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Why Are Things Creepy?

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Published on Jul 2, 2013

FOLLOW MICHAEL STEVENS: http://www.Twitter.com/tweetsauce
SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/POIaN7
SOURCES & more creepy stuff below:

John Bergeron's SINGING ANDROIDS [videos]:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLy-Aw...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zFl_W...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-9v7a...
website: http://www.androidworld.com/prod68.htm

SHAYE ST. John [videos]:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzobV_...
http://www.youtube.com/user/ShayeSain...

"Die in a week" image from MarbleHornets: http://www.youtube.com/user/MarbleHor...

Nightmare-fuel image collections:

http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Nig...)
http://imgur.com/a/zpxZj?gallery
http://imgur.com/a/fcz3G

dot jpg?? http://i.imgur.com/82taS.jpg

scared of heights? don't watch this: http://bit.ly/h29PLp

More info about "The Hands Resist Him" painting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hand...

Creepypasta (unnerving stories): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creepypasta

aphobia: people who don't feel fear: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/b...

sad, terrifying study on learning fear (Little Albert Experiment): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_A...

scariest things: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear#Com...

fear processing in brain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_pro...

Stephen King on types of scary stuff: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/84666...

Claude Levi Strauss on masks and why CLOWNS ARE SCARY: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/a...

Uncanny Valley:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_...
http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/11/health/...

image metrics video: http://www.awntv.com/videos/image-met...

paper on "creepiness": http://academia.edu/2465121/Creepiness

famous Cognitive Dissonace study on behavior [with video]: http://www.simplypsychology.org/cogni...

High Place Phenomenon study: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/weird-u...

HPP paper: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22...

terrible and terrific etymology (it's called "amelioration"): http://english.stackexchange.com/ques...

Laurie Lipton does GREAT creepy drawings: http://www.laurielipton.com/drawings/

creepy people LITERALLY give you chills: http://www.scientificamerican.com/pod...

creepy things kids say: http://www.uncommon-parenting.com/201...

these are scary: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadcas...

creepy subreddits (some may be nsfw):

http://www.reddit.com/r/creepy/
http://www.reddit.com/r/creepygifs
http://www.reddit.com/r/unnerving
http://www.reddit.com/r/FearMe/
http://www.reddit.com/r/scaredshitless
http://www.reddit.com/r/shortscarysto...

what I listened to while researching this episode (playlist): http://bit.ly/13pvoMb

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music by
http://www.YouTube.com/JakeChudnow
trip hop and 'spooky' music from http://www.audionetwork.com

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