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Everybody’s Got a Bomb: The Most Horrifying Nuclear Apocalypse Movies Ever Made

Those who grew up during just about any phase of the Cold War know exactly how it feels to have the ever-present possibility of total extinction hovering over our heads like the Sword of Damocles. That metaphorical blade, of course, is the very real concept of global nuclear war — a conflict that, regardless of how or […]

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CREEPYPASTA: A Doomed Explorer’s Journal Documents the Terrifying Search for “Subject C”

The horrors of World War I are well documented by historians, journalists and many other chronicles of humanity’s atrocities, and among the worst of these is the development of chemical and biological weaponry — deployed in the bloody trenches of Europe on a massive scale, with apocalyptic results. But countless whispered rumors and hastily hidden […]

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One Soldier’s Terrifying Nocturnal Encounter with a Monstrous Camel Spider

Today’s skin-crawling tale was handed down from the son of a Marine veteran, whose tour of duty in Afghanistan ended with a horrific accident in which he lost both legs. The official story, as the man related to his teenage son, was that his crippling injury was caused by a land mine… but evidence has […]

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CREEPYPASTA: US Soldiers in Vietnam Face the Unspeakable Horror of “Con Rong”

Today’s nightmarish tale unfolds within the real-life horror of the Vietnam War, but gives way to a more ancient, diabolical nightmare in the dense and deadly jungles of Southeast Asia. The story in its only existing form originates with a US Army veteran (who does not give his name) who enlisted in 1972 at the […]

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CREEPYPASTA: War, Poverty and Desperation Lead to the Horror of “The Blind Man’s Favor”

Today’s tale may be brief, but its historical background is just as horrifying — because it reveals the lengths desperate people will go to in order to survive. In the days after World War II, the city of Berlin was reeling from its invasion by the Soviet Red Army. While first-stage relief efforts were underway […]

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There was an Actual WWII Plan to Bomb Japan with Bats

The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, shattered American security and brought us into World War II. This first major attack on American soil meant that everyday citizens were coming up with warfare attack ideas, and they were actually being taken seriously. On January 12, 1942, dental surgeon Dr. Lytle S. Adams had […]

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An Expert Once Suggested This Horrifying Deterrent Against Nuclear War…

I feel pretty confident in saying that no one wants to deploy nuclear weapons. Sure, it might quickly wipe out an immediate problem, but the collateral damage is incalculable, the environmental impact is devastating, and the fallout will continue for generations. But I guess some people think that pushing the red button is a little […]