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The Lineup’s Creepiest Stories of May 2016

From psychotic children to haunted paintings, these creepy stories still send shivers down our spine.


The merry days of May meant murder and mayhem at The Lineup. Over the last four weeks, we investigated real-life exorcisms, psychotic children, and our very own haunted doll. While there’s a soft spot in our dark little hearts for every story we publish, here are 11 creepy stories from May 2016 that continue to terrify.


9 Real-Life Cases of Demonic Possession and Exorcisms

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From levitating beds to diabolical murder, count your blessings before reading about these real-life cases of demonic possession and exorcisms. READ MORE


5 Haunted Paintings You Should Never Hang in Your Home

Art entertains, enriches, and inspires … but can it haunt you? The owners of these cursed prints and possessed portraits certainly think so. READ MORE


The Bizarre Death of Elisa Lam

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On February 1, 2013, Elisa Lam vanished while staying at the Cecil Hotel. Soon thereafter, her body was found floating in the hotel’s rooftop water tank. Three years later, Lam’s death continues to mystify … as does the chilling security footage of her final moments. READ MORE


The Grisly Moors Murders of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley

The Moors Murders

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Between 1963 and 1965, Ian Brady and his lover Myra Hindley abducted, tortured, and murdered five young victims, ranging from 10 to 17 years old. But they weren’t satisfied with committing their brutal killings as a pair. READ MORE


8 of the Most Chilling, Unsolved Crimes

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The sheer number of murders, disappearances, and bizarre happenings that have occurred in this strange world of ours simply boggles the mind. Head down the rabbit hole of unsolved mysteries with eight of the most haunting cases we’ve seen yet. READ MORE


9 Real Haunted Houses You Can Actually Buy … If You Dare

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Are you in the market for a prime piece of paranormal property? Step inside these real haunted houses that you can actually buy. READ MORE


Bodies on the Hill: The Enduring Mystery of the Lead Masks Case

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On a hill in Brazil were the corpses of two men, dressed in matching formal suits with homemade lead masks draped over their eyes. What is the truth behind the Lead Masks Case? READ MORE


5 Creepy Facts You Didn’t Know About the Ouija Board

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It’s all fun and games … until an evil spirit is unleashed. From cursed recording sessions to possessed murder confessions, these real-life accounts will make you think twice before breaking out your Ouija board. READ MORE


Could Your Child Be a Psychopath?

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Rav’s parents thought he was just acting out, but their son’s scary psychological behavior soon turned violent. In Murderous Minds, Dr. Dean Haycock examines the factors that can cause psychopathy. READ MORE


Meet Ann, Our Haunted Doll

LIVE CAM: Meet Ann, Our Haunted Doll

Ghost hunters have published accounts of examining everything from haunted figurines to possessed paintings. Here at The Lineup, we wanted our own first-hand experience. So we tracked down a doll rumored to house the restless spirit of a little girl from Waverly Hills Sanatorium. Relive the eerie reports and strange activity from our two-week livestream of Ann the Haunted Doll. READ MORE

Photos (in order): Hulton Archive / Getty Images; Wikimedia Commons; MrModnation / Youtube; Carlos Ramirez de Arellano / Getty; Wikimedia Commons; The Lineup