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Did Adolf Hitler Really Invent the Sex Doll?

While historians have recorded the battles, atrocities, and ghost blimps of World War II in great detail, Hitler’s secret sex doll program remains shrouded in mystery to this day. The Borghild Project was (supposedly) a super-secret attempt to stop the spread of syphilis by providing Nazi soldiers with inflatable sex dolls. That’s right: Hitler invented […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Horrific Case of the UK’s Secret “Blood-Freezing Experiment”

Many creepypasta fans are familiar with the nightmarish tale of the infamous “Russian Sleep Experiment,” which shares the top of the list with Slender Man, CANDLE COVE and Jeff the Killer as one of the most enduring viral web legends [you can read more about those here]. But not as many people have heard the horrifying […]

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The Horrifying Suicides Of Saipan

On August 6th, 1945, just before dawn, Paul Tibbets Jr. climbed into the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber that he named after his mother. He took off from Tinian Island and headed to Japan. As he piloted the plane, the rest of the crew of the Enola Gay prepped their payload, which had been nicknamed […]

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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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The Horrific True Story of Nazi Germany’s “S-Bahn Killer”

As horror fans, we are drawn to the darker side of life — and that often includes a preoccupation with true crime. Sure, we all have seen the countless (mostly terrible) movies based on Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, the usual round-up. I have so many books on the subject of serial killers, […]

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The Most Haunted Site in Amerca: Faceless Ghosts Roam this Pennsylvania Landmark

During its long service to the United States, Fort Mifflin has seen a great deal of tragic loss, so much so that it has earned the reputation of being the most haunted historical site in America. Located along the Delaware River, across from New Jersey on the Pennsylvania side, is Fort Mifflin. It has had […]

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These Washington D.C. Witches Tried to Kill Hitler With an Occult Ritual

In February 1941, LIFE magazine published what may have been the strangest story ever to grace its pages.  It was written in a straightforward manner, without a hint of jest and not meant to poke fun. The name of the article? “LIFE Goes to a Hex Party.” Seems fairly innocuous, until you get to the […]