


Scientists Calculate How Fast a Zombie Outbreak Could Destroy Humanity (Hint: We’re Screwed)

Forget everything you think you know about survival in a zombie-plagued world — even if you’ve committed DAWN OF THE DEAD to memory, have a dog-eared copy of Max Brooks’ ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE in your back pocket, and just came off a marathon of every WALKING DEAD season. It’s time to get down to the […]

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The VHS Tape Bore His Name… and Its Grisly Contents Sealed His Doom

The origins of this gruesome viral tale are still something of a mystery, but the details appear to have be excerpts from the personal journal of a teenager in Belleville, Illinois, who identifies himself only as “John.” The first known entries begin shortly after his family relocated to the new city from Florida, where John […]

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US Soldiers in Vietnam Face the Unspeakable Horror of “Con Rong”

Today’s nightmarish tale unfolds within the real-life horror of the Vietnam War, but gives way to a more ancient, diabolical nightmare in the dense and deadly jungles of Southeast Asia. The story in its only existing form originates with a US Army veteran (who does not give his name) who enlisted in 1972 at the […]


This Boy’s Homemade “Spongebob Diary” Quickly Turns From Adorable to Horrifying

If there’s anything we’ve learned about children’s cartoons, it’s that they can be deeply disturbing if you think about them long enough. One such example is the beloved kids’ series SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, now in its fifteenth year on Nickelodeon. Just think about Spongebob’s world for a moment… he lives in a community called “Bikini Bottom,” 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 […]


FEED HER TO THE SHARKS Proves Some Phobias Can Bite

While I thought today’s creepypasta would be an ideal choice for Shark Week (and it is), I have to warn you up front that it goes to some extremely disturbing places — and I’m not just talking about the deep blue nightmares of shark-infested waters. The themes addressed here are all too real for those […]