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Real Life Scares 

Seriously- “Ring Around the Rosie” is NOT about Plague

We have all heard it repeatedly. I even recall my teachers discussing it in class. Supposedly, the well-known children’s chant “Ring Around the Rosie” is about the Great Plague of London which wiped out 100,000 people in about a year and a half during the 1600s. Or in some versions of the urban legend, the […]

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Spiders, Sharks, Scorpions and More Horrors from the Headlines

Face it, folks: the world we live in is getting weirder by the minute. Seriously, at this point, the urge to retreat into a world of fictional monsters is nearly impossible to resist. But journalists still have a job to do (even if we’re just writing about demon sightings, botched exorcisms and… uh, Florida?). Honest, well-researched […]

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Danse Macabre!: The Deadly Dancing Plague of 1518

Dance, dance, dance wherever you may be. And that’s just what they did in the town of Strasbourg, Alsace in 1518. In July of 1518, nearly 400 people gathered in the town and began dancing with no rest for over a month. Some of them even danced until they died. Strasbourg, Alsace, now modern day […]

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Terror in Tonopah: The Clown Motel, The Old Cemetery, and The Lady in Red

Clowns. They are terrifying. Whoever thought that a grown adult in oversized clothing and more makeup than a pageant child playing tricks on people was a good idea is seriously demented. Whoever came up with the idea for a Clown Motel should be institutionalized. http://whitedogblog.tumblr.com/post/142827558289 The Clown Motel is located in Tonopah, Nevada, better known […]

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Bedbugs: The Most Horrible Creatures On Earth

Bedbugs are the worst creatures on earth. Other animals might attack you, but that’s over quickly. Bedbugs, on the other hand, are a curse that can last for decades. They are a silent, relentless enemy that slowly, methodically shreds your sanity and destroys your life. Like the Terminator, they can’t be reasoned with. They don’t […]