13 Wikipedia Pages That Will Make You Want To Crawl Back Under The Sheets
1. The story of the only US citizen who is officially listed as "missing" even though his whereabouts are known
He was discovered unconscious in Richmond Hill, Georgia in 2004. No-one knows who he is and investigators have been unable to find any family or any way to identify himself. Benjaman Kyle is "the only American citizen officially listed as missing despite his whereabouts being known." And despite widespread media coverage, "no one has yet come forward claiming to have known Benjaman Kyle in his past life." Spooky!
2. The obsessive radiologic technologist who lived with a corpse of a woman at his home for seven-long years
Carl Tanzler, a German-born radiologic technologist who developed a morbid obsession for a young Cuban-American tuberculosis patient, Elena Milagro "Helen" de Hoyos, that carried on well after the disease had caused her death. Two years after her death, Tanzler removed Hoyos's body from its tomb, and lived with the corpse at his home for seven years until its discovery by Hoyos's relatives and authorities.
3. The story of a man known as Rotenburg Cannibal or Der Metzgermeister (The Master Butcher)
He killed and ate a voluntary victim whom he had found via the Internet. Meiwes and the victim jointly attempted to eat the victim's severed penis, which he fried in a pan with salt, pepper, wine and garlic. He then killed his victim and proceeded to eat a large amount of his flesh.
4. Joyce Vincent
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. You can listen to the monotonous tones here that are broadcasted at a rate of approximately 25 tones per minute, for 24 hours per day.
6. Cotard Delusion
7. The story of two sisters who came to be known as 'The Silent Twins'
An inseparable set of twins from Wales who lived their entire lives essentially mute, only speaking with each other and their other sister. They became known as "The Silent Twins". Eventually they decided that in order for one of them to live a normal life, the other must sacrifice herself. The entire back-story and what happens after they decide to go through with the sacrifice is fascinating.
8. A man named Tarrare with insatiable hunger
A French man in the 18th Century had an appetite, no matter what he ate, could never be fulfilled. Tarrare could “eat a meal intended for 15 people in one sitting…live cats…puppies,” even once ate “an eel whole without chewing.” Oh, and he also liked the occasional corpse and was accused of eating a toddler.
9. Cicada 3301
Though not bloody-murder-scary, there's something rather mysterious and chilling about this cryptology organization. Shrouded in secrecy, Cicada has released three sets of Internet puzzles since 2012 (one per year), with the aim of recruiting cryptanalysts. (Nope, solving " The Puzzler" on Car Talk just doesn't cut it.) No company has revealed itself to be behind the puzzles, and no one who may have solved the puzzles has publicly come forward. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
10. Kerala Red Rain Phenomenon
People living in the southern Indian state of Kerala were understandably disturbed when blood-red rain started pouring on them in the summer of 2001. Various hypotheses have suggested that the downpour is due to algae spores, debris from a meteor, or even signs of extraterrestrial existence.
11. 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.
12. Rat King
13. Black Eyed Children
Black Eyed Children are supposedly "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." Lets just hope we never, ever come across one