Lost at Sea: The Disappearance Of Amy Lynn Bradley

Lost at Sea: The Disappearance Of Amy Lynn Bradley

Cruises are supposed to be the ultimate vacation. Modern cruise liners are like floating resorts, with clubs, restaurants, pools, and more to keep passengers entertained while they travel from destination to destination. But being isolated out on the ocean like that can be dangerous. The case of Amy Lynn Bradley is a chilling reminder that cruise ships aren’t necessarily safe havens from crimes that occur on land. Family Vacation On March 21, 1998, Amy Lynn Bradley left for a week-long cruise...

Mistaken Identities: The Disappearance of Bobby Dunbar

Mistaken Identities: The Disappearance of Bobby Dunbar

How well do you know your relatives? And I don’t mean knowing in the sense of being privy to the stories your great-aunt has from when she was in the Peace Corps. Are you certain that they are who they say they are? Would they even know if they weren’t?These are questions that the Dunbar family struggled with for almost a century.In 1912, four-year-old Bobby Dunbar disappeared while on a fishing trip in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. After months of searching, a little boy matching his...

Heed the Warning Within the Banshee’s Wail

Heed the Warning Within the Banshee’s Wail

When I first pitched the idea for Banshee to Scare Street, it was with a bit of trepidation. I was a new horror author and I wasn’t sure they’d let me indulge in such an admittedly weird concept. A male Banshee, a sugar-hyped main character, obscure monsters that I personally wanted to see in more stories.There was a lot there that they could have shot down. A part of me felt like I was asking them, and by extension, you, to invest in a pet project. I loved the characters. I loved the idea....

The Dead Know What Your Biggest Fears Are…

The Dead Know What Your Biggest Fears Are…

I’m often asked what I’m afraid of.The easy answer? Everything. Yes, to be completely honest, I’m afraid of everything.These four stories you’re about to read are a testimony to this fear which plagues me. Boylan House, Blood Contract, Hungry Ghosts, and Sherman’s Collection are four very different tales.While they vary in the way they approach the subject matter, they’re the same in one regard, they’re all aspects of things I’m afraid of.Each one of them...

Mediums: A History of Spiritualism and Speaking with the Dead

Mediums: A History of Spiritualism and Speaking with the Dead

As humans, we’re preoccupied with the concept of what will happen after we die. There are hundreds of religious and scientific theories out there, but proving it presents insurmountable challenges. After all, to truly know what happens after we die, we’d need to be dead already. For some, though, that isn’t a problem at all. Some believe that those who have already passed from this world and into the next can still communicate with us.   Mediums and Spiritualism Spiritualism is a movement...

Discover Your Deepest, Darkest Fears with These Stories

Discover Your Deepest, Darkest Fears with These Stories

Well, here we go again! Another batch of stories by writers who seldom stop thinking about things that are evil, disturbing, or just plain wrong on some level.For many authors, writing short stories is a liberating experience because it lets them use all those crazy ideas that they stashed away and somehow never managed to get into a full-length book. Another good thing about short fiction is the sheer diversity of style, character, and ‘feel’. A short story can be a little capsule...

A Stranger in the Attic: The Hinterkaifeck Murders

A Stranger in the Attic: The Hinterkaifeck Murders

There’s something about unsolved murders that captures the public’s imagination. The longer a case runs unsolved, or the more bizarre the details, the more likely a case is going to live on in the form of books, documentaries, podcast episodes, and the minds of true crime lovers. The murders at the Hinterkaifeck farmstead fit this mold to a tee. In 1922, five members of the Gruber family and their new maid were brutally massacred on the property. In the following hours, their murderer remained...

You’re About to Discover That Some Urban Legends Are Real…

You’re About to Discover That Some Urban Legends Are Real…

I’ve talked about it before, but I’ll repeat it for anyone who missed out: I love urban legends.Not just the classics that everyone’s heard. But the esoteric ones.The ones that mutate from local news and whispers to become a living thing in and of itself. Growing through generations, adapting with every retelling, and bringing old fears to new ears.I just love ‘em. And I often wonder what it would be like to be told from birth that home-grown monsters lurking in the dark are just another fact...

Silver Screen Satanism: Sandy Charles

Silver Screen Satanism: Sandy Charles

The debate about the effects of media on violence has gone on for decades now – everything from serial murders to school shootings have been blamed on horror movies, violent video games, or other media depictions. There are very few cases that lend support to these hypotheses, but there are a few that are clearly media influenced. One of these cases is that of Sandy Charles, who, at the tender age of 14, murdered 7-year-old Johnathan Thimpsen in his hometown of La Ronge in Saskatchewan,...

A Sadistic Killer’s Blade Longs to Taste Fresh Blood

A Sadistic Killer’s Blade Longs to Taste Fresh Blood

I am, as you know, fascinated by military history. The horror and fear of men and women being fed into the great, grinding maw of war thrills me. Curiosity about the weapons employed in war travels hand in hand with my studies. Recently, I was getting ready to mail a bayonet to one of my friends. It was a weapon I had, at one time, been extremely interested in. The bayonet’s nickname is, the butcher’s bayonet. There’s an official name for this particular bayonet. A strong, German name, but...