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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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Doctors in India Remove a LIVE Cockroach From a Woman’s Skull

If you’re not already squirming from that headline, you’re obviously made of stronger stuff… but I haven’t even laid out the grisly details yet. So you might want to put down your lunch, or make sure you don’t feel tiny little insectoid feet brushing against the back of your neck… New Indian Express reported that […]

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The Bizarre and Gruesome Saga of Linda Hazzard: “The Starvation Doctor”

Doctor Linda Burfield Hazzard was many things to many people: A wealthy socialite. A female doctor in a time when there were almost none. A pioneer in alternative medicine before the term had even been invented. And one of the deadliest female serial killers in history. Her murder method was as unique as her life […]

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Monsters Make News: Human Re-Animation, “Real” JURASSIC PARK and More Harrowing Headlines

It’s been quite the intense struggle keeping up with all the bizarre and horrifying things making the news lately (and that’s not counting political news, which is a horror unto itself), but as always, instead of hiding from things that creep me out, I tend to charge headlong into them. This week, of course, is […]

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This Horrifying Parasite Could Be Living Inside You Right Now

The world wriggles with strange things, and nature is a real horror show. As we grow, we acquire all sorts of biological hitchhikers — some looking for temporary lodgings, others hoping for a permanent stay. Open a science textbook, and you can touch the pulse of primal fear; predators and prey, hosts and parasites! With […]

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Nine of the Most Terrifying Mental Health Practices Through the Ages

While the stigma associated with mental disorders certainly still remains to this day, if we look back to the “bad old days” it’s clear that things have come a long way for the better. Since time immemorial, mental illness has been given a myriad of names, ranging from lunacy (based on the hypothesis that people’s insanity […]

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Secret Search for the “Gateway of the Mind” Ends in Horror — and Death

According to most accounts, this scenario allegedly took place within an undisclosed scientific facility in the year 1983, and its status as one of the internet’s most terrifying mysteries has been steadily rising since it was first circulated via Reddit’s NoSleep community in 2012. While it bears a strong resemblance to another infamous urban legend, […]

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Can You Watch as a Parasitic Worm is Removed From a Man’s Eye?

Did the photo and/or the headline above make you flinch? Yeah, well… sorry about that. I was about to reach for the eyewash myself after I came across this story. But then my morbid curiosity got the better of me. Anyhow, here’s the deal: the video below, courtesy of Ophthalmologist Shannon Wong, M.D., shows the […]