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Was The West Mesa Bone Collector Killed by One of His Victims?

In February 2009, a woman walking her dog in West Mesa, an elevated land mass in Albuquerque, New Mexico, made a grisly discovery embedded in the dirt: a human bone. Upon police arrival, the bone would reveal a mass grave containing 11 women. The women were believed to be murdered by a serial killer, and […]

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The Mystery Of The Jersey Devil!

Cryptozoology is the pseudoscience that is set out to determine whether or not mythological and folkloric creatures are real as well as discovering and identifying unknown creatures and shedding light on animals once thought extinct. It is well known for its attempted discovery of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and even the goat-suckers of Mexico, […]

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Something Abducted Frederick Valentich… And “It Isn’t An Aircraft”

Since science fiction rose in popularity in the 1950s, there have been an infinite number of reports from people around the world claiming to have seen aliens and UFOs. Some have even gone so far as to allege that they had been abducted by these extra terrestrial beings. With questionable evidence such as crop circles and […]

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Did This Frank Sinatra Karaoke Favorite Inspire The “My Way” Killings?

Look, as an introvert whose only acting credit to date is an elf in her second grade Christmas play, it’s safe to say I don’t do karaoke. I’ve gone with friends who’ve tried desperately to get me up there, but I figure I experience enough shame in my life on a daily basis, so why add […]

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Michelle McNamara’s Hunt For The Golden State Killer

It’s been a whole year since true crime writer Michelle McNamara unexpectedly passed away in her sleep. Consumed by her hunt for a prolific serial killer she dubbed the Golden State Killer, McNamara’s last days were dedicated to identifying him and finding closure for the families of his victims. Sadly, her quest was cut short […]

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5 Killers Who Found Inspiration in Horror Films

Serial killers and psychopaths have been around forever. Hell, at one point horror films weren’t even a wet dream in the mind of many a serial killer. But today, with film as relevant as it is, technology as powerful as it is, with an endless array of digital entertainment forms flooding our brains 365 days […]

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Enter THE NOID: How Domino’s Mascot Drove One Man To Insanity

It’s happened to you. You order pizza and it shows up late, cold, and only vaguely reminiscent of the delicious, steamy pie you had in mind.  Is your delivery guy to blame? Most likely. But there’s a chance your pizza was sabotaged by something else. Something dastardly. Something inhuman. Your pizza may have been decimated […]

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Beyond COMMUNION: The Strange Case of Whitley Strieber

If you grew up in the 1980s, you were probably traumatized by the work of Whitley Strieber—the author whose work inspired the ultraviolent werewolf movie WOLFEN (1981), the prurient vampire movie THE HUNGER (1983), and the supposedly true-to-life alien abduction movie COMMUNION (1989).  That’s right…. Strieber not only wrote about terrifying otherworldly creatures; he claims […]

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The Great Escape: Was Steve McQueen Almost Murdered By The Manson Family?

Steve McQueen was one of the biggest movie stars in the 60s and 70s known for his handsome good looks and heroic on-screen personas. While Hollywood knew him as “The King of Cool,” McQueen was far from it, and he battled inner demons that would follow him to his grave. Paranoia would take over McQueen’s […]

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The Spooky UFO Cases of UNSOLVED MYSTERIES!

If anyone could make you a believer of UFOs and aliens, it’s Robert Stack and his ominous voiceover. UNSOLVED MYSTERIES depicted many cases of murder and missing people, and it also featured stories about mysterious events, strange phenomena, and unexplainable sightings. Many of those unexplainable sightings were of UFOs accompanied by bright lights flying in […]

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Was Thomas Edison a Murderer? The Mysterious Disappearance of a Film Pioneer

Anyone who has taken a film history class has learned about the Lumiére Brothers and Thomas Edison, who are recognized as some of the earliest pioneers of motion picture camera technology. However, there is another name that only ever crops up in a paragraph or two, despite having the most intriguing story of all: Louis […]

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The Bizarre Case of Nicholas Barclay and His Imposter

When 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay phoned home for a ride in his San Antonio, Texas neighborhood, his older brother refused to help him. He would disappear following the call, never to be seen again. Until, three years later he called for help again—only this time he was calling from Spain. The day that Barclay disappeared was […]

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You’re In A Cult, Call Your Dad: Five Of The Weirdest Cults In Human History

We all want to be part of something. We want to be with those who think like us, who enjoy the things we enjoy, who make us feel less alone and less weird. Some of us find that on the school yard at a young age. Others need to wait until we get to our […]

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Gilles de Rais: The Serial Killer Compatriot of Joan of Arc

“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” -Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy History is an ever closing wound that is easily ripped open again. We tend to mythologize […]

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10 Ridiculously Spooky Unexplained Things Caught On Video!

You know, these kind of videos are always making the rounds. And in fact, this particular one has been up online since October of 2016, Halloween season! But it popped up in my Facebook feed this morning, I watched it, and it creeped me out enough to share. I figure what better way to kick […]