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17 Horrifying Wikipedia Pages That Are For Adults Only

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community for the scariest Wikipedia pages they’ve ever read. Here are the insomnia-inducing results.

Warning: Some images in this post are potentially disturbing. Continue at your own risk.

1. Fred and Rosemary West

The scariest one was about Fred and Rosemary West, who killed at least 10 young women and girls, some of them their own daughters. Most of the murders involved rape, bondage, torture, and mutilation.


2. Black-eyed children

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Paranormal creatures that resemble children who supposedly hitchhike, panhandle, or just show up at your doorstep.


3. Lizzie Borden

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Lizzie Borden's page scares the crap out of me. Not only is the story of what she did so twisted and inconsistent, but the pictures of her literally look hellish.


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The Max Headroom broadcast hijacking thing is creepy on its own level.


5. Ultimate fate of the universe

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Just reading about how the world is probably gonna end scares me even if I'll be dead by then.


6. Joyce Vincent, Channel 4 News / Via

She died and was left in her apartment for three years.


7. Project MKUltra

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Check out anything regarding MKUltra — aka the CIA's mind control program. These horrifying experiments actually inspired Stranger Things!


8. List of unusual deaths

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So this is really scary, but addicting. I've read them all, so now, when the mood fancies me, I'll go to the page and scroll right to the 21st century for updates. But every now and then more older ones are added so you have to do a quick once-over.


9. The disappearance of Maura Murray, Facebook: MauraMurray2004

Maura went missing in 2004 and there are a lot of strange details about her disappearance, including fake family deaths, a car crash she abandoned, and strange phone calls.


10. June and Jennifer Gibson, aka "The Silent Twins"

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They were twin sisters who only spoke to each other. They became criminals and were eventually sent to a psych ward for 11 years. One sister killed herself in order for the other to start living a normal life. Eerie and interesting!


11. The Hinterkaifeck murders

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This happened in 1922 in Germany. A farmer noticed footprints in the snow going towards his farm but none going the other direction, family members heard strange noises in the attic, keys went missing, and a newspaper that no one in the family read was found on the farm. The maid quit because she thought the place was haunted. On the same day that the new maid arrived, the entire family, as well as the new maid, was murdered. No one ever figured out who the mysterious intruder was or if/why he killed the family.


12. Armin Meiwes

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He had a cannibal fetish and met guy on internet who wanted to be cannibalized, then...yeah.


13. The Villisca axe murders

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The unsolved, violent murder of the Moore family and their two houseguests in the middle of the night.


14. Nathaniel Bar-Jonah

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He was a monster who combined such atrocities as kidnapping and cannibalism. He was apparently working on a recipe book containing body parts. I read that Wiki last year after watching the series Real Detective (last episode of Season 1, available on Netflix). Still scared shitless from it.


15. Charles Domery

He was a Polish soldier who had a bizarre appetite. Doesn't sound scary until you find out he ate cats, leather, candles, a human leg, etc. He never got full, he was never sick, and it is an unsolved medical mystery.


16. David Parker Ray

This scares the shit out of me. Ray, commonly known as the Toy-Box Killer, would drug his victims, who would then wake up strapped to a gynecology examination chair, and a tape would be played for them explaining Ray's "rules."

It's terrifying.


17. Karl Patterson Schmidt

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He was a distinguished herpetologist and the world's top expert on coral snakes. Then one day he was sent a small snake to identify. The snake, a boomslang, bit him but he didn't believe the venom could kill him. So he decided to keep a journal of his symptoms. He kept recording everything he experienced almost until he collapsed unconscious and died of severe internal bleeding.


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