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Sonya Vatomsky is a Russian American non-binary artist with too many feelings on the inside and too much cat hair on the outside. They are a staff writer at Haute Macabre, where they've covered everything from literature to music to dinnerware made out of human ashes, as well as the author of Salt Is For Curing (Sator Press, 2015). Get in touch by saying their name five times in front of a bathroom mirror or at sonyavatomsky.com. Headshot credit: Nima Forghani
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The Mysterious Murder Case That's Captivated Iceland for Nearly 200 Years
8 Myths About Dead Bodies You Probably Think Are True
7 Myths About Bats
The world’s only flying mammal isn’t nearly as bad as our fears make it out to be. Here are seven misconceptions about bats, as well as explanations of what really goes on in the batcave.
The Barnes Mystery: A Twisted Tale of Maids, Murder, and Mistaken Identity
Julia Martha Thomas disappeared—but her maid seemed to be doing great.
The Origins of 25 Monsters, Ghosts, and Other Spooky Things
From myths to literature to giant squid, here's how some of our favorite eerie creatures and legends got their start.
Murder at Lava Lake: The Unsolved Crime That Still Haunts Central Oregon
An abandoned cabin in the woods, and a terrible discovery beneath the ice.
The Chilling Story of the Hinterkaifeck Killings, Germany's Most Famous Unsolved Crime
Did someone hide at the Hinterkaifeck farm for days before brutally slaying its inhabitants?
7 Cures for Hiccups From World Folklore
If all else fails, make someone ask you unpredictable questions.
How the 'Servant Girl Annihilator' Terrorized 1880s Austin
He's been called America's first serial killer.
8 Wildly Inaccurate Myths About Spiders (Plus the Truth)
They're just not that into you.