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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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7 Absolutely Horrifying REAL Beauty Treatments

By now, we are all aware that up until about 200 years ago, beauty treatments contained a wide variety of deadly chemicals: lead-infused foundation, arsenic for hair removal, bromine lipstick, and mercury for radiant skin. Today, we know that all of these chemicals are poisonous, but that hasn’t stopped entrepreneurs from marketing the weirdest, scariest, […]

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE- The Real Story Behind the Blood Moon

This season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY has put a lot of focus on a real event known as the Blood Moon, when, according to the show, ghosts are able to walk the earth and take on human form again. So what is the Blood Moon and what kind of crazy shit goes down during an […]

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The True Story that Inspired the Horror Movie RAVENOUS: Cannibal Alfred Packer

If you’ve ever driven cross-country, you know how hard it is to find a place to eat on the road. As signs of civilization become even more scant as, you find yourself praying to the elder gods to make a Carl’s Jr. or even a Denny’s appear over the next horizon. But fate and franchising doesn’t always […]

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Five Weird But Real Religions You Can Join Right Now

I once heard it posited by an expert in comparative religion that there are just as many religions on this planet as there are individuals. This is, of course, an exaggeration, but it does illustrate the wide swath of paths to the Divine that humanity has taken over the centuries. Even if you look at […]

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Unexplained and VERY Creepy Things That Happened Recently

With Halloween just around the corner, just about every news outlet is digging around for stories about ghosts, monsters, occult happenings and unexplained phenomena, in order to feed the content machine with as many attention-grabbing spooky headlines as possible… but here at the Blumhouse offices, those topics are just everyday breakroom conversation, so it’s easy […]

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Is “Happy Puppet Syndrome” a Genetic Experiment Gone Horribly Wrong?

Today’s tale pivots around a single piece of evidence: a manuscript allegedly left “as a warning” in a long-defunct medical facility at an undisclosed location. No one has been able to prove the document’s authenticity, and the user who transcribed it remains anonymous. But at least one aspect of this story is undisputed fact: the […]

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Danse Macabre!: The Deadly Dancing Plague of 1518

Dance, dance, dance wherever you may be. And that’s just what they did in the town of Strasbourg, Alsace in 1518. In July of 1518, nearly 400 people gathered in the town and began dancing with no rest for over a month. Some of them even danced until they died. Strasbourg, Alsace, now modern day […]

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The Toughest Son-of-a-Bitch Who Ever Lived: The True Story of the Man Who Refused to Die

New York City, the Bronx, 1932. Two speakeasy owners by the names Tony Marino and Joe “Red” Murphy were looking to take in some extra cash. They came up with a scheme to put insurance policies out on vagrants, mostly elderly alcoholics, and then cash in on them after the policy holders’ inevitable and likely-imminent death. […]