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Swimmers Horrified as “Portal to Hell” Opens in California Lake

When a gigantic whirlpool suddenly opened in California’s Lake Berryessa, many onlookers thought some unseen supernatural force (or a freakish natural force, for that matter) had opened up a gateway to an ominous abyss, threatening to draw nearby swimmers to a horrific death. As it turns out, this bizarre hellmouth is neither a natural nor […]

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Ghost Hunters Question an Alleged Poltergeist… and Get an Unexpected Reply [VIDEO]

Paranormal investigator Kyle Thompson is a former soldier and doesn’t scare too easily… so when he gets a little freaked out, I’m thinking his fellow ghost-hunters should pay very close attention to their present situation. One notable and unsettling example is an incident Thompson’s team recently captured on camera, while taking readings in a house […]

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Read the Book! Remembering Time-Life’s MYSTERIES OF THE UNKNOWN

“I never thought I would believe in it… until it happened to me.” If those words just triggered a slight chill in your bones — or perhaps just a brief flash of goofy nostalgia — you’re definitely not alone. The above quote was first directed to an unflinching camera in 1989 by Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore, […]

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This Attempt to Recreate “The Ganzfeld Experiment” Produced Nightmarish Results

The following information comes from a series of posts by user EvraVon53, who reveals how he tried his own replication of the controversial “Ganzfeld Experiment” while in college. Though the date of the attempt is not given (it’s assumed to be during the past decade), this particular test has been around since 1974. The goal […]

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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 […]

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Five Ghosts and Creepy Anomalies Found in Feature Films and TV Shows

There is a ton of home-shot footage on the Internet that purports to capture ghosts, monsters, or UFOs, but shaky cellphone footage is easily faked, and hoaxers are plentiful. For lasting paranormal gravitas, you have to capture inexplicable phenomena in a feature film or TV show. Since no one wants a spirit to mess up […]

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How Italian Horror Cinema Inspired Survival Horror Video Games

Survival horror video games have changed a lot over the years — especially as the technology evolved along with our sensibilities. Soon, we’ll be able to play RESIDENT EVIL 7, OUTLAST 2, and DEATH STRANDING with VR options, putting players in the midst of total terror. But to understand where the subgenre is today, we […]

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Download the Hollywood Holiday Ghost Story THE MOUNTAIN AND THE NIGHT — Based on Actual Events!

Need to put a little more chill in your bones this holiday season? We’ve got the perfect gift for you, courtesy of award-winning filmmaker and author Jesse Dykstra — whose own real-life encounters with paranormal activity on Hollywood’s famous Paramount lot inspired his haunting short story THE MOUNTAIN AND THE NIGHT. Dykstra revealed to us […]

SHOCK WAVES Episode 27 Part 1: LAST GIRL STANDING, ALIENS and One Hell Of A KILLER PARTY!

The whole Shock Waves gang – Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane return to usher in the last batch of episodes for the year 2016, and they’re here to discuss all the latest horrors! On this episode, Ryan revisited the ALIENS franchise, as well as the cult classic CHUD. Bekah reports back […]

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Spiders, Snakes, Dolls, Trolls and More From Today’s Horrific Headlines

Are you currently buttocks-deep in holiday stress? Yeah, I feel ya there. But relax, we’re here to help… and by “help,” I mean I’m about to show you some incredibly disturbing stuff that’s actually (or allegedly, depending on your level of skepticism) happening in the world around us, to help put our day-to-day problems in […]

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The Day Two Friends Barely Escaped “A Town Called Knowhere”

Today’s tale originates with a user who identifies himself as “Berry,” but whose full name is currently unknown. His blog entry describes a nightmarish afternoon he experienced while driving through Massachusetts in the spring of 2012 with an unnamed friend, but his detailed account of that day did not surface until two years ago, via […]

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Another “Skull” Spotted on Mars — and Some Say It Looks Like BIGFOOT

Remember when we showed you all that cool stuff on Mars that kinda looks like… well, other stuff? NASA rovers like Spirit, Opportunity and the more recent Curiosity have returned the sharpest, most fascinating high-resolution images from the fourth planet’s surface we’ve ever seen… and given the nature of the human imagination and the quirky […]

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This Paranormal Reporter Didn’t Find Her Next Story… It Found HER

As a paranormal researcher and author of the column Paranormal Corner for NJ Advance Media, Kelly Roncace has recounted all manner of strange and unexplained phenomena in the New Jersey area and beyond. But her latest case may be a little too close for comfort. While living in a 1920s-era home in Salem County, Roncace […]

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Was the Jukebox in 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE Haunted?

I’m sure a lot of you have seen 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE by now, but not everyone has caught up yet, so I won’t be dropping any spoilers in this article… although the creepiest part of this story has nothing to do with the plot of the film itself. Instead, we want to talk about the jukebox […]

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R.I.P. Motörhead Frontman Lemmy Kilmister, 1945-2015

We’re deeply saddened to report that Ian Fraser Kilmister — better known to generations of music fans as Lemmy, celebrated founder and frontman of legendary UK metal band Motörhead, has passed away at the age of 70. The news was first confirmed by music historian and talk-show host Eddie Trunk — a long-time friend of the artist […]