The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

Five Extremely Creepy Things Making the News Right Now

I’m pretty sure you’ll agree 2017 has been off to a very rocky start… but hey, at least most of us aren’t being terrorized on the regular by menacing grass-goblins or disembodied shadow-lurkers (I’m assuming this, of course; I don’t really know your life). Alas, that can’t quite be said for some of the people […]

Real Life Scares 

Fisherman Tweets Pics of Deep-Sea Creatures, Entire World Screams in Horror

My first draft of this story was basically “NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE,” all caps, over and over again, occasionally interrupted by “Oh wait, this one’s kinda cute,” then another avalanche of “Aw-hell-no.” As I recall, this went on for about six and a half paragraphs. For the sake of journalistic integrity, I decided to delete that […]

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Cthulhu, Is That You? These Real-Life Cosmic Horrors Are Happening Right Now

I don’t have to remind you that we’re living in chaotic, unpredictable and even frightening times… hell, even browsing through news headlines can make you want to crawl under a rock and hide for a year or so (that is, unless you’re afraid of creatures who also like to live under rocks). As connoisseurs of […]

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Live Feed From the Deepest Place on Earth Reveals a World of Living Nightmares

The most remote, least explored location on this planet isn’t some impenetrable forest, an airless mountain peak or the most barren desert… nope, it’s a long, narrow crack in the Earth’s crust over six miles beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean: a site known as the Mariana Trench. Very few scientific expeditions have explored these […]

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Legions of Horrific Alien Creatures Found Near Undersea Volcanoes

We’re always simultaneously horrified and delighted to learn about the discovery of new monstrous creatures on this planet we share — and more often than not, the scariest of them seem to come from Australia (for example, this giant spider named “Brian”) or from the blackest depths of the world’s oceans (like… whatever the hell […]

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This Spiny Alien Invader Lives Much Closer Than You Think

In the video below, you’ll see a large, slithering creature — with no discernible head or tail — wriggling up from beneath a wooden pier. YouTube user Stas Kanevsky doesn’t provide any background for the clip apart from the title, which describes the purplish-brown “alien” as a “Bristle Worm.” Not only is this probably a […]