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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 […]

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Gregory Burkart’s Top 10 Creepypastas of 2016

Let’s face it, folks… 2016 has been one of the scariest years on record, no matter how many decades of life you’ve managed to survive so far. It comes as little surprise to me, then, how horror entertainment in all its forms has flourished during this tumultuous period. No greater authority than Stephen King himself has […]

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The Shocking True Tale of the Murderous Family Known as “The Bloody Benders”

When I was a kid, maybe seven or eight, my brother sat me on down and made me watch THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, the story of a family of creepy crazy kooky killers. I’ll be honest – the movie didn’t scare me. I liked it, but by that point I was already pretty numb […]

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How Did the Entire Town of Ashley, Kansas Simply Disappear?

In my experience as a journalist exploring the realm of strange, fascinating and often terrifying web phenomena, I’ve seen just about every variety of creepypasta to come slithering down the inter-tubes. If you’ve been following our regular creepypasta coverage (if not, here’s a crash course to get you started), you know that your basic creepypasta […]

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Is the Entrance to Hell Located in Kansas?

Stull, Kansas is a quaint and quiet little village. However, within its boundaries is a small cemetery and old church foundation (originally built in 1867) which is rumored to be a gateway to hell. The cemetery is still there but the church has long been reduced to just a foundation and a pile of rocks. As the legend […]