These Deep-Sea Divers Are Feeding Some Seriously Terrifying Creatures

These Deep-Sea Divers Are Feeding Some Seriously Terrifying Creatures

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); When it comes to creatures of the deep, it’s not uncommon for us to rightly fear big baddies like sharks, but eels can be just as terrifying. Take the freaky-looking wolf eel, for example. The wolf eel is a rather large animal that burrows into rock crevices of varying depths, and it’s known for its powerful bite. This bite is used for eating shellfish like mussels and clams. While they’re rarely aggressive, they have been known to have a taste for human flesh if provoked. While the diver in the video below escapes without getting bitten, knowing the eel could’ve probably taken his arm off if it wanted to makes him teasing it all the more nerve-wracking. My two worst fears: deep water and terrifying predators. According to the video description on YouTube, this particular diver has actually been nursing this wolf eel back to health […]

This Is Exactly Why They Say That Hockey Is The World's Most Brutal Sport

This Is Exactly Why They Say That Hockey Is The World’s Most Brutal Sport

What would you say is the most brutal professional sport? If you’re American, you might say football, and why not? From the outside, football looks pretty intense. However, I’d like to pose a new theory: hockey, not football, is actually the most brutal sport of all time. If you’re looking at the physicality of hockey, it’s just as intense as football. But in football, they’re playing on grass, not ice, and no one is wearing razor-sharp skates. What happened to Richard Zednik back in 2008, for example, highlights the insanity that can occur when blades meet ice. WARNING.This footage is pretty disturbing. Luckily for Zednik, they were able to get him to a hospital quickly enough to save his life. Getty Images Upon reviewing the play, officials determined that it was the skate of Zednik’s teammate Olli Jokinen that almost killed him. The blade cut Zednik’s external carotid artery, which […]

A UFO Spotted In This Video Might Explain Last Week's SpaceX Rocket Explosion

A UFO Spotted In This Video Might Explain Last Week’s SpaceX Rocket Explosion

Last week, the world was shocked when a rocket from Elon Musk’s famed private space flight company SpaceX exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral during a test. The explosion (which was technically a fast-moving fire, according to Musk) also destroyed the rocket’s most precious cargo, Facebook’s first satellite. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); While the exact cause of the explosion is still being investigated, hawk-eyed conspiracy theorists have quite a novel explanation. They think it was the work of a UFO. Over the weekend, while reviewing footage of the explosion, a strange object was seen hovering near the rocket. YouTube / UFOvni2012 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); The object makes an appearance just before the explosion begins and cannot be seen afterward. YouTube / UFOvni2012 While a strange speck on the film is by no means definitive proof, it’s enough to make you suspect extraterrestrial foul play, isn’t it? YouTube […]

5 Of The Most Horrifying Moments Ever Caught On Camera...Not Everyone Survived

5 Of The Most Horrifying Moments Ever Caught On Camera…Not Everyone Survived

At this point, it’s pretty safe to assume that people’s cameras are always rolling. While this new phenomenon has created a lot of garbage fluff, people occasionally capture interesting material. Some of that footage is also horrifying. Take these five scary moments, for example. With their cameras rolling, these unfortunate individuals captured some of the most horrific footage that the Internet has to offer. Check out the captions below each photo to learn more, and then watch each nightmare unfold in the video below. 1. The Death of Sara Jones YouTube / Mr. Nightmare Sara Jones was working as a camerawoman for the film Midnight Rider in 2014. During the first day of shooting, they filmed on a train bridge in Georgia that they did not have the proper permits to be using. While setting up for the shot, a CSX freight train was spotted in the distance as it […]

Nothing Will Make You Cringe More Than The Removal Of A Giant Wasp Nest In New Zealand

Nothing Will Make You Cringe More Than The Removal Of A Giant Wasp Nest In New Zealand

Is there a more hated member of the animal kingdom than wasps? Sure, there are some insects that are more feared (spiders, scorpions, etc.), but talk to anyone about wasps and it’s very unlikely you’ll hear anything even slightly supportive of them. If you’re like most people, you already hate these buggers…a fact which will make the following video of a researcher excavating a giant wasp’s nest in New Zealand entirely terrifying. Even though he was wearing all that protective gear, this particular researcher still walked away with a few stings. Those wasps meant business! Read more:

Ever Heard Of The Corpse Flower? Just Be Thankful You Don't Have To Smell It

Ever Heard Of The Corpse Flower? Just Be Thankful You Don’t Have To Smell It

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); If you think that something called a corpse flower couldn’t possibly be pleasant to be around, you would be correct. If not, you might just think that its name is so absurd that it couldn’t possibly be a real thing. Well, I’m here to tell you that it is a real thing, and it smells exactly like its namesake when it blooms. Meet the corpse flower. It’s a rare plant that’s native to Sumatra. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); These flowers are famous for the putrid stench they give off when they bloom. However, the plant isn’t offending your nose without good cause. The smell of the blooming corpse flower is designed to help it get pollinated. Wikipedia The scent attracts flies and beetles, and that exposure eventually helps it reproduce. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’); }); Being able to actually observe a blooming corpse flower is […]

What Thomas Edison Did To Show The World The Dangers Of Electricity Is Insane

What Thomas Edison Did To Show The World The Dangers Of Electricity Is Insane

Around the turn of the century, the United States was locked in an ideological battle over the future of the nation’s power grid. The two sides dealt with direct currents and alternating currents. While both forms of power deliver electricity, they do so differently. Thomas Edison was a firm believer in the direct current, while George Westinghouse and Nicola Tesla were proponents of using the alternating current. As a way to discredit his competitors, Edison held several public events during which he attempted to show the supposed dangers of using an alternating current. He did this by electrocuting and killing a number of animals with the technology. The biggest and most controversial of these events was held on Coney Island in New York City back in 1903. At this event, Edison electrocuted and killed a 36-year-old circus elephant by the name of Topsy. Cameras were rolling so that future generations […]

This Satanic Priest Talking About His Religion Makes A Surprising Amount Of Sense

This Satanic Priest Talking About His Religion Makes A Surprising Amount Of Sense

Of all the world’s religions, Satanism is probably the most misunderstood. For many, it’s the most reviled because its central tenets run counter to most forms of Christianity. Because of this, most people don’t give Satanists the time of day and simply dismiss them as being evil crazies. However, parts of this belief system make sense. Anton LaVey (pictured below) founded the modern Church of Satan that is the dominant Satanic organization today. YouTube / Toxic Thrash Metal As a former circus performer, LaVey knew how to put on a show to deliver his message effectively. This led to LaVey giving many interviews about his beliefs before his death in 1997. YouTube / Toxic Thrash Metal In these interviews, LaVey talks about why his version of Satanism is practically humanism. “No religion had been based on man’s carnal needs of his fleshly pursuits,” said LaVey in one interview. He goes […]

This Video Of Giant Wasps Destroying A Honey Bee Colony Is Heartbreaking

This Video Of Giant Wasps Destroying A Honey Bee Colony Is Heartbreaking

While it’s tempting to lump all hornets together under “the absolute worst“insect category, there is one species that stands above the rest — the giant Japanese hornet. These things are massive, merciless killing machines. They primarily prey on colonies of docile Japanese bees, eating their honey and larvae. Incredibly enough, it only takes a handful of these suckers to wipe out an entire honey bee colony — a sad fact that beekeeper Sakamoto Ryouta learned back in 2014. Luckily, he had already set a trap for the giant hornets, but it still wasn’t enough to stop the attack. Those poor honey bees… Considering that without honey bees, we could lose “70 of the around 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world,” these hornets are effectively killing our food source. Can’t we all just get along?! Read more:

You Don't Want To Be Out On This Lake Right Now If You Can Help It

You Don’t Want To Be Out On This Lake Right Now If You Can Help It

Waterspouts can be pretty dangerous things if you happen to be out on the water when one forms. Luckily, they are rarities in most places. However, Qinghai Lake in China’s Qinghai Province is not most places. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Earlier this week, tourists spotted not just one, but three waterspouts forming simultaneously on the surface of the lake. “Water tornados,” as some call them, are formed by a convection current of warm and cold air over a body of water. While three waterspouts might seem insane, it’s not actually the most that Qinghai Lake has seen. Back in 2014, onlookers saw nine simultaneous waterspouts spring up on a particularly stormy day. That’s pure nightmare fuel, folks. And they’re not all that uncommon elsewhere, either. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); These were spotted near a beach in the Netherlands. Wikipedia I would not want to be out waterskiing during this […]

The Next Time You Have A Problem With Wasps, Try One Of These Extermination Methods

The Next Time You Have A Problem With Wasps, Try One Of These Extermination Methods

Before we jump into this article, let’s get one thing straight: wasps are horrible and nobody likes them. I hate to judge an entire species like that, but it’s a fact. Wasps seemingly only exist to make life terrible for anyone or anything that crosses paths with them. And this is why it comes as no surprise that YouTube is chock-full of videos that show people taking pleasure in destroying the wasp nests that they find on their property. We present you with 10 of the most creative and brutal videos. I’m really impressed with #8. 1. Using a homemade flamethrower probably isn’t safe, but it’s effective. 2. The only bad part about using an electric fly swatter is that you have to get very close for it to work. 3. I imagine that shooting a wasp nest with a paintball gun is extremely satisfying. 4. The straightforward garden hose […]

This Snake Somehow Is Still Alive 16 Hours After Losing Its Head

This Snake Somehow Is Still Alive 16 Hours After Losing Its Head

When you’re a hunter who kills and cooks your own food, the last thing you expect is for your catch to come back to life at some point during the cooking process. That goes double if you happen to be into hunting and cooking rattlesnakes. Sadly, this is a thing that actually happens sometimes. Take, for example, what happened to the guy in this video. He caught a couple of rattlesnakes and was preparing to cook them when one seemingly came back to life…despite being headless and skinless. Mildly NSFW, especially if you’re about to eat lunch. (via Reddit) When this happens with dead animals, it’s usually because someone put salt on them, which can make the nerve endings fire and cause twitching. However, according to the video description, there was no salt or seasoning on the snake when it started moving. On top of that, what this thing did […]

In 1997, This Cult Shocked The World With A Mass Suicide

In 1997, This Cult Shocked The World With A Mass Suicide

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Since the 1970s, there has been a surprisingly large number of cults flaring up and then going out in a blaze of (relative) glory in the United States. While there are any number of cults with shocking backstories we could discuss, today we’re going to focus on the group called Heaven’s Gate, based out of Southern California. Heaven’s Gate was a UFO religious group founded in the early ’70s by Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles. Wikipedia The cult believed that Earth was slated to be “recycled.” Recycled in this case meaning wiped clean, renewed, refurbished, and rejuvenated. The only way to survive was to leave Earth immediately. While they did not formally endorse suicide, they chose instead to redefine the term. To Heaven’s Gate members suicide was “to turn against the Next Level when it is being offered.” googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); All members of the […]

People Came Across This Monstrosity In Australia And Thought It Was An Alien

People Came Across This Monstrosity In Australia And Thought It Was An Alien

I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly amazed by the diversity of our planet. It seems like every week I’m learning about another animal that I previously had no idea existed. Though it shouldn’t come as a surprise, seeing as there are over 15,000 new species reported every year, I’m still caught off guard by unfamiliar creatures that sometimes appear almost alien-like. These friends definitely know what I mean. When they visited a beach in Queensland, Australia, they ran into something they just couldn’t identify. Its appearance was so strange that they wondered whether it was even from this planet. I have to admit that it is pretty freaky looking. Read More: The Kissing Bug May Look Harmless, But Its Bite Can Kill You However, it is actually a polychaete, or bristle worm. They can be found in the ocean at varying depths and are known to scavenge for […]

Even Different Species Of Coral Fight Each Other...The Animal Kingdom Is Brutal

Even Different Species Of Coral Fight Each Other…The Animal Kingdom Is Brutal

It’s no secret that the animal kingdom is harsh. When it comes to survival, most non-human animals have to kill or be killed. When we think of animals competing for food and breeding rights, we typically envision beasts like lions and sharks duking it out. As it turns out, however, the same aggression extends itself across the animal kingdom, and it affects even the most innocent creatures, like coral. We often forget that coral reefs are made up of living beings, and like all other animals, they must fight for space and resources. When breathing room is sparse, things start getting intense. Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” is an axiom that affects almost every species, as you can see in the video below. Sadly, we will probably never know which piece of coral from this footage came out on top. These battles can take quite a long time to play […]

NASA Is Shutting Down The ISS Live Feed For Good...Something Is Fishy About This

NASA Is Shutting Down The ISS Live Feed For Good…Something Is Fishy About This

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); The live feed from the International Space Station (ISS) has been in the news over the last few years for cutting out whenever a UFO is spotted in the background. However, the days of us being able to use the ISS live stream as a way to hunt for UFOs are now numbered. NASA announced this week that they will be shutting down the stream and will only bring it back when there are major events taking place on the ISS. The date of the shutdown is September 1, 2016. In place of the live feed, NASA’s media team will be providing weekly updates on the station via its blog and email list. Not cool, guys. However, in their media briefing, NASA officials failed to offer a convincing explanation for why they’re choosing this moment to turn off the live stream for good. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’); […]

It's A Good Idea To Make Sure Your Food Is Dead Before You Try To Eat It

It’s A Good Idea To Make Sure Your Food Is Dead Before You Try To Eat It

Despite their bad reputation in some circles, frog legs can be pretty delicious. That being said, it takes a skilled chef to prepare them just right. Oh, and you also need to be prepared for the legs to move a little bit. You see, at the time of death, a frog’s legs are still biologically functional. If the muscles are stimulated — with electricity, for example — they can move. You can get the same effect by adding simple table salt to the legs while they’re still raw. That’s because table salt contains the same kind of sodium ions that are used in batteries. The sodium ions enter the negatively charged muscle cells. That causes a pretty bizarre reaction, as you can see in the video below. (via Brain Stuff Show) The muscles will go on moving like that until they’ve used up all of the remaining adenosine triphosphate (ATP) […]

If This Is Happening In Your Restaurant, You're Doing Something Very Wrong

If This Is Happening In Your Restaurant, You’re Doing Something Very Wrong

In the food service industry, there is nothing more disturbing than walking into the kitchen and seeing something gross. Luckily, thanks to stringent health and safety standards, the odds of this happening are actually pretty small. That being said, unsavory stuff does happen now and then. One time, I saw a rat just chillin’ in a restaurant kitchen, and the worst part was that no one seemed to care. If you think that’s a gross story, just wait until you see what this cook found when he started his shift one day. (source: funny people) I think they need the ghostbusters of rat exterminators to take care of an infestation like that. Nah, you know what? Just burn the whole place down. What’s the nastiest restaurant experience you’ve ever had? Read more:

5 Strange Places That Are Blacked Out By Google Maps

5 Strange Places That Are Blacked Out By Google Maps

It’s probably safe to say that Google Maps is one of the greatest technological innovations of the last 10 years. With just a few clicks, you can view any place on the face of the Earth. Well, almost any place. There are some areas of Google Maps that, for one reason or another, are concealed or obscured in some very obvious ways. Here are the five most suspicious-looking ones… 1. Junction Ranch, CA Google Maps Junction Ranch is in the middle of California’s Mohave Desert. There lies a mysterious airstrip…some believe it’s part of the China Lake proving grounds, which is an air force testing location for drones. While that’s suspicious in and of itself, even weirder is that only parts of the base are obscured from Google Maps. When you zoom in on the base’s location, there are parts of buildings intentionally scratched out. What’s going on down there? […]

He Tried To Kill Bjork And Left Behind An Intensely Disturbing Video Diary

He Tried To Kill Bjork And Left Behind An Intensely Disturbing Video Diary

If you’re of a certain age, you’re definitely familiar with the Icelandic singer and musician Bjork. However, what you might not be aware of was her creepy and deeply disturbed stalker from the 1990s, Ricardo López. In 1996, the young man attempted to kill the singer using a letter bomb. He had become obsessed with her and angry at her relationship with English musician and DJ Clifford Joseph Price, better known by his stage name Goldie. Over a nine-month period, López recorded his frustrations, ranting in a video diary as he worked on the bomb. After he finally mailed it to Bjork’s London residence, he committed suicide. Luckily, police found his body along with a suicide note detailing his plot before the letter was delivered. They alerted Scotland Yard who intercepted it without incident. Even though his plan didn’t succeed, that only makes his video diaries creepier, as you can […]

Vantablack Is The Darkest Material Known To Man, And It's Pretty Trippy

Vantablack Is The Darkest Material Known To Man, And It’s Pretty Trippy

What some people don’t realize is just how amazing the breakthroughs of modern technology really are. This could have something to do with the fact that many groundbreaking inventions and discoveries seem too far-fetched to be real. An excellent example of this phenomenon is known as Vantablack, and it’s listed by The Guinness Book of World Records as being the world’s darkest substance. This is Vantablack in all its glory. When it was introduced, the company that manufactured it from tiny carbon nanotubes reported that Vantablack can absorb up to 99.96 percent of the light that contacts the material. Wikipedia I know that sounds fantastical, but after seeing a few videos of Vantablack in action, I definitely believe those claims. The material is used primarily for military and astronautical purposes. For example, Vantablack has been used in telescopes to absorb extra light which allows the viewer to see more distant […]

This Is The Worst Thing To Find In An Airbnb Rental -- I Hope They Got A Refund

This Is The Worst Thing To Find In An Airbnb Rental — I Hope They Got A Refund

Love or hate it, Airbnb is here to stay. The company, which allows people to rent out their homes or spare rooms to people visiting towns and cities all over the world, has attracted more than its fair share of controversy over the years. Some swear by the service, but others have sworn to destroy it. Whichever camp you fall into, it’s hard to deny the company’s success. That being said, every successful company has its hiccups. What happened to a group of tourists hoping to enjoy the French countryside was a hiccup of epic proportions. Earlier this week, French police responded to a call that the decomposing body of a woman had been found in the garden of this picturesque home. NBC News The people who placed the call were young folks in their early 20s who’d found the location on Airbnb. The owners of the home were on […]

Watching This Guy Turn Himself Into Creepy Statues Will Give You Nightmares

Watching This Guy Turn Himself Into Creepy Statues Will Give You Nightmares

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Being a horror junkie, I have come across all kinds of terrifying photos and videos. Though many of them have certainly creeped me out, most haven’t actually gotten under my skin and haunted my dreams. That’s because they weren’t even half as unsettling as this freaky performance. In his work entitled, “Transfiguration,” French artist Olivier de Sagazan sculpts his face into monstrous statues that look like they came straight out of the “Silent Hill” games. When you see it for yourself, I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that I definitely wasn’t expecting to come away this disturbed. The sounds make it so much worse. Well, I’ll be lucky if I get any sleep after seeing that. Anyone have a night-light I can borrow? Read more:

Love UFOs? Well, Then I Have Some Bad News For You -- All Those Sightings Are Fake

Love UFOs? Well, Then I Have Some Bad News For You — All Those Sightings Are Fake

If you’re anything like me, then you’re a firm believer in UFOs and life on other planets. Sadly, we UFO believers lead hard lives because even though we have faith, there is little to no hard evidence of UFOs actually existing. Usually, this is where the article would take a turn and I would say, “Until now.” Sadly, it’s not that kind of article. According to a well-respected former NASA engineer, all UFO sightings are founded on falsehood. James Oberg worked at NASA mission control in the late 1990s before becoming a space journalist and historian. iStock Oberg says he actually paid very little attention to UFOs until relatively recently. His scientific opinion on the matter: All sighting are fakes or tricks of the light. iStock The majority of UFO sightings are nothing more than “space dandruff,” or they come as a result of our human brains misunderstanding what traveling […]

This Guy Rendered His Own Brain Scan In 3-D And It's Morbid, But Also Fascinating

This Guy Rendered His Own Brain Scan In 3-D And It’s Morbid, But Also Fascinating

If you stop and think about it, medical technology is almost like modern-day science fiction. Although the media and society at large pay attention to technological advancements, an outsized share of that attention is focused on more consumer-oriented inventions. What gets lost in the shuffle is medical technology that is slowly becoming the stuff we once only found in books and movies. Take, for example, what Redditor taurus_manure was able to do following an MRI scan for migraines. He was able to take data from his MRI scan and use another piece of software to create these 3-D renderings of his own skull. Reddit / taurus_manure Pretty wild, right? According to taurus_manure, the process of producing work like this is surprisingly easy. Reddit / taurus_manure What you need to do is first get a copy of the MRI data from your doctor. You might have to pay a small fee, […]

The U.S. Government Supposedly Has A Treaty With This Alien Race...

The U.S. Government Supposedly Has A Treaty With This Alien Race…

The question of are we alone in the universe has a variety of answers depending on who’s asking and who’s answering the query. For UFO and paranormal believers, the answer is a resounding yes, but some people take it further than that. They believe that not only are there aliens out there, but that they frequently visit Earth and even have a treaty with the U.S. government. These aliens are called The Greys, and this, according to conspiracy theorists, is the story of how they forged a treaty… Most stories put the year of the treaty in 1954. According to legend, a delegation of grey aliens arrived at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California with the sole purpose of contacting President Dwight D. Eisenhower to hammer out an agreement. Wikipedia According to some, the deal was called the Tau IX Treaty for the Preservation of Humanity. iStock Essentially, they […]

Did The U.S. Government Poke A Hole In Space And Time? Some Say Yes

Did The U.S. Government Poke A Hole In Space And Time? Some Say Yes

Have you heard of the Montauk Project? For those who aren’t familiar with it, it is a supposed secret government project with the aim of facilitating time travel and ways for us to travel between dimensions. Some of the stories (all of them unconfirmed) about the Montauk Project became the basis for Netflix’s most recent smash hit, “Stranger Things.” googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); While the conspiracy theory of the Montauk Project breaks down into many different individual theories, the main thread is that the U.S. government managed to create an interdimensional portal in the space-time continuum back in the 1980s. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); But they didn’t do it alone. They had assistance from secret technology left behind by Nikola Tesla (and some helpful aliens, of course). iStock Most of the “evidence” for the Montauk Project comes from a book of the same name written by Preston B. Nichols […]

He Posted A Picture Of A Stranger At His Door And Hasn't Been Heard From Since

He Posted A Picture Of A Stranger At His Door And Hasn’t Been Heard From Since

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); With all the smart home appliances taking the market by storm these days, it was just a matter of time before someone created a smart doorbell. I know, it sounds kind of dumb, but it’s actually pretty neat. It connects to your smartphone and sends you a notification every time you have a visitor. Cool right? Well, it can be equally creepy under the right circumstances… About a week ago, Redditor FatNDepressed received a series of notifications from his smart home app, informing him that he had a visitor. Not too creepy, right? Look at the time stamps for each of those notifications… Reddit / FatNDepressed googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); His smart doorbell also takes a snapshot each time it detects a visitor. This is one of the pictures it took. Terrifying, right? Looks like someone has a stalker. Reddit / FatNDepressed While that is creepy […]

Okay, Who Thought It Was A Good Idea To Open A Kalashnikov Store In An Airport?

Okay, Who Thought It Was A Good Idea To Open A Kalashnikov Store In An Airport?

It’s pretty safe to say that Russia is a land of extremes. Judging by some of the wacky stories that make news over here in the States, Russians don’t do anything halfway. It’s all or nothing. However, as you might imagine, that tendency can go a little too far. Take, for example, the latest addition to the Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); That stylish “K” stands for Kalashnikov, the legendary gunmaker of the AK-47 assault rifle. Getty Images googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Kalashnikov recently opened a store selling souvenirs in the busy airport, and it’s obviously causing a stir. Getty Images The store is stocked with shirts, jackets, and hats bearing the company logo. Getty Images Oh, and you can buy plastic replicas of their famous guns. Getty Images googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’); }); Obviously, they’re not equipped with the orange tip that typically denotes a replica gun […]

The Folklore Behind The Hollywood Horror Movie 'The Witch' Is Truly Terrifying

The Folklore Behind The Hollywood Horror Movie ‘The Witch’ Is Truly Terrifying

If you’re a fan of genuinely creepy horror films, then you’ve probably heard about the upcoming movie from director Robert Eggers called The Witch. So far, the reviews for the film have been stellar, and audiences are delighted by the genuinely unnerving horror of The Witch. When the credits roll and the lights go up, most people believe that everything they saw was simply a work of fiction and they have nothing to worry about, right? Well, not so fast… This week, Eggers sat down to talk about his new film and exactly how he researched it. iStock As it turns out, the film was inspired by history, not fiction. “In the early modern period, the real world and the fairy tale world — for everyone but the extreme intelligentsia — were the same thing. People really believed that the old lady down the lane that they were calling a […]

This Disturbing Episode Of 'The X-Files' Has A Surprising Origin Story

This Disturbing Episode Of ‘The X-Files’ Has A Surprising Origin Story

“The X-Files” is well-known for its generally creepy vibe. However, there are particular episodes that certainly stand out on the freaky spectrum. While everyone has their personal favorite, many fans agree that one of the creepiest episodes of the cult classic is Home. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); But there’s something especially weird about the supposedly fictional story. In the episode Home, agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder are called on to investigate the murder of a baby found on the outskirts of a small town in Pennsylvania. YouTube / PEZGIRL77 Eventually, the pair’s investigation leads them to the creepy house pictured above. Living there is a family of three deformed brothers and their limbless, amputee mother who had previously been assumed dead. The twist? The baby was hers. Feedback on the episode was so extreme that Fox vowed to never air it again (they did). googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); While […]

This Terrifying Face Was Created By The Same People Who First Put A Man On The Moon

This Terrifying Face Was Created By The Same People Who First Put A Man On The Moon

NASA is obviously known first and foremost for space exploration (and for helping us win the Cold War, of course). Back in the day, though, NASA didn’t just research rocket ships and space flight. They dabbled in all sorts of experiments. While plenty of this old research is still classified, bits of information have leaked over the years. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); One of NASA’s freakiest experiments of all time is the so-called “NASA Android.” While it never made it to full production (for reasons you’ll soon see), this hydraulic-powered prototype looks like it’s straight out of a freaky science-fiction movie. Don’t believe me? See for yourself in the video below. (via Reddit) If, for whatever reason, you want to get to know this thing a little bit better, it’s currently on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Read more: […]

They Found This Statue In The Woods And From The Looks Of It, The Thing's Cursed

They Found This Statue In The Woods And From The Looks Of It, The Thing’s Cursed

When someone says they’ve found a haunted object in the woods and it’s ruining their life, you might understandably not believe them, or at the very least, be skeptical of their claims. However, the case of the so-called “Crone,” an object that was found in a cave in New York, might make you change your tune. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Earlier this year, Redditor wiggedhikerthrway and his friend were hiking in the woods of New York’s Catskill Mountains. While they were exploring, they found a hidden cave with a peculiar wooden figure inside. There were nails in its eyes and a noose around its neck. Reddit / wiggedhikerthrway googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Getting a bad feeling from the object, wiggedhikerthrway told his friend to leave it and get out of there. The friend, being a skeptic of the paranormal, decided to take the object with him. Oh, what a mistake […]

Today Is Australia Day, So Here Are 20 Horrid Things You Can Expect To Find There

Today Is Australia Day, So Here Are 20 Horrid Things You Can Expect To Find There

To many folks, there is no place more magical than the land Down Under. Australia is a wonderful nation filled with wonderful people, and every year on January 26, Aussie people celebrate their heritage on the aptly named holiday of Australia Day. While Australia is a diverse country, it’s also home to more than its fair share of horrifying stuff. On this Australia Day, let’s take a moment to celebrate all of the epic nopeness that Oz has to offer. 1. Be careful while walking around holes in your backyard if you live in Australia. There’s probably something unpleasant waiting for you at the bottom. Reddit / tatnell10 2. Always double check your light fixtures for snakes before turning them on. Reddit / CeterumCenseo85 3. Not even domestic air travel is safe from snakes. You kind of have to feel bad for the thing. Reddit / DehydratedPenguin 4. This 28-foot-long […]

This Chemical Reaction Is Never-Ending...And It's Oddly Gross AND Terrifying

This Chemical Reaction Is Never-Ending…And It’s Oddly Gross AND Terrifying

When people say that the truth is stranger than fiction, I think that also applies to science. Even though science is a very objective thing, it can still occasionally create something that looks like it came straight out of a horror movie. Take for example an old trick known as the Pharaoh’s Serpent. Pharaoh’s Serpent is a type of firework made from mercury(II) thiocyanate (Hg(SCN)2) that when ignited makes a winding snake-like creation. While it’s not as scary as something like Frankenstein’s monster, it’s still pretty unsettling to see the chemical reaction take place. Pure nope. Catch the video of the full chemical reaction below. YouTube I bet there are some pretty dangerous fumes being produced here. That is cool…and just a little freaky — especially with the music. If you want to try out a Pharaoh’s Serpent on your own, this same YouTuber posted an in-depth tutorial, which you […]

If You Think Spiders Are Bad, Wait Until You See What A 'Spider Frost' Looks Like

If You Think Spiders Are Bad, Wait Until You See What A ‘Spider Frost’ Looks Like

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); If you think that finding a spider in the corner of your room is a terrifying experience, then you should be thankful that you don’t live in rural Victoria, Australia. Residents there are currently experiencing what can only be described as “spider frost.” If that sounds terrifying, just wait until you see it… Does that look like frost or spider webs to you? If you said spider webs, then you’re right on the money. Reddit / mad66 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Fields and forests all around rural Victoria are full of these frost-like spider webs. Reddit / mad66 So where the heck did all these webs come from? Most likely this “frost” is the result of a mass migration by baby spiders. Reddit / mad66 Many species of young spiders use a technique known as ballooning to hitch a ride on the wind to find a […]

When You're A Gardener In A Graveyard, You're Bound To Find Some Weird Things

When You’re A Gardener In A Graveyard, You’re Bound To Find Some Weird Things

There are a lot of jobs out there that might be considered creepy, and being a graveyard gardener would probably top most people’s lists. As is the case with other gardeners, these folks are tasked with beautifying outdoor spaces. But all that beauty is bound to be interrupted when you make a living planting flowers next to headstones. First and foremost, graveyard gardeners are charged with cleaning up old flowers that have been left behind by visitors. iStock A friend of Redditor Gombotz is a graveyard gardener, and he found this creepy-looking doll on a grave one day while he was cleaning up. Reddit / Gombotz Along with the doll was this bizarre note that contained a grid of numbers. A few Redditors pointed out that it looked like a Punnett square. Reddit / Gombotz People in the comments section came to a few startling conclusions about the doll. iStock […]

These Quotes From Apollo Astronauts Might Make You Believe In Aliens

These Quotes From Apollo Astronauts Might Make You Believe In Aliens

When Americans first landed on the moon back in 1969, it inspired a wave of excitement about space travel. Many believed that this excitement would lead to settlements on the moon, which would make mankind an interplanetary species. Sadly, that never happened. Could that be because the first men on the moon weren’t alone up there? It sounds like an outlandish claim, but judging by these NASA transcripts from the Apollo missions, there might be some truth to it. Apollo 8 iStock Here’s an excerpt from that mission: 03 16 44 39 LMP: There’s a strange light down there.03 16 h4 45 CDR: Is it a bonfire?03 16 24 47 LMP: It might be campfires.03 16 h5 03 C5: How does it look? Apollo 11 WIkipedia This one is especially scary. 03 08 20 18 IRP: That’s a spectacular crater.03 08 20 23 CDR: Did you shoot some pictures while […]

This Insect From New Zealand Is Harmless, But It Looks Pretty Disturbing

This Insect From New Zealand Is Harmless, But It Looks Pretty Disturbing

New Zealand is best known as the bafflingly beautiful country where Peter Jackson filmed “The Lord of the Rings.” Even though Middle Earth is a fictional setting, New Zealand is about as close as you can get to a fantasy world. Because of its isolation, plant and animal life in New Zealand has developed a bit differently. As a result, the country is home to rich biodiversity and some seriously unique critters. And one of those creatures is the terrifyingly large (but totally harmless) weta bug. Wikipedia Wetas are among the largest insects in the animal kingdom. Up close, they look a lot like mutant grasshoppers. Multiple species of these creepy bugs can be found in different regions across New Zealand. Wikipedia Most of them have powerful and fearsome-looking mandibles, as you can see in the picture below. Wikipedia Luckily for us humans, wetas are not aggressive and hardly ever […]

Here's Why You Always Show Up Early For Your Flight...This Guy Is Crazy

Here’s Why You Always Show Up Early For Your Flight…This Guy Is Crazy

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Most airports and airlines suggest that you arrive at least two hours before your scheduled flight. This ensures that you’ll have enough time to get your boarding pass, go through security, and find your gate. Two hours might seem excessive, but it’s always better to be a little early than it is to be late, especially when it comes to air travel. If you miss your flight, there’s not a whole lot that anyone can do about it. There’s no way to get on the plane once the doors have closed…unless you happen to be very motivated and are okay with breaking several laws to do so, that is. The guy in the video below, who jumped from a jet bridge and ran across the tarmac to catch his flight from Madrid to Gran Canaria, Spain, happens to be that kind of person. In case you’re […]