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Weird, Scary, Paranormal Channels of YouTube

Updated on February 8, 2019
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After a decade as a journalist, Jennifer Branton is on the path to finding a balance between career and writing.

Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark

As a people, fans of YouTube channels love to be scared and channels devote themselves to Top Ten Lists of haunted places, grainy footage of something going bump in the night, urban exploration of abandoned buildings, and mysterious photos that can not be explained.

While many YouTube channels profit off the mysterious content that continues to be uploaded from around the world, there are videos that seem to make the rounds on every channel making fans and skeptics debate further analysis in the the comments.

With similar types of videos appearing from all over the world, could there be any truth to such videos or are they all elaborate hoaxes spread around the web perpetuated by every click?

Even if they are hoaxes the camera work to create some of these videos featured is beyond the skill of most with basic editing tools.

Whatever is going on in these videos they are unsettling in the least.


From unearthly creatures to strange events of object moving on CCTV, whatever is happening in these videos is either the work of elaborate video editing tools or could there be something to the reports? Many of the videos on these YouTube channels have made the rounds to be posted continuously so the true origins and stories behind them have changed the more they are uploaded by fans of the paranormal community.

Slapped Ham

Slapped Ham presents its content in lists featuring a top five to ten clips of videos or photos to be featured in each compilation. With topics ranging from alien encounters, strange photographs, strange places, ghost and paranormal videos being the majority of the channels content.

While most of the content is worthy of a few views to challenge the mind if what we are seeing is real, the channel always questions the viewer "But what do you think?"

The clips used on Slapped Ham have made their way around the internet many times and are in fact used in many of the their lists on similar topics, being the only thing that is distracting about the channel as you are often fast forwarding through a clip that seemed to be in several uploads on the same topic, sometimes with a slightly altered story of origin.

Over all the content of this channel can get extremely creepy late at night.

Urban exploration of abandoned buildings is becoming a favorite of ghost hunters of the internet and just about every YouTube channel has a version of someone infiltrating an abandoned hospital or school to find horrendous content inside. Ghosts aside, some have run into real dangers including squatters or people dealing drugs in empty buildings, or been injured due to structural damages to the warped floors and foundations of the buildings.

Nukes Top 5

Nukes Top 5 has a very similar format to that of other YouTube lists on the paranormal as it gives a quick break down of video clips on a particular theme such as ghosts or demons.

One of the scariest videos I have ever seen was featured on this channel. The story goes that a man had been in the hospital in a coma and his family had talked to a young girl that was also in the hospital who had given him one of her stuffed animals to help him pull through this struggles. Then man overcomes, but now home and giving the stuffed animal to his own children, he suffers horrible nightmares, and strange events began to take place in his house. On camera he films and empty room where the wailing of a child can be heard screaming for their mother as items in the room get tossed around just as he closes the door. He opens it to see the outline of what could be a shadow person just at the corner of the screen.

While like all the other videos on the lists, the origin story is only what was passed down as the upload changed hands in uses but if this is manufactured video or not the unsettling screaming of the child for their mother is enough to curdle the blood.


In another video that has posted to several paranormal channels, a hotel worker is called up to a hotel room where audible screaming can be heard loudly enough to be on the CCTV camera in the hallway. With police on the way, the man opens the door to find furniture stacked, the shower on, and the carpeting torn from the floor in the room. A human shaped mist floats out of the room passing the camera. If this was faked the man checking the room wasn't part of the joke from his reaction.

Matthew Santoro

Matthew Santoro without going to cheesy gimmicks and extremes, this likable host of the paranormal content list seems a little bit startled by some of the clips he features boosting authenticity on his part of what he is sharing with the internet.

While the same types of clips, and even some of the same clips are used on his channel as well, he seems to delve a little more into giving background on the clips used if there are any.

Old photographs, aliens, vampires, and ghostly sightings are among the favorites of this YouTuber to present.

The face he makes when something is truly terrifying is worth checking out the thumbnails alone.

Trend Crave

While Trend Cave isn't always about the dark and spooky and features pieces on trendy subjects and viral videos, when they do go all sinister like the above footage of spooky things that have happened on live TV, the channel gets more credibility than some that scary is their meat and potatoes.

What the channel gets right is some really horrifying content compiled is top ten format lists.

In the included video of live TV occurrences, without any way these clips could have undergone video editing, can some of the findings really be explained away as just pure coincidence?


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    • Shawindi Silva profile image

      Shawindi Silva 

      15 months ago from Sri lanka

      Unbelievable !!!!! It's amazing!!!

    • Guckenberger profile image

      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      15 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      These are some good channels. :D


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