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Five Frightening Paranormal Events That Could Be Caused By Sleep Paralysis

If you’re bedeviled by demons, vexed by witches, or mildly annoyed by stubborn shadow people, you can either call the Ghostbusters, or consider that you are suffering from sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is a weird disorder that traps people in waking nightmares. When we sleep deeply, our bodies essentially become paralyzed (probably so we don’t […]

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REIGN OF TERROR: An Elaborate Haunt with Heart

Sometimes one can’t help but feel a little disappointed when they pay an exorbitant amount of cash to stand in line for two hours only to walk through a haunt in a pseudo conga line for a measly five to ten minutes. Despite sometimes feeling like human livestock we keep coming back for more, thankfully […]

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This Creepy Walking Doll Has the Entire World Horrified

It started a few years ago in Saltillo, Mexico, when someone shot footage of an unnervingly lifelike doll… a doll with black, soulless eyes… a doll that is shown holding a woman’s hand and apparently walking on its own. YouTube user Antonio Lopez uploaded the clip, which has recently gone viral; to date it’s been […]

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13 Terrifying Things That Could Be Behind You Right Now…

It is, quite possibly, the oldest scare in the book. You look over somebody’s shoulder and yell “LOOK BEHIND YOU!” like you’ve just seen the scariest thing you’ve ever seen in your life, and then they turn around and see there’s nothing there. And then you laugh and laugh and probably get punched. Horror movies, […]

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The 1979 ALIEN Toy That Was Too Terrifying For Kids To Play With

Ridley Scott made quite an impact with his second feature, unleashing the Dan O’Bannon-scripted ALIEN on audiences in 1979. Films like THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE and HALLOWEEN had by that point already become ingrained in the nightmares of movie-goers, and Scott’s sci-fi/horror masterpiece rounded out that golden age of truly terrifying films by giving rise to […]

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Can You Solve the Mystery of this Disturbing Viral Video?

We’ve previously introduced you to some of the creepiest paranormal videos ever posted to YouTube (be sure to check them out if you’re ready for a sleepless night), but this find might be even more disturbing; despite making no claims to being supernatural in nature, there is something about this clip – and particularly the […]

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Six of the Scariest Paranormal Activity Videos from the Web

In the wake of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY’s wide release in 2009, hundreds of amateur ghost-hunters, haunting investigators, aspiring documentarians and attention-seeking pranksters came forward with their own homemade videos describing alleged ghost sightings, filmed evidence of demonic shenanigans, or blurred images of unidentified creatures and other unexplained phenomena… and quite a few of these clips have […]

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Dogtown Common — Where Abanbdoned Plush Toys Hide a Deadly Curse

Dogtown Common is a ghost town on a hilltop near Gloucester, Massachusetts with a long, sordid history that begins in 1693. Despite not being suited towards agriculture, its inland location afforded protection from pirates, and many of the well-off families made the area, then known simply as The Commons, their home. By about 1750, pirates […]

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Man Watches INSIDIOUS in Virtual Reality… and Freaks the Hell Out

A man named Jason recently decided to watch a movie on a virtual-reality headset, which offers the user a completely immersive audio-visual experience that can be disorienting and sometimes intensely frightening. So naturally, he picked a film that is already frightening enough on its own. As shown in the following video, this gentleman was not […]

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The Haunting Phenomenon of “The Black Eyed Children”

It’s time for a look at one of the earliest — and still spookiest — viral stories to make the rounds: the unsolved mystery of the Black Eyed Children, also known as BEK (Black Eyed Kids). There have been enough diverse tales woven around the BEK phenomenon to put them in a creepypasta subcategory of […]