I don’t know about the rest of you, but when the news cycle gets bad—like real bad—one of my favorite things to do is distract myself with some spooky content.
Neuroscientists and psychologists alike have all tried to grapple with the question of why some people love to spend their spare time watching, say, a grisly slasher movie or browsing sinister sites. The science is still up for debate—some people think this kind of content taps into a primal survival instinct, while others suggest that we might enjoy vicariously living through the murder and mayhem happening onscreen, only to turn on the lights and discover we’ve survived.
Personally, I couldn’t tell you why I love this kind of dark stuff, but I can tell you the best places where you can find it—the various annals of Reddit dot com. Here’s a few of my favorite forums on the site where fellow sickos like myself that enjoy cryptids, haunted buildings, and anything else that leaves you scared—but not too scared to keep scrolling.