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Bizarre

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

What Is a Poltergeist? A Guide to the Dangerous Ghosts

These spirits are known for their disruptiveness—and their violence towards the living. 

Chizuko Mifune and the Practice of Psychic Photography

Mifune was the inspiration for one of Ringu's main characters.

The Real Life of Mary Mallon, the Infamous Typhoid Mary

Far more than the stuff of legends, Typhoid Mary wreaked havoc on 20th-century New York City.

Haunted Wisconsin, As Explored by Scary Bradshaw

Our columnist returns to explore Wisconsin's most twisted tourism.

Unusual Circumstances: Unidentified Flying Objects

Exploring the weird world of UFOs in real life and fiction.

Teresita Basa: True Crime From Beyond the Grave

Could the murder victim's own ghost have cracked this crime?

Scary Bradshaw: No Place Left To Go

The disappearances of Connie Converse and Jim Sullivan

9 Superstitions Associated with Plants and Gardens

Some of nature's wonders will keep you safe, while others only invite trouble...

Own a Piece of Sheer Terror

Make your digital world a place to be horrified with our spooky NFTs.

Dystopian Phenomena Come to Life

The apocalyptic horrors of fiction have crawled off the page since the hectic year of 2020.

Zozo, the Ouija Board's Most Famous Demon

An internet hoax, or a haunting through the ages?

The Origins of Resident Evil's Tall Vampire, Lady Dimitrescu

The inspiration behind this larger-than-(after)life villain.

Pier Paolo Pasolini's Really Bad Night

The violent end to a delightfully controversial life and career. 

The Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Everything we know—and suspect—about this unexplained mystery.

Parrots Who Helped Solve Gruesome Crimes

Unlikely witnesses who sing like a canary ... or parrot?

Top 10 Fake Horror Movie Scores

Unique story-based scores fit for the most terrifying films that don't exist.