ikipedia is basically the wellspring of all human knowledge. Which is great, except for the fact that humans know some pretty messed up stuff. If you're ever looking for a guaranteed way to not have a great time, you might want to give these Wikipedia pages a try.
But I'm warning you: There's some pretty dark stuff in here. Read at your own discretion.
1. Elmer McCurdy
Back in 1976, a film crew was shooting an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man. During the shoot, a prop man moved a wax mannequin that he had found hanging from a gallows. While he was moving it, the mannequin’s arm broke off.
That’s when he realized that the wax mannequin was actually a human body. Hello, nightmares! The body had belonged to a bank and train robber named Elmer McCurdy who died in 1911 from a gunshot wound.
Capgras delusion is a psychiatric disorder in which a person believes that their friends and family have all been replaced by identical imposters.
This is somewhat similar to the Fregoli delusion, in which people believe that multiple people are in fact one person wearing different disguises.
Stone Man Syndrome
This connective tissues disease is also called Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.
A mutation in the body’s repair mechanism causes muscles, tendons, and ligaments to basically turn to stone whenever they’re damaged. Oftentimes, injuries can result in joints being permanently frozen in place.
But that’s not the only disease that results in a stone-still body…