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This Mysterious Phone Call Contains a Terrifying Hidden Message

The recording has come to be known as “Hypno’s Lullaby” — but its origins remain a total mystery since it was first discovered 30 years ago this month, at the site of a grisly crime which also remains unsolved to this day. According to police reports, the following message was left on the answering machine […]

Creepypasta 

Whatever You Do… DON’T Call This Phone Number

I’ll bet you read that headline, hit the link and looked for the number immediately, didn’t you? Next question: Did you dial the number without reading the rest of this article? Seriously? Well, I did warn you right up there in the headline, so I can’t be held accountable for what might happen. Now, let me […]

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The Transcript of This Frantic Police Call Hints at Unspeakable Horrors

This nightmarish viral tale allegedly originated in Australia (possibly a first for this column), and was first shared online a little over a year ago. 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 […]

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This Video Call Allegedly Ends in a Woman’s Terrifying “Possession”

Over the past year, there’s been a noticeable worldwide viral surge in news stories about demonic possession or similar phenomena — from a wave of unexplained hysteria among Malaysian students, to an unidentified woman frightening bus passengers in Argentina with her horrifying behavior, to a fatal attempted exorcism in a German hotel. We’re not sure why these […]

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Five Famous Scientists Who Dabbled in the Occult

Casual skeptics are annoying. They rarely know enough about whatever phenomenon they’re “debunking” to have a worthwhile opinion on it, basing their dismissal of other people’s experiences on a half-read Wikipedia article, an old episode of PENN & TELLER’S BULLSHIT, and a pathological need to feel smug. The next time one of these joyless dinks […]

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Eerie Footage Seems to Reveal a “Ghost Ship” on Lake Superior

We’ve explored dozens of chilling, shocking and unexplained events caught on camera — from brutal shark attacks and nocturnal home invasions to alleged demonic possession, living dolls and “poop ghosts.” But this YouTube clip, uploaded by Jason Asselin, offers something entirely new… and more than a little bit spooky. Asselin was spending a Saturday evening […]

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A Woman Received This Chilling Voicemail from Her Father — Months After His Death

We’ve been noticing a spike in reports of unexplained audio phenomena lately… but one mysterious and particularly disturbing recording sent shivers through the Reddit community following a recent post by user heaveninherarms. The user started an urgent-looking thread to Reddit’s /r/paranormal board late last week (then cross-posted to /r/creepy), shortly after her mother had received a […]

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Woman’s Phone Records Her Sleep-Talking… and a Terrifying Voice Answers

There really is a smartphone app for just about everything — but in one bizarre and chilling case, a sleep-monitoring application might have an added function the designers never intended. That might not be a good thing, either… especially for the phone’s terrified owner. A Reddit thread initiated by a user named “Jenny” (who goes […]

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This New iPhone Came Pre-Loaded with the Most Horrifying Selfie EVER

Popular YouTube user Julian Cavalero got the shock of his life when he booted up his brand new iPhone and discovered his camera roll wasn’t empty, but contained a single shiver-inducing image: The photo shown here — the origin of which has yet to be determined — depicts a young woman with pale, grayish skin […]