The 13th Floor

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Has Russia’s Infamous “Devil’s Pass” Claimed a New Victim?

In two previous features, we’ve examined the nightmarish mystery involving the bizarre and unexplained deaths of an entire 1959 hiking expedition to the peak of Otorten Mountain in Russia’s Ural range. All nine members of Sergei Dyatlov’s highly-trained expedition were later found frozen to death — most of them stripped of protective gear, and some […]

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Thinking of Exploring the Deep Web? Here’s a Handy Road Map!

We’ve dropped a few hints here and there about the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad things lying in wait for amateurs who dare to dip their toes into the so-called “Deep Web” — things like SAD SATAN, a creepy video game that might download malware into your computer before literally boring you to death. […]

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This Random Google Maps Search Went Horribly Wrong

Today’s nightmarish tale has been recounted in a few different variations, but the most chilling account comes from an unknown user who claims to have been the last to hear from the unfortunate person involved. There is no concrete evidence — beyond a series of text exchanges, from which the attached images were pulled — […]

Creepypasta 

Before You Google Yourself… Read the Horrific Tale of Annora Petrova

Like so many creepypastas, this week’s wide-awake nightmare is truly a product of our times — as it cruelly twists the threads of a person’s real-life identity and her online persona into one horrific, inescapable fate. An accomplished figure skater from Portland, Oregon, Annora Petrova (or “Annie” to her friends and family) was practically born […]