Skip to main content

Let's visit some scary places in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator (opens in new tab) uses map data and satellite imagery to simulate the entire earth, at scale. So of course the first thing I wanted to do was fly to places I could never visit in real life and spooky locations where some dark or terrifying stuff supposedly went down. And because Microsoft Flight Simulator's earth is simulated in such a bizarre, surreal way, why not use it to tell these old tales in a new way? 

That's what we're doing with Fright Stimulator, telling scary stories told through the lens of an uncanny virtual world. 

Check out our first episode, The Tunguska Event, above, and episode two, The Rendlesham Forest Incident, below. 

Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel (opens in new tab) to catch future episodes. There's no set schedule for these suckers—taking our sweet time to make 'em good and scary and specific is the goal here, so we'd rather not rush out some spook of the week. If you have a location that'd made for a nice episode, let me know! Hit me up on Twitter and I'll do some digging. 

If two episodes isn't enough videogame adjacent horror for you, we have a surprising amount of Halloween appropriate stuff to dig through already. Dim the lights and click a few links... if you dare.

James is stuck in an endless loop, playing the Dark Souls games on repeat until Elden Ring and Silksong set him free. He's a truffle pig for indie horror and weird FPS games too, seeking out games that actively hurt to play. Otherwise he's wandering Austin, identifying mushrooms and doodling grackles.