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The Clownpocalypse: Hysteria, Hype and Horror

I may not be the first one to utter the words “clowns don’t seem so funny anymore” (I’m pretty sure that happened decades ago), but this year’s massive resurgence in the bizarre phenomenon sometimes known as “clown trolling” — which was first widely reported as far back as 2013 in the UK, but has spiked […]

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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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South Carolina Neighborhood Under Siege by Predatory Clowns

Remember when we wrote about the sudden epidemic in horrific “clown trolling” sweeping the globe? It seemed that the incidents had dropped off for a while, with only a few reports over the past year… but oh, how wrong we were. How very, very wrong. According to FOX Carolina, residents of an apartment complex in Greenville County, […]

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Chilling Security Video Reveals a Sleeping Couple Visited by “The Creeper”

Terrified locals have nicknamed him “The Bucktown Creeper” and “The Ghost”… and as of this report, he’s still out there. Police suspect that a series of home invasions throughout a Chicago neighborhood can likely be traced to a single, unidentified perpetrator in a ghostly gray hoodie — likely the same individual who was recently caught on camera […]

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Suspect Allegedly Used Human Brains to Achieve the Ultimate High

This story started out weird, and it’s just getting twistier by the minute as the details continue to trickle in (so to speak). It reached a horrific climax last Friday, when a preserved human brain was discovered in a plastic shopping bag under the front porch of a vacant trailer in Penn Township, Pennsylvania. The brain was discovered […]

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How Did the Entire Town of Ashley, Kansas Simply Disappear?

In my experience as a journalist exploring the realm of strange, fascinating and often terrifying web phenomena, I’ve seen just about every variety of creepypasta to come slithering down the inter-tubes. If you’ve been following our regular creepypasta coverage (if not, here’s a crash course to get you started), you know that your basic creepypasta […]

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Who is Stabbing Omaha’s Trees with Huge Knives Wrapped in Meat?

After writing that headline, I had to go back and verify my sources to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating (no more than usual, anyway). Nope, turns out it’s a legitimate news item, courtesy of KETV News in Omaha, Nebraska. Police are currently investigating the latest in what seems to be a long series of tree […]

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Chinese Village Terrorized by an Unknown Bloodsucking Creature

Since late last month, authorities in the Chinese village of Pudong have been desperately searching for a mystery predator which has been killing hundreds of chickens, ducks, rabbits and other animals on local farms, and feeding on their blood. According to South China Morning Post, poultry farmers in the region — which is dangerously close to heavily-populated Shanghai […]

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Did Chicago Police Really Find a “Satanic Dungeon” Beneath Chuck E. Cheese?

It seems the interwebs have suddenly gone apeshit with rumors and theories about this horrifying headline that posted recently: POLICE FIND SATANIC RITUAL DUNGEON IN CHUCK E. CHEESE BASEMENT The story was quickly picked up by TMZ, who reposted it in its entirety — including information about the skeletal remains of four missing teenagers who […]

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Reports of Bloody “Vampire Attacks” Sweeping Through New Zealand Town

Just let that headline sink in for a second or two. No, we’re not kidding. Several news outlets have recently reported that the New Zealand town of Napier, a seaside community on the North Island, has been plagued by a series of unexplained attacks on locals by several unknown outsiders. All the incidents have certain […]

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Attempted Exorcism in German Hotel Goes Horribly, Fatally Wrong

So far, five people have been arrested in Frankfurt, Germany following the death of a family member who was apparently undergoing a brutal exorcism ritual. [Details of this case may be disturbing, so proceed with caution.] According to Associated Press, German police found the body of a 41-year-old South Korean woman in a room at […]