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11 super creepy Wikipedia pages that will keep you up tonight

Night night now.

BACK IN 2014, we shared 13 Wikipedia pages that would put the yips up you. But we’re not finished. Here are 11 more. Have fun sleeping later!

1. Slender Man

slenderman-doc Source: wordpress

Slender Man is a creation of the internet that has had some very real life consequences. In 2014, two 12-year-old girls stabbed their classmate in the hopes of becoming ‘proxies for Slender Man’, and the character has been linked to various other incidents.

2. Johnny Gosch

clip_image001 Source: JohnnyGosch.com

In 1982, 12-year-old Johnny Gosch vanished on his paper delivery route. His mother claims that in 1997, a 27-year-old Johnny visited her accompanied by a strange man, talked with her for an hour, then left again. She hasn’t seen him since.

3. Toynbee tiles

1280px-Toynbee-2 Source: Wikipedia

This isn’t so much scary as it is unsettling. Toynbee tiles are mysterious messages inlaid into the ground in dozens of US cities, many referencing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and British historian Arnold J Toynbee. Who is making them? What are they trying to tell us?

4. Aokigahara

Aokigahara_forest_01 Source: Wikipedia

This forest in Japan is thought to be the most haunted in the world, owing to the large number of people who have taken their own lives there. Chilling.

5. Roanoke Colony

The_Carte_of_all_the_Coast_of_Virginia_by_Theodor_de_Bry_-_Roanoke_Island_detail Source: Wikipedia

The story of the Roanoke colony inspired the sixth season of American Horror Story, and you can see why – it’s weird AF. The colony was established in North Carolina in 1586, and the whole lot of them disappeared about three years later. It’s never been explained.

6. The Zodiac Killer

2000px-Zodiac_Killer_symbol.svg Source: Wikipedia

Everyone knows the broad outline of this story, but the details are still fascinating decades on. After a spate of murders in San Francisco in the 1960s and 70s, local newspapers received taunting letters from someone who claimed to be the killer. The letters contained four codes, only one of which has been solved.

7. The Max Headroom Signal Intrusion

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In November of 1987, two Chicago television stations were interrupted by a man dressed up as Max Headroom, a computer-generated TV character. The video is distorted, he’s mostly screaming and singing and laughing, and it’s just… creepy.

8. The ‘From Hell’ letter

FromHellLetter Source: Wikipedia

This page concerns a letter sent from a person who claimed to be Jack the Ripper to a member of a Whitechapel neighbourhood watch committee, along with half a human kidney. Shudder.

9. The Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter

Kelly-Hopkinsville(reconstitution) An artist's impression of the encounter. Noooope! Source: Wikipedia

Five adults and seven children claimed to have seen 12-15 small alien creatures attacking their Kentucky farmhouse one night in 1955. The adults shot at the short dark figures, who popped up at the doorway and peered in the windows. Hell no.

10. Idilia Dubb

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Dubb was a 17-year-old Scottish girl who, while visiting the abandoned Lahneck Castle in Germany in the 1850s, fell through rotted floorboards and was trapped. She recorded her final days in her diary, which was discovered nine years later along with her remains.

11. Carl Tanzler

800px-Carl_Tanzler Source: Wikipedia

This guy fell in love with a tuberculosis patient, and when she died, he just… took her body and kept it in his home, using all sorts of methods to forestall decomposition. Nope. NOPE.

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