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Taken: Relive History’s Most Disturbing Abductions

Few crimes are as disturbing and emotionally taxing as abductions and kidnappings. The confusion, the uncertainty, and anger all take their toll on both the victim and the victim’s family. Not knowing if they’ll ever see the sun, be with their parents or their...

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Hungry Ghosts

So, have any of us recuperated from the retirement of Shane Ryan? I can tell you that I haven’t. And I can tell you that he isn’t gone forever. He’s too much. Too strong to slip away quietly. Keep your eyes open because Shane will show up now and again, to lend help...

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The Carnival Always Finds a Way…

The first time my parents took me to a carnival, I was seven years old. I remember it well, because it freaked me out. The joyous screams were haunting, the people running the booths stared a little too hard, and the one man attractions seemed like a way to lure...

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History’s Most Haunting Myths and Legends

Our collective past histories are filled with myths and legends that help to encapsulate a particular experience, historical event, or even embody a specific emotion. In essence, they are stories that function as a way of explaining phenomena not readily supported by...

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True Stories Stranger than Fiction

If you happen to be an avid reader of the ‘News of the Weird’ section in your daily newspaper, you would know that it tends to record the strangest human proclivities and instances of depravity. From cannibals meeting their future “dinner” online – yes, that has...

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Black Eyed Children are on the Hunt…at Devil’s Rise

The first time I walked through a fog, there was the distinct possibility that I was about to stumble across a polar bear. As you can imagine, that moment stayed with me. For a bit more context, this had been during an overseas working holiday. I was lucky enough to...

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5 Fearsome Heroines in Horror

It is openly understood that horror is perhaps one of the most problematic genres, especially when it comes to representation of women. Most female leads in horror-oriented fiction or film are either oversexed idiots that die early on in the game, or bird-brained...

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Mommy Dearest: The Most Toxic Mother-Daughter Relationships

The bond between a mother and her daughter can be incredibly strong, and form the basis for one of the most important relationships in either woman’s life. It can also be unbelievably damaging, as both women often see and embody behavior mirrored in each other....

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