Lyra Radford

Lyra Radford

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Floridian and expert on film, television, books, food, history, and things that go bump in the night. Horror aficionado and curator of creepy tales and historical oddities. Holder of a BA in Digital Filmmaking from the Art Institute and an AS in Film & Television Production from Palm Beach State. For fun she enjoys air hockey, horror video games, sewing, and painting. She is the author of the travel guide Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West, a list writer for Ranker, and history writer for All Day.

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  1. 9 Haunted Caves You Can Actually Explore (But You Shouldn't)

    9 Haunted Caves You Can Actually Explore (But You Shouldn't)

    What could be creepier than exploring a haunted house? A haunted cave, that’s what. Caves have always instilled a sense of mystery and fear. They’re dark, ...
  2. +vote Vote Up Your Favorite Denis O'Hare Characters From American Horror Story

    Vote Up Your Favorite Denis O'Hare Characters From American Horror Story

    4,783 votes
    Denis O'Hare's characters on American Horror Story are so vastly different from one another that they stand as a testament to just how good a character actor ...
  3. 10 Ghost Stories And Scary Tales That Prove South Dakota Is The Creepiest State

    10 Ghost Stories And Scary Tales That Prove South Dakota Is The Creepiest State

    Rich with history and littered with lore, ghost stories from South Dakota have risen from the oral traditions of the Lakota Sioux Indians who have ...
  4. The Most Nightmarish Demons to Be Possessed By

    The Most Nightmarish Demons to Be Possessed By

    Demonic possession is a topic that has been addressed by various religions and cultures across the world. As it turns out, there are an alarmingly large number of ...
  5. 13 Scary Real Life Robot Attacks

    13 Scary Real Life Robot Attacks

    While the thought of real life robot attacks sounds farfetched and brings a chuckle to many, the concept is not just a premise for science fiction ...
  6. +vote Roger's Best Personas on American Dad, Ranked

    Roger's Best Personas on American Dad, Ranked

    1,373 votes
    Roger's disguises on American Dad are without a doubt one of the best aspects of the show. He’s been everything from Lord of the Rings’s Gollum to a Bond ...
  7. 12 Facts About Willowbrook, the Nightmare Institution Behind the Cropsey Legend

    12 Facts About Willowbrook, the Nightmare Institution Behind the Cropsey Legend

    The Willowbrook State School of Staten Island was like the setting of a horror movie, except the agonizing screams, filthy rooms, and the stench of death in the ...
  8. The Day Russia Completely Ran Out Of Vodka

    The Day Russia Completely Ran Out Of Vodka

    When Russians celebrate, they do so with a vengeance. Not that anyone could blame them after all that they had been through by the time May 9, 1945, ...
  9. +vote Normal Things That Are Totally Off-Limits For The Duggars

    Normal Things That Are Totally Off-Limits For The Duggars

    6,835 votes
    TLC’s 19 Kids & Counting was a reality television show centered around the lives of a devout Christian family with very particular world views. Michelle ...
  10. 11 Creepy and Disturbing Automatons Which May or May Not Be Plotting an Uprising

    11 Creepy and Disturbing Automatons Which May or May Not Be Plotting an Uprising

    Public interest in automata has greatly increased since the release of Martin Scorsese’s 2011 film Hugo. But exactly just what is an automaton? ...
  11. +vote 20 Shocking Horror Movie Endings That Took You by Surprise

    20 Shocking Horror Movie Endings That Took You by Surprise

    3,569 votes
    Shocking horror movie endings are kind of a given. Twist endings and horror go hand in hand, but it goes without saying that some are far more shocking than ...
  12. +vote 11 Nightmare-Inducing Talking Toys No Child Should Own

    11 Nightmare-Inducing Talking Toys No Child Should Own

    324 votes
    There certainly isn’t a lack of creepy talking toys out there. They got their start back in 1877 and have been nightmare fuel ever since. The horror genre has ...
  13. 12 Macabre Items Cultures Have Used To Ward Against Evil

    12 Macabre Items Cultures Have Used To Ward Against Evil

    Whether danger comes in the form of demons, witches, plagues, or spirits, people have always turned to all sorts of weird objects to ward off evil. Every ...
  14. 12 Scary Stories And Urban Legends From Massachusetts

    12 Scary Stories And Urban Legends From Massachusetts

    Ghost stories from Massachusetts are as plentiful as they are creepy. Massachusetts is home to Salem, where mass hysteria infested the little town's population and ...
  15. 11 Ways To Summon The Dead: A Step By Step Guide

    11 Ways To Summon The Dead: A Step By Step Guide

    In all honesty, busting out spells in hopes of resurrecting the dead sounds like an all around terrible idea. You may think that bringing a loved one back to life ...
  16. 10 Tell-Tale Signs You've Got Stigmata, The State Of Bearing Crucifixion Wounds

    10 Tell-Tale Signs You've Got Stigmata, The State Of Bearing Crucifixion Wounds

    What happens when you have stigmata can vary quite a bit from person to person, though the experience is almost always harrowing. "Stigmata" is a ...
  17. The Most Disturbing Videos You Can Watch on YouTube Right Now

    The Most Disturbing Videos You Can Watch on YouTube Right Now

    It’s no secret that there are some seriously disturbing videos on YouTube, although many of the more popular ones are just creepy performance art or random weirdos ...
  18. +vote Creepy Stories & Legends About Yosemite

    Creepy Stories & Legends About Yosemite

    3,453 votes
    Yosemite National Park was established in 1890 and draws about 3.7 million visitors each year. Many of those people could tell you some creepy stories about ...
  19. 15 Tricks Morticians Use to Make Your Dead Body Look Alive

    15 Tricks Morticians Use to Make Your Dead Body Look Alive

    Makeup, nails, hair styling, fragrance, and sometimes even full facial reconstruction with plasters and waxes are required to make the deceased ...
  20. 10 Psychological Reasons 'The Velvet Ribbon' Is More Horrifying Than You Thought

    10 Psychological Reasons 'The Velvet Ribbon' Is More Horrifying Than You Thought

    Many remember reading a story called “The Green Ribbon” as a kid. It was in a collection of children's horror stories titled, In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary ...
  21. +vote 11 Super Haunting Cursed Dolls That Will Induce Nightmares

    11 Super Haunting Cursed Dolls That Will Induce Nightmares

    288 votes
    When it comes to stories of cursed toys or any cursed items in general, it’s wise to take what you hear with a grain of salt. There are very few cases that seem to ...
  22. +vote Scary True Stories That American Horror Story Should Make A Season About

    Scary True Stories That American Horror Story Should Make A Season About

    1,891 votes
    There are plenty of true stories that inspire American Horror Story. They are the stories that resonate and terrify, which is exactly why the creators of the ...
  23. +vote 15 Of The Most Memorable Cinematic Takes On Dracula Over The Centuries

    15 Of The Most Memorable Cinematic Takes On Dracula Over The Centuries

    325 votes
    It’s true, not much beats a big bowl of popcorn and Dracula on the big screen. He’s a horror icon and the most popular character in the genre. There have been over ...
  24. 10 Halloween Activities That Could Get You in Some Serious Trouble

    10 Halloween Activities That Could Get You in Some Serious Trouble

    The month of October is full of candy, festivities, offensive Halloween costumes, and a ton of poorly executed Halloween tricks. Unfortunately, not all of the ...
  25. +vote The Craziest Viking Rituals They Actually Practiced

    The Craziest Viking Rituals They Actually Practiced

    2,979 votes
    There were some pretty weird Viking rituals practiced from the late eighth century into the late 11th century. It’s no secret that Vikings were savage warriors ...

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