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Urban Legends Stories

Welcome to your hub for the creepiest recommendations, from the latest terrifying Stephen King book and bizarre underrated horror films to the most disturbing unsolved true crime cases and unsettling reports of paranormal activity. If it’s strange, unusual, or downright terrifying—we’ve got you covered.

We’re diehard fans of all things macabre and we love nothing more than sharing our odd obsessions with fellow creepy fiends. Here we unearth forgotten crimes, share true ghost stories, and pride ourselves on giving the best recommendations for terrifying books and movies. Peruse the stories below—you’re sure to find something to satiate your appetite for the uncanny.

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A Recipe for Madness

Author Ray Garton cooks up a grotesque collection of terrifying tales that delves into human nature’s dark side.

9 Famous Witches Throughout History

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble...

Resurrection Mary: The Eerie Tale of Chicago's Most Famous Ghost

They say her spirit dances past the cemetery at night, dressed entirely in white.

The Hand of Glory's Sinister Magic

According to legend, the dried and pickled hand of a hanged man possesses dark powers.

Peer Into The Mammoth Book of Nightmare Stories...If You Dare

You'll be sleeping with the light on after reading this nightmarish collection. 

What Is a Pukwudgie? If You See One, It’s Best to Stay Away

Pukwudgies were known to Native Americans, who gave them a wide berth.

Cropsey: The Terrifying Urban Legend Brought to Life

“Cropsey” haunted the children of Staten Island in their nightmares. Andre Rand hunted them in real life.

Beware the Doll-Master and His Terrifying Collection

One boy's obsession takes a sinister turn in Joyce Carol Oates’s award-winning short story collection. 

19 Real, Scary Ghost Stories That Will Haunt Your Dreams

These scary ghost stories will leave you too terrified to close your eyes.

Holiday Hex: A Winter Solstice Primer

In celebration of the winter solstice, author Liz Williams provides a few tips on how to hex those on your naughty list ... if you dare.

Grýla and The Yule Lads: Iceland’s Terrifying Christmas Tradition

13 evil Yule Lads and their hideous, ogre mother descend from the mountains to snack on tiny humans every holiday season.

Ghost on the Staircase: The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall

She turned to him with a glowing face ... but where her eyes should have been, there were only empty sockets.

10 People Share Their Most Terrifying Ghost Photos

These ghost photos just might make you believe…

8 Books of Horror Short Stories That'll Freak You Out

They may be short—but they're definitely not sweet.

Forgiveness Won’t Be Easy in This Horror Short Story

Witching Hour: Vices and Virtues collects twisted and terrifying stories that will haunt your dreams. 

20 Ghost Books to Haunt Your Days (and Nights)

Warning: Read only if you can afford some sleepless nights.