The Haunted Toilet of Bangladesh

Consider the terrors that lurk in the storied history of forteana: alien abductions, poltergeists, black eyed kids. Mysterious disappearances and unexplainable slips through time. There are too many to mention, but now there’s one more nightmare to add to the list: the haunted toilet of Bangladesh.

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China's Time Travel Tunnel

China’s Time Travel Tunnel

China has a time travel tunnel. Did you know that? Some locals of GuiZhou Province, China claim that a 400-meter-long tunnel can distort time. Those who drive through the tunnel, located in Zunyi City’s Honghuagang District, find the time on their cell phones — and only their cell phones — inexplicably reversed by exactly one …

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Cecil Hotel Elisa Lam

The Strange Case of Elisa Lam

They call it the place where serial killers stay. The Cecil Hotel. An unassuming budget destination at the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, opened in 1927. But within these walls are echos of a terrible past, the home of murder, suicide, and the one-time residence of serial killers Jack Unterweger and Richard Ramirez, otherwise known …

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Infrasound and Elephants

Infrasound: The Fear Frequency

Infrasound is sound below 20 Hz, lower than humans can perceive. But just because we don’t consciously hear it, that doesn’t mean we don’t respond to it; in certain individuals, low-frequency sound can induce feelings of fear or dread or even depression. They may even be responsible for some ghost sightings, but we’ll get to …

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Disney Creates Robot that Grabs All Your Bags

Oh, weird-faced Disney robot. We’ve already seen you play catch, with your weird flattop metal hairdo, and that ominous grin (do you have teeth?!). But now — now! — we see your true purpose. To grab our handbags. Very slowly. Or, well, to raise your hand up and wait for the bag to be placed …

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The Harrowing Tale of Alaska’s Mysterious Orange Goo

On August 3, 2011, a mysterious orange goo washed ashore in the quiet village of Kivalina, Alaska. It was a bright, moldy-looking substance, which first covered the rocks at the harbor. But the next day, after a rain storm, residents curiously found the goo inside rain buckets and even on at least one rooftop. One …

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This Ghostbusters LEGO Set Is Ready To Believe You

Can you believe it’s almost been 30 years since Ghostbusters hit theaters? Yeah, let that sink in for a second. Anyway, to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary next year, 3D enviornment artist Brent Waller has submitted his own Ghostbusters set design to LEGO CUUSOO, which includes the Ecto-1, Slimer, and the Ghostbusters crew. Yeah, it’s …

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Photographer Captures “UFO” Outside Netherlands Castle

Amateur photographer Corinne Federer has captured an intriguing unidentified object outside of Muiderslot Castle in the Netherlands. The object, which appears in the photograph as a long blurred cylinder with “fins,” has left Federer and others “dumbfounded.” She’s shared the original photograph, as well as grayscale and high-contrast versions, on her photography blog Elyktra Photoart.

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Exploring the Sunken City of Heracleion

Once thought to be legend, the ancient city of Heracleion is beginning to reveal its mysteries. Built in the 8th Century BC, Heracleion (known to the ancient Egyptians as Thonis) once served as a prominent trade center and port of entry for goods from Greece and other countries into Egypt. It now rests below the …

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