The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

The Mysterious and Unexplained Incident of Ohio’s Circleville Letters

Circleville is a small town in Ohio, the kind of place where everyone knows everyone. But starting in 1976, sinister, sexually explicit and threatening letters began to appear in the mailboxes of Circleville residents. All were postmarked from nearby Columbus, Ohio, and none included a return address. Only one person’s letters have been well documented, […]

Real Life Scares 

“They Filled Their Victims’ Bodies with Rocks”: The Grisly History of America’s 1st Serial Killers, The Harpe Brothers

In 1776, America had declared itself a new nation. Just twenty years later, the Harpe brothers would become America’s first serial killers. The Harpe brothers, Micajah and Wiley, were born around 1760 to Scottish immigrant parents in Orange County, North Carolina. For the most part, the Harpe brothers are a thing of legend. Although not […]

Real Life Scares 

Ten Bizarre Phobias You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

A phobia is defined by science as an irrational fear – in other words, fear directed toward something which does not typically pose a personal threat, but nevertheless triggers the instinctive “fight-or-flight” emotional response. Not in a fun way, like we get from horror movies, roller-coaster rides or haunted houses, but in ways that can […]