We’ve all wikipediaed uncontrollably. Before you realize it, one, or maybe even two hours have gone by and you’ve read through over 20 random Wikipedia articles.
Get comfy somewhere, because this is one of those articles that will leave you wanting to know more. Some of them are grotesque and just flat out creepy. Good luck sleeping tonight!
1. Joyce Vincent
London, England- The skeletal remains of Joyce Vincent were found in her flat surrounded by shopping bags and Christmas presents she had wrapped but wouldn’t get the chance to deliver. She had been dead for nearly two years when her body was discovered in January 2006. (Wikipedia)
2. Flatwoods Monster
Braxton County, West Virginia- On September 12, 1952, an alleged sighting of an unidentified extraterrestrial being had been reported in the town of Flatwoods. Multiple reports indicated that it was at least 7 feet tall, had a black body, and a black face that appeared to glow from within. (Wikipedia)
3. Taman Shud Case
Adelaid, South Australia- On December 1, 1952, an unidentified man was found dead at 6:30 a.m on Somerton beach. Found in a hidden pocket of the man’s trousers was a scrap of paper with the phrase “tamam shud,” meaning “ended” or “finished”. Officials have been unable to identify this victim for 66 years. (Wikipedia)
4. Rat King
Just when you thought rats couldn’t be anymore terrifying! Rat kings are when several rats become intertwined at their tails that have become stuck together with blood, dirt, ice, horse-hair, and other strange things. The rats then grow together while they’re joined at the tails. (Wikipedia)
5. Cotard Delusion
This is a rare mental illness. Any individual who suffers from Cotard delusion believes that he or she is dead, figuratively or literally dead. They deny their existence completely. (Wikipedia)
6. Dyatlov Pass Incident
Dyatlov Pass, Russia- On February o2, 1959, an event occurred in which nine skiers in the northern Ural mountains tore up their tents from the inside out to escape a potential threat. Some of the skiers escaped barefoot under heavy snowfall.
When the bodies were found, they showed no sign of struggle, two victims had fractured skulls and broken ribs but, what was odd was that some of the fatal wounds lacked bruising. Soviet officials concluded that an “unknown compelling force” had caused their deaths. (Wikipedia)
7. Premature Burial
On February 21, 1885, The New York Times gave a disturbing account of such a case. The victim was a man from Buncombe County whose name was given as “Jenkins.” His body was found turned over onto its front inside the coffin, with much of his hair pulled out.
Scratch marks were also visible on all sides of the coffin’s interior. In 2005, a body bag was delivered to the Matarese Funeral home in Ashland, Massachusetts with a non-dead occupant. Funeral director John Matarese discovered this, called paramedics, and avoided live embalming or premature burial. (Wikipedia)
8. June and Jennifer Gibbons
Wales, April, 1963- Identical twins become known as “The Silent Twins” and only communicated with each other, essentially living their lives as mutes. While in the hospital, the girls had a long agreement that if one died, the other must begin to speak and live a normal life.
During their stay in the hospital, they began to believe that it was necessary for one twin to die, and after much discussion, Jennifer agreed to be the sacrifice. The entire story is fascinating and odd. (Wikipedia)
9. Black Eyed Children
This is an urban legend about supposedly paranormal creatures in the form young children with pale white skin and black eyes. They have been reportedly seen hitchhiking or panhandling. (Wikipedia)
Tarare was a French solider (1772-1798) known for his uncontrollable and unusual eating habits. It was said that he was constantly hungry and able to eat large amounts of meat. It was said that Tarare would “eat a meal intended for 15 people in one sitting and included live cats, puppies, eels and occasional corpses. (Wikipedia)
Known as “The Buzzer” by radio listeners, this shortwave radio station broadcasts on a frequency of 4625 kHz. It only broadcasts a short, monotonous, buzz tone for 24 hours per day with an occasional interruption in Russian. The actual purpose of this station is still unknown and theories surround its existence. (Wikipedia)
12. Pope Lick Monster
Apparently there is a “human-goat hybrid with a grotesquely deformed body of a man” that lives underneath a railway in Kentucky. Supposedly this creature uses “hypnosis to lure trespassers onto the trestle to meet their death via an oncoming train or a blood stained axe.” Other stories claim the monster jumps down from the trestle onto the roofs of cars passing beneath it. (Wikipedia)
13. Benjamin Kyle
This 69- year-old man was discovered in Georgia in 2004 an no one knows who he is. Investigators have not been able to find any family members or any way to identify the man. Kyle is “the only American citizen officially listed as missing despite his whereabouts being known.”
14. Locked-In Syndrome
This is a condition in which a patient is aware, but cannot move or communicate verbally due to total paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body except for the eyes. (Wikipedia)
15. List of Reported UFO Sightings
This list of alleged UFO sightings includes cases of reported close encounters and even abductions. (Wikipedia)
16. Shadow Person
A “shadow person” is a figure of a living, supernatural entity. Various religions and legends believe in shadowy spiritual beings. (Wikipedia)
17. Clinton Road
Clinton Road, located in West Milford, Passaic County, New Jersey is the center of much folklore and urban legend. Many paranormal occurrences such as ghost sightings, strange creatures and witch gatherings have been reported here. It also has the longest traffic light wait in America. (Wikipedia)
18. The Euthanasia Coaster
This Euthanasia Coaster is a concept developed by Julijonas Urbonas, and its sole purpose is to literally kill its passengers. The coaster would reach terminal velocity, before flattening out and speeding into the first of its seven slightly clothoid inversions. More info (here)
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