13 of the Creepiest Wikipedia Pages That Are Scarier Than Any Horror Movie
Hamilton Howard "Albert" Fish (May 19, 1870 – January 16, 1936) was a prolific American serial killer.

In general, Wikipedia is intended for researchers who hope to apply the information they find to projects related to their classroom or workplace. Given the scope of the site and its mission to disseminate knowledge worldwide, though, there is so much more than mere reference data available. Those of us who have spent an evening randomly browsing sites have likely already stumbled upon a few strange or unexpected pages. For your consideration, here are some of the creepiest Wikipedia pages in their vast encyclopedia site, though you might want to turn on a light before you read on.

1. Albert Fish

Albert Fish (pictured above) was a turn-of-the-century serial killer who enjoyed hurting and torturing others. He specifically targeted and mutilated and murdered mentally-handicapped people, children, and minorities because he felt they would not be missed. After writing a letter to the parents of 10-year-old Gracie Budd, who he kidnapped, murdered and then partially ate, Fish was caught and sentenced to death. His infamous last words? “I don’t even know why I’m here.” (Wikipedia)

2. H.H. Holmes

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Dr. Henry Howard Holmes or Herman Webster Mudgett was an early serial killer in Chicago during the World’s Columbian Exposition. His home was his Murder Castle, designed with stairways to nowhere, soundproof bedrooms, acid pits, and torture rooms. He murdered lovers and guests, earning money from insurance benefits and the creation of skeleton models from their remains. After between 27 to 200 deaths, Holmes was caught and sentenced to death. (Wikipedia)

3. The Goiania Accident

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In 1987, in the Brazilian capital of Goias at Goiania, two scrappers stole a radiotherapy source from an abandoned institution. Despite vomiting, diarrhea, and dizziness, they dismantled and sold it to a scrapyard owner. Upon seeing the glowing material inside, he shared it with family and friends. After his wife fell ill, she reported it to the hospital, but she and 3 others died. Meanwhile, 250 others were contaminated and many more people and places were exposed. (Wikipedia)

4. The Dyatlov Pass Incident

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When nine experienced hikers went into the Ural Mountains in February of 1959, they had no idea they would never return. Although the group died at their campsite, many were almost naked, two had died of severe chest fractures, and one other from skull damage. Most confusing of all, one woman had lost her tongue, and radiation tests showed contamination on some of their clothes. (Wikipedia)

5. The Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic

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The village of Kashasha in Tanzania experienced an outbreak of mass hysteria in 1962, when three girls at a boarding school experienced laughing fits. The strange fits of laughter lasted for a few hours to over 2 weeks, and over 1,000 people experienced this hysteria. The epidemic quickly spread through their more than half of their school and moved into another village. The cause remains unclear. (Wikipedia)

6. Rat Torture

13 of the Creepiest Wikipedia Pages That Are Scarier Than Any Horror Movie
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This comprehensively creepy page includes several examples of this gruesome form of torture. Rats, historically been used to torture a victim by encouraging them to attack and eat the victim alive, the page includes both fiction and nonfiction examples. From the rat dungeon of the Tower of London to the insertion of tubes into rectums in Argentina, Wikipedia has you covered. For extra creep factor, look up a Rat King, an omen and actual phenomenon involving groups of rats intertwined by their tails. (Wikipedia)

7. Capgras Delusion

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In this disorder, a person believes that a loved one has been replaced by an identical impostor. This delusional misidentification syndrome involves varying levels of misidentification, including the belief that time has been substituted. It commonly affects people with other conditions, primarily including paranoid schizophrenia, brain injuries, dementia, and neurodegenerative diseases. (Wikipedia)

8. Murder of Agnes Dupont de Ligonnes

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Agnes and her four children were killed and buried in their garden in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique in 2011, with the prime suspect being her husband Xavier, who may have been a spy. The day-by-day breakdown of events is especially chilling since Agnes was seen days after she was likely murdered. (Wikipedia)

9. Unit 731

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This covert unit of the Japanese Army focused on biological and chemical warfare research and development during the 1930s and 40s. This included often gruesome experiments on prisoners of war and other unlucky subjects. As part of Unit 731, they were subject to vivisections without anesthesia, the freezing of their limbs for frostbite, and amputation and reattachment of limbs. (Wikipedia)

10. The Overtoun Bridge

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This bridge in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland was built in 1895 and named after owner Lord Overtourn.  Since the 1960s, it has become infamous for dogs jumping off the same side of the bridge and falling to their deaths on the rocks 50 feet below. One likely reason is the scent of male mink on the undergrowth below, which certain breeds cannot resist. (Wikipedia)

11. The Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter

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In 1955, five adults and seven children abandoned their rural farmhouse in Hopkinsville, Kentucky after being harassed by gremlins through the wee hours of the night. Although adults and children alike claimed to have been held hostage by dark figures for four hours, the only evidence was the holes and shells from their own guns. (Wikipedia)

12. Grey Goo

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One of the worst worst-case-scenarios out there is that molecular nanotechnology will get out of control and consume all matter on Earth. This hypothetical situation has been driven by attempts to create nanobots to clean up pollution, which has led to fear of programming errors that could lead to catastrophic results. The ‘grey goo’ of such self-replicating robots would quickly turn Earth into a pile of dust as they endlessly create more and more of themselves. (Wikipedia)

13. List of Unexplained Sounds

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Although some unexplained noises have thankfully turned out to be nothing more than massive glaciers, many others remain unexplained. In particular, the ocean is home to many sounds without a clear source, such as the Bloop, Upsweep and Whistle. Thanks to Wikipedia, you can take a listen on this page and either terrify or fascinate yourself in imagining what makes these noises. (Wikipedia)

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