9 More Weird Wikipedia Entries That Will Make You Cringe, If You're Into That Kind Of Thing
More like Freakypedia, IMO.
Back in 2015, this freaky video of a person in a plague doctor mask went viral, and things only got weirder once people started decoding hidden meanings within it: “Messages, many in commonly used ciphers and encryption systems, have been found hidden in the video and its sound spectrogram, as well as images of tortured and mutilated people.” Oh.
This page is all about Oscar, a therapy cat living in a nursing home in Rhode Island, who “appears able to predict the impending death of terminally ill patients by choosing to nap next to people a few hours before they die.” So there's that.
A must-read if you're into Bermuda Triangle theories: “The U.S. government launched an extensive investigation into the disappearance of the crew of the Deering … Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, was intrigued by the fact that several other vessels of various nationalities — most notably the sulfur freighter Hewitt — had also disappeared in roughly the same area.”
Yep, it's exactly what you think, as per the first line of this entry: “The Euthanasia Coaster is an art concept for a steel roller coaster designed to kill its passengers.”
“…in 1997 Bloop was detected by sensors up to 4,800 kilometres (3,000 mi) apart. That means it must be far louder than any whale noise, or any other animal noise for that matter. Is it even remotely possible that some creature bigger than any whale is lurking in the ocean depths?” Um.
A thought experiment: If you took a brain out of a body and kept it alive with all the right fluids — and then you hooked it up to a computer, would it “continue to have perfectly normal conscious experiences”?????
Another one of those medieval mysteries: “Another of the biggest outbreaks occurred in July 1518, in Strasbourg … where a woman named Frau Troffea began dancing in the street; within four days she had been joined by 33 others, and within a month there were 400, many of whom suffered heart attacks and died.”
Not quite terrifying, but definitely up there on the creep factor: 1987, two Chicago TV stations had their broadcast signals hijacked by an unknown person wearing a mask and sunglasses. The intruding video “ended with the hacker’s exposed buttocks being spanked with a flyswatter by an accomplice before normal programming resumed.”
And finally, this List of unusual deaths:
2013: “Two young boys were killed by an African rock python during a sleepover in New Brunswick, Canada. The large snake had escaped a pet store and slithered up through ducts into the apartment where they slept.” OKAY WE'RE DONE.
This post was translated from Japanese.