25+ Spine-Tingling Facts That Will Captivate Your Fear And Curiosity

“After a stroke or some sort of brain trauma, some people can develop “prosopagnosia,” also known as “facial agnosia.” This is when someone loses the ability to recognize faces.”

“Poveglia, Italy is considered to be the most haunted island in the world, as untold numbers of people dying of the plague were quarantined there in the 18th century. In the 20th century, the island was then used to hold a mental asylum, and it currently lies abandoned and undeveloped.”

“In 1934, a mountain slide dumped heavy rocks into a lake near a town called Tafjord in Norway, a small, remote town. The slide triggered a 203-foot tsunami that hit Tafjord, killing 40 people and injuring even more. This real-life event inspired a horror movie called The Wave.”

“Hundreds of years ago, when people died on the battlefield or elsewhere outside, their bodies often just lay there until they rotted away. As they decomposed, their skulls would start to grow a moss called usnea. People believed that this moss contained the spiritual qualities of the fallen soldiers, and they would gather it up as medicine.”

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“There is such a thing as homicidal sleepwalking. It’s also called homicidal somnambulism, or sleepwalking murder. In 2005, Jules Lowe was acquitted of murder after killing his father because he was sleepwalking during the crime.”

“Before caesareans were perfected, if babies were too big to pass through the birth canal, a chainsaw was used to removed parts of the pelvis quickly. ”

“Until the 20th century, human remains were used in the making of medicine.”

“A book written 14 years before the 1912 sinking of the Titanic may have predicted the ship’s tragic demise. The novella titled The Wreck of the Titan, described an unsinkable ship that hits an iceberg. It also had a shortage of lifeboats, like the Titanic.”

“There is a recorded case of hysteria in a large French convent in 1844. One nun began meowing like a cat, and shortly thereafter, every nun in the convent began meowing together for several hours at a time. This lasted until soldiers accompanied police to the entrance of the convent, and the nuns were informed that they would be whipped by the soldiers until they stopped meowing.”

“A human body could be skeletonized in less than four days in highly oxygenated deeper water, according to a study done by Simon Fraser University.”

“Fatal familial insomnia is a rare genetic degenerative brain disorder wherein the affected individual is unable to sleep. The disorder may begin mildly but gradually worsen, causing mental and physical deterioration. There is no known cure, and eventually, the disorder leads to death.”

“In Ancient Greece, slaves were punished by way of ‘figging’: A freshly peeled ginger root was placed into the anus or vagina, causing massive discomfort for some period of time.”

“One mg of poison from the golden poison frog can kill 10-15 adults.”

“The Vampire Moth can latch onto you and feast on your blood for as long as an hour.”

““Prosopagnosia” is the inability to recognize faces.”

“You are more likely to be bitten by a new yorker than a shark”

“The X Ray machine is largely responsible for the Child Protective Movement. In the 40’s and 50’s cases for Shaken Baby Syndrome were noticed causing a large push in child protection.”

“That it was not uncommon for people to be buried alive by accident in the old days, which is why they started inserting cords in coffins which are attached to bells on top of graves that the ‘presumed dead’ can use as a distress signal.”

“In 1973, two men were in a small submarine 1,575 feet deep in the ocean. Suddenly, there was a malfunction, and water began flooding in, causing the sub to sink. They only had enough oxygen left to survive for three days. It took so long for the rescue team to find them that by the time they extracted the crew, the men only had about 12 minutes of oxygen left.”

“When the movie trailer for The Exorcist was shown to the public in theaters, it was reportedly so scary that people ran out of the room. As a result, they decided to ban that version of the trailer.”

“In the Czech Republic, there is a church called The Sedlec Ossuary that has decorations made entirely of human bones.”

“In Ancient Rome, some people believed that if they drank fresh, warm blood from a fallen Gladiator, they would absorb their power. ”

“In the 1600s, alchemists did everything they could to try to find eternal life. One elixir that was created by John French, required mushed up brains to sit inside of horse manure for 6 months, until it was ‘liquid enough to be consumed.’”

“Around 1904, a boy named Robert Eugene Otto, or “Gene,” owned a strange-looking doll of a boy, who he named Robert. Robert the Doll is said to be haunted, aware of what is going on around him, and even responsible for multiple violent mishaps. Robert’s tale formed the basis for the film Child’s Play.

“Certain types of antidepressants have been known to eliminate someone’s ability to feel love and compassion.”

“Queen Elizabeth I used to paint her face with ceruse, which is a mixture of white lead and vinegar.”

“In Philadelphia, The Mutter Museum is filled with fascinating and disgusting bits of human anatomy that have been preserved. Mutations, tumors, and medical anomalies are on full display.”

“The Ven Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky is filled with vintage puppets.”

“Madame Tussaud’s wax museum is famous around the world for frighteningly life-like figures of celebrities. What most people don’t know, however, is that Madame Anna Maria Tussaud got her start by rushing over to grab heads from the guillotine during the French Revolution. She used these heads to showcase her waxing process.”

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