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18 Unsettling Wikipedia Pages That'll Totally Freak You Out

You'll sleep with the lights on forever. [WARNING: Graphic content and images.]

We asked the BuzzFeed Community for the creepiest Wikipedia pages they've ever read. Here are the spine-tingling results.

1. Boy in the Box

A 4-to-6 year old boy's naked, battered body was found in a cardboard box in Philadelphia in February 1957. His identity still hasn't been confirmed, and the case is still open.


2. D. B. Cooper

Known as "the only unsolved air piracy in American aviation history," D. B. Cooper is the name given to a man who hijacked a plane mid-flight in Oregon on Nov. 24, 1971, extorted ransom, and parachuted away — never to be identified. Many have made connections between him and Don Draper from Mad Men.


3. Hinterkaifeck Farmstead Murders

One evening in March 1922, six inhabitants of Hinterkaifeck farm in Germany were brutally murdered with a mattock. Over 90 years later, the mystery remains unsolved.

Vikky Mathieu

4. Incidents at Disneyland Resort

Though Disney deals with lawsuits every year, this list gets specific — including multiple horrible deaths of children getting their bodies dragged by rides.


5. Iroquois Theater Fire

Around 600 people died in a horrifying Chicago theater fire in 1903, named the deadliest theater fire in history. The worst part? A fire captain visited a few days prior, noting the building was ill-equipped with supplies to put out a fire.


6. Cotard Delusion

Also known as "walking corpse syndrome," Cotard's is a mental illness in which a person is convinced they're dead — either literally or figuratively.


7. Order of Nine Angles

The ONA is a Satanic occult group based in the U.K., with affiliated groups worldwide. It arose to public recognition in the '80s, attracting attention for its focus on neo-Nazi ideologies and activism.

—Zachary Sanders, Facebook

8. Waverly Hills Sanatorium

One of the most haunted places in America, Waverly Hills was a hospital for tuberculosis patients that closed in 1962. Over 64,000 people were said to have died there, including a nurse who hung herself in room 502.


9. Death of Elisa Lam

The body of a Canadian student was discovered in the water tank of a Los Angeles hotel in February 2013 — after she'd been reported missing for several weeks prior. Employees found her body when looking into guest complaints of problems with the water supply.

Anna Kopsky

10. The McMartin Preschool Trials

A family operating a California preschool in the '80s were charged with several acts of sexual child abuse. Even worse, they made bizarre allegations, claiming they abused the children in underground tunnels that were actually proven to be nonexistent.

—John Shinners, Facebook

11. Murder of James Bulger

Two 10-year-old boys lured a toddler away from his mom in a shopping mall, and led him to train tracks where they mutilated the boy so badly that the autopsy couldn't reveal his actual cause of death. The boys never gave an explanation for their actions.


12. Coffin Births

Coffin births happen when a deceased pregnant woman's decomposing body starts experiencing increasing pressure of abdominal gases, and the fetus that is dead inside her is expelled from her corpse.

—Ariel Jcby, Facebook

13. Dyatlov Pass Incident

Nine hikers died of mysterious circumstances on Feb. 2, 1959 in the northern Ural Mountains. Evidence proved they had torn their tents from the inside out, and their bodies showed no signs of struggle when they were found facedown in the snow.


14. Albert Fish

Also known as "The Boogey Man," Fish was a cannibal and child rapist who bragged that he "had children in every state," at one time stating "the number was about 100." It's unknown whether he was referring to rapes or cannibalization.


15. Unit 731

Unit 731 was a research unit of the Imperial Japanese Army where human experimentation took place during World War II. Up to 250,000 adults and kids died at this base alone, not including victims from other similar sites.


16. Gertrude Baniszewski

Baniszewski was an Indiana murderer who facilitated the torture and murder of teen Sylvia Likens — with the aid of Likens's friends, boyfriend, and sister. Her case has been called the "single worst crime perpetrated against an individual in the state's history."


17. 11B-X-1371

In May 2015, a video of unknown origin was posted to YouTube, showing someone in a plague doctor costume in an abandoned building. Reddit users have found encrypted messages in the reel relating to tortured women and the Boston Strangler.


18. Villisca Axe Murders

On the evening of June 9 and morning of June 10, 1912, six members of the well-liked Moore family and two guests were bludgeoned to death with an axe in Iowa. There were many suspects, but the crime still hasn't been solved.

—Danica Erin, Facebook

Good luck sleeping tonight.

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