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Real Life Scares 

This Gruesome “Glitch” Will Turn Your Browsing Session Into a Living Nightmare

In past entries, I’ve referenced various domains, links and files which are rumored to trigger a wide assortment of unfortunate consequences, such as: 1) technical issues like pesky malware and system crashes; 2) mysterious phenomena including strange visions and visitations; and 3) mentally and physically threatening after-effects — including madness and even violent death. This […]

Music Real Life Scares 

Marilyn Manson’s Latest Instagram Videos Are Incredibly Creepy — Even for Him

Yeah, I know — it shouldn’t surprise anyone, myself included, to discover Marilyn Manson’s Instagram isn’t exactly packed with funny cat memes and touchy-feely inspirational quotes (although I must admit that would be kind of amazing). But, it would seem, the infamous shock-rocker — or at least his PR people — has been very busy […]

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Is it Magic… or Murder? The Sinister Secret of “The Jaywalk Game”

If you recall our previous coverage of a mysterious, mythical road-based ritual known as “11 Miles,” you may see some strong similarities in today’s creepypasta. But unlike that surreal scenario, this “game” is not for the casually curious… not for anyone, for that matter, since it potentially involves deliberate vehicular manslaughter. With that said, consider […]

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The Horrifying, Unexplained Events Behind the “Death” of Gibbon, KY

The date was May 7, 1926. The location was the small community of Gibbon, a rural Kentucky township whose entire human population eventually died under mysterious circumstances following a bizarre phenomenon… an event which began on that horrible, fateful night and remains unexplained nearly a century later. A record of these bizarre events is reportedly […]

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Security Footage Captures a Woman’s Incredibly Creepy Secret Ritual

When this bizarre and unsettling video was uploaded to the Facebook page All Singapore Stuff, the user who posted it claimed the creepy woman shown in the CCTV footage is actually a maid who works for her… and she also believes she’s demonically possessed. Nurul Baker identified the woman in the clip (whose name is not […]

Films Real Life Scares 

THE EVIL WITHIN: Deep Inside Andrew Getty’s Real-Life Nightmares

As our Senior Editor Rob G noted recently, Amazon and other movie services have now made the horror movie THE EVIL WITHIN available for rental. Released with little fanfare alongside the usual Z-level, straight-to-streaming horror dreck, THE EVIL WITHIN might have escaped notice were it not for the story of its production. It began with […]

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The Transcript of This Frantic Police Call Hints at Unspeakable Horrors

Today’s nightmarish report allegedly comes from Australia (possibly a first for this column), and was posted online just recently. But the Reddit account from which it originated — identified only by the Australian phone number 61-795-280-942 — has been mysteriously removed. That same phone number corresponds to the transcript of a strange and frightening emergency […]

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This Police File Recounts a Cop’s Horrifying Encounter with a Mutilated Murder Victim

You might not think a routine police report could potentially harbor one of the creepiest unsolved mysteries in the history of viral lore… but if creepypastas have taught us anything, it’s never to underestimate the power of the written word. Even a generic title like “report.doc” could potentially hide details of an encounter so horrifying […]

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Donors Wanted! Remembering That Cannibal Restaurant in Germany [NSFW]

Cannibalism is, to make light of it, perhaps the silliest of all taboos. There is something absurd about the thought of eating another person. At one moment, they are an intelligent and well-spoken peer, full of thoughts and emotions, and the next, they are mixed into your morning waffles. Does anyone else giggle at that […]

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The Horrifying Theory Behind a Bizarre Photo Nicknamed “Danny Boy”

This creepy viral phenomenon is one of many tales revolving around a single strange photograph [like these, for example], which may have first surfaced with no available backstory — as is the case for so many vintage photos posted online. As the saying goes, nature — not to mention the internet — abhors a vacuum, […]

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This Eerie Video is the Only Evidence of a Fatal Chatroom Encounter

Today’s topic should drive home a piece of advice you probably don’t need, but should hear anyhow: When talking to strangers on the web, it’s best to exercise the same caution you would in flesh-space… especially if you’re wandering into questionable territory. For example: If you’re familiar with the popular chat site Omegle (or others […]

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This Footage of a Morgue Door Slamming by Itself is the Creepiest Thing You’ll See Today

It’s always been a little unnerving to me how rapidly a short and simple video clip can freak out hundreds of thousands of people overnight via social media — most likely it’s the unexplained element, that lack of verifiable backstory, combined with a suggestion of the macabre, that can turn a minute or two of […]

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The Dark and Horrible Secret of GREYWATER GARDENS

As with so many creepypasta tales, today’s entry was posted anonymously… and given the author’s grim secret, it’s easy to understand why he didn’t wish his identity to be discovered. As it turns out, on the property known as Greywater Gardens, it would seem dark secrets are a kind of currency. The author does not explain […]