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Police Investigating Wave of “Zombie Raccoon” Incidents in Ohio

You know, it’s getting hard to sort out satire from legit reporting these days… but multiple reliable sources have confirmed this story, no matter how freaky it seems at first glance. According to WKBN-TV, multiple incidents of “zombie-like” raccoon activity have been reported to authorities across northeastern Ohio… including over a dozen calls to police […]

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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 Mysterious and Unexplained Incident of Ohio’s Circleville Letters

Circleville is a small town in Ohio, the kind of place where everyone knows everyone. But starting in 1976, sinister, sexually explicit and threatening letters began to appear in the mailboxes of Circleville residents. All were postmarked from nearby Columbus, Ohio, and none included a return address. Only one person’s letters have been well documented, […]

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This Year’s Nightmarish “Clown Invasion” Seems to Be Spreading… or is it Something Else?

If you saw our coverage of multiple creepy clown sightings in Greenville, South Carolina a couple of weeks ago, you know these incidents have authorities nervous and residents terrified… and not just because leering, stalking clowns tend to appear in more than a few nightmares. While coulrophobia is a real condition, these locals’ concerns aren’t […]

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Franklin Castle: Ohio’s Most Haunted Mansion and Nazi Compound

Close to the banks of Lake Erie in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio, there lies a mansion with a long notorious past. Built in 1881 in Cleveland’s affluent Franklin Avenue neighborhood, it was to be the longtime home of Hannes Tiedmann and his family. Over the years, the mansion has seen more than its share […]

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Burned Alive!: The Ghosts of the Ohio State Penitentiary

You wouldn’t know this place had such a horrific past by looking at it now. The location in Columbus, Ohio is now the site of fancy restaurants, trendy shopping, and condos, but this was the final resting place for some of Ohio’s most vicious criminals. Even though it’s been torn to the ground, the ghosts of […]

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Hikers Capture Nightmarish Footage of “Devil Tree” in Ohio Forest

The following video, which has viewers around the world baffled — and more than a little bit creeped out — was taken by a man hiking in the woods with a friend near Defiance, Ohio. As the two men approach a large tree, it appears to be burning red-hot from the inside, but as you […]