One scam was convincing enough to fool George Washington.
The 2015 low-budget horror flick became a massive word-of-mouth hit, and now has its very own spin-off.
The haunted house is one of horror’s most time-honored tropes, a dark twisting of the place we call home into a maelstrom of terror and things that go bump in the night.
Familiarize yourself with these spooky slang terms for the spectral from the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE).
From Knotts Scary Farm to Eastern State Penitentiary, these haunted attractions are worth a visit this Halloween season.
Being rich, famous, or influential has plenty of perks—but escaping the spirit world’s torments isn’t necessarily one of them.
Some, like Harriet Beecher Stowe and Victor Hugo, believed they had communicated with spirits directly; others, like Nathaniel Hawthorne and Thomas Hardy, had ghostly encounters they couldn’t explain.
Some 19th-century scientists embraced psychical research, while others tried to debunk the sensational stories.
Ghost words have nothing to do with otherworldly apparitions, but they’re enough to scare the headwords off lexicographers.
The Ouija board has terrified countless slumber party children and served as a plot vehicle in a number of Hollywood films. Here’s where it came from.
Love Halloween costumes and spooky decorations? Let’s dig a little deeper and learn the creepy stories behind the holiday's traditions, from carving pumpkins to munching on candy corn.
From classics like the vanishing hitchhiker to creepy cryptids, ghostly vehicles, deadly curses, and some stuff you’ve probably seen on Facebook.
From famous authors to a Roman emperor, these spirits sure had a lot to share.
Whether born of folklore or a historical tragedy, each of these ladies has a haunting tale.
These stories need no contrivances to create places that are lonely and old, a place where bad things are kept hushed up instead of dealt with.
Mystic Manor in Hong Kong Disneyland manages to honor the original Haunted Mansion ride while respecting cultural sensitivities at the same time.
Are you able to find the ghost hiding in a field with many white bunny rabbits? We'll give you a minute.
The headless horseman from ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ is just one of several headless horsemen to haunt the globe.
The parks offer thrill seekers, ghost hunters, and the brave alike another reason to visit.
Some visitors have chosen Japan’s Aokigahara, or ‘suicide forest,’ as the setting for their final moments—walking in with no intention of ever walking out.
Paranormal investigator Nandor Fodor angered spiritualists, earned praise from Sigmund Freud, and influenced one of the most famous ghost stories of all time.
If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to attend a séance during the spiritualist movement, this clip will give you an idea.