How ridiculous would it sound if I said that the infamous novel Dracula by Bram Stoker—yes, the one that essentially created the foundation of what we think of when we envision vampires—was originally outsold six to one by a novel that you probably have never heard about? Well, it's true. Richard Marsh, author of The Beetle: A Mystery gave Stoker a run for his money in 1897, … [Read more...] about The Bizarre Horror Novel That Outsold Dracula
Paranormal Horror Mystery, History and Lore
From the time we are children, we are taught to fear the dark. Thanks to cultural influences like media and religion, we are raised to question what lies beyond. A world of spirits, demons, entities and the odd helpful and possibly friendly ghost or apparition.
From urban legends that won’t die (even if their victims did) to ancient practices, mythology and more. Paranormal mysteries and lore help us understand the subcultures that exist and investigate where some of our deepest, darkest fears and terrors come from. What lies beyond our normal senses, in a plane of existence that science can neither explain nor completely debunk?
Our journalists at Puzzle Box Horror report on a variety of horror and paranormal topics. From haunted houses and artifacts that have influence over their residents and owners, to entities with a reputation for creating fear, chaos and sometimes injury. We’re curating bone chilling history, witchcraft and all things that ‘go bump in the night’.
What is behind the rise in Exorcism rites in the United States? How crazy is it that Dybbuk boxes were a trending gift item on eBay? Puzzle Box Horror is where the really scary stories begin, as we search the world for some of the most interesting and terrifying stories, legends and lore that will keep you up at night.
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The second you pull up to the Fairmont Banff Springs resort in Alberta, you’ll feel the goosebumps. The “Castle in the Rockies” is surrounded by snow-covered mountains that give off major The Shining vibes, while the exterior is half castle, half Tower of Terror. You know the type - rustic and scary, yet extremely sophisticated. Now don’t get us wrong, this hotel is luxurious… … [Read more...] about The Haunted Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel – Alberta, CA
Coming up in just a few days is out second Friday the 13th this year! So let's rediscover where this all began, shall we? Paraskevidekatriaphobia—do you have it? Well, if you’re irrationally afraid of the natural occurrence of the thirteenth of any given month falling on a Friday, then yes—yes, you do. If so, then you might have a hard time this year, since we’ve got two of … [Read more...] about How Friday the 13th Became a Renowned Superstition
Would you like a few ghost sightings with your burger? Only at the Oxford Saloon. This establishment has been standing in downtown Snohomish, Washington for over a century - starting out as a Dry Goods Store before transforming into a saloon for locals and travelers. The only issue? When these visitors aren’t enjoying live music, good food, and rounds of pool, they’re … [Read more...] about Urban Legend – The Haunted Oxford Saloon – Snohomish, Washington
It may seem like the spookiest thing about walking into a bookstore these days is how empty it is, with many choosing to swipe away on their Kindle as the shelves of old and rare books collect dust. But that’s nothing compared to the cursed books that have haunted us for centuries. While novels are supposed to bring wisdom and wonder, there are a few books in the world so … [Read more...] about Cursed Books You Should Read at Your Own Risk