10+ Eerie Real Life Facts That Are Sure To Creep You Out

A lot of people enjoy the darker aspect of life – the one chockful of creepy, scary and exciting encounters. Lovers of all things Halloween and bizarre facts will adore this massive list of some of the most chilling facts you have encountered yet. Read through to stay up to date with all the wicked and chilling things that happened (and are happening) in the world.

  1. In one particular Mickey Mouse comic strip, Minnie Mouse has a different love interest. Following this, Mickey makes several “humorous” attempts to check out early. Now that we are all grown up, we can understand the real message.

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    Source: Providr

  2. In the original Peter Pan fairytale, there was no magic to keep the lost boys young. Once they grew old, Peter Pan would kill them and continue the “out with the old, in with the new” tradition by continually bringing in new stolen kids.

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    Source: Providr

  3. The 1980 film titled “Cannibal Holocaust” was so realistic and gory that several places banned its screening. The director of the film even had to make an official court appearance to prove that no deaths occurred during filming.

    cannibal

    Source: Wikipedia

  4. Almost 90 planes have gone missing in the past 70 years – more than one plane every year. They all disappeared without a trace and were never found again.

    airlines

    Source: IBTimes

  5. William Suff was an infamous serial killer who also went by “Riverside Prostitute Killer” and “Lake Elsinore Killer.” He beat his 2-month-old child to death and murdered his wife. He enjoyed impersonating police officers and reportedly used one of his victim’s breasts to make chili.

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    Source: BBCGoodFood

  6. Lake Natron in Tanzania is highly alkaline to the point animals which enter the water are calcified into statues. Nick Brandt who captured the calcified statues said, “The soda and salt cause the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry.”

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    Source: Huffington Post

  7. Ohio State University’s Big Ear radio telescope picked up a signal, in 1977, that lasted for 72 seconds and came from the Sagittarius constellation. The astronomer was highly impressed by it and named it “Wow!”

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    Source: Providr

  8. The Denver International Airport has many conspiracy theories surrounding it. Many believe that it was an Illuminati hideout. A giant horse statue nearby titled the ‘Blue Mustang’ is often referred to as the demon horse because of its blue glow notably fell upon its original artist and crushed him to death.

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    Source: ImFromDenver

  9. Near a deserted Chilean town, a skeleton measuring only 6-inches long was discovered. It looks like a miniature human with a deformed head and ten ribs.

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    Source: Daily Mail

  10. The bacteria living inside your stomach which aids in the digestion of food will digest you once you die.

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    Source: pinterest

  11. A quick way to gauge if you are in the radiation zone of an atomic bomb is to hold up your thumb to the mushroom cloud. If the cloud is smaller than your thumb, then you are safe. If not, then you need to evacuate as soon as possible.

    thumbsup

    Source: Gamerant

  12. At least 10 deaths have been recorded by laughing. Laughter can sometimes cause asphyxiation or cardiac arrest.

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    Source: pinterest

  13. Biting your finger takes the same amount of pressure that biting a baby carrot does.

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    Source: pinterest

  14. The toothpaste brand, Colgate, has undergone plenty of controversies. Apparently, in some Spanish dialects, particularly in European Spanish and Argentinian, the word “Colgate” loosely translates to “go hang yourself” based on how you pronounce it.

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    Source: UnrealFacts

  15. In North Korea, citizens are only supposed to choose from a selection of 28 government-approved haircuts.

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    Source: Pinterest

  16. The word “Abracadabra” translates into “I will create when I speak” and the words “Avada Kedavra” mean “I will destroy when I speak.”

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    Source: Pinterest

  17.  In an average-sized city, you are likely to walk past at least 16 murderers during your lifetime. Here’s the math: “10 new people per day x 365 days per year x 71 years of living = about 260,000 separate individuals somebody might walk by; 260,000 people in a lifetime x 6 murderers per 100,000 people = 15.6, or about 16 murderers.”

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    Source: Wikipedia

  18. Demodex are tiny bugs that live on the surface of your skin and feed off of dead skin cells. There are only two species of these bugs and they are often referred to as “eyelash mites”.

    demodex

    Source: Wikipedia

  19. Cotard delusion is a rare mental illness where the person believes they have lost their internal organs, blood or are dead. Typically, patients with this disease suffer from extreme psychiatric depression and deny their very existence.

    coard

    Source: Wikipedia

  20. Horned lizards retain the ability to squirt blood from their eyes – a defense mechanism that works when they are being attacked. A squirted stream of blood can travel up to 6 feet.

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    Source; BBC

  21. The Aokigahara forest in Japan, also known as the Suicide Forest, is a popular tourist destination and one of the top sites for suicides. Throughout the forest, signs encouraging visitors to call suicide prevention hotlines can be seen.

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    Source: Pinterest

  22. Adipocere (also known as grace, mortuary or corpse wax) is a waxy substance which forms on corpses that are in environments containing minimal oxygen or high moisture levels.

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    Source: Wikimedia Commons

  23. According to Sigmund Socransky, an associate clinical professor of periodontology at Harvard, there are more bacteria in your mouth than people on Earth. “In one month, the number of bacteria can easily exceed the number of people who live on Earth,” he said.

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    Source: Pixabay

  24. Episodic cranial sensory shock also called exploding head syndrome, is a condition where a person experiences auditory hallucinations such as loud explosions in their head. Scientists are still unable to determine the mechanism or cause of the disorder.

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    Source: Pinterest

  25. Every single minute, human beings lose around 30,000 – 40,000 dead skin cells, or 50 million skin cells every day. By the time you reach adulthood, you will have already lost 37 trillion cells.

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    Source: Wikimedia Commons

  26. Research conducted by the University of Arizona found that office keyboards are dirtier than toilets; having about 400 times more bacteria.

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    Source: Pixabay

  27. The Dance Epidemic of Dancing Plague of 1518, was an incident where 400 people took to the streets to dance nonstop for weeks. One month later, multiple people dropped dead from heart attacks, strokes, and exhaustion. According to one report, 15 people’s lives were taken every day by the dancing plague.

    dancing

    Source: Wikipedia

From chilling old crime details to the dark lesser known origins of fairytales, this list of real life facts will serve to remind you that the world is a grisly place. While many people prefer to focus on the positive things in life, it is safe to say that the negatives outweigh the positives.

About Ghada Ibrahim

Student, blogger, graphic designer and aspiring cook, Ghada enjoys writing and researching in her spare time.

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