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Orrin Grey

Orrin Grey is the author of several spooky books, among them Guignol and Other Sardonic Tales and Painted Monsters and Other Strange Beasts. His stories about monsters, ghosts, and sometimes the ghosts of monsters have been published in dozens of anthologies, including Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year.

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Death in the Valley: The Mystifying Double Murders at Wonnangatta Station

Jim Barclay was found in a shallow grave in what was the Wonnangatta Murders. Authorities suspected the cook, John Bamford, until Bamford's body turned up.

What Is the Truth Behind the Terrifying “Bitterroot Footage”?

Is this eerie video a viral stunt? Or something far more sinister?

Horror in Nova Scotia: The Great Amherst Mystery and the Possession of Esther Cox

They watched in terror as the demonic writing appeared above her bed: "Esther Cox, you are mine to kill."

Horror in Cornwall: The Legend of the Cornish Owlman

A monster, like a devil, flew up through the trees and disappeared behind the church.

Buried in the Basement: The Strange Case of Dr. Crippen

He's one of England's most infamous criminals ... but was he actually guilty?

Death By Fire: The Unsolved Case of the Rock Island Railroad Wreck of 1894

Death By Fire: The Unsolved Case of the Rock Island Railroad Wreck of 1894

It was one of the the largest instances of mass murder in Nebraska ... and remains unsolved to this day.

Ghosts in the Graveyard: The Haunted History of Savannah’s Colonial Park Cemetery

Could this old burial ground be the most haunted place in Savannah?

A Body and a Bloody Trunk: The Infamous Gouffé Case of 1889

A Body and a Bloody Trunk: The Infamous Gouffé Case of 1889

They found the body with a black bag over its head, near an abandoned trunk that reeked of decay.

10 Days in a Madhouse: Nellie Bly’s Living Nightmare

10 Days in a Madhouse: Nellie Bly’s Living Nightmare

Why did this young woman intentionally check herself into an asylum?

The Creepy Story of the Real-Life Frankenstein Castle

Did this ancient German castle inspire Mary Shelley's famous horror novel?

Blood in Brazil’s Little Castle of Apa Street

This ruined castle in Sao Paulo was once a luxurious mansion ... until it became the site of a grisly murder mystery.

The Unsolved Mystery of Australia’s Grisly Gatton Murders

He thought they were sleeping ... until he saw the ants crawling across their bodies.

It’s Alive: 9 Best Frankenstein Movies

Two hundred years ago, Mary Shelley created a monster … and it's haunted us ever since.

Pere Cheney: The Michigan Ghost Town Cursed by a Witch

Pere Cheney went from a bustling lumber center to a ghost town. Was it the result of a witch's curse?

Joseph Vacher: The Killer of Little Shepherds

This demented ripper cut a trail of death across the French countryside in 1897, leaving 11 known victims in his wake.

The Blue Eyed Six Murder and the Haunting of Moonshine Church

Do six blue-eyed spirits haunt the old churchyard where their murder victim is buried?

What’s That in the Window? The Creepy Legend of the Janesville Doll

They say it moves around the attic at night, emitting a high-pitched giggle ...