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The True Frightening & Mysterious Disappearance of the Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers

Just off the western coast of Scotland lies a small group of uninhabited islands called the Flannon Isles. The isles climb out of the water as giant rocky cliffs plateau into plains of green grass.  Treeless and baron, the views from atop the island’s rolling hills can stretch on for miles, and the only sound […]

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Monsters Make News: Human Re-Animation, “Real” JURASSIC PARK and More Harrowing Headlines

It’s been quite the intense struggle keeping up with all the bizarre and horrifying things making the news lately (and that’s not counting political news, which is a horror unto itself), but as always, instead of hiding from things that creep me out, I tend to charge headlong into them. This week, of course, is […]

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The Shocking Story Behind Yellowstone’s Horrifying “Acid Bath” Death

A ghastly and bizarre accident claimed a man’s life at Yellowstone National Park this summer… but you might have noticed it’s making the headlines again this week. That’s because new and horrific details about the incident have recently been released to the media, thanks to a request from local news station KULR, per the Freedom […]

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The Horrific Crimes of Bruce Pardo, “The Santa Claus Killer”

It’s like something straight out of the SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT franchise… only it’s real. In Covina, CA, in 2008, at 11:30 pm on Christmas Eve, a man named Bruce Pardo arrived at the home of his ex-in-laws dressed as Santa Claus. Under one arm, he held a large, giftwrapped package; in the other hand, […]

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Cthulhu, Is That You? These Real-Life Cosmic Horrors Are Happening Right Now

I don’t have to remind you that we’re living in chaotic, unpredictable and even frightening times… hell, even browsing through news headlines can make you want to crawl under a rock and hide for a year or so (that is, unless you’re afraid of creatures who also like to live under rocks). As connoisseurs of […]

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Five of the Most Terrifying Posts From Reddit’s Notorious “NoSleep” Sub

Web legends and mystery memes have been oozing bone-chilling horror from every corner of the social media universe long before the catch-all term “Creepypasta” was coined as a label for these viral phenomena. But recently, these haunting hybrids of freakish fact and fiction have crossed over from niche online communities to mainstream media — as […]

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This Shocking Shark Footage Will Keep You Out of the Water Forever

Despite having just one calendar day left before Fall, folks in warmer seaside climates may be thinking about getting in one last swim before the temperatures finally start to drop… and those people should probably just skim right ahead and ignore this article completely. Then again, if you prefer to err on the side of caution… what we’re […]

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A Stranger in My Wall: Terrifying True Tales of Unseen “House Guests”

You guys, I have a fork problem. For some reason, my forks were all going missing, and eventually I had only one left. So we got new forks, and so far they seem to be sticking around. But I just can’t get over an entire set of forks (save one) disappearing out of my apartment […]

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This Year’s Nightmarish “Clown Invasion” Seems to Be Spreading… or is it Something Else?

If you saw our coverage of multiple creepy clown sightings in Greenville, South Carolina a couple of weeks ago, you know these incidents have authorities nervous and residents terrified… and not just because leering, stalking clowns tend to appear in more than a few nightmares. While coulrophobia is a real condition, these locals’ concerns aren’t […]

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A Woman Received This Chilling Voicemail from Her Father — Months After His Death

We’ve been noticing a spike in reports of unexplained audio phenomena lately… but one mysterious and particularly disturbing recording sent shivers through the Reddit community following a recent post by user heaveninherarms. The user started an urgent-looking thread to Reddit’s /r/paranormal board late last week (then cross-posted to /r/creepy), shortly after her mother had received a […]

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The Horrifying Crimes of Colombia’s Three Deadliest Serial Killers

The phrase “serial killer” is, historically, a relatively recent term. Although there have been serial killers throughout the ages (Jack the Ripper, active in 1888, is usually seen as the grandfather of all serial killers, although others handily predate him, some going back to ancient China), the actual codification of the phenomenon didn’t begin until […]

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Woman’s Phone Records Her Sleep-Talking… and a Terrifying Voice Answers

There really is a smartphone app for just about everything — but in one bizarre and chilling case, a sleep-monitoring application might have an added function the designers never intended. That might not be a good thing, either… especially for the phone’s terrified owner. A Reddit thread initiated by a user named “Jenny” (who goes […]

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The Bomb Collar Heist: The Shocking True Story Behind the Movie 30 MINUTES OR LESS

On August 28, 2003, pizza delivery man Brian Wells responded to an order at the end of his shift. Hours later, he would be surrounded by police, cross-legged on the pavement with a bomb wrapped around his neck. Within minutes of their arrival the bomb would detonate, blowing a hole clean through Wells’ chest on […]

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Discover Why Terrified Locals Call This “The Devil’s Tree”

This massive and stately oak tree, towering in isolation over a field in Somerset County, New Jersey, is spooky enough just to look at in the fading light… but if you know its bloody history, as well as the legends which have surrounded it, the twisting, skeletal limbs of “The Devil’s Tree” take on a […]

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Munchausen by Proxy Murder: The Terrifying Tale of Gypsy Rose & Dee Dee Blancharde

[Warning: Potentially disturbing content ahead] Gypsy Rose Blancharde was an inspirational little girl. Bound to a wheelchair, Gypsy Rose fought leukemia, muscular dystrophy, seizures, hair loss, teeth loss, and was even displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Through many charitable organizations including Make-A-Wish and Habitat for Humanity, Gypsy Rose Blancharde and her mother Claudinnea “Dee Dee” Blancharde […]