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Creepy News & Scary News


Looking for scary news from around the world? This is the place to find it. We scour the web for the interesting stories and creepy news that will keep you up at night, make the hair stand up on the back of your neck, and get you thinking dark thoughts. In the past, we’ve covered everything from the Camden child murders in 2012 to the Slender Man killings of 2014.


We monitor murders, disappearances, suicides, and all of the other scary news stories that we can find. If you want to sleep soundly at night; if you don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat panicked and fearful – we urge you to think carefully about reading some of these extremely creepy news items.
Please note – some of the news items that we have on this page are not suitable for children. Our writers are not journalists – we merely write about the macabre, creepy and unsettling news stories that we encounter. Many of our scary news stories may also act as triggers, so you can officially consider this a trigger warning – we take no responsibility if some of the gruesome crimes and mysterious circumstances in the news items we write about give you nightmares, cause you stress, or keep you up at night.


Killer of Homeless in O.C. Apprehended

The streets of Orange County are quiet and sullen tonight as a surviving tribe of local transients band together to reflect on the events of the past few weeks. A dark hooded figure has been stalking and brutally killing homeless men in the area.  He has already claimed the lives of three men using a knife to stab them while they are sleeping.

The first victim, James Patrick Mcgillivay, 53, was stabbed outside the Palencia Shopping Mall on December 20th. The next victim, 42 year old Lloyd Middaugh, was found in a riverbed on an Anaheim trail about a week later. Then the following Friday, Paulus Cornelius Smit, 42, was found dead at the bottom of a stairwell outside the library in Yorba Linda. Continue Reading

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The Mysterious “Poe Toaster” Comes Nevermore

January 30, 2012 • Views: 4122

A decades long tradition has seemingly come to an end when a mysterious man known only as the “Poe Toaster” failed to show up to pay tribute to  Edgar Allen Poe on his birthday. The third year of his absence has come and gone and the hopeful fans have been let down for the last …

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