When the exoplanet Alpha Centauri Bb was announced in Nature in 2012, it was hailed a watershed moment in the search for Earth-like worlds beyond our solar system. But as eerie as it sounds, it now appears that Alpha Centauri Bb never existed.
This week the Lifetime Movie Network show The Haunting Of achieved utter weirdness with its spotlight on Meatloaf.
With the harnessing of electricity and the advent of the telegraph, the 19th century was a great time for advancements in communication. Not just between the living, but also between the living and the dead.
Nearly every town’s got a ghost story. Far more rare is when a ghost story can be traced back to one specific, legally documented criminal case. Still, they do exist, and the stories they spawn are even scarier with real-life context. Here are five horrifying murders that created five spooky legends.
For some people, dying is a traumatic event. For others, not so much. In fact, for some ghosts, it seems that dying is something that is very hard to notice or remember—because they have no idea that they’re actually dead. Here are some spooks who should have paid more attention to their mortality (or loss thereof).
A wise tagline once said “In Space, no one can hear you scream”. And it’s no surprise that space horror is a popular genre, since space is already kind of terrifying by itself. Space madness! But you know what’s really scary? Encountering a supernatural force in space, where there’s no place to run.
New Orleans visitors interested in macabre history are required to pass by the LaLaurie Mansion, located at 1140 Royal Street. Its genteel exterior masks its horrifying history, revealed 181 years ago today when a fateful fire broke out and the secrets within its walls were unleashed.
The Black Book of Carmarthen, named for the color of its binding and believed location of origin (the Augustinian Priory of Saints John the Evangelist and Teulydog in Carmarthem), is the oldest surviving manuscript written in the Welsh language.
So you're on a date, and the conversation turns to ghosts and UFOs, and the other person flatly declares he or she doesn't believe in that woo-woo crap. Awkward! But fear not — now there's The Amazing Kreskin's Supernatural Dating Society, aimed at making love matches 'twixt paranormal enthusiasts.
Human goblin creature, Pat Robertson, is an adult who thinks that spirits can attach themselves to your old thrift shop purchases. No really, Pat Robertson thinks there are demons in your vintage band t-shirts.
The undead, in all sorts of forms, have been haunting our fiction, both lately and in the much more distant past. Here, author Lauren Oliver tells us why (despite competition from plenty of other supernatural characters) ghost stories remain simply unkillable.
Mansion 7 is a ghost-themed mall in Bangkok. It contains a haunted house called the Dark Mansion, which is supposedly haunted by the owner's daughter and all the black-magic beasties he unleashed trying to raise her from the dead. And it hosts insane-looking parties. We wanna go!
This short focuses on two men who visit a location with woman who can only be seen when they hold their breaths. For an under-five minute movie, there's a lot going on here that's plenty eerie.
Ghost ships, watery pianos, vengeful spirits, shipwrecks, killer seaweed, and voodoo... haunted bodies of water come in all kinds and configurations. There's nothing scarier than water that's out to get you. Here are the nine most haunted bodies of water on Earth. Who's up for a swim?
A New York City outpost of clothing store COS has a 200-year-old well tucked into its men's department. The structure is a remnant of the building's 18th-century past ... and it's where a woman's strangled body was discovered in 1799.
Haunted sword for sale, just $150.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire's creepiest moment happens so fast, most players probably miss it.
If The Amityville Horror taught us anything, it's that a supernatural infestation (real or completely fabricated) can be the most profitable real-estate "problem" to have. That's why officials in Detroit suburb Royal Oak, Mich. are allowing a ghost-hunting club to conduct tours of a supposedly haunted house in town.
In an experiment that could explain why some people see ghosts, participants were made to feel as though they saw phantoms around them and that ghosts were touching their backs with invisible fingers. The illusion was so real that some test subjects begged for it to stop.