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Scientists Warn of a Global Cyber-Attack… From ALIENS

I should make two points clear up front: first, this story is sourced from a legitimate scientific publication and has been covered by major outlets (including the Washington Post), not just some fringe conspiracy site; second — and this should put your mind at ease for the moment — it’s purely a hypothetical thought experiment. […]

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Scientists Discover Millions of Viruses LITERALLY Fall From the Sky

Viruses, bacteria and other invisible invaders have been making news lately — and not just because we’re in the thick of a particularly intense influenza season. Between a stomach-churning DIY experiment with a public hand dryer [here’s that full story, but steer clear if you’re even slightly germaphobic], to recent scientific evidence linking prehistoric viruses […]

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Scientists May Have Discovered the Virus That Makes Us Human

During one of the most intense flu seasons in recent years, it might seem hard to accept the possibility that a virus of any kind might have a beneficial impact… but according to a newly-published pair of scientific papers, it’s possible a prehistoric virus may have played a critical part in the evolution of the […]

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Creepypasta 

This Gruesome “Glitch” Will Turn Your Browsing Session Into a Living Nightmare

In past entries, I’ve referenced various domains, links and files which are rumored to trigger a wide assortment of unfortunate consequences, such as: 1) technical issues like pesky malware and system crashes; 2) mysterious phenomena including strange visions and visitations; and 3) mentally and physically threatening after-effects — including madness and even violent death. This […]

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One Horrifying Reason You Should NEVER Download “KNOB.exe”

Today’s entry comes from the journal of Sally Goodman from Dayton, Ohio — one of three siblings who have posted on various discussion boards about the paranormal experiences which seem to have plagued the Goodman family for years. While her brothers John and Henry have written about freakish spectral intruders in their own homes, Sally’s […]

Creepypasta 

This Online Meme Generator Seemed Like Harmless Fun… Until THIS Happened

The following tale was hand-picked from Reddit’s infamous NoSleep sub — a dependable source of pure, uncut nightmare candy for many years now. This odd and disturbing thread is one of the more recent entries to catch the attention of the creepypasta community; it was originally posted in 2016 by Redditor IIA, and it managed […]

Creepypasta 

AGAMEMNON COUNTERPART: A Nightmarish Viral Video That Infects Your Mind

There are viral videos, and there are VIRAL videos. That is, some videos have a mythical reputation for invading viewers’ subconscious minds through images and sounds, infecting their unprepared brains like a digital parasite. One of these notorious clips — and the source of this infamous creepypasta — goes by the cryptic name “Agamemnon Counterpart.” The […]