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Stephanie Almazan

Stephanie Almazan is inexplicably drawn to the dark corners of the mind, but usually scares herself silly in the process. She is an experienced NYC-area freelance writer and editor who also specializes in music and women’s lifestyle.


Borley Rectory: The Most Haunted House in England

In the sleepy parish of Borley stood a dark Victorian manse plagued by reports of the paranormal.

The Pendle Witches: England’s Deadly Witch Hunt Hysteria

In 1612, a fear of witchcraft swept across northwest England and sent eleven souls to their deaths.

Hashima Island: Japan’s Ghost City in the Sea

Off the coast of Japan is a lost island city that's crumbling into the sea.

Jesse Pomeroy: The Boy Fiend of Boston

At just 14 years old, Jesse Pomeroy became the youngest convicted murderer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

6 Modern Day Murder Ballads

From a deadly lovers' quarrel to the grisly killings of John Wayne Gacy, uncover the murder behind the melody in these haunting ballads.

5 Spooky Musical Curses

5 Spooky Musical Curses

Can a killer tune truly cause death?

The Sinister Legacy of the Devil’s Interval

The Sinister Legacy of the Devil’s Interval

Cover your ears before tuning into the Devil’s Interval, an unsettling musical sequence once believed to conjure pure evil.

The Haunting Legacy of Ralph Eugene Meatyard

The photographer’s unsettling visual style lives on in these nightmarish shots of masked children and abandoned buildings.

14 Most Haunted B&Bs in America

Looking for a spooky place to spend the night?

Small Town Noir: The Criminal Past of New Castle, Pennsylvania

Uncover the life and crimes behind the mugshots in this thrilling collection of vintage police photos.

Alcatraz: Explore America’s Most Famous Prison

It's impossible to escape the perilous history of this jagged piece of land in San Francisco Bay.

10 Most Haunted Places in London

From the ghosts of Westminster Abbey to the bloody trail of Jack the Ripper, join us on a tour of the most haunted places in London.

The Deadly Legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine

The Deadly Legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine

In the unforgiving landscape of the American Southwest, one mysterious gold mine has lured numerous treasure hunters to their deaths.

10 Most Haunted Places in Savannah

Join us on a moonlit tour of the Hostess City. 

The Sinister Mystery of the Circleville Letter Writer

For years, the residents of an Ohio town were plagued by messages that revealed their darkest secrets.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Hair-Raising Classics Come to Life with iPoe

Edgar Allan Poe’s Hair-Raising Classics Come to Life with iPoe

The master of the macabre returns from the grave in this immersive app for your smartphone or tablet.

Drop Dead Gorgeous: The Scandalous Trial of Jessie Costello

Drop Dead Gorgeous: The Scandalous Trial of Jessie Costello

In 1933, Jessie Costello was charged with murdering her husband – then beat the rap with her charm and beauty.

Thrill of the Kill: The Not-So-Perfect Crime of Leopold and Loeb

These wealthy college students took to murdering a 14-year-old boy to prove their superiority – but sloppy mistakes soon exposed the clever pair as common killers.

Herbert Armstrong: England’s Persistent Poisoner

After poisoning his wife, Herbert Armstrong set his sights on a rival lawyer. But when his target just wouldn't die, Armstrong's toxic methods turned messy.

6 Unsolved Rock Star and Rapper Deaths

Their songs live on ... but the events surrounding their tragic deaths remain a mystery.