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Creepypasta 

Secret Search for the “Gateway of the Mind” Ends in Horror — and Death

According to most accounts, this scenario allegedly took place within an undisclosed scientific facility in the year 1983, and its status as one of the internet’s most terrifying mysteries has been steadily rising since it was first circulated via Reddit’s NoSleep community in 2012. While it bears a strong resemblance to another infamous urban legend, […]

News 

Does This Dead Man’s Hand Have Supernatural Powers?

This gruesome artifact was reportedly discovered in the early 20th century, lodged in the wall of an ancient cottage in Castleton, Derbyshire, in the UK: a severed, mummified human hand. Local historian Joseph Ford, who found the horrific object, delivered it to the Whitby Museum in 1935, claiming that the grisly find was a “Hand of Glory” […]

News 

Five Frightening Paranormal Events That Could Be Caused By Sleep Paralysis

If you’re bedeviled by demons, vexed by witches, or mildly annoyed by stubborn shadow people, you can either call the Ghostbusters, or consider that you are suffering from sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is a weird disorder that traps people in waking nightmares. When we sleep deeply, our bodies essentially become paralyzed (probably so we don’t […]

Creepypasta 

The Chilling Story Behind “The SCP Foundation”

As we patrol the darkest corners of the web in search of macabre myths, viral legends, paranormal conspiracy theories and other chilling tales, we also attempt to verify the sources of these terrifying tropes — but ultimately, the decision as to what is real and what is fantasy remains entirely up to you. You can […]

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Media 

Six of the Scariest Paranormal Activity Videos from the Web

Amateur paranormal videos and home movies have been around a long time — decades before the internet was a thing, shaky Super-8 or early camcorder footage of Sasquatch, UFOs or local lake monsters made its way onto countless TV shows and documentaries. Deep down, most of us knew many of them were deliberately staged or […]