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This Company Just Took Their Advertising Campaign To A Heartbreaking New Level

There are plenty of commercials out there that rely on shock value, and this one’s no different.

The folks over at Life Alert decided to ramp up their advertising efforts with a heartbreaking commercial that highlights the dangers of living alone in old age. This brand focuses on cutting down on that level of risk by providing elderly people who still want their independence with wearable devices that they can use to call emergency services.

Their newest advertisement makes the issue hard to ignore.

It’s important that elderly people take precautions to protect themselves if they live alone. The older, wiser people among us deserve their independence, but the ability to reach out for help in times of crisis is key.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/life-alert/

This Special Fungus Looks Like A Zombie Devil Hand From Hell

There are many beautiful and fragrant plants that grow in forests around the world that make hikes a delight. Clathrus archeri is not one of those plants. The “Octopus Stinkhorn” or “Devil’s Fingers” is not pleasant in any way — and it’s one of the creepiest-looking plants out there.

This delightfully disgusting plant is indigenous to Australia (of course) and Tasmania.

But you can also find it in Europe, North America, and Asia as an introduced species.

The fungus grows from an off-white egg…erupting into bright red zombie fingers.

Not only does it look disgusting, but once mature, it smells like putrid flesh.

Delightful.

As if it would be a surprise, this plant is also extremely creepy as it bursts from its suberumpent egg.

Technically, you can eat Devil’s Fingers without getting poisoned…but the taste is supposed to be terrible.

After all, it smells like a corpse.

In summary: the Devil’s Fingers, which looks like a dismembered zombie hand, is technically not poisonous…but you should still do your best to avoid ingesting it.

You know Snow White never encountered no stinkin’ Octopus Stinkhorn.

Or else she’d be running back to the castle where she’d be killed, rather than playing around in the forest all day.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/devils-fingers/

They Found This Statue In The Woods And From The Looks Of It, The Thing’s Cursed

When someone says they’ve found a haunted object in the woods and it’s ruining their life, you might understandably not believe them, or at the very least, be skeptical of their claims. However, the case of the so-called “Crone,” an object that was found in a cave in New York, might make you change your tune.

Earlier this year, Redditor wiggedhikerthrway and his friend were hiking in the woods of New York’s Catskill Mountains. While they were exploring, they found a hidden cave with a peculiar wooden figure inside. There were nails in its eyes and a noose around its neck.

Getting a bad feeling from the object, wiggedhikerthrway told his friend to leave it and get out of there. The friend, being a skeptic of the paranormal, decided to take the object with him. Oh, what a mistake that turned out to be.

After some low-level paranormal activity on the first day (the object moving from place to place, banging in the night, etc.), things started to get very strange for wiggedhikerthrway’s friend.

They found the statue on a Sunday, and on Wednesday, his friend heard a loud banging noise at his front door in the wee hours of the morning. When he woke up to answer it, no one was there.

Standing there with the door open, he realized that he may have let something into his house that shouldn’t have been there. He went back to bed and when he woke up, there were muddy footprints all over his home accompanied by the overpowering smell of pond water.

That’s when wiggedhikerthrway’s friend went to stay with him for the next few days.

That’s also when they reached out to a paranormal investigator to try to figure out what to do. They had planned to destroy the object, but the investigator warned them that this would only make it worse.

Instead, they should apologize to the entity and return it to the cave. The investigator also offered to take the object from them and investigate it himself. Several days later, after another terrifying encounter with the entity, it arrived in the investigator’s office.

The specialist, Greg Newkirk of The Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult, has a large collection of haunted objects stored in his home. He started calling this object the Crone and placed it with the rest. That first night, he and his wife heard noises in their house. Inside the office, they found this broken crucifix.

They then set up a camera in the office to catch the Crone moving. Eventually, they got their wish.

Today, there is no doubt in Newkirk’s mind that the object is haunted. It’s now part of his traveling paranormal museum, but no one is allowed to touch it for obvious reasons.

(via Reddit)

Okay, that is the freakiest thing I’ve read all summer. I really want see what The Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult is all about for myself, but I’m honestly too terrified to be in the same room as that thing.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cursed-statue/

Watching This Guy Turn Himself Into Creepy Statues Will Give You Nightmares

Being a horror junkie, I have come across all kinds of terrifying photos and videos.

Though many of them have certainly creeped me out, most haven’t actually gotten under my skin and haunted my dreams. That’s because they weren’t even half as unsettling as this freaky performance.

In his work entitled, “Transfiguration,” French artist Olivier de Sagazan sculpts his face into monstrous statues that look like they came straight out of the “Silent Hill” games. When you see it for yourself, I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that I definitely wasn’t expecting to come away this disturbed.

The sounds make it so much worse.

Well, I’ll be lucky if I get any sleep after seeing that. Anyone have a night-light I can borrow?

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/terrifying-transfiguration/

This Man Was Getting Into A Cab…But It Looks Like He Wasn’t Alone

If you take taxis on a regular basis, then you probably have at least a few stories about riding with unsavory people.

But have you ever shared a cab with a ghost? Unfortunately for this man, he may be able to say yes.

It was a normal day for him as he was waiting for a taxi in Japan. But as one pulled up and he began walking toward it, something very unsettling followed him in. If I was him, I would get my own car and never ride in one of those terror mobiles ever again.

Watch closely as he starts walking…

Whether you believe it’s real or not, I have one piece of advice for you — always check behind you…

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/followed-by-ghost/

This Is What The First Television Test Broadcast Ever Looked Like — So Weird

After a long, hard day at work there’s nothing I enjoy more than sitting in front of the television and catching up on the latest episodes of my favorite shows.

But television wasn’t always as advanced as it is today. Way before digital television or even analog TV, the thought of watching live newscasts from home was only a figment of one’s imagination. We have inventor John Logie Baird to thank for turning the type of television we know and love today into a reality.

He played an important role in transmitting the first live televised images. The year was 1925, and Baird had found a way to televise images from one room of his laboratory to another. He did so by filming a dummy. From there, “Stooky Bill” was born. Stooky Bill was created for the purposes of Baird’s experiments and the creepy dummy is now known as the first successful televised broadcast subject.

Although this was a monumental moment for technology, it’s freaky as hell.

Read More: She Claims To Have Recorded Demonic Voices In Her Apartment, And They’re Horrific

Well, I’m never sleeping again. I appreciate the fact that live broadcasts are now a thing, but this? This I could do without.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/stooky-bill/

This Guy Took A Video Of His Eyeball Getting Tattooed…So There’s That

In 2016, having a few visible tattoos isn’t quite as shocking as it was 20 years ago. That’s partially why those in the body modification community have begun experimenting with even more extreme ways to up the ante…which is how eyeball tattoos became a thing.

Even though it seems really dangerous, you can actually tattoo an eyeball safely if you know what you’re doing. In the video below, one adventurous soul chose not only to have his eyeballs tattooed, but to document the whole thing on film.

I don’t suggest watching this video if you’re in the middle of eating lunch.

(via Reddit)

While it looks kind of cool, I have a feeling that he’s going to have a hard time finding a job after this.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/eyeball-tattoo-video/

The Creepy Sounds He Just Recorded In This Old Mine Are Super Unsettling

The Waldeck Mine located in the canyons of Wiluna, Australia, was once a booming gold mine.

The mine was built over 150 years ago, but operations have since ceased, leaving the area abandoned. Although based on video footage from a recent expedition, it sounds like something more demonic than the passage of time might have been the facility’s downfall.

While exploring tunnels and crevices, a man only identified as Frank stops directly in his tracks when he hears some unusual noises. The man inches toward the sounds, thinking out loud about what they could be. As the noise level increases and becomes more alarming, Frank backtracks and decides that whatever is behind this mess, he wants nothing to do with it.

If you ask me, it sounds like tribal chanting in a foreign tongue.

Read More: Traveling At Night, They Couldn’t Believe Their Eyes When A Yeti Crossed The Road

What do you think was the cause of those mysterious sounds? A gust of wind or something a bit more supernatural? Let us know your best guesses.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/waldeck-mine/

15 Of The Creepiest Neighbors Around — And You Thought Yours Were Bad!

When I was in college, I had a really creepy neighbor. I told my friends that if I turned up dead or missing, police should start their investigation at his front door.

He had long, greasy hair and dirty fingernails, but the spookiest thing about him was that he never seemed to sleep. At all hours of the day and night, I could hear him moving around in his apartment, which was right above mine.

However, when it comes to creepy neighbors, I know I’m not alone. The following are 15 of the creepiest neighbors that Redditors have had to deal with — and you thought yours were bad!

1. “My neighbor stares at me from her window every day when I get home from work.”

2. Is that a zombie?

3. This would be the last place I’d go for a cup of sugar.

4. She knows we can see her, right?

5. I’m glad to know that Michael Myers finally settled down.

6. “Honey, the ghost children are loose again!”

7. This is unacceptable neighbor behavior.

Read More: Not Everyone Can Park Perfectly, But These People Can’t Park At All…Wow

8. Who in their right mind decorates like this?

9. The last thing any neighborhood needs is a Nazi.

10. “I just watch from a distance.”

11. Why are these people always staring? Don’t they have TVs?

12. Go inside and watch some Netflix!

13. Why must they leave creepy things on display?

14. Are they trying to scare the bejesus out of us?

Read More: When This Guy Noticed His Gate Open, He Checked His Security Footage And Saw THIS

15. Don’t they know we hate clowns?!

I wouldn’t want to live near any of these people, but the guy who posted this video has the worst neighbors of all. They don’t just stare — they take creepy to a whole new level!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go make sure my doors and windows are locked.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/creepy-neighbors/

Apparently, Ebay Is A Lot More Morbid Than We All Thought

As we all know, eBay was the first real wild west of the internet back in the day. Of course, with more money came more regulations, which means that it’s hard to find strange and borderline illegal items for sale on eBay anymore.

Unless you’re looking for human skulls, that is. Yes, I said human skulls. In fact, until very recently, it was pretty darned easy to get your hands on someone else’s noggin thanks to a bizarre loophole.

Over the course of a few months, the staff at the Louisiana Department of Justice in Baton Rouge conducted a morbid study.

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They tracked the sale of human skulls on eBay. During their seven-month investigation, 237 people listed 454 skulls for sale. The highest opening bid was $5,500 and the lowest was just one cent.

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Technically, selling human skulls online is a violation of the company’s terms of service. There was a loophole, however, that claimed it was okay if they were sold for medical research. That being said, there’s really no way to regulate what people do with their eBay purchases.

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The majority of skulls for sale came from California, followed closely by Missouri.

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According to investigators, not all of the skulls were donated to science. Some probably came from archaeological digs or from police investigations.

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Since the report was released last week, eBay has announced a change to their terms of service to ban all sales of human body parts with the exception of hair.

(via New Scientist)

Well, I guess I missed my chance to snag one of these. Blast you, researchers!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/ebay-skull/