21 Wikipedia Pages That Will Make It Impossible For You To Sleep

I am so terrified.

1. Joyce Vincent

Vincent sat dead in her apartment for three years with the TV on before she was discovered. Three years.

2. The Flatwoods Monster

Three boys witness something crash down to Earth, track it, and find a creature surrounded by a cloud of mist and “emit[ting] a shrill hissing noise.” The boys who breathed in the mist later experienced “vomiting and convulsions” for several weeks.

3. Taman Shud Case

On Dec. 1, 1948, a dead body was found on a beach in Adelaide, Australia. No one has been able to identity who the man was or how he died, and hidden inside his pants was a piece of paper that read “tamam shud,” which means “finished” in Persian. And that’s not even the craziest part.

4. Scaphism

Scaphism is the worst way to die. Seriously. The victim was trapped between two boats, force fed milk and honey (and covered in it), and laid out in the sun to be literally eaten alive by insects. Yup.

5. Rat King

A phenomenon that happens when any number of rats “become stuck together with blood, dirt, ice, or feces — or simply knotted.” I mean, look at that. It’s terrifying.

6. Cotard Delusion

A very rare illness in which the person who has it is convinced they are dead or do not exist.

7. Dyatlov Pass Incident

In February 1959, nine hikers disappeared in Dyatlov Pass, Russia. Their campsite was discovered with the tent ripped open and their bodies found barefoot bearing “no signs of struggle.” The theories on what happen range from “paranormal activity to secret weapon tests,” and, least exciting of all, an avalanche.

8. Premature Burial

Is there anything more terrifying than the idea of being buried alive? No, but reading about it is a close second.

9. June and Jennifer Gibbons

An inseparable set of twins from Wales who lived their entire lives essentially mute, only speaking with each other and their other sister. Eventually they decided that in order for one of them to live a normal life, the other must sacrifice herself. The entire backstory and what happens after they decide to go through with the sacrifice is fascinating.

10. Hinterkaifeck Murders

An article about the unsolved murder of an entire German family and their maid with an axe. Again, completely unsolved and completely terrifying.

11. Black Eyed Children

Black Eyed Children “are supposed paranormal creatures who resemble children between the ages of 6 and 16 with pale white skin and black eyes who are reportedly seen hitchhiking or panhandling, or are encountered on doorsteps of residential homes.” I never thought I could hate kids more.

12. Tarrare

A French man who lived in the 18th century who had an appetite that, no matter what he ate, could never be fulfilled. Tarrare could eat “a meal intended for 15 people in one sitting … live cats … puppies,” and even once ate “an eel whole without chewing.” Oh, and he also ate corpses and was once accused of eating a toddler.

13. UVB-76

A radio station that broadcasts “short, monotonous” tones all day long and “on very rare occasions” has the tones replaced with “a voice transmission in Russian.” No one is entirely sure of its purpose.

14. Pope Lick Monster

A “human-goat hybrid with a grotesquely deformed body of a man” that is said to live underneath an old railway trestle in Kentucky. Urban legends say the beast uses a blood-stained axe to kill his victims or “hypnosis to lure trespassers onto the trestle to meet their death before an oncoming train.”

15. Benjamin Kyle

Benjamin Kyle is a 69-year-old man who was discovered in Georgia in 2004. No one, not even Kyle himself, knows who he is and investigators have been unable to find any family or any way for him to identify himself. Kyle is “the only American citizen officially listed as missing despite his whereabouts being known.”

16. Locked-In Syndrome

A condition “in which a patient is aware but cannot move or communicate verbally due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body except for the eyes.” Basically, you’re trapped in your own body.

17. List of Reported UFO Sightings

I mean, the holy grail for anyone terrified by UFOs.

18. Shadow Person

An entire article about “shadow people” who come to visit you in the middle of the night. Fun!

19. Clinton Road

The most terrifying road in the United States, home to “many legends of paranormal occurrences such as sightings of ghosts, strange creatures and gatherings of witches, Satanists,” and “the country’s longest traffic light wait.” Perfect.

20. Coffin Birth

Essentially, what it’s called when the gasses inside a deceased pregnant woman cause a post-mortum “coffin birth,” pushing the dead fetus inside out. Yiiiiiikes.

21. The Euthanasia Coaster

A roller coaster designed to kill every person who rides it with “elegance and euphoria.” It’s like Roller Coaster Tycoon come to life!

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