10 of the most popular weird and scary YouTube channels

Youtube has become home to some of the most unconventional videos and channels that over the years have satisfied some of the most curious viewers. These channels are for true crime buffs and fans of the supernatural, mysterious, and downright weird.

Some channels have gained millions of subscribers who are dedicated to watching the next weird video that is uploaded, and while many may find it weird, others seem to like them!

Here are 10 of the most popular weird YouTube channels that have climbed the ranks and garnered millions of followers. Some of these chains are extremely spooky and dive into very haunting stories, so be sure to keep your hat on as you explore them.

Buzzfeed’s Unresolved Network

With over five million subscribers and nearly two billion video views, this haunting channel digs deeper in an attempt to understand the world around us and focuses on unsolved mysteries, supernatural and paranormal occurrences, and the dark side of many notorious personalities throughout history. There are plenty of scary stories on the channel and several conspiracies tackled, making it the perfect destination for true crime buffs and those who like to venture into the world of the anomalous.


At first glance, this cozy-looking channel with 17 million subscribers is the ultimate HowTo destination. From cooking and baking to personal grooming and other life hacks like washing your hands properly or putting on a condom, HowToBasic covers it all. But right in the middle of the video, it turns into a hilarious and bizarre video full of destruction and mayhem. Each video has a very disturbing ending and is one of the craziest channels on YouTube. As one of the most liked comments on the platform puts it: “I feel bad for whoever finds this and thinks it’s a normal food chain.”


Weird, disturbing and hallucinogenic, this YouTube channel from British animator Cyriak features endless loops of objects and animals. He clearly has a knack for wacky animation, as his channel has garnered him two million subscribers and over 750 million views. He hasn’t posted in a while, but his views keep going up, which means fans continue to enjoy being mesmerized by his quirky animation styles. There really is no narrative behind the videos on this channel; you like it or you don’t, and clearly a lot of people do.

All time10s

While many popular channels dedicated to the top ten lists feature mostly pop culture content, Alltime10s chooses to provide some rather bizarre top ten lists and rankings to its five million subscribers. With videos like “10 Creepy Celtic Myths”, “10 Creepiest Places in the Universe” and “10 Common Nightmares Explained”, this is not the channel to binge watch alone at home at night. Although there are lighter videos on the channel, it’s still very easy to get lost down the rabbit hole of creepy content on the channel and end up on a video that shows 10 real-life scary events that happened on Halloween. Make sure to keep the lights on!

Mr Ballen

This channel is run by former Navy Seal John B. Allen, and with a dedicated following of over six million subscribers, is one of the most popular true crime channels on the platform. MrBallen uses a storytelling format to tell different mystery stories and has amassed over a billion views since he first joined YouTube in 2015. There’s a relatability that has made MrBallen a hit on the platform. -shape, even though he only started telling the stories two years ago. Despite his familiarity with some of the world’s most bizarre stories, each one always seems to grab his full attention and he presents them masterfully.

David Firth

With just 99 videos spread over 15 years of posting on YouTube, David Firth’s channel is home to some incredibly weird videos. The star of his channel is his hilarious creation and self-titled web series, Salad fingers, which has gained a cult following over the years. The character has gone viral online and has been turned into several memes. All episodes of the series are available on the channel.


Covering conspiracy theories, paranormal activity and more, Chills is another YouTube channel that caters to the extremely weird. What makes the videos so much more haunting is the storytelling behind them. The Canadian YouTuber behind Chills narrates the videos with a deadpan tone, dragging his words and evoking an unsettling mood. The channel has gained over five million subscribers and is on the verge of reaching the six million mark.

Encrypted television

This channel’s description claims that scary stories “bring us together and help us deal with our most powerful emotions.” With over three million subscribers and 500 million views, they might be onto something. Crypt TV tells unique monster stories and has even featured its own series of shorts featuring recurring monsters and storylines.

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Although this channel has recently adopted gaming content into its catalog, its previous scary story videos still remain on the platform and account for most of the seven million subscribers the channel has gained over the years. The channel has also built a loyal following of subscribers who usually contribute some of their personal and chilling stories to tell on the platform.


This insane channel is filled with a variety of weird content. Whether it’s haunting personal stories and stunts or following some of the scariest urban and ancient legends, the thumbnails of the videos on this channel are enough to give a glimpse of what to expect. Videos are posted very frequently, ranging from a plethora of topics, and the channel has over two million subscribers. It’s definitely a channel for bingeing during the day, or at least with a group of friends.

Raymond T. Helms