Being the biggest online encyclopedia, Wikipedia is full of gems that we are not aware of yet. Despite being the go-to website for every bit of general information needed, very few people are actually aware of the juicy stuff it hides in its bowels. From creepy to horrifying, the best part about these incidents and stories is the fact that they are all real. The following are some handpicked stories that will chill your bones.
Carl Tanzler was a German bacteriologist who was in love with a Cuban woman to a maddening degree that two years after her death, he removed her body from its tomb, and lived with the corpse for 7 years in his home.
Murder of Sylvia Likens
Sylvia Liken was a teenager who was dehydrated, locked up, forced to consume her own feces, forbidden from toilet use and tortured to death in the 1960s. These deeds were carried out by the Baniszewski family – a family in the neighborhood.
Mao Sugiyama is a Japanese activist and performance artist from Tokyo, who had his nipples and genitals surgically removed in 2012. His organs were then fed to a dinner party.
Pit Of Despair
A 1970’s experiment on newborn monkeys being raised in dark chambers and fully isolated.
A German computer technician who killed and ate a voluntary victim he found online on a forum called “The Cannibal Cafe.”
The legend of the “Spring-heeled Jack” arose from reports of ghosts in the early 19th century that stalked the streets of London.
In 1804, a woman who spoke a mysterious language showed up in Hitachi, Japan, on the beach aboard an unknown floating object.
Broadcast signal intrusion
The report is that of multiple cases of hijacking on Live TV. Famous cases include an “alien” called Vrillon who issued warnings on Southern Television News as well as a religious man who hijacked Playboy TV and said, “Thus sayeth the Lord thy God. Remember the sabath and keep it holy. Repent for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”
A child’s deformed skull, likely a result of congenital hydrocephalus. Lloyd Pye, a paranormalist, claimed the skull is of extraterrestrial origin.
Flannan Isles Lighthouse
In 1900, in Scotland, three workers mysteriously disappeared from a Lighthouse Island after they panicked over a storm which never occurred.
Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?
A woman’s dead body was found inside a tree in 1943. Her death remained a mystery and years later graffiti saying “Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?” appeared all over the town.
A Norwegian black metal band accused of murdering a member after they attempted quitting, burning Norwegian churches, and using the suicide photo of another member as their album cover.
An unidentifiable creature was discovered by a group of children in 1952 in the woods. Following the encounter, the children experienced convulsions and vomiting for weeks.
Josef Mengele was a Nazi SS Officer who was notorious for conducting experiments on Jewish people, mainly twins. He would inject his subjects’ eyes with chemical to change their eye color and amputate their limbs unnecessarily.
The delusion that a loved one has been replaced by an identical imposter.
Disappearance of Joan Risch
Joan Risch disappeared in 1961 without a trace. When authorities investigated they found her house’s walls stained in blood and several books borrowed from the library about murders and disappearances…
Green men and UFOs were spotted in 1955 by more than 20 eye witnesses including a state trooper and a policeman.
Four people were stabbed to death in 1981 in their rented cabin in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The murder weapon was a steak knife which “had been used so forcefully that the blade had bent approximately 25 degrees.” The murderer was never caught.
The Original Night Stalker
10 people across Southern California were murdered by the Original Night Stalker. The murders took place from the late 1970s to the 1980s often targeted at couples.
A phenomenon which occurs when a large number of rats are stuck together either with dirt, ice, blood or feces.
The American serial killer who was a cannibal and child rapist. The film “The Gray Man” was based on his life.
While many people scour the internet for websites with creepy stories, there is no better place to look other than Wikipedia. After all, reality is far darker than stories or fiction.