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    17 Creepy Wikipedia Pages That Are For Adults Only

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    Have you ever found yourself awake, totally unable to get to sleep, and scrolling down some deep internet rabbit holes?


    And have those rabbit holes ever been creepy Wikipedia pages? It's OK — it happens to the best of us. In fact, here are a bunch of terribly creepy ones people on Reddit shared, and FAIR WARNING, these just might keep you up until the sun starts to rise.

    H/T r/CreepyWikipedia

    1. The Disappearance of Brian Shaffer:

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    "In 2006, an Ohio State medical student named Brian Shaffer entered a bar with friends. After being recorded entering through the bar's only publicly accessible entrance by security cameras, Shaffer was never seen exiting the bar and has never been seen or heard from since."


    2. The "screaming" Mummies of Guanajuato:

    Chicago Tribune / Tribune News Service via Getty Images

    "Due to the cholera pandemic, many bodies were buried immediately to control the spread of the disease. It is thought that in some cases, the dying may have been buried alive by accident, resulting in horrific facial expressions."


    3. The serial killer Baba Anujka:

    Public Domain / Via

    "Baba Anujka was a 90-year-old serial killer from a small village in Serbia. She sold 'love potions' to women with marriage problems, which contained arsenic and killed the husbands after 8 days. In 1929, she was sentenced to 15 years in prison. It is believed she killed between 50 and 150 people."


    4. Smile mask syndrome:

    Fizkes / Getty Images/iStockphoto

    "Smile mask syndrome is a psychological disorder in which subjects develop depression and physical illness as a result of prolonged, unnatural smiling. It can lead to severe physical strain of the mouth and can result in an inability to stop smiling, even when upset or agitated."


    5. The Persian Princess, a mummy sold on the black market:

    Aamir Qureshi / AFP via Getty Images

    "A sarcophagus sold on the black market that contained a mummy claimed to be that of an ancient princess, later discovered to be the body of an unidentified woman murdered in the 1990s."


    6. The Disappearance of Jamie Fraley:

    Investigation Discovery / Via

    "In 2008, suspected serial murderer Ricky Simonds was found dead of heat stroke in the trunk of his ex-girlfriend's car. Investigators on the case believe Simonds was waiting in the trunk to ambush and murder his ex-girlfriend, when he became locked in the vehicle."


    7. The Killing of Henryk Siwiak:

    Inside Edition / Via

    "The last person killed in New York on 9/11 was Henryk Siwiak, a victim of an unsolved murder, killed shortly before midnight. His homicide is the only one recorded in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, since the city does not include the deaths from the attacks in its official crime statistics."


    8. Sogen Kato, thought to be Tokyo's oldest man:

    Associated Press / Via

    "Sogen Kato was thought to have been Tokyo's oldest man until July 2010, when his mummified corpse was found. He died in November 1978, aged 79, and his family never announced his death in an attempt to preserve his longevity record."


    9. Eben Byers, who drank bottles of radium-spiked tonic:

    Based On / Via

    "Eben Byers: Wealthy American playboy and amateur sportsman who was so thrilled when a radium-spiked tonic seemed to cure his chronic pain that he drank 1,400 bottles in two and a half years, besides sending cases to girlfriends and dosing his racehorses. Then his bones started to disintegrate..."


    10. The Kids for Cash scandal:

    John Greim / LightRocket via Getty Images

    "TIL about the Kids for Cash scandal: Two judges were convicted of taking bribes to ensure that for-profit juvenile detention centers were profitable."


    11. Blanche Monnier, who was secretly held captive by her mother:

    Apic / Getty Images

    "Blanche Monnier was a French socialite held captive by her mother for 25 years. When she was found by the authorities, she was lying in a bed coved with feces and leftover food. She only weighed 55 pounds. Twelve year after her rescue, she died in an insane asylum, having never regained her sanity."


    12. The Posthumous Beheading of Mata Hari:

    Bettmann / Bettmann Archive, Heritage Images / Getty Images

    "Her head was cut off, embalmed, and kept in the Museum of Anatomy in Paris."


    13. The Murder of Helle Crafts, which inspired the movie Fargo:

    Medical Detectives / Via

    "Richard Crafts murdered his wife and put her through a wood chipper. Before she died, she told her friends, 'If anything happens to me, don’t think it was an accident.'"


    14. La petite mort — aka "the little death":

    Cavan Images / Getty Images/Cavan Images RF

    "The sensation of post orgasm as likened to death."


    15. The Balloonfest '86 in Cleveland, Ohio:

    Bettmann / Bettmann Archive

    "Cleveland Balloonfest '86, with 1.4 million balloons and 2 deaths."


    16. The Guatemala syphilis experiments:

    CNN / Via

    "The syphilis experiments in Guatemala were United States–led human experiments conducted in Guatemala from 1946–48. Doctors infected soldiers, prostitutes, prisoners, and mental patients with various STDs without the subjects' consent. The experiment resulted in 83 deaths."


    17. And finally, Capitol Hill's mystery soda machine:

    Another Believer / CC / Via


    In operation from the early '90s until 2018, when it disappeared, this soda machine featured buttons with "?" on them. It's apparently unknown who stocked it.

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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