The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

The Frightening Legend of the “Melon Head” People of Ohio, Michigan, and Connecticut

Many of the most famous urban legends in the U.S. are focused on ghost stories, Bigfoot, or that one time your uncle swore that he saw a UFO and little green men. But there are reasons other than ghosts and alien life forms to be wary… at least in Michigan, Ohio, and Connecticut. In the […]

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The Unsolved Mystery of Detroit’s Occult Murders

When police arrived at 3587 Saint Aubin Street in Detroit, Michigan, on July 3, 1929, they found Benny Evangelista seated behind his desk, his hands neatly folded in his lap as though in prayer. They found his head on the floor right next to his feet. Upstairs they found Mrs. Santina Evangelista and their children- […]

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Eerie Footage Seems to Reveal a “Ghost Ship” on Lake Superior

We’ve explored dozens of chilling, shocking and unexplained events caught on camera — from brutal shark attacks and nocturnal home invasions to alleged demonic possession, living dolls and “poop ghosts.” But this YouTube clip, uploaded by Jason Asselin, offers something entirely new… and more than a little bit spooky. Asselin was spending a Saturday evening […]

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The Strange Mystery Of The Paulding Light

Since 1966, a mysterious light has appeared at night in a valley outside of Paulding, Michigan. The strobe-like beam, known as the Paulding Light, shines in the distance along the highway stretch of US 45 like a lighthouse signaling ships to shore. While students and investigators have explained the occurrence as something natural, many residents […]

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Did a Witch Wipe Out the Entire Town of Pere Cheney, Michigan?

In 1874, George Cheney established a stop on the Michigan Central Railroad between Gaylord and Jackson. Originally just a layover between two stops, it soon boomed into something larger. By 1877, the town boasted two sawmills, a hotel, a doctor, and finally a post office to make it official. The town expanded as the population quickly […]