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Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

CREEPYPASTA: This Town Endured Weeks of Heavy Rain… and Something Even Deadlier

One of the amazing things about creepypasta tales is that they tend to spawn offshoots and hybrids as they travel, like creeping mutant vines, working their way through the nooks and crannies of the web. One example of this is a strange post by user Havoc98 on the Creepypasta Wiki, which he titles “A Month […]

Films Real Life Scares 

In Search of the Lethal Banned Video SATAN’S SPHINX

Some of the most disturbing and mysterious viral tales involve alleged “lost” videos — the contents of which are often claimed to have harmful or even fatal effects on those unfortunate enough to view them. Notable examples include a crude video collage nicknamed “The Grifter,” the origin of which is still the subject of intense […]

Real Life Scares 

The Mysterious TV Transmission Known as “The Wyoming Incident”

Many urban legends have surrounded pirated television broadcasts or rogue transmissions of unknown origin, and many infamous examples of these incidents remain unexplained… sometimes decades later. Arguably one of the most-discussed examples is the so-called “Max Headroom Broadcast” of November 1987, wherein an unknown prankster (whose identity remains a mystery three decades later), disguised as […]

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Can You Find “The Ghost of Sally York” in This 1932 Photo?

Among the countless chilling stories surrounding mysterious vintage photographs, by far the most heavily shared images come from the notorious “ANOMALY” series, several of which I’ve examined in previous installments of this column — including the nightmarish story of “Charlie Noonan’s Last Interview,” the horrific fate of a farmer’s three children, and a possible link […]

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The Strange Mystery of Mary Rogers and Edgar Allan Poe’s Obsession With Her

Mary Rogers was a Kardashian of the 1840s. The pretty girl became a hit in social circles, based on her looks alone. A brief “disappearance,” thought to have been done to drum up publicity for the shop she worked at, made headlines across the Eastern seaboard. But her mysterious death made waves that even affected […]

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Did This Religious TV Program Contain a Deadly Hidden Message?

Today’s story originated with a user identifying himself as RoboKy, who claims to know bizarre and previously unpublished information about a locally-produced television program known as Words of Light With the Reverend Marly Sachs. The show aired every Sunday from 6-7 am on WSB-TV Channel 2 in Atlanta, Georgia, from October 18, 1987 to Sunday, February […]

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What Dark Mystery Lurks on New York’s Buckout Road?

The County of Westchester, New York is a relatively little known one — despite the fact that some of its towns and cities boast some notable persons. For example, both rapper DMX and notorious serial killer David Berkowitz (a.k.a. “The Son of Sam”) called the city of Yonkers home, and this writer’s hometown of Mamaroneck […]

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The Cryptic, Terrifying YouTube Videos of ANIMALHEAD

As you know by now, the web is filled with more baffling, mysterious and inexplicable content than anyone could ever begin to explain… and that’s not even counting the so-called “Dark Web,” with its ominous reputation as a den of unspeakable deeds, information and transactions; I’m just talking about all the insane shit you can […]

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The Strange Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Appearing in Cities Across America

You may have seen them. You may have just walked right over them or stopped to read their message before moving on. Sometime during the 1980s, strange tiles began appearing in cities all over America as well as in four cities in South America. They’re embedded into the asphalt and contain strange almost nonsensical messages. […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Is Nickelodeon’s “Stick Stickly” Connected to CANDLE COVE?

The history of creepypasta wouldn’t be complete without a legacy of mysterious “lost episodes” from popular TV shows like THE SIMPSONS or SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, or even entire “lost” TV series like CANDLE COVE (the inspiration for the first season of SyFy’s CHANNEL ZERO), which may exist only in the realm of myth. But a few […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Is “Nancy’s Doll” to Blame for a Child-Killer’s Horrific Crime?

The following story is reportedly derived from an audio interview with 45-year-old Byron Robertson from El Paso, Texas… who is currently on death row following his conviction for the murder of his five-year old daughter Nancy. A psychiatrist employed by Texas State Police has been conducting an examination of this case to determine if Robertson […]

Films 

Rare Clips from Hitchcock’s Unmade Found-Footage Project KALEIDOSCOPE

It may come as a surprise that Alfred Hitchcock — one of the world’s most respected filmmakers, widely considered “The Master of Suspense” — sometimes had great difficulty getting a new film project off the ground. Although we all know about his successes (PSYCHO, THE BIRDS, REAR WINDOW, VERTIGO, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, NOTORIOUS, REBECCA, and […]

Real Life Scares video games 

PETSCOP: The Horrific Mystery Behind This Allegedly Haunted Video Game

There’s an eerie tale unfolding right now on the Internet: Since March 12th, a  YouTuber who calls himself “Paul” has been sporadically uploading videos of PETSCOP — a previously unknown PlayStation One game. The walk-through starts as a cartoony nostalgia trip… but quickly turns into a surreal tale full of cryptic messages, dark clues, and hidden […]