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The "man they couldn't hang," a priest's lonely crypt, the Midwest's first crematorium, and other strange...
Were the violent rituals of Satanic cults in the Wisconsin woods responsible for creatures like the...
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- More Coffin Screws for the Cult of Weird Collection
Victorian era coffin hardware from the Cult of Weird collection.
- Posted June 13, 2018
- Explore Salem With Us This Friday the 13th
Follow Cult of Weird on Instagram for a glimpse at the history of the...
- Posted October 11, 2017
- A Chance Meeting with Filmmaker John Borowski
We met true crime filmmaker John Borowski and talked about H.H. Holmes and the...
- Posted August 7, 2017
- Local Legends: What Monsters are Lurking in Your Neck of the Woods?
Readers share their local legends of ghosts, murders, and mysterious creatures.
- Posted July 6, 2017
- Birthday Box of Weird Giveaway
Celebrate seven strange years of Cult of Weird with a special birthday Box of...
- Posted June 1, 2017
- Unsolved Mysteries is Still Fascinating and Chilling Nearly 30 Years Later
Thanks to Amazon streaming, Unsolved Mysteries is still fascinating and chilling nearly 30 years...
- Posted January 28, 2017
- I Got a Plush Megacolon for my Birthday
A fuzzy, lovable version of the giant, diseased megacolon specimen on display at the...
- Posted November 18, 2016
- The Devil in the Cornfield: Short Stories from the Summer Writing Contest
Weird Darkness host Darren Marlar reads the top entries from the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference/Cult...
- Posted October 31, 2016
- The Spirit Photography of William H. Mumler
Who created the first spirit photograph? Here's the spooky history of ghost photography.
- Posted October 28, 2016
- Dissecting the Meaning of the Anatomical Venus
The Cult of Weird community dissected some lovely ladies for the answer to this...
- Posted October 21, 2016
- Recap of the 2016 Milwaukee Paranormal Conference
A quick recap of the 2016 Milwaukee Paranormal Conference with appearances by Loren Coleman,...
- Posted October 18, 2016
- Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Sunday Schedule
Here's what's going on Sunday, October 16th at the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference.
- Posted October 16, 2016
- Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Saturday Schedule
Here's what's going on Saturday, October 15th at the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference.
- Posted October 15, 2016
- Dancing on the Dead at London’s Enon Chapel
In the mid-1800s, why were dances held at London's Enon Chapel called "Dances of...
- Posted October 14, 2016
- Wisconsin’s Wildest Urban Legends Panel at the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference
Learn about some of the strangest legends from the weird backwoods of Wisconsin at...
- Posted October 13, 2016
- Digging Up the Afterlife of Charlie Chaplin’s Remains
The remains of which silent film star were stolen from the grave in 1978...
- Posted October 8, 2016
- October Instagram Giveaway of Doom II
Win a box full of morbid curiosities for the 2nd annual Instagram Halloween contest.
- Posted September 29, 2016
- Halloween Came Early at the 15th Annual Hearse Fest in Hell
The 15th annual hearse car show in Hell, MI
- Posted September 19, 2016
- We’re Going to Hell for the 15th Annual Hearse Fest
Hell, MI is home to the annual hearse car show organized by Just Hearse'n...
- Posted September 5, 2016
- Fiji Islands: Welcome to the Cannibal Isles
The bizarre history of cannibalism and Rev. Thomas Baker's death in the tropical islands...
- Posted July 18, 2016
- Who is Cannibal Tom?
Who is this elusive old Fijian cannibal depicted in so many old photos and...
- Posted June 24, 2016
- Submit Your Short Story to the Summer Paranormal Writing Contest
What nightmares are lurking in your twisted mind? Put your pen to paper and...
- Posted June 20, 2016
- Welcome to the Birthplace of Flag Day
The nationally observed Flag Day began in a one-room schoolhouse with a 10-inch flag...
- Posted June 14, 2016
- Get Your Exclusive VIP Weekend Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Tickets
Get your VIP tickets now before they go up for exclusive access to cool...
- Posted June 13, 2016
- What is the Story Behind this Mysterious Abandoned House in Fond du Lac?
What happened inside this abandoned house to give it such a sinister and bizarre...
- Posted January 28, 2016
- Wisconsin Urban Legends Panel at 2016 Milwaukee Paranormal Conference
Panel on Wisconsin urban legends, as well as new guest speakers, announced for the...
- Posted January 15, 2016
- Top Weird News & Oddities of 2015
A look back at the strangest and most-viewed news and oddities on Cult of...
- Posted December 29, 2015
- Naughty or Nice? The Beasts Come Out for Bloomington Krampus Night
A pack of Krampus terrorize the streets of Bloomington, Indiana for the annual Krampus...
- Posted December 6, 2015
- October Instagram Giveaway Contest of Doom
Test your knowledge of the weird. Enter to win a box of weird things...
- Posted September 23, 2015
- Digging Up Ed Gein: Our Expedition into the Dark History of Plainfield, WI
Our latest trip to Plainfield to uncover the deranged history of Ed Gein lead...
- Posted September 11, 2015
- Go Back to School With This Retro Bigfoot Lunchbox
Go in search of Bigfoot with this retro metal lunchbox, complete with cool sasquatch...
- Posted August 27, 2015
- Tracking Down the Haunted Tallmann House of Horicon, Wisconsin
Tormented by a seemingly haunted bunk bed, the Tallmann family endured a horrific series...
- Posted June 29, 2015
- Happy National Catfish Day
Today is the day when, thanks to Ronald Reagan, we take a moment to...
- Posted June 25, 2015
- Anniversary of Weird: The Cult Turns 5 Today!
Cult of Weird is celebrating five years of mysteries, oddities and weird history.
- Posted June 23, 2015
- Wisconsin City Bans Kangaroo Service Animals
Don't try anything funny in Beaver Dam...
- Posted June 17, 2015
- Skull Egg Mold Brings the Macabre to Breakfast
Have you ever found yourself saying "I wish breakfast was a little more evil?"
- Posted June 12, 2015
- Cult of Weird T-shirts Will Be Available at the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference
Cult of Weird t-shirts will be available at our table at the Milwaukee Paranormal...
- Posted June 2, 2015
- What I Learned About Collecting Ouija Boards for the 125-Year Anniversary
To celebrate the 125-year anniversary of the Ouija board, I decided to start collecting...
- Posted May 28, 2015
- Giveaway: Enter to Win A Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Prize Pack
Share your weird Wisconsin experience and enter to win a prize pack from the...
- Posted May 15, 2015
- It’s None of Your Beeswax…
What is the Mad Taxidermist concocting for the Cult of Weird table at the...
- Posted May 8, 2015
- Weird Wisconsin: Chatting with Mysterious Heartland
Cult of Weird creator Charlie Hintz talks with Mysterious Heartland about the origins of...
- Posted April 16, 2015
- Wisconsin Groundhog Bites Mayor
Wisconsin groundhog bites mayor in brutal, but ultimately futile, protest of ridiculous Groundhog Day...
- Posted February 3, 2015
- Ouija Board Printable Valentines
Love is a mystifying thing. Leave it to the spirits with these Ouija board...
- Posted January 27, 2015
- Cult of Weird Bookmarks Have Arrived
Limited edition Cult of Weird bookmarks feature exclusive collage art made with Victorian scientific...
- Posted December 31, 2014
- The Year in Weird 2014
A look back at the year's most bizarre and fascinating weird news.
- Posted December 30, 2014
- Scuba Claus, Cave Santa and Other Weird Ways to Visit the Jolly Man for Christmas
Scuba Claus, Cave Santa and other weird ways to visit the jolly fat man...
- Posted December 22, 2014
- Chernobyl’s Ghost City: Postcards From Pripyat
Filmmaker Danny Cooke captures some amazing views of Pripyat, the city abandoned after the...
- Posted November 30, 2014
- Morbid Anatomy Museum
The week before Halloween, I came home to find a package on my doorstep....
- Posted November 10, 2014
- Review: Search for the Lost Giants
Unusual evidence is unearthed at locations where giant human skeletons were supposedly discovered around...
- Posted November 6, 2014
- History Series Goes in Search of the Lost Giants
A new History series explores claims of giant skeletons unearthed in the early 19th...
- Posted October 30, 2014
- Piece of Amelia Earhart’s Plane Identified
A piece of aluminum debris recovered in 1991 most likely belongs to Amelia Earhart's...
- Posted October 30, 2014
- Escaping the Grave: Listen to Houdini’s Final Seance on Halloween Night, 1936
The wife of escape artist Harry Houdini held seances every Halloween night for ten...
- Posted October 29, 2014
- The Disappearance of Ambrose Bierce
Eye witness accounts detail the numerous fates of author and journalist Ambrose Bierce in...
- Posted October 21, 2014
- SS Baychimo, Alaska’s Mysterious Ghost Ship
Built in 1914, the SS Baychimo was a 1,322 ton cargo steamer used for...
- Posted October 8, 2014
- Franklin Expedition Erebus Shipwreck Found
160 years after the crew of the doomed Franklin Expedition succumbed to madness and...
- Posted October 3, 2014
- July Weird News Roundup
Last July there were so many weird things to share that I threw together...
- Posted July 31, 2014
- Boy Finds Mummified Corpse Hanging in Abandoned House
News is sweeping the internet about a twelve-year-old boy who discovered a mummified corpse...
- Posted June 18, 2014
- Famed Taxidermist Carl Akeley Turns 150
Carl Akeley, the grandfather of modern taxidermy, turns 150 this week. Recently, tales of...
- Posted May 21, 2014
- Nightmare at the Museum @Midnight
Cult of Weird was featured on last night’s episode of @Midnight on Comedy Central!...
- Posted May 13, 2014
- Morbid Anatomy Museum Kickstarter
The Morbid Anatomy Museum needs your help to move into a 3-story facility in...
- Posted March 25, 2014
- Giraffe Leg Lamp, Wet Specimens & Teeth
This week’s edition of strange and amazing things you can buy online right now...
- Posted February 20, 2014
- New Exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum
Last year while roaming the mysterious caverns of the Milwaukee Public Museum, we noticed...
- Posted January 31, 2014
- Top Weird Posts of 2013
The 2013 weird news was filled with flesh-eating drugs, testicle-biting fish, sinkholes swallowing cars...
- Posted December 30, 2013
- Walter Potter’s Taxidermy Book for Christmas
I found Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy under the Cult of Weird Christmas...
- Posted December 26, 2013
- A Very Merry Cult Christmas
Cult of Weird Christmas challenge: Put a Christmas hat, bow or ribbon on something...
- Posted December 19, 2013
- Snow in Egypt
Egypt experienced its first in 112 years, leaving many people who had never seen...
- Posted December 16, 2013
- These Creepy Vintage Santa Photos Will Give You Nightmares
A collection of creepy vintage Santa photos sure to traumatize you for Christmas.
- Posted December 12, 2013
- Greetings from the Krampus
Krampus is the terrifying horned companion of St Nicholas said to punish naughty children...
- Posted December 9, 2013
- 12 Weird Things Available to Buy Right Now
Are you looking for the perfect gift for that weird, hard-to-shop-for family member who...
- Posted November 18, 2013
- Poon Lim: World Record Survivor at Sea
Poon Lim survived in a raft at sea for 133 days by fishing, swimming...
- Posted November 6, 2013
- Jesus and Mary on Google Street View
The Lord works in mysterious ways, such as photo bombing Google Earth. Apparently Jesus...
- Posted October 28, 2013
- Spooky Vinyl: Halloween Horrors
The nostalgic cover art for the 1977 Halloween Horrors album caught my attention online...
- Posted October 14, 2013
- 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
- Naked and Scared Challenge Shut Down
This Halloween Pennsylvania’s Shocktoberfest Scream Park was set to debut the Naked and Scared...
- Posted September 30, 2013
- Madonna of the Rosary
While exploring resident Mad Taxidermist Rob Reysen’s old cow barn last year, we stumbled...
- Posted September 22, 2013
- The Dying Drunkard
On Sunday, August 25th Christina and I embarked on an expedition to the sanctuary...
- Posted August 26, 2013
- Smithsonian Giant Skeleton Conspiracy
Newspapers of the 19th century reported many discoveries of giant human skeletons, which have...
- Posted August 2, 2013
- Weirdest Facebook Posts for July
The Cult of Weird community is growing at dizzying rates across our various social...
- Posted August 1, 2013
- Mystic Eye 1953 Divination Board Game
This weekend’s adventures into the dark corners and dusty shelves of the unknown unearthed...
- Posted June 2, 2013
- Stonehenge and Easter Island Explained
Suddenly it all makes sense.
- Posted May 30, 2013
- The Last Taxidermist in Paris
Deyrolle is a 180-year-old taxidermy shop and natural history emporium in Paris. Founded in...
- Posted May 24, 2013
- Hangman’s Tree
Hangman’s Tree, the number one place to take your family for lousy food and...
- Posted May 16, 2013
- Crab Hat
Vintage photo of a woman wearing a crab hat.
- Posted May 16, 2013
- Rat King
Rat kings are groups of dead rats found with their tails mysteriously and elaborately...
- Posted April 24, 2013
- Futuro House: The UFO Home of the 1960s
Though the Futuro House production ended long ago, these flying saucer-shaped homes can still...
- Posted April 11, 2013
- Tragedy of the SS Morro Castle
The luxury cruise ship SS Morro Castle burning at sea in 1934 The SS...
- Posted April 3, 2013
- The Missing Head of King Henry IV
The head of the embalmed French king Henry IV, who died in 1610, disappeared...
- Posted February 3, 2013
- More Cannibalism in the News
The bizarre cannibal attacks last month were not the end of what is surely...
- Posted June 4, 2012
- Miami Zombie Cannibal and Other Madness in the News
As evident by the daily dose of deranged on the Cult of Weird Facebook...
- Posted May 31, 2012
- Man Arrested at Airport with Roasted Human Fetuses
Chow Hok Kuen, a British citizen in Bangkok, was recently arrest by Thai police...
- Posted May 21, 2012
- Chernobyl Abandoned Amusement Park
The city of Pripyat in the Ukraine was founded in 1970 to house the...
- Posted May 20, 2012
- The First Earth Day
The first Earth Day March 21st, 1970
- Posted April 22, 2012
- Early Accounts of Cannibalism
A collection of historical accounts of cannibalism within tribes of the Congo and South...
- Posted April 2, 2012
- Beware the Stairs
Stairs are the second most common cause of accidental death, ranking only below car...
- Posted March 28, 2012