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Twitter’s Creepiest Ghost Story Turns Terrifying as “Dear David” Reveals Himself

New York-based writer and illustrator Adam Ellis has many popular threads on Twitter, but his most infamous tweets have revolved around the alleged haunting of Ellis’s apartment by an entity he calls “Dear David”… whom he claims is the ghost of a dead boy with a crushed skull and severe anger issues. The story began […]

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Nightmarish Video Shows a Blood-Red Cloud Descending on a Brazilian Town

If you’re already on edge anticipating the cosmic horrors in the wake of this year’s historic solar eclipse (assuming you’re reading this in North America, that is), the following story probably won’t be very reassuring… A post shared by ?Irenny Vieira ? (@irenny_ynneri) on Aug 17, 2017 at 4:47pm PDT In fact, when it comes […]

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This Online App Will Turn Your Drawings Into Pure Uncut Nightmares

It all seemed like harmless fun… at first. It all began on May 30, when a simple online “Fotogenerator” application was posted by Dutch news site Nieuws en Co. The app uses the “Pix2Pix” algorithm — developed by Tom Kenter of the University of Amsterdam — which adopts “deep learning” image-recognition technology to turn doodles […]

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In Search of the Lethal Banned Video SATAN’S SPHINX

Some of the most disturbing and mysterious viral tales involve alleged “lost” videos — the contents of which are often claimed to have harmful or even fatal effects on those unfortunate enough to view them. Notable examples include a crude video collage nicknamed “The Grifter,” the origin of which is still the subject of intense […]

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Can You Find “The Ghost of Sally York” in This 1932 Photo?

Among the countless chilling stories surrounding mysterious vintage photographs, by far the most heavily shared images come from the notorious “ANOMALY” series, several of which I’ve examined in previous installments of this column — including the nightmarish story of “Charlie Noonan’s Last Interview,” the horrific fate of a farmer’s three children, and a possible link […]

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This Horrifying Little Girl Is the Freakiest Thing You’ll See Today

You’re probably looking at this photo and thinking, “What’s so scary about an adorable pigtailed child?” Well, all I can say to that is… look closer. Look into those glassy, hollow eyes… behold that sunny grin that’s just a bit too wide… and then the uncomfortably adult muscle definition of the neck and shoulders. This […]

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Did Police Capture the Queen of the Black Eyed Children?

When a police SWAT team responded to a situation last Friday near the South Carolina town of Indian Land, they probably weren’t expecting to come face-to-face — or, more specifically, eye-to-eye — with the sinister visage of Morgan Joyce Varn. According to the Charlotte Observer, 24-year-old Varn was arrested along with 23-year-old Jonathan Mikael Robinson, […]

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This Postmortem Photo of “Loana the Bloodthirster” Bears a Deadly Curse

According to most sources, the photograph you see here was reportedly taken in 1909, during an era where staged photographs of the recently deceased were a common practice, and at the time considered a dignified way of honoring the dead. The passing of more than a century has obscured most of the stories behind these […]

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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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Three People Appear in This Photo… But Is One of Them a Ghost?

While on a fishing trip in Tifton, Georgia with her grandparents a few weeks ago, 13-year-old Haley Ogletree decided to snap a quick selfie while she was chilling in her grandfather’s truck. Her brother Kolton, who was celebrating his 12th birthday, had just caught his biggest fish of the day. When they returned home that […]

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Viral Photo Shows a Slenderman-Like Figure Emerging From the Clouds

It’s being described as “a Dementor from the HARRY POTTER movies” or even a god-like being, and of course the resemblance to the infamous Slenderman is unmistakable… but no matter what you want to call it, this image of a horrific airborne shape hovering in the clouds above the Mukuba Mall in Kitwe, Zambia certainly […]

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Watch the Latest Blumhouse Original Creepypasta Video — LEADER LADY

Following the succulent success of last week’s grisly installment HOSPITAL FOOD (for strong stomachs only), we’re back again with another original creepypasta video – and much like our earlier chapter A LITTLE NIGHTMARE, our latest episode delves into a mysterious footnote in cinematic history. Have you ever watched an older film that still had color bars, […]

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Say Hello to Bachelor #1: The Shocking Crimes of “The DATING GAME Killer”

Cheryl Bradshaw thought she found her dream date when she chose Bachelor #1, Rodney Alcala, on the popular 1970s show THE DATING GAME. Introduced by the host as “a successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at the age of 13, fully developed,” Alcala cooed from behind the […]