Birthday Box of Weird Giveaway
Celebrate seven strange years of Cult of Weird with a special birthday Box of Weird giveaway featuring weird novelties and oddities.
Cult of Weird manifested in our reality from the slimy ethereal sphincter of the cosmic nether seven years ago, on June 23, 2010. It began as my own personal excuse to research historical mysteries, keep tabs on the latest weird news headlines, and collect strange things like freeze-dried piranhas and antique coffin hardware.
The Cult has since grown into a beast I can barely keep up with, serving up a daily dose of deranged to over a million insatiably curious minds every year.
As a thank you to all of you who read my ramblings, share on social media, post funny, insightful or intellectual comments, and generally make this all worth doing day after day, I’ve decided to celebrate with a Box of Weird giveaway.
Win a Box of Weird
As you may know, from time to time I put together these things called Boxes of Weird, so named because I can’t think of anything clever to call them. These unique collections of oddities and novelties (contained within in a generic cardboard box!) are usually only available for my favorite holidays: Halloween, Krampusnacht, and Cannibal Week. However, to celebrate 7 years of what the hell am I doing with my life, I decided to throw together a special Box of Weird giveaway with random things I have lying around.
What’s in the Box?
One (1) randomly selected winner will receive a box containing:
- Cannibal Isles T-shirt (comfy AF, unisex size LARGE)
- Goatman: Flesh or Folklore? by Cult contributor J. Nathan Couch
- Genuine vintage Capuchin catacombs postcard
- Cult of Weird Bookmark
- Bone pen
- White scarab specimen in lucite
- Miniature Mayan Temple of the Inscriptions (for very small human sacrifices)
How to Enter
I’m trying out this new thing, so we’ll see how it goes:
I have always had small moments of clairvoyance, whether I would think of a number randomly and it would appear several times throughout the week or I could guess locations of objects I would have no way of knowing where they were. The biggest prediction I remember having was when I was in middle school. I could not articulate why I was feeling this way, but I knew for certain something terrible was about to happen. The sensation gnawed at me all day, growing worse as I got into the car with my mom as we drove to the movie… Read more »
This is not paranormal, more on the ‘real’ horror side, and I was terrified for a moment. I have a temporary job involving moving shelves. In principle, you spin the handle on a shelf anticlockwise or clockwise and the shelf moves left or right, respectively, so you can only access two shelves at the time. Now, the job tends to be quiet. There is little talking necessary and the only sounds you can hear is something being dropped, the shelves being moved, or footsteps. Sometimes you cannot even hear footsteps. Even though moving shelves save space, the aisles are narrow.… Read more »
When I was a little girl, I seen my mother’s doppelganger. We lived in a trailer and she was at the front of it sleeping in the living room area. I got up to use the bathroom and as I was turning, I looked up into her bedroom, and there I seen her wrapped up under the blankets with her leg poking out. I knew it was her because I could clearly see her ankle tattoo and body form. Well I quickly turned around and ran back to the living room to double check that my mother was in fact… Read more »
Once saw a green light hovering over my friend’s house late at night. As I watched it, it suddenly shot up straight into the air as if being pulled back up into the sky. Weird.
I had a ghost encounter once: I was alone in my dorm room, packing things up to get ready for the end of the semester, and the bathroom door, which was standing open, suddenly shut – too forcefully for it to just be the wind. I thought nothing of it – until I heard the sound of shower curtains moving around coming from inside the bathroom; that’s when I decided to get the Hell out until one of roommates came back.
Oh, and did I mention my school was built on the former grounds of a closed mental hospital?
I’d experienced sleep paralysis once. My husband laying next to me, snoring as usual, I felt as if I were being held down. I was trying to scream and nothing but air came out, and I was trying frantically to touch my husband to wake him, but couldn’t move a muscle, all the time I felt I was wide awake. I finally pulled out of whatever was holding me and woke up my husband, he said I never moved or woke him at all. I didn’t sleep the rest of the night.
My house is haunted. Not “scary oogie boogie” haunted, but still, haunted. One day my mom and I were talking while sitting in our living room beside the tv. She was saying that she absolutely did not believe in ghosts when I suggested to her that our house was haunted based on some things dad had said that happened to him. Suddenly the tv started going crazy. The channels flipped up and down and went to static and then flashed back to a channel and the sound was going up and down. So she looks at me real angrily and… Read more »
As a long-time ghost tracker and chaote, “weird” has pretty much been the hallmark of my life. From spectral felines who cuddle with me at night, to having my nose broken by a ghost, to having /something/ drag me down in an empty crystal-clear lagoon and attempt to drown me, it’s been… an… adventure.
When I was a child growing up in the backwoods of Alton, IL, we lived in a small house in a large wooded area and I loved to play outside in the dark of night. One night while outside playing with my dog, he became very rigid and started letting out a soft growl towards the woods. I figured it was just raccoons or a opossum which was very common to be seen around our house. I turned to look in the direction he was staring and saw a large black animal with two glowing yellow eyes. I was over… Read more »
My friends call me eccentric, but I know they really want to say weird! I’m okay with that. I like all things creepy. Halloween totally rocks in my house. I pretty much leave skeletons hanging around all year! There are 4 hanging off the clock in the hall.
I am known as the Witch of South Mountain. I own a hearse, live in a haunted Victorian Red Brick house, and have been seeing ghosts since I was six.
My daughters and I saw a segment on Ghost Adventures. They were investigating a home here in Las Vegas at 1700 Bannie Avenue otherwise known as La Palazzo. I went ahead and drove over to the place and noticed they had the fence chained up. It had been abandoned for some time. We quickly realize that it wasn’t locked so we went inside. It was reported to be owned by Mobsters at one time. There was even killing room inside. As we walked around I took short videos of different areas of the home. My youngest daughter was afraid to… Read more »
Love all the weird news
I live a mundane life, so far nothing weird has happened to me… I guess til the day comes when I realize I’m in the matrix? Haha.
A few years ago, my family and I were living in a different house then, my sister and I shared a room. It was a fairly large room, more like two rooms turned into one. Anyway, in this house we had already been feeling really weird, especially in our room. The dogs would growl at our closet or stand defensively in front of us until we would leave the room, sometimes exiting out backwards, eyes always locked on some unperceivable threat. Well, one night as I was sitting on my bed listening to music from my phone through my headphones.… Read more »
When I was about 5 years old, my family drove from Cleveland to visit our neighbors who had moved away…to Minnesota. It was the late summer of 1976. One evening during our visit my brother, the family’s son Mark, and myself were on our way back home from playing in the woods. There was a noise behind us, and before I could turn to look, Marky screamed “RUN!!!!!” at the top of his lungs, and took off. My brother and I didn’t even look back, and we ran right behind Marky. As we were running, my brother, who was ahead… Read more »
Sometimes you will wake up in my house and feel like someone is in the room, staring at you.
Strangest occurrence was when I was 20 years old. My then-boyfriend and I were parking at a place called Lake Nippenicket in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Known locally as “The Nip” and located smack in the middle of the Bridgewater Triangle, lots of weird things happen there. One early autumn night, my boyfriend Eddie and I were parked in the main parking lot where people put their boats in. Across the other side of the lake, we saw a huge bonfire and we could see the shadows of people moving around it. Eddie said he had some friends who lived in that… Read more »
The strangest thing I’ve ever seen was a traveling exhibit of bog mummies.
The strangest occurrence I’ve ever experienced was seeing an “orb” in a busted up, old house here in central/NE Pennsylvania. My brother had heard in school that it was haunted, so one day us and some relatives checked it out. Three of us were looking at the house as we pulled out of the driveway, and we all saw the same shape/orb in the upper story window. We were in awe. I couldn’t sleep that night and felt a terrible, immense feeling of dread.
In love with this content! Sadly, I can’t say I’ve personally experience anything strange or paranormal in nature….I still believe though!
I entered all ??
I am some serious need of more creepy in my life. I’m finally getting my own place after 6 months and need to start rebuilding my illustrious collection.
I’ve been a huge fan for a longest time, I can’t wait to see what weirdness will be unearthed next!
Strangest thing I’ve ever experienced… I definitely maybe saw UFOs on a road trip through west Texas and New Mexico…
I once had an out of body experience when I was young – I floated outside the window of my house and watched my 4-year-old self and my dad watch ESPN at 3 AM. Also, some weird entity made of light visited me and I could feel my body floating above my bed around the same age. Maybe that house had issues.
What an awesome site. Keep up the weird work!
The strangest thing I’ve seen? I’m pretty sure the universe’s most incompetent alien lifeform turned up in the bedroom of my old apartment once. I don’t really have any other explanation for it — there was a four and a half foot tall, lumpy little dude in a gas mask, trench coat, stretched-out hat, rain boots, and yellow rubber dishwashing gloves (with weirdly long, pointed fingers) who stood there, saw me, then ran for his life with a high-pitched squeal.
I lived with 2 of my friends after high school. We always thought our house was haunted, and the cat’s absolute terror of being in the upstairs room helped validate that. Once when I was in the kitchen, they started freaking out from the living room. They said they watched a shadow cross the doorway to the kitchen. Only- it moved from the side where the wall was to the open area, so it definitely wasn’t me, and the shadow fell *towards* the light.
I worked in a very old building turned restaurant that was said to be haunted by a previous owner; I believe I saw him out of the corner of my ye one night heading from a entrance to the old narrow stairway that led up stairs to sleeping area
Luv this sight and all things weird!
I used to live in an old building. Don’t know the exact date, but when Washington gathered the troops across the street per a historical marker, the building was there. As a single woman, I was fanatical about locking the doors. However one night, I awoke to someone sitting down on my bed. Unfortunately, I was too terrified to look.
How cool would it be if people sent each other boxes with random, weird,mysterious stuff in it?!
One of the strangest things that ever happened to me was an unseen hand patting me on the head.
Anything off-balance is my bag. keep up the good work!
Weird is the nature of my soul – love this site!