• The Bloody Benders

    The Bender family ran a small inn and general store from their home near Cherryvale, Kansas where they brutally murdered passersby and buried the bodies in the orchard. John (Pa) Bender Sr. and son John Bender Jr....

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • Vintage Halloween Pinups Vol. 2

    The second installment of the Cult of Weird vintage Halloween pinup spectacular features more glamorous Hollywood starlets with creepy shadows, black cats and jack-lanterns. Adele Jergens Betty Grable Kathleen Case Vintage Halloween Pinup Vintage Halloween Pinup Anne...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • Vintage Halloween Pinups

    Check out these vintage Halloween pin-ups featuring Hollywood starlets with spooky shadows, glowing jack-o-lanterns and peeping scarecrows! Betty Grable Dusty Anderson Gloria Saunders Bobbing for Apples Girl Lillian Wells Clara Bow Joyce Holden Martha Vickers Julie London...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Jesus and Mary on Google Street View

    The Lord works in mysterious ways, such as photo bombing Google Earth. Apparently Jesus and Mary have grown weary of appearing on grilled cheese sandwiches and other random objects. They have decided to join the ranks of...

    • Posted October 28, 2013
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  • Dollhouse Graves

    These grave markers are as sad as they are sweet. Dollhouses built by grieving parents for their beloved daughters.

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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  • Lilly Gray: Victim of the Beast

    In the Salt Lake City Cemetery there is a peculiar old gravestone that has been the source of much speculation. The small granite marker of Lilly Gray (1881-1954) bears the inscription Victim of the Beast 666. Who...

    • Posted October 23, 2013
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  • Steam-Powered Hearse at House on the Rock

    Though this hearse looks like an amazing piece of vintage steam-powered machinery, it was actually built in the 1980s by woodworker Mike Olp for Alex Jordan’s bizarre collection at House on the Rock in Wisconsin. Apparently two...

    • Posted October 23, 2013
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  • Bizarre Lamps by Evan Chambers

    Artist Evan Chambers fashions these bizarre lamps from copper, bronze and glass. His process involves making molds of natural found objects such as tentacles, hawk legs and opium poppies. He then casts them in bronze, silver-solders them...

    • Posted October 22, 2013
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  • The Monster that Challenged the World (1957)

    Little Cindy was never the same after that day. Behind the scenes shot of The Monster that Challenged the World with a young girl.

    • Posted October 20, 2013
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  • Memoirs of Burning Man 2013

    This cinematic narrative of the Burning Man 2013 experience was shot and edited by Nader Husseini with footage from his iphone and GoPro cam.

    • Posted October 19, 2013
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  • James Bond’s Lotus Espirit Submarine

    The Lotus Espirit submarine car prop from the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me was recently bought at an auction for $920,167 by Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors. Since a different car was...

    • Posted October 18, 2013
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  • 18-Foot Oarfish Found

    The carcass of a true sea serpent was found floating off the coast of California by a snorkeling marine science instructor. It took more than 15 people to drag the rare oarfish to shore. Oarfish are deep...

    • Posted October 17, 2013
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  • World’s First Pregnant Sword Swallower

    Thrill Kill Jill of the Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow became the world’s first pregnant sword swallower in 2011. During her pregnancy Jill and her husband Tyler Fyre continued to perform. She swallowed swords, danced with snakes, and played...

    • Posted October 14, 2013
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  • Spooky Vinyl: Halloween Horrors

    The nostalgic cover art for the 1977 Halloween Horrors album caught my attention online several years ago. When I stumbled across the album by accident at a resale shop one day, it was impossible to pass up....

    • Posted October 14, 2013
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  • Giant Killer Asian Hornets

    These giant Asian hornets have been responsible for at least 42 deaths, and 1,675 have been injured in the Shaanxi province of China since July. The venom of the Vespa mandarinia destroys red blood cells, which can...

    • Posted October 14, 2013
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  • Giant Squid Found on Beach

    The carcass of a mythical giant squid was found on a beach in Spain almost fully intact. It measured 30 feet long and weighed in at 400 pounds. Post by Cult of Weird.

    • Posted October 14, 2013
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  • The Immortal Jellyfish

    The Turritopsis nutricula jellyfish is the only thing known to man to achieve biological immortality. By renewing cells through a process of cell transdifferentiation, the hydrozoan continually reverts back to an immature polyp stage. Theoretically, the jellyfish...

    • Posted October 14, 2013
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  • Amphicar: Not a Good Car, Not a Good Boat

    The Amphicar is a German-made amphibious automobile produced between 1960 and 1968. With front wheel steering and numerous other shortcomings, only 3,878 were ever made. The performance was said to be modest in and out of the...

    • Posted October 14, 2013
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  • Jet Powered Hovercraft

    I’m not sure it really seems like a great idea to ride on top of a jet engine mounted on a hovercraft.

    • Posted October 14, 2013
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  • Volkswagen Aqua Concept Hovercraft

    The Volkswagen Aqua is a concept hovercraft designed by 21-year-old Yuhan Zhang from China to be driven on a variety of terrains. The main engine of the hybrid Aqua is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, with...

    • Posted October 14, 2013
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  • The Grand Victorian Era of San Francisco’s Historic Cliff House

    Of it's multiple incarnations, the Victorian chateau era of San Francisco's Cliff House was by far the most grand.

    • Posted October 14, 2013
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  • Moon Farms to Banish Starvation

    The May 1954 issue of Mechanix Illustrated magazine Frank Tinsley’s illustration of orbiting, saucer-shaped farms proposed that in fifty years much of the world’s food could be grown in the sky using the unbelievable new science of...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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  • Simca Fulgur 1958 Concept Car

    The Simca Fulgur was a concept car designed in 1958 by Robert Opron for the Simca automobile company in France. It was intended to show what cars in the year 2000 would look like. The Fulgur was...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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  • Aghori: Cannibal Sect of Hindu Monks

    The Aghori monks are a Hindu sect known predominantly for their taboo practices such as the ritual cannibalism of the dead. The Aghori are Shaivites, ascetic sadhus devoted to Shiva. They believe the Hindu god of transformation...

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • House of Mystery #236

    The cover art for DC Comics House of Mystery #236 by Bernie Wrightson. This issue featured the stories “Death Played a Sideshow” and “Deep Sleep.”

    • Posted October 2, 2013
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  • The Real Amityville Horror

    The real Amityville Horror is the strange story of the brutal DeFeo murders that took place 13 months earlier. This A&E documentary explores the true story behind the Amityville Horror: the bizarre circumstances surrounding the brutal murders...

    • Posted October 1, 2013
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  • These Creepy Vintage Halloween Costumes Will Give You Nightmares

    Halloween used to be way creepier! These vintage costumes are terror-inducing.

    • Posted October 1, 2013
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  • Peugeot Motor-Boat Car

    This hybrid boat car made by the French Peugeot company looks like a swanky way to spend a day on the lake. However, the car was not actually amphibious. It was a boat hull mounted on a...

    • Posted October 1, 2013
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