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As Above, So Below: These Two Teenagers Lived A Real-Life Nightmare Being Trapped For Days In The Paris Catacombs

In HAUNTED EVENTS, WICKED STORIES by Steve

Despite how terrifying and heart-pounding they can be, we know that horror movies are ultimately fictional stories. Unfortunately, horror stories have been known to come true from time to time. Case in point, 2014’s #AsAboveSoBelow. The film’s story centers around a group of explorers who delve into the Paris Catacombs–– ancient ossuaries beneath Paris that house over six million …

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“The Ghost of Sally York” in This 1932 Photo?

In HAUNTED EVENTS, WICKED STORIES by Steve

Among the countless chilling stories surrounding mysterious vintage photographs, by far the most heavily shared images come from the notorious “ANOMALY” series, several of which I’ve examined in previous installments of this column — including the nightmarish story of “Charlie Noonan’s Last Interview,” the horrific fate of a farmer’s three children, and a possible link between this image and …

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Dark Mystery Lurks on New York’s Buckout Road?

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The County of Westchester, New York is a relatively little known one — despite the fact that some of its towns and cities boast some notable persons. For example, both rapper DMX and notorious serial killer David Berkowitz (a.k.a. “The Son of Sam”) called the city of Yonkers home, and this writer’s hometown of Mamaroneck gave the world of …

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Creeping the Hell out of Twitter

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We’ve previously visited some of the gruesome, macabre and morbidly fascinating aspects of the European Middle Ages in some of our historical features like this delightful list of witch-hunt torture methods, so if you’ve read those — or similar historical accounts of brief life and messy death in that era — you might not think a Twitter bot devoted …

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Haunted Places in Savannah That Will Scare You Silly

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Looking for spooky places in Savannah, Georgia? Here are a few of the city’s most haunted hotels and restaurants . Eat, sleep, and be scared! 17Hundred90 Inn The 17Hundred90 Inn was originally three separate residences but is now one of the oldest inns in Savannah. According to local legend, a young woman named Anna committed suicide after leaping from …

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10 Haunted Places in New York City

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The short-lived adrenaline spike achieved in a haunted house hasn’t got anything on the experience of encountering one of New York’s real ghosts. Skip the simulated scares and strangers groping you in the dark. Conduct a self-guided tour through the city that never sleeps using our list of NYC establishments that offer true terror (and, bonus, no entrance fees!). Here …

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The Haunted Save Mart in California

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In a recent article about a haunting at a Portland university, I made a joke about how hosts only haunt history, citing the example that you never hear stories of something modern like a supermarket being the center of spectral activity. A little bit of research later, it turns out that I was dead wrong. Kind readers, it’s time …

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Walsh Drivers Saw Mysterious “Scarecrow”

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[WARNING: Graphic images ahead] A popular club of recreational off-road drivers known as “Bonkas 4×4 Wales” have encountered occasional resistance to their activities from angry locals, usually in the form of crude blockades and booby-traps. But last weekend, they discovered a horrifying “warning sign” far more threatening than piles of logs or sheep manure blocking their path. Image Credit: …

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Hell’s Gate – Lubbock, Texas

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The Last Place You Would Want To Be Left Alone. There’s an old train bridge that was built in the early 20th century in the town of Lubbock, Texas that has gained a very creepy reputation. Just like other similar sites across the world Hell’s Gate is one that’s surrounded in folklore and legend. There are various stories of …