While we're out laughing at memes and staring at pictures of dogs wearing hats, there's a whole other dark world looming in existence. I'm talking weird, creepy, make-your-skin-crawl kind of things. It's not just the stuff we read in books or see in movies.
I'm talking things like, a pair of pants made out of human skin, or a frog that breaks its own bones to grow claws. There's some serious sci-fi stuff going on. You can't make this stuff up.
Just in time for the spooky season, here are some real-life horror stories to freak you out and give you the heebie-jeebies.
Also, this list is quite random because fear comes in all shapes and sizes.
Grab your teddy bear...
Point of Nemo
Where do spacecraft go to die? Point Nemo in the Pacific Ocean is the watery graveyard for many, but probably not f… https://t.co/wqccd5tISS— AFP News Agency (@AFP News Agency)1522546948.0
You have to see it to believe it
Translation: Scary AF
i learn about prion diseases every semester and i become extremely paranoid of getting a prion disease EVERY SEMESTER— destiny 🦩 (@destiny 🦩)1536678815.0
Even hospitals are afraid of it
"I work at a hospital. We operated on a patient, a few weeks later patient tested positive for prions," said one Reddit user. "Had to dip all of our instrumentation in ACID and reprocess, because when you wash an infected kit you cross contaminate all your other kits... Literally, flesh dissolving chemicals like prolystica just don't do anything to them. We have hundreds of surgical kits, it took a week of nonstop work to be sure we were safe for operating. Prions are scary sh**. They'll turn your brain into a sponge."
The "Nope" Chemical
Chlorine Trifluoride is an odorless, colorless, poisonous and corrosive gas that is extremely reactive. Basically, it's deadly and strong enough to burn through any glass.
Be very afraid
Yeah, you can keep me away from this stuff
This poisonous carrot
Don’t touch these plants! Six lookalikes you want to avoid - https://t.co/AB6tfxpFWM Photo: Giant hogweed courtesy… https://t.co/QSdMuM6IOE— U.S. Fish and Wildlife (@U.S. Fish and Wildlife)1529932981.0
You heard me
Thanks to the resident that reported this giant hogweed; Crews removed it this morning. Your quick thinking stopped… https://t.co/2dOAw1cCHX— City of Guelph (@City of Guelph)1531245487.0
Watch your back14 feet tall and can be found in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, Michigan, Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. This evil plant is no joke.
This is a tardigrade, a tiny animal with superpowers. Say hello!😅 https://t.co/KxCd692Br8 https://t.co/WMeHpGKnye— AGS&B (@AGS&B)1536514410.0
To infinity and beyondthey may outlive humankind. The dagger-teeth creatures have outlived dinosaurs, and they show no signs of stopping. Thankfully, they are harmless to us humans.
Stone Man Syndrome
Disturbing Disorders: FOP (Stone Man Syndrome) - http://t.co/skOoFOmi6b http://t.co/J3awanaS01— Lindsey Fitzharris (@Lindsey Fitzharris)1436347331.0
You basically grow a second skeleton
The opening essay “Bones” is about a man called Harry Eastlack who had Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva or “St… https://t.co/89NoWkpsVA— Sinéad Gleeson (is offline) (@Sinéad Gleeson (is offline))1526580873.0
Rare...but still scary
The Aztec Death Whistle
Have You Heard of The Aztec Death Whistle That Sounds Like Blood-Curdling Screams? https://t.co/z6NoWe67On https://t.co/CgTgBUJ4nP— GeekTyrant (@GeekTyrant)1533072004.0
The scariest sound everIf you thought your mom yelling your full name in public was scary, wait until you hear this. Be careful with the volume on this video. It is LOUD and TERRIFYING. He starts blowing the whistle at around 52 seconds, which is just enough time for you to hide under your covers.
So much fearSome research into this death whistle says it might have been used as a war tactic, which would be very useful considering it might scare the life out of your enemies! But, it was most likely used for human sacrifices which is equally as terrifying.
A hairy, horrifying frog
This is the hairy frog aka the horror/wolverine frog! They: -Make scary carnivorous tadpole babies w/ rows of horne… https://t.co/gJza7N4YJr— Julia (@Julia)1537065242.0
The Hugh Jackman of frogsscientists that they use these claws in defense, and when they are done using them, they just retract and the skin around it regenerates. Pretty freaking creepy.
worth the hour trek up on to Dartmoor Devon to find male Bot flies Gasterophilus intestinalis attractive flies with… https://t.co/ocUMxBEoBt— John Walters (@John Walters)1505672884.0
Parasite paranoiaWikipedia page, or if you are really feeling brave and you have a strong stomach, watch some YouTube videos about them.
In Icelandic folklore, Nábrók, which is literally “death underpants”, are pants made from the skin of a dead man. A… https://t.co/hUsCHPsDQ2— Clay F. Johnson (@Clay F. Johnson)1516266157.0