The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

CREEPYPASTA: Is “Happy Puppet Syndrome” a Genetic Experiment Gone Horribly Wrong?

Today’s tale pivots around a single piece of evidence: a manuscript allegedly left “as a warning” in a long-defunct medical facility at an undisclosed location. No one has been able to prove the document’s authenticity, and the user who transcribed it remains anonymous. But at least one aspect of this story is undisputed fact: the […]

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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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The Toughest Son-of-a-Bitch Who Ever Lived: The True Story of the Man Who Refused to Die

New York City, the Bronx, 1932. Two speakeasy owners by the names Tony Marino and Joe “Red” Murphy were looking to take in some extra cash. They came up with a scheme to put insurance policies out on vagrants, mostly elderly alcoholics, and then cash in on them after the policy holders’ inevitable and likely-imminent death. […]