These 10 Creepy Cases Prove Paranormal Research Isn't Always A 'Pseudo-Science'

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Vote up the stories you're most surprised to discover are based in truth.

If you've ever fallen down a Wikipedia clickhole while searching for creepy legends —  ingesting page after page of ancient eeriness while hours slip away unnoticed — well, you've come to the right place. While many scary stories are nothing more than myth or folklore, there are some creepy legends that were proven true, thanks to the all-defining eye of science.

Throughout human history, science has been a useful tool for shedding light on previously misunderstood events and phenomena. Just because these myths from history are confirmed by science doesn't mean that they're any less shiver-inducing. On the contrary, many become eerier after one finds out that these hard-to-fathom stories are real.

With that in mind, let's explore these ancient myths based in fact, and celebrate the incredible, beautiful, and downright spooky world we live in.

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