The reality of this world is definitely stranger than we think, some mind-blowing facts can haunt us for days , and sometimes the truth is so baffling that we refuse to believe. Well, whether we believe or not, the truth is not going to change, and that is why they are called ‘facts’.
I am sure till now you may be aware of some creepy and scary facts about the world but today what we are going to reveal is something you would have never expected to hear and these things are not only shocking but some of them will make your toes curl.
The list is formed after curating all the content available on the subject. It covers a wide range of topics and it is going to give you a glimpse of how chilling our world can be. The stories and information we have shared in this article are going to a blood-curdling truth that will hit you harder than almost everything else.
So what are you waiting for? If you are one of those brave hearts who are always looking for something scary to satisfy their curiosity. We recommend to not read these at night because you don’t want these scary facts to inspire your next nightmare.
1. The Inner Monster
In the year 2015, a young woman started having terrible headaches, at first she tried to brush it off but when the pain grew stronger she consulted a doctor and the experts found a tumor in her brain. The creepy part is, it was no ordinary tumor but a tumor that resembles skin and had hair and teeth grown on it.
The tumor was named ‘monstrous tumor’ by the experts and the reason for the formation of this tumor is because when she was a fetus one of the cell tissue in her body fell off and it ended up in her brain. Soon after the cell developed hair and teeth and the rest of the body grew normally.
2. The Church of Bones
The Church of Bones is exactly what it sounds like. The church is available in the Czech Republic and its official name is The Sedlec Ossuary. The creepy part about this church is that the decoration of the whole place is done with bones. The reason behind this is even creepier.
This happened because at one time there were a lot of people at the church to bury. At this point, the church leaders thought that if they decorate the church with human bones, it will only make them closer to god. I mean….. What?
3. The Exorcist
The Exorcist is actually a really scary movie made with a very strange concept. It is said that the trailer itself is so scary that people will get nightmares for days. The authorities have banned the movie from showing in the theatres, and even the trailer was banned too.
When the trailer of the movie was shown to the public in theatres, they became so scared that they started running out of the room. Therefore, the government took the decision to put a ban on it.
4. The Limited Oxygen
Have you ever wondered how it is like to experience death so closely? Like when it is just minutes away and you are so helpless that you can not do anything else other than peacefully accepting it? And isn’t that thought too scary? Well, we have brought you one such a scary story.
In the year 1973, two men were traveling in a submarine 1,575 feet deep in the ocean when suddenly their sub started to sink. Their sub reached the bottom of the ocean and they only had the 3 days of oxygen left. It took so long for the rescue team to find them that when they were extracted, they only had 12 minutes of oxygen left.
5. Rat King
Well, we are all scared of rats to some extent and even more when they are in larger quantities. But how about a giant disgusting rat? The phenomenon that we are going to tell you right now will only make you pray to God that it doesn’t happen to you.
The phenomenon is known as ‘Rat King’, it happens when multiple rats come together to make a giant body consisting of tails, blood, hair, and dirt. I mean, what?
6. Drinking Blood
We are aware of various strange practices that used to happen in history and one of them was drinking blood. Yes, that’s right, in Ancient Rome there were some people who believed that if they drank the fresh and warm blood of a fallen gladiator, they will become powerful by absorbing their power.
Not just this, people in history also believed in the fact that drinking blood is the cure to epilepsy.
7. The Alchemist
No, we are not talking about the famous book, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, in fact, this is about the real alchemist in the world who used chemistry to come up with different cures and solution. But there was a time in history when around the 1600s, some alchemists were desperate to find out about eternal life.
These alchemists derived many strange theories and came up with some weird experiments but there was one by John French that disgusted us the most. He made a ‘brain tincture’ with the help of the brain and used to put the mixture in horse manure for 6 months until it becomes liquid and then it was used for drinking purposes.
8. Burried Alive
Just the thought of being buried alive shake us to our very core, but did you know that it used to happen for real in the past? In the 19th century and before, along with the other things being buried alive was also a matter of worry.
Because sometimes when the patient used to go in a coma or become totally unresponsive, it was very hard to determine whether he was dead or alive. This issue introduced ‘Safety Coffins’. These coffins let the person who was buried after gaining consciousness alert the people on the ground that he is not a corpse.
In the year 1982, a horror movie named Poltergeist got released. The four actors who worked in the movie died unexpectedly in a violent manner and because of that people started believing that the movie is cursed.
Soon after the child star who acted in the movie named Heather O’Rourke also died at the age of 12 when a bowel obstruction made her body release deadly toxins into her blood.
10. Robert the Doll
We all remember Annabella, don’t we? The famous horror movie inspired by a real-life scary doll of the same name. Well, let us introduce a male version of Annabelle that is Robert the Doll. The story belongs to 1904 when a boy named Robert Eugene Otto owned this doll.
The scary part about this male doll was that it was believed to be haunted and it also was aware of the things that were going on around him. Robert the doll was also responsible for many violent things happening around it and caused many mishaps. The movie, ‘Child’s Play’ is inspired by this story.
11. Feeling Lost or Lost Feelings?
In today’s time when we use antidepressants and sometimes sleeping pills to get over our bad mental thoughts and to cure our disorders, there was a time in history when people used this medication to not just treat the patients but to eliminate someone’s ability to feel love and compassion.
12. Real-teeth dentures
Dentures were invented long after we realized the need for it. In history too, old people needed dentures just like they do now, but at that time, the procedure of making it was entirely different.
The dentists at the time used real teeth of dead people and made dentures out of it. The teeth used were mainly of the soldiers.
13. Facial Made of Lead
The title itself would have raised your brows and the story is even stranger. This belonged to the time when Queen Elizabeth 1st was alive and she used to have this lead facial done on her. The facial is made from the mixture of lead and vinegar and is called ceruse.
The weird fact about this lead mixture is that it was extremely aging and corrosive. So anyone who uses it will quickly become withered and had grey hair. This was because the lead dried up the natural moisture from their flesh.
14. Real Skeletons in Disneyland
Did you know that in 1960s Disneyland used real skeletons for their Pirates of the Caribbean ride? This was because they thought that the fake ones that they used before were not scary enough and that is why they contacted UCLA medical department and told them that they need some real skeletons.
They looked more convincing and they were placed in the ride. But later they replaced it with fake skeletons and Disney claimed that they gave all the real skeletons proper burial. However, it is believed that there are still some real skeletons left them.
15. Proteus Syndrome
There was a man in the history named Joseph Merrick who was famous by his nickname; The Elephant Man’. He had a disorder that disfigured his entire body. The man was put on a freak show because everyone saw him as a freak. But it is believed that he was suffering from the proteus syndrome.
Proteus Syndrome, as you would have imagined, causes the disfigurement of the body and causes an overgrowth of skin, muscles, bones, tissues, vessels, etc. This syndrome is still found in the world and every individual born from it looks different from each other.
16. Organs on Display
In Philadelphia, there is a museum known as The Mutter Museum that is famous for putting fascinating and disgusting things from the human body on display. They show different mutations, medical anomalies, tumors, etc, on display from the human anatomy which, as you can imagine looks incredibly disgusting.
17. The Devil’s Bible
You must be heard of a phase, ‘selling your soul to the Satan’. Well, let me introduce to the tome when this phrase became true. It is said that there was a time in the 13th century when a monk was about to be executed for his crimes but he would be spared at only one cost if he managed to produce impressive work overnight.
It is said that the monk literally sold his soul to the satan and in return, the satan produced this 165-pound, three-feet long book which is referred to as ‘The Devil’s Bible’ and is also referred as Codex Gigas. And it also exists as a real text in actual life and is written by the hand of a single scribe.
18. We All Had A Great Chance of Dying in 2017
Scientists revealed that in January 2017, a very large asteroid of 100 feet passed the earth. It was named AG13 and it almost hit our planet but missed by just a short distance. WOAH!
19. The Blob
In the year 1950, a very strange and mysterious item fell from the sky in Philadelphia, and police were called to check it out. As described by the authorities, the object was a sticky and odorless ooze that was coming out of a very strange item.
According to the reports, it was purple in color, and later it automatically dissolved. This weird and strange incident inspired a horror movie named The Blob.
20. Skull bowls
Have you ever wondered what people used to use before the invention of cups and bowls? It is true that some made the bowls from bamboos and wood but England was slightly different and used the top of hollowed human skulls to put their liquids. Fascinating!
21. Haunted Island in Italy
There is an abandoned island in Italy named Poveglia that is believed to be haunted. The reason behind this lies in the 18th century where numerous people died because of plague and they were quarantined there.
Then in the 20th century, the authorities used the island for mental asylum and it is still abandoned and it is still undeveloped.
According to the catholic religion, there are three places in which a human soul goes after being dead. That is heaven, hell, and a middle place called purgatory. It is said that souls that didn’t end up in heaven and hell go to purgatory.
In Rome, there is a museum that claims that it has documentation of hauntings from people whose souls are stuck in purgatory and they are manifested as a burn mask on some objects as well as the Bible.
23. Facial Agnosia
Facial Agnosia is defined as an inability to recognize faces. It happened after having a stroke or some kind of brain trauma and it is also characterized as ‘prosopagnosia’. In this condition, a person loses all his ability to recognize faces and won’t be able to distinguish the face of the person who he has seen his all life.
The scarier part is, sometimes the affected person will not be able to recognize his own face while looking in the mirror.
24. The Toraja Tradition
Whenever a family member dies in the family of Toraja people on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, they don’t bury them immediately. In fact, they do this elaborated funerals where the body is kept for months and even years after they have passed and during this time the dead body is kept wrapped in cloth.
This is not it, the dead body is also thought to wander around their town until the time the dead person is finally buried. This is because the Toraja people think that death is not a sudden change, instead, it is a process that could take time.
25. Human Skin Cover
In today’s world, we see a large variety of book covers made from different materials. But have you ever considered a book cover made entirely of human skin? If yes, then Harvard University has fulfilled your wildest fantasy. The library of Harvard University has a book that’s cover is made of human skin.
We all are aware of the fact that there are literally millions of bacteria are sitting on your skin. But what’s scarier than that is the millions of moths on your eyelids. Yes, that is absolutely true, human eyelids have innumerable extremely minute moths sitting on them at all times. Even right now this very moment too.
Many many years ago when soldiers died while fighting on the battlefield, their body was just kept to rot on the ground. And as the bodies decomposed, there was a moss that grew into their skull that is called usnea. There was a strange belief that said that this moss has some spiritual qualities and it could be used as a medicine, which they did.
28. Charles Bonnet Syndrome
We are all aware of hallucinations and also about the fact that they come in multiple forms. There was a very famous ‘Charles Bonnet Syndrome’ that makes a person gradually go blind, and when that is happening, they start to see really strange and absurd things that are not actually there.
This syndrome also made the affected person see places, landscapes, animals that are not actually there. Well, I can’t imagine the suffering these people went through while trying to prove themselves right and everybody else just that they are either crazy or seeing something paranormal.
After learning all these facts, I am sure you are either very creeped out or really scared. It is true that there are some very strange things going on with the world and we can do nothing but be shocked by it. However, being scary doesn’t necessarily mean something paranormal, but it is everything that creeps us out or scares us to some point, and these are all those facts that get a similar feeling out of us.
The list is curated after gathering every scary fact about the world and selecting the best 28 out of them, do let us know in the comment section below how you liked this article and I am sure you would have some similar facts to share with us and we can’t wait to hear it. You can share your facts by commenting below. Apart from this, you can also share some suggestions or questions un the section below.