Wikipedia – so many are quick to point out that it is not 100 per cent trustworthy, and yet most people use it as a quick source of info.
And the thing about being an open-source encyclopedia, pretty much anything that just one person in the world finds interesting will make its way to the site.
This leads to some pretty mysterious and creepy pages that you may think nothing of when you read them, but when you are left alone to reflect are capable of inducing a cold sweat.
So check out these ten disturbing Wikipedia pages.
Boy In The Box
The ‘Boy in the Box’ AKA ‘America’s Unknown Child’ was found naked, lifeless, and battered inside a cardboard box in Philadelphia.
The body, discovered in 1957, has never been identified nor has the case ever been solved.
But there are several competing theories of how the poor lad was killed on Wikipedia.
Dyatlov Pass Incident
Nine hikers died in 1959 while attempting to pass through the Ural mountains, and there is still no accepted reason as to why.
Investigations reported that they had ripped their tents from the inside out as they tried to flee their campsite, some did not even have shoes on as they ran. The cause is still unknown, but theories range from avalanches to yeti attacks.
The pass was closed for three years post the grim discovery.
Hinterkaifeck Farmstead Murders
What makes it really creepy are the reports that the family had found footprints in the snow leading to their home days prior to their death, but none leading away.
They day they all died was also the day a new maid started after the previous maid said the place was haunted.
And a holiday to the German countryside feels far less appealing than it ever has before. Thanks Wiki.
Deaths At Disneyland
It is supposed to be a magical place where dreams come true, but the reality is a lot of bad shit goes down at Disneyland resorts.
According to Wikipedia there were four deaths and 19 injuries at the Florida resort alone between the first quarter of 2005 and the first quarter of 2006.
The list is shockingly long.
Cotard delusion is a form of mental illness that results in the sufferer believing that they are dead, it is also referred to as walking corpse syndrome.
With this syndrome you could literally wake up dead. Kind of makes you want to stay awake, just in case.
Order Of Nine Angles
A British occult group who claim to embody “Traditional Satanism” and have been documented as embracing Neo-Nazi ideals, the Order of Nine Angels were established in the 1960’s, but rose to prominence in the 80’s.
Basically they are anarchists devoted to establishing a new world order, breaking away from established western values.
Allegedly they have been involved with terrorist groups as they seek to disrupt civilisation in its current form.
Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Based in Kentucky the two story hospital was originally opened to deal with tuberculosis patients, but Waverly Hills soon gathered a reputation as one of the most haunted buildings in America.
There are conflicting reports as to how many deaths have occurred at the sanatorium. Buzzfeed reported it could be as high as 64,000, but experts think it is probably still a scarily high 8,212 over 50 years.
There is also a myth regarding a nurse who was found hanged in room 502, with no understanding as to whether it was murder or suicide.
Officially Unit 731 was known as the Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department, but the goings on of the Japanese WWII facility were far darker than that title would suggest.
Up to 250,000 adults and kids were reported to have died at the research unit as a result of experimentation, and there is a conspiracy theory that the US government provided immunity to potential war criminals in exchange for their research data.
Villisca Axe Murders
The black and white image of this house in Iowa alone is enough to send a shiver down the spine, but the unsolved story of eight people being bludgeoned to death with an axe on the premises definitely qualifies the building as horrifying.
Between the evening of June 9 and the morning of June 10, 1912, all six members of the Moore family plus two guests met their peril. Despite a long list of suspects, and one man being tried twice, the guilty party has never been found.
Where to start with 11B-X-1371?
The creepy video went viral in 2015 as images of a person masked in the clothing of a plague doctor are played alongside a hideous screeching soundtrack.
Debate has raged on Reddit as to what the meaning is, and alleged encrypted messages relating to the torture of women and and the Boston Strangler have only fueled dark theories.
Creepy as fuck.