The 13th Floor

Real Life Scares 

What Scientists Discovered at the Bottom of the World’s Deepest Hole

Considering some of the bizarre, nightmare-inducing creatures recently discovered at the most extreme depths of the Earth’s oceans [like these horrifying specimens, caught on live video near the bottom of the famous Mariana Trench], it’s surprising we haven’t heard more about what lies within the deepest tunnels and crevices on dry land… especially considering that […]

Films 

Everybody’s Got a Bomb: The Most Horrifying Nuclear Apocalypse Movies Ever Made

Those who grew up during just about any phase of the Cold War know exactly how it feels to have the ever-present possibility of total extinction hovering over our heads like the Sword of Damocles. That metaphorical blade, of course, is the very real concept of global nuclear war — a conflict that, regardless of how or […]

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5 Frightening Mythological Monsters from Russia

There’s been a lot of talk about Russia lately. I’ll just assume it has something to do with the country’s vast collection of mythical creatures, supposedly roaming the 6,592,800 square feet of land, making up the largest country in the world. Check out five of the most fascinating and legendary Russian creatures below. Vodyanoy The Vodyanoy appears […]

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Disturbing Tales of the Mysterious Catacombs Beneath Odessa

In Eastern Europe, underneath the Ukrainian city of Odessa there is a vast labyrinth of tunnels spreading out across the city like an intricate highway carved into limestone.  It’s no secret to the people of Odessa. They are all aware of the subterranean system of tunnels beneath their feet, stretching over 1,550 miles long and connecting random […]

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The Shocking Story of Rasputin the Mad Monk

They poisoned him, shot him, stabbed him and threw him, bound, into an icy river – still RASPUTIN, the mad monk of Russia, wouldn’t die! A hundred years after his demise, his origin and his supernatural control of the Tsar of Russia has been chronicled by dubious memoirs, sensational movies and the unrelenting legend of […]

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Fisherman Tweets Pics of Deep-Sea Creatures, Entire World Screams in Horror

My first draft of this story was basically “NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE,” all caps, over and over again, occasionally interrupted by “Oh wait, this one’s kinda cute,” then another avalanche of “Aw-hell-no.” As I recall, this went on for about six and a half paragraphs. For the sake of journalistic integrity, I decided to delete that […]

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When Selfies Kill: Careless Photo Stunts That Ended in Death

Sorry if this is kind of a harsh way to begin your week… but try to see it as a valuable lesson. I’m not trying to say that selfies are a bad thing — hell, I’ve posed for several of them myself, and I consider them fun way to personalize your experiences when sharing photos […]

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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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Watch This Man Attempt to Create a “Homunculus” From a Chicken Egg and Human Sperm

First of all, I should probably explain what the hell a homunculus is, for those of you who aren’t immersed in occult lore (as we tend to be here at the office): according to the writings of ancient alchemy dating back as early as the 16th century, the homunculus is a living miniature humanoid (the […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Clue to a Grisly Unsolved Murder is THE FACE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DARK

Today’s creepypasta is an old favorite, and by that I mean it’s been giving readers vivid nightmares for over a decade now (which, by Internet standards, is practically vintage). This story is also shrouded in mystery — much more so than many of the most popular and long-since-debunked web legends — and while the tale […]

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The Man in This Clip Just Stares at You… But You’d Better Not Stare Back

This serving of creepypasta is more of an acquired taste, so to speak; it might just give you a slight sense of unease, it might be total WTF nonsense, or it might have a more… well, let’s say intense effect. Such is the unpredictable nature of the video clip entitled “Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv.” The origins […]

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The Terrifying Mystery of Russia’s “Devil’s Pass” Just Got Scarier

The so-called “Dyatlov Pass Incident” is considered one of the strangest, most controversial unsolved death cases of the past century… and now, after 57 years, a new disturbing epilogue to the story seems to be unfolding. In February of 1959, a group of nine graduate students disappeared while hiking Russia’s Ural Mountains en route to […]

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The Terrifying Final Transmission of “The Lost Cosmonaut”

In our quest for fresh creepypasta, our last couple of journeys into the dark realm of the underweb turned out to be total nightmare fuel. This time, we’re not just going deep into the vaults of history, but to the edge of space — for a bizarre and unexplained case involving the alleged disappearance of a […]