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Bizarre

Unexplained phenomena, hauntings, and more populate our favorite stories about the weird and unusual around the world.

Corpse Wax: The Macabre Phenomenon of Naturally Preserved Bodies

Why are some bodies perfectly preserved in nature while others are reduced to skeletons?

The Black Vault's Most Shocking CIA Documents

The Black Vault hosts more than two million documents—many of them about UFOs and similar phenomena. 

7 Pranks that Turned into Popular Horror Tropes

At the center of many horror tropes are urban legends, schoolyard jokes, and mean-spirited dares.

The NXIVM Cult: Branding Women Was Only the Beginning  

It seemed like just another overpriced and cheesy self help group—but in 2017, the barbaric truth was revealed.

It’s 11/11, Make a Wish…

Do you ever see repeating number patterns? Here’s why.

The Mysterious Secrets of Bog Bodies

These human cadavers were mummified naturally by peat bogs. 

8 Most Haunted Highways and Byways in the United States

These spooky roads make for a haunted holiday road trip.

These Paranormal Podcasts Will Keep You Spectral Company—Year-Round

10 of the best paranormal podcasts to satisfy your ghostly curiosity and keep you believing, long after "spooky season" ends.

8 Horror Authors Share Their Scariest True Stories

After reading these, you'll think twice about walking alone at night.

9 Most Haunted Houses in the World

Visit these real-life haunted houses, if you dare.

Sheer Terror: 30 People Reveal The Scariest Thing That Ever Happened To Them

From evil entities to experiences with shadow people, these 30 people reveal some of the scariest moments of their lives.

These Abandoned Asylums Are Haunted by the Screams of Their Past

Though the facilities are long gone, the patients and attendants still haunt the grounds. 

A Case of Mass Delusion: The Seattle Windshield Pitting 'Epidemic'

Was it sound waves, H-bomb fallout, or something more insidious? 

The Gloomy Ghosts of the Witch’s Castle

In the woods of the Pacific Northwest is a derelict building rumored to be the home of sinister forces.