The 13th Floor

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Dead Ned: Is A Deceased Alien Buried In Texas?

The truth is out there. Way out there. Like rural-Texas-tumbleweeds out there. To say Aurora, Texas is small is an understatement. The town has a population of about 1,200. It’s the kind of place where everybody knows everybody, and everybody in Aurora knows Ned. Ned is a dead alien, and he became a permanent resident […]

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The Horrifying Tale of Nebraska’s Seven Sisters Road

Back in high school, I was returning from a party in the middle of the night. There had been hot summer thunderstorm earlier in the day, leaving a thick evening fog all over town. My car was your typical piece of shit high school student car with a busted headlight and only an AM/FM radio […]

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The Mysteries Behind Florida’s Coral Castle

There are those manmade structures that defy all meaning and understanding like the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt, England’s Stonehenge, Goseck Circle in Germany, or Mexico’s Teotihuacan. To us, their purposes are a mystery, so we must speculate. Were they built for ancient religious ceremonies involving human sacrifices? Were they the work of ancient aliens as […]

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America has a Stonehenge, and It’s in New Hampshire!

Salem, New Hampshire is a small Main Street community located in the south-east corner of the state, right on the border of Massachusetts. Its location makes it a bedroom community for Boston. The town also has the distinction of being a pivotal plot point for the 1973 Robert Redford / Paul Newman film THE STING, […]

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5 Weird (Supposedly True) Urban Legends from Virginia

Every state has its share of urban legends and haunted tales. Most are handed down from generations of locals. However, with the advent of the internet these stories now reach a wider audience allowing us all to share in a once “locals only” tradition of storytelling. The following are five bizarre, supposedly true urban legends […]

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Discover Why Terrified Locals Call This “The Devil’s Tree”

This massive and stately oak tree, towering in isolation over a field in Somerset County, New Jersey, is spooky enough just to look at in the fading light… but if you know its bloody history, as well as the legends which have surrounded it, the twisting, skeletal limbs of “The Devil’s Tree” take on a […]

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Could the Stairway to Hell be in North Dakota?

Although never popularized in an epic Led Zeppelin song, there are those who believe the stairway to hell might be in North Dakota. At its peak Tagus, North Dakota had a population of 140 residents in 1940. By 1970 that number had dwindled down to 14. And by 1976, Tagus was no longer an incorporated town. […]