he Internet is home to a plethora of deeply disturbing content. In fact, it's pretty hard to avoid stumbling across something online that will haunt you for days after you close out of your browser. But if you're one of those twisted types that seek out this kind of reading material, Wikipedia is a total treasure trove for all things weird and creepy.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy these 12 ultra-unsettling pages that are almost guaranteed to keep you awake tonight.
Beaumont Children Disappearance
The Beaumont Children Disappearance happened in 1966 when three children aged 9, 7, and 4 went missing from an Australian beach. The three kids were last seen with an unknown blonde man. Although there have been some alleged sightings of the children and even a bizarre letter claiming to be written by one of them, their disappearance remains a mystery to this day.
The mysterious deaths of Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers
Two Dutch woman named Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers were backpacking in Panama, and were declared missing after going on a hike and never returning. Their phones and camera were discovered 10 weeks later and contained some strange photos that have caused internet sleuths to hypothesize what lead to the girls’ demise. The camera roll starts with typical posed shots of before they went missing and ends with nearly 100 shots a week after they went missing of the pitch-black forest. Some think the forest shots were taken in an effort to send a signal with the flash or see better in the dark. Their remains were found a year after that mysterious hike, but gave no clue as to what actually happened.
Lithopedion, which translates to “stone baby”, is a phenomenon that occurs when a woman’s body isn’t aware of the pregnancy and the fetus doesn’t develop. The fetus calcifies and basically turns to stone inside the womb.
The scariest part? This can remain undiscovered for decades.
Self-cannibalism or auto-cannibalism is “the practice of eating oneself.” The creepiest part of this entry is the section on animals, which details the short-tailed cricket that eats its own wings and the North American rat snake that has been known to attempt to consume itself until death.
In ancient Chinese medicine, the process of submerging a dead body in honey was known as a Mellified Man. Before death, an older or sickly person would consume nothing but honey until it finally killed them. After they died, they would be placed in a casket filled with honey and left to age. Eventually, the body was eaten as some sort of healing confectionary treat.
Yeah, I think I’ll pass on that. Thanks.