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Past articles by Emily:

33 People Describe Their Personal Encounters With The Unexplainable

My wife and I were eating dinner one night when a guy walked in our house. He told us he was the angel of death and was collecting souls for the apocalypse. → Read More

23 Real Ghost Stories That Will Make You Believe In The Paranormal

When I asked about her imaginary friend she solemnly told me that he lived in our house a long time ago. → Read More

20 People Talk About The Scariest Serial Killer Of All Time

“Apparently he’d climb up to the bedroom window outside and watch you until you saw him.” → Read More

25 Creepy True Stories From Reddit

“Long story short this man had been getting into their home via a doggy door.” → Read More

32 Bizarre Fan Theories That Actually Make Sense

Ted put all his one night stand stories on Barney so he doesn’t look bad/manipulative in front of his kids, meaning like 50% of the stories of Barney manipulating women are Ted lying to women to ge… → Read More

16 Night Walkers Talk About The Creepiest Thing They’ve Ever Seen

I saw someone step behind a tree rather quickly and try to hide from me. → Read More

24 Creepy Things That Happened At Real Summer Camps

Church camp made us burn our panties that were “shameful to god". → Read More

21 Strange Stories About What It’s Like To Actually Meet A Lizard Person In Real Life

As I continued on my way, I heard him say “You’re gonna have a bad day tomorrow.” → Read More

47 Science Facts That Are Scarier Than Any Horror Movie

There were once sea scorpions the size of a great white shark. → Read More

17 Scary True Stories From Reddit To Read In Bed Tonight

“Party time” “My great aunt woke up in the middle of the night, she heard her dog making these low growls. She was single at the time and living alone in her ranch style home. She… → Read More

17 Real People Who Knew Men Outed By ‘To Catch A Predator’

“My friend dated someone who ended up disappearing, then we eventually found out he had been arrested for trying to sleep with an under age girl and having rope and guns in his trunk.” → Read More

Stephen King’s Favorite Book Is Getting Made Into A Miniseries

The trailer is already out. → Read More

Here’s Brian Cranston Talking About His Creepy Encounter With Charlie Manson

For a guy who is most famous for a murder spree he didn’t even participate in, Charlie Manson is about as creepy as they come. In 1967 the former juvenile delinquent started the “Manson Family”, in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco and the group eventually migrated south and settled at Spahn Ranch. Spahn Ranch was a 55-acre ranch in Los Angeles County used for movie sets and… → Read More

Here Is The Opening Scene From The New ‘Saw’ Movie

To get fans excited for the release, the studio uploaded the movie’s opening scene to YouTube. → Read More

17 People On The Creepiest Thing Someone Has Ever Said To Them

I realized at that point that my husband had been meticulously planning my murder. → Read More

17 ‘Conspiracy Theories’ That Actually Might Be True

“Conspiracies are being actively manufactured and promoted as a way to hide actual bad stuff.” → Read More

19 Creepy Stories Of People Who Found A Hidden Camera Recording Them

He was listening through Alexa. → Read More

25 Creepy Urban Legends From Around The World

The black ambulance “I live in Romania and as a kid the most common legend was the “black ambulance” that would steal kids and harvest their organs and that kids’ bodies were to be found a fe… → Read More

17 Creepy Stories That Show The Dangers Of Solo Travel

“There’s a lot of bad people around here. Sometimes they pretend to be taxis, you never know who to trust.” → Read More

“I Was Planning To Hurt You” And 23 Other Scary Stories About Creepy People

“It was one of my grandfather’s old war buddies who told 9 year old me in great and gruesome details about when he used to sneak into the enemies camp and come back with a bag of finger… → Read More