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Real Life Scares 

The Strange, Unexplained Disappearance of Zebb Quinn

Familiar with the name Zebb Quinn? You should be. His disappearance some 17 years ago has left holes in many hearts, and still to this day, the investigation looks as though it may never be solved. Read on for one of the stranger missing persons cases out there. The Story People go missing every day. […]

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The Mysterious, Unexplained Death of Peter Bergmann

The port town Sligo is tucked away in the northwest corner of Ireland facing out towards the cold North Atlantic Ocean. A historic city founded in 1603, tourists come from all over the world for the town’s stunning costal views, its celebration of traditional Irish music, and to catch a Sligo Rovers football game. And […]

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Alfred Hitchcock’s ROPE was Based on Real Murderers Leopold and Loeb

In 1948, legendary director Alfred Hitchcock released his classic noir crime thriller ROPE, the story of two brilliant Harvard students who murder a former classmate. Performed as an act of intellectual curiosity, Brandon Shaw and Phillip Morgan strangle David Kentley to see if they can pull off the perfect crime. After hiding the body in […]

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5 Bizarre Hollywood Cults

Hollywood is a land of transplants, arriving alone and looking for connections. Most eventually find friends or core groups of like-minded souls to share their experiences with. Others find connection in religion, but some end up in stranger fringe groups commonly referred to as a cults. When discussing Hollywood cults, the Manson family is always the […]

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Was the Movie THE DENTIST Based on an Actual Series of Murders?

Nobody likes going to the dentist. It’s a dreaded destination full of tiny sharp metal instruments that look like they were made to extract a confession. In 1996, director Brian Yuzna fed off that fear with his film THE DENTIST. In it, Dr. Alan Feinstone (Corbin Bernsen) is a highly successful dentist who discovers his […]

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Was THE STRANGERS Based on a Real Event?

It’s the reason you lock your door at night. It’s the reason you check and recheck that deadbolt before going to bed. You’ll be lying there alone in your bed listening and analyzing every noise you hear. Did you just hear something downstairs? Is that the creaking sound of footsteps ascending the stairs towards your bedroom? […]

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The Hollywood Woman Who Kept a Male Sex Slave in Her Attic

Walburga “Dolly” Korschel was born in 1880. She was a German immigrant who grew up on a Midwestern farm. Dolly’s family didn’t have much, but when she was 20 she married Fred Oesterreich, a wealthy apron factory owner. The couple took up residence in a Milwaukee mansion. However, despite their well-off status, the Oesterreich’s were […]

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The DEATH NOTE Franchise Inspired Frightening Real Events

Anime and manga have come a long way since series like DRAGON BALL Z and SAILOR MOON broke ground for international audiences, especially in the United States. One of the more popular series of the 2000s was the DEATH NOTE franchise. The series revolved around the titular notebook, dropped into our world by a Shinigami […]

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San Francisco’s Unsolved Santeria Murder of 1981

On February 7th, 1981, LeRoy Carter Jr., a twenty-nine-year-old African American was walking through Golden Gate Park in San Francisco searching for a place to sleep. He found a secluded spot next to Alvord Lake where he slipped into his sleeping bag and went to sleep. The papers didn’t say much about the murder, those […]

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Ronald “The Candy Man” O’Bryan : The Man Who Killed Halloween

One of the biggest rules of Halloween is to always check your candy. Every year, parents would warn their children about the possibilities of receiving poisoned candy from a maniac with a vendetta. As a kid, one couldn’t help but imagine razorblades piercing into your gums and filling your mouth up with blood. You were […]