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We Tried An Actual Sensory Deprivation Tank Like The One In STRANGER THINGS And Here Is What Happened

I’ve just emerged from a 75 minute “float” in a sensory deprivation tank, and let me tell you: “The Upside-Down” is real! More on that in a minute. The Netflix Original Series STRANGER THINGS has taken the country by storm; the story of a young boy’s disappearance and a semi-mute girl with telekinetic powers struck […]

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The Mysterious Disappearance Of Maura Murray

It was a cold February day in 2004 when UMass Amherst student Maura Murray took a spontaneous trip toward the White Mountains. She told no one where she was going when she emptied her bank account, packed up her things, and hit the road. Just as quickly as her road trip started, it abruptly came […]

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The Haunting Of New York’s Infamous Dakota Building

New York City is chock full of famous buildings. Empire State. Flatiron. Chrysler. Saint Patrick’s. You’ve seen one or all of these buildings either in person or in movies a million times. They are landmarks the like of which few other cities have. There are so many strange and interesting stories about these man made […]

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The Amazing True Stories Of Four Real Life Final Girls

Sidney Prescott from SCREAM, Laurie Strode from HALLOWEEN, and even Julie James in I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER are all household names of a certain trope in horror films. Genre fans have long worshiped the female protagonists in slasher movies who have the ultimate showdown with the killer and live to tell the tale, […]

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The Science Behind The Scare: Debunking America’s Favorite Monsters

Ancient myth and folklore have told tales of monsters as old as time, scaring the bejeezus out of people for centuries. Hollywood has capitalized on those fears, making monsters such as the vampire, zombie, and werewolf staples of American pop culture. People love to be scared, but people also have this burning desire to make […]

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Five Photos With Chilling Backstories

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But sometimes, looking at a photo in context of whatever backstory came before or after it can sometimes lead to some of the creepiest, most chilling tales. After all, fact is stranger than fiction! The fine fiends from Top 5’s on You Tube, whom have delivered […]

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The Unsolved Mystery Surrounding Ireland’s Vanishing Triangle

Annie McCarrick had her entire life ahead of her when she emigrated from New York to Dublin in 1993. She was studying her Irish heritage, and learning to become a teacher. She made friends, was fully immersed in the culture, and taking advantage of her time there. Then, one day she simply vanished. In the […]

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The Strange Salish Sea Foot Mystery

Imagine yourself taking a romantic, peaceful walk along the beach in British Colombia. The sound of a seagull’s cry is echoing in your ear, and a cool breeze sends goosebumps up your skin while the sun simultaneously cooks you from above. You pull in your significant other for an intimate embrace when you spot something […]

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The Notorious Guy Who Builds Gallows for a Living

Looking to kill your fellow countrymen with a custom-made gallows built with fine British craftsmanship? You are just the right customer for British farmer and gallows-maker David Lucas. Claiming to have supplied hangman’s gallows to such human rights violating countries like Zimbabwe, Libya, and other African and Middle Eastern spots, to David Lucas it’s all just […]

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Love Kills: The Stories of Harleen Quinzel and Caril Ann Fugate

Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel was young and filled with promise. Just out of school, Quinzel landed her dream job as a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum, the home of the most insane criminals to ever walk the Earth, including the king of them all, Joker. Quinzel had a single goal – to gain Joker’s trust, get […]