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Swimmers Horrified as “Portal to Hell” Opens in California Lake

When a gigantic whirlpool suddenly opened in California’s Lake Berryessa, many onlookers thought some unseen supernatural force (or a freakish natural force, for that matter) had opened up a gateway to an ominous abyss, threatening to draw nearby swimmers to a horrific death. As it turns out, this bizarre hellmouth is neither a natural nor […]

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Three People Appear in This Photo… But Is One of Them a Ghost?

While on a fishing trip in Tifton, Georgia with her grandparents a few weeks ago, 13-year-old Haley Ogletree decided to snap a quick selfie while she was chilling in her grandfather’s truck. Her brother Kolton, who was celebrating his 12th birthday, had just caught his biggest fish of the day. When they returned home that […]

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Is West Virginia’s Shawnee Lake Amusement Park Cursed?

If you learn anything from a lifetime of watching horror movies, the most important rule is to never, ever build atop a Native American burial ground. The people of Mercer County in West Virginia learned that the hard way. A bloody fight over land that once belonged to the Shawnee tribe, followed by an amusement […]

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Florida Burglary Suspect Killed and Eaten by an Alligator

Alligators seem to be all up in our news lately — whether it’s a gargantuan reptile nicknamed Godzilla invading a Texas shopping center, or this gruesome karma-like situation in Florida: apparently a man wanted for attempted burglary was recently found dead in Barefoot Bay Lake in Brevard County, his mangled remains showing evidence of multiple alligator bites. […]