The moment you hear the word “Wikipedia”, the first thing that comes to your mind is “tons of information”. Wikipedia was first released on 15th January in 2001. Since then, this was the site everyone came to, when they wanted to find information on any topic. Since its release, Wikipedia has grown to become one of the largest and most visited sites for knowledge and information. Over time, it has become a resource for information on literally everything. This “everything” includes EVERYTHING, even the creepiest stuff! Keep scrolling if you’re brave enough!
These some of the creepiest Wikipedia pages you could ever set your foot in! Here you go!
#1 The Dupont de Ligonnès murders and disappearance
“The Dupont de Ligonnès murders and disappearance involved the murder of five members of the same family in Nantes, in the northwestern French department of Loire-Atlantique, followed by the disappearance of the father of the family.” The bodies of the 4 children, mother, and dogs of the Dupont de Ligonnès family were found buried in the back garden of their home. And in 2015, a journalist received a photo of the kids that read, ‘I’m still alive’.
#2 The diver Ben McDaniel’s mysterious disappearance
Ben McDaniel (born April 15, 1980), was living in his parents’ house near the beach, and was also a regular diver. The last date he was seen was in the evening of August 18, by two colleagues from his dive shop. He was seen on a dive entering a cave 58 feet (18 m) below the water’s surface. At first, it was believed that he must have drowned on that dive. However, his parents believe his body is in an inaccessible reach of the extensive cave system. Despite many attempts, no trace of him has ever been found.
#3 Mellified Man
A mellified man is in other words a human mummy confection. Scared yet? This is an ancient Chinese made by soaking a dead person in honey for 100 years. People nearing death depended on an only-honey diet, until the point came where their faeces and sweat also were honey. After their death, their coffins were also filled with honey (duh!). And in a hundred years, the substances thus created would be used to heal broken limbs.
#4 Salish Sea shore where human feet keep washing up
Imagine having a nice walk on the beach, suddenly to find detached human feet lying on the ground. I know it’s a nightmare, but not so much on the shore of the Salish Sea. The first reported case was from August 20th in 2007, with the latest being Januray 1, 2019. Between this time period, more than 2o such human feet have been washed up on this shore.
#5 The Dyatlov Pass incident
Nine Russians who were hiking in the northern Ural Mountains mysteriously died between 1 and 2 February 1959. This group of hikers were an experienced bunch. However, during some time in the night, something happened that made them tear their way out of their tents. No one knows what happened, but it made them flee the campsite in clothing that was totally unsuitable for heavy snowfall and the freezing cold.
“After the group’s bodies were discovered, an investigation by Soviet authorities determined that six had died from hypothermia while the other three showed signs of physical trauma. One victim had a fractured skull; two others had major chest fractures and the body of one of the group was missing both its eyes. One of the victims was missing a tongue”
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