9 Most Mysterious Unsolved Disappearances of All Time

9 Most Mysterious Unsolved Disappearances of All Time

Have you ever thought about disappearing? And not in the sense that you get a new passport and start a life somewhere else. More in the sense that you just vanish, as though an ancestor of yours got wiped out in the timeline. Have you thought about how it would be different? How your mark on the world left it forever altered, hopefully better. The families and friends of the people on this list know that better than anyone. Their loved ones disappeared under unusual, and sometimes nefarious,...

Here’s What You Need to Know About Terror…

Here’s What You Need to Know About Terror…

Horror is everywhere.This statement is an absolute truth because for me, I see terror in everything.Perhaps the most innocuous items are the worst. We can all tremble when we see a sinister Victorian, or shiver when we pass a shambling, rundown Gothic house.But what about something ordinary?Have you ever picked up a steak knife and wondered what damage could be done with it? Or a hatchet?Nothing special, mind you. Just a simple hatchet, perhaps with a black head and a yellow, plastic handle....

A Lifetime of Questions: The Sodder Children

A Lifetime of Questions: The Sodder Children

House fires aren’t an uncommon occurrence. Many people go through it, and the sense of loss can be devastating. After all, it’s very possible that you could lose precious family heirlooms, photographs, and important documents in the event of such a blaze. But in 1945, the Sodder family lost something much worse in a house fire. They lost five children. Though local officials initially ruled that the children had died in the fire, strange occurrences around the time it happened and conflicts in...

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...