Oldest Drawing Of A Ghost Found On 3,500-Year-Old Babylonian Tablet

Discovered in the British Museum in London, the ancient tablet shows a lonely male spirit being taken to the afterlife by a female companion. The British MuseumThe clay tablet is 3,500 years old and was acquired by the British Museum in the 19th century. It’s only appropriate for the Halloween season that researchers have officially … Read more

The Perron Family & Enfield Haunting

The actual true story of The Conjuring, namely the Perron family and Enfield haunting, is scarier than the movies themselves. When The Conjuring was released in 2013, it was met with critical acclaim. Critics everywhere praised it for its all-too-realistic portrayal of the demonic haunting of an innocent family in Rhode Island. Most viewers assumed … Read more

11 Real-Life Murders That Were Inspired By Horror Movies

From “Scream” to “Friday the 13th,” some of the most famous horror movies of all time have inspired people to commit heinous real-life crimes. The bloody visions of the horror genre have been blamed — fairly or not — for a variety of society’s ills over the years. And while modern understandings of psychology have … Read more

9 True Scary Stories That Are Freakier Than Fiction

Whether it’s ghosts, UFOs, or monsters, these creepy real-life stories represent the scariest tales from the annals of human history. While horror movies can surely leave us terrified, it’s the true scary stories from history that really burrow into our brains and stay there. From true crime to the paranormal to the just plain eerie, … Read more

American Bumblebees Are Officially On The Verge Of Extinction

Over the last 20 years, the American bumblebee has seen a staggering decline in population due to habitat loss, disease, and pesticides. Wikimedia CommonsThe American bumblebee is an essential pollinator for crops like tomatoes, melons, peppers, and strawberries. Though their importance may be lost on many of us, American bumblebees are in fact a crucial … Read more

Why The Real Demon Valak Is Even Scarier Than ‘The Nun’

Although Valak is depicted in “The Nun” as a habit-wearing spirit, the real demon appears as a child riding a two-headed dragon — at least according to a 17th-century demon-hunting manual. Skeptics are quick to dismiss the veracity of horror movies that claim to be based on real events, but references to the demon Valak … Read more

Meet Vlad The Impaler, History’s Real Dracula

Responsible for killing 80,000 people and impaling 20,000, Vlad Dracula committed some of history’s grisliest acts as ruler of 15th-century Wallachia. In 1897, writer Bram Stoker published the novel Dracula, the classic story of a vampire named Count Dracula who feeds on human blood, hunting his victims and killing them in the dead of night. … Read more

From Homecoming Queen To Manson Family Murderess

Leslie Van Houten joined the Manson Family in 1968. The next summer, she stabbed Rosemary LaBianca to death. Before Leslie Van Houten stabbed Rosemary LaBianca in the back 16 times, she was a normal, middle-class girl who was homecoming queen at her high school. She was the second eldest child of an all-American family and … Read more

Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, The ‘Tagged Killer’ Brought Down By An App

Had the family of Khalil Wheeler-Weaver’s third victim not lured him into a sting operation via social media, the Tagged Killer’s murder streak may have continued. Public Domain Khalil Wheeler-Weaver went on a three-month killing spree that only ended when his final victim’s family used the Tagged app to trap him. Fifty-three minutes before he … Read more

Inside ‘The Conjuring’ House That Its New Owners Say Is Still Haunted

The Conjuring house is a real-life 18th-century farmhouse of horrors in Harrisville, Rhode Island where seven children have died over the years. It may seem like any other peaceful, historic farmhouse in the quaint Rhode Island suburbs. But this is actually the notorious house of horrors from The Conjuring franchise — and it has a … Read more