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This Apartment-Hunting App Reveals Which Properties May Be Haunted

Thinking of relocating in 2017? Get ready for the pain. Packing, cleaning, hiring movers, credit checks and deposits can be a total nightmare… but while there are plenty of new user-friendly resources out there to relieve most of those burdens, there’s still very little help available when it comes to finding out of your would-be […]

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An American Stonehenge: The Mysterious, Unexplained Georgia Guidestones

When we study an ancient culture, it’s almost always through the artifacts they leave behind. The Egyptians, the Babylonians, the Romans, and the Ancient Greeks all left behind stone carvings, statues, and buildings that withstood the test of time. These artifacts give us a glimpse into their way of life. But we come from a relatively disposable culture, […]

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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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He Fed Victims to his Pet Alligators: The REAL Story Behind EATEN ALIVE

By 1977, Tobe Hooper had already terrified audiences with his 1974 film THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE. Loosely based on real-life serial killer Ed Gein, the film quickly became an iconic horror movie. Then in 1977, Hooper released his follow up film, EATEN ALIVE, based on another real-life serial killer, Joe Ball. Bluebeard of South […]

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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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The True Frightening & Mysterious Disappearance of the Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers

Just off the western coast of Scotland lies a small group of uninhabited islands called the Flannon Isles. The isles climb out of the water as giant rocky cliffs plateau into plains of green grass.  Treeless and baron, the views from atop the island’s rolling hills can stretch on for miles, and the only sound […]

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Monsters Make News: Human Re-Animation, “Real” JURASSIC PARK and More Harrowing Headlines

It’s been quite the intense struggle keeping up with all the bizarre and horrifying things making the news lately (and that’s not counting political news, which is a horror unto itself), but as always, instead of hiding from things that creep me out, I tend to charge headlong into them. This week, of course, is […]

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The Shocking Story Behind Yellowstone’s Horrifying “Acid Bath” Death

A ghastly and bizarre accident claimed a man’s life at Yellowstone National Park this summer… but you might have noticed it’s making the headlines again this week. That’s because new and horrific details about the incident have recently been released to the media, thanks to a request from local news station KULR, per the Freedom […]

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The Horrific Crimes of Bruce Pardo, “The Santa Claus Killer”

It’s like something straight out of the SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT franchise… only it’s real. In Covina, CA, in 2008, at 11:30 pm on Christmas Eve, a man named Bruce Pardo arrived at the home of his ex-in-laws dressed as Santa Claus. Under one arm, he held a large, giftwrapped package; in the other hand, […]

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Cthulhu, Is That You? These Real-Life Cosmic Horrors Are Happening Right Now

I don’t have to remind you that we’re living in chaotic, unpredictable and even frightening times… hell, even browsing through news headlines can make you want to crawl under a rock and hide for a year or so (that is, unless you’re afraid of creatures who also like to live under rocks). As connoisseurs of […]

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Five of the Most Terrifying Posts From Reddit’s Notorious “NoSleep” Sub

Web legends and mystery memes have been oozing bone-chilling horror from every corner of the social media universe long before the catch-all term “Creepypasta” was coined as a label for these viral phenomena. But recently, these haunting hybrids of freakish fact and fiction have crossed over from niche online communities to mainstream media — as […]

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WARNING: This A.I. Project is Named “The Nightmare Machine” for a Very Good Reason

Some of the world’s greatest minds (no less than Stephen Hawking, in fact) fear the development of artificial intelligence may result in the extinction of the human race… and if some of the latest tech breakthroughs are any indication, that doom might be closer than you think. [We even have visual proof: during this interview, a […]

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Check Out a Sneak Preview of Pilot Podcast HALF PAST MIDNIGHT!

Want a pre-Halloween treat of the auditory variety? Then here’s a fun-size morsel for your goodie bag: an exclusive test run of our pilot podcast HALF PAST MIDNIGHT! While the SHOCK WAVES podcast you all know and love is primarily devoted to news and interviews from the world of horror-themed entertainment, HALF PAST MIDNIGHT would be dedicated to creepypastas, […]