Lovecraftian horror is a tricky genre to nail down. The creeping sense of dread, of being locked in the throes of insanity, has to have some basis in your own imagination—giving it form or name often softens the scares. The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, which hit Steam last week, is a slow burn. It’s not…
I need your help. Yes, you. I can’t figure out who drew this futuristic picture of two astronauts sometime in the 1960s. And it’s driving me nuts.
Among the (many) mysteries surrounding the gigantic black holes that live at the center of galaxies is just how they managed to get so big, so fast. Finally, scientists have come up with an explanation for their improbably large existence.
Just what the hell was that sonic boom everyone heard in New York and New Jersey this afternoon? Nobody has come forward to claim responsibility for the audible anomaly. UPDATE: It’s probably from the Navy. See details below.
This time of year, nothing goes better with too much eggnog than grim tales of murder. (That’s how we roll at True Crime, anyway.) The first in our series takes place in 1929, on a farm outside Germanton, North Carolina—where on Christmas Day, Charlie Lawson murdered his family before taking his own life.
Everyone loves a good mystery. They even loved mysteries five hundred years ago. It’s just that, then, a “mystery” was nothing like the mysteries we devour today. Learn what the original mysteries were.
June 18, 1934 was a typical day at Brighton Railway Station — except for a fetid odor emanating from an unclaimed trunk in the cloakroom. An attendant alerted the police; when they broke it open, they found a woman’s torso, wrapped like a macabre parcel. She was five months pregnant.
Beyoncé recently wore a gold link Apple Watch at Coachella— but it’s not one of the Apple Watch bracelets available to buy, at least not yet. Elderly Draco Malfoy impersonator Karl Lagerfeld also had his wrist photographed clad in this mysterious gold link Apple Watch.
What makes a mysterious disappearance even more intriguing? When baffling clues are left behind — or even more tantalizingly, when they surface again, months or years after the fact. Here are eight head-scratchingly compelling tales of people who vanished... and the weirdest theories they spawned.
Over 150 seabirds have been injured by a "mystery substance" and 20 have died so far, according to the San Francisco Bay Area's International Bird Rescue center, which is currently working to clean and save as many as possible.
Now here is a short film that we're dying to see more of. Atropa wears its 1970s and 1980s scifi influences on its sleeve, capturing the feel of films like Blade Runner and Alien in a tale about a space detective who discovers a research ship that has gone missing — and the bizarre phenomenon linked to its…
Frankly, we're a little weary of Bigfoot and Nessie. What about those mysterious critters that don't have dedicated reality shows ... but are still integral, beloved, and/or feared parts of the communities in which they're said to dwell? Here are 9 wonderfully weird, staunchly local cryptozoological creatures.
When the merchant ship Mary Celeste set sail from New York on November 7, 1872, all signs pointed to an uneventful journey. When it was discovered just under a month later — completely abandoned, yet still in seaworthy condition, and with personal effects from its missing crew intact — it quickly entered maritime lore.
The Siberian Times just published these new amazing pictures of an expedition of scientist who descended inside the mysterious crater on the Yamal Peninsula, northern Siberia. They are collecting data because its origin remains a mystery but, believe it or not, there may be a Bermuda Triangle connection.
Anyone who likes twisting, turning narratives, science fiction thought experiments, or films that explore the nature of identity absolutely must take 15 minutes out of their day for this short film. A man wakes to find he's a lab rat in a bizarre experiment—and he's not the only one of him there.
Marine biologists from the University of Copenhagen have discovered two new species that "defy all existing classifications of life." They are rather cute and pretty—like some monsters from a Mario Bros. game.
The International Space Station's CubeSat cannon has gone rogue, independently firing two more of PlanetLab's DOVES microsatellites. Even better? It's sneaky: no astronauts, ground crew, or cameras saw the inadvertent deployment.
On a dried-up lake bed in Death Valley are dozens of rocks that have puzzled us for decades. The rocks have each left a dusty trail, evidence of some unknown force propelling them forward. Scientists have now finally observed the rocks moving and settled on an explanation: Thin ice and a gentle breeze.
This 16-foot-long metal cylinder of unknown origin recently washed up in a Siberian village following severe flooding. Nobody knows where it came from but Aleksey Yaskin, a professor of aerospace engineering at Biysk Technology University, told Reuters that it may be the first stage of a rocket.
It wasn’t the Kraken. It wasn’t Godzilla. And it wasn’t even a rabid killer whale. The mysterious animal that had killed and eaten the 9-foot great white shark and had stumped scientists turned out to be a super predator feared by even apex predators like the great white shark. So what was it?