3 Terrifying Serial Killers from the 1800′s - (creepylittlestories.com)

When we hear about serial killers we often think about the infamous Ted Bundy or about the movie characters such as Hannibal Lecter. However, the truth is that serial killers have been around around for hundreds of years. The lack of organized law enforcement during the 1800′s often allowed serial killers to go undetected for years before getting caught, if they were caught at all. This list of serial killers from the 1800′s details some of the creepiest and most grotesque crimes of the 19th century.

H.H. Holmes

H.H. Holmes has regained notoriety in modern times as one of the most terrifying serial killers in American history with the recent release of the best selling novel, Devil in the White City. Holmes first foray into the macabre began while he was in medical school. He stole bodies from the school’s morgue and bought insurance policies under fake identities. He then disfigured the bodies and reported that these fake persons has accidentally died, thus collecting the life insurance. What Holmes did next, however, is truly horrific. On moving to Chicago, Holmes built a three story hotel which many in the neighborhood referred to as a castle. The top two floors of the building was a maze of sealed rooms, doors to nowhere, dead end staircases and countless other features designed to confuse the unlucky “guests”. Holmes routinely changed building contractors during the hotel’s construction so that only he would know the layout of the hotel.

Holmes, who primarily killed women, targeted his hotel staff, those he was romantically involved with as well as hotel guests. He often required his hotel staff to take out life insurance policies which had him as the main benefactor. Holmes would kill his victims by pumping gas into their sealed rooms or by cutting off airflow to the room. He would then drop the bodies through a chute into the basement where he either cremated the bodies or stripped the bodies of skin and organs so that he could sell the skeletons to medical schools. Holmes was eventually caught in 1894 and charged with the murder of three children. He was hung in 1896. Authorities stated that his killing spree lasted from 1893-1894 and that he killed anywhere from 20 to 200 people during that time.

Manuel Blanco Romasanta

Born in Spain, the family of Manuel Romansanta originally throught that he was a girl, and raised him as one until a doctor performing an exam informed them that he was in fact a male. Records state that Romanasanta reached no more 4 feet 11 inches in height as an adult and may have been even shorter. His first murder occured when a local official attempted to collect an unpaid debt. Romanasanta fled to a rural village where he acted as a mountain guide for travelling women and children. He attempted to allay suspicion by forging fake letters stating that the travelers had reached their destination. This did not last very long, as villagers soon noticed that Romanasanta was selling the women’s clothing within the village as well as soap which appeared to be made from human fat. He was eventually arrested and sentenced to death by garotte. He was active from 1844 to 1852 and killed between 9 and 14 people.

Boone Helm: The Kentucky Cannibal

The American Wild West was the playground of many criminals and psychopaths during the 1800′s. The wide expanses of wilderness and lack of organized local law enforcement meant that lunatics were often able to terrorize settlers for years. Helm was known for killing and cannibalizing traveling companions and those he met along the way when food was running low or they did something to anger him. He would also kill men and save their meat in case food ran low on long journeys. Groups seeking vigilante justice pursued Helm across the West, however, Helm was able to keep one step ahead for a time. In one instance he was submitted to a mental asylum after capture, but soon escaped after tricking the guards into thinking he was harmless. He was finally captured by a vigilante gang and hung in front of a crowd of 6,000. He jumped off the stool moements before the hangman could kick it out. Boone Helm was active from 1850 to 1864 and killed at least 11 people though the final tally is likely much higher.

Source: http://creepylittlestories.com/3-terrifying-serial-killers-1800s/

Ghost Tapes: A Documentary on the Paranormal

Armed with video cameras, two men delve into some of the most haunted locations Chicago, Illinois has to offer them. With the sole intent on capturing paranormal evidence on to video, they hope to answer many of the questions we all have about the paranormal, and life after death. Turn out the lights. Turn up the volume. Enjoy Ghost Tapes.

First Words

Any day now, she’ll say her first words.

My wife and I have been playfully betting on what she’ll say first - ‘Mama’ or ‘Daddy.’ I can hear my wife crooning over and over while she feeds her ‘Mama’s little girl! Mama loves you so much!’ Sometimes, she’s not even subtle about it - ‘Say ‘mama!’ Come on! ‘Mama!”

I don’t mind it though. I still believe I’ll win. When we first brought her home, she would scream and cry and nothing my wife would say could calm her down, but I knew just how to hold her to help her fall asleep. Our daughter was a daddy’s girl - my wife needed all the handicaps she could get.

I sit our daughter in her chair and my wife and I begin babbling like chickens - ‘Mama!’ ‘Daddy!’ ‘Say Mama!’ ‘Who’s daddy’s baby?’

I pull the gag from our little girl’s mouth.

“P-please… what do you want from me? Please let me go…”

My wife’s smile falls from her face. With a heavy heart, I put the gag back in as the girl starts to scream. I take her back to the room, locking her in and shutting the lights out. When I return, I find my wife crying.

“It’s ok, honey,” I tell her, “The next one will be better. I promise.”

The Green Children
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The Green Children of Woolpit were two children who appeared in the village of Woolpit in Suffolk, UK, in the 12th century. The children were brother and sister and they had green colored skin. Their appearance was normal in all other areas. They spoke an unrecognized language and refused to eat anything other than pitch from bean pods. Eventually their skin lost its green color. When they learned English they explained that they were from the ‘Land of St Martin’ which was a dark place because the sun never rose far above the horizon. They claimed that they were tending their father’s herd and followed a river of light when they heard the sounds of bells – finding themselves in Woolpit.
Some of the more unusual theories proposed for the origin of the children are that they were Hollow Earth children, parallel dimension children, or Extraterrestrial children.

read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_children_of_Woolpit

The Green Children

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The Green Children of Woolpit were two children who appeared in the village of Woolpit in Suffolk, UK, in the 12th century. The children were brother and sister and they had green colored skin. Their appearance was normal in all other areas. They spoke an unrecognized language and refused to eat anything other than pitch from bean pods. Eventually their skin lost its green color. When they learned English they explained that they were from the ‘Land of St Martin’ which was a dark place because the sun never rose far above the horizon. They claimed that they were tending their father’s herd and followed a river of light when they heard the sounds of bells – finding themselves in Woolpit.

Some of the more unusual theories proposed for the origin of the children are that they were Hollow Earth children, parallel dimension children, or Extraterrestrial children.

read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_children_of_Woolpit

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TERRIFYING GIFS PART 2 

(PART 1)

These gifs were found on various threads, I am unsure of the origins on some of them. 

These are the ones I’m sure of

1) Paranormal Activity 3 (watch here)

2) John Carpenter’s: In the Mouth of Madness (watch here)

3) The Conjuring (watch here)

4) VHS (watch here)

5) The Thing (watch here)

6) Nothing Really Matters- Madonna (music video) 

7) A maze in Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights based on La Llorona 

8) Devil’s Pass (watch here)

9) Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (watch here)

10) The Poughkeepie Tapes (watch here)

Part 3 

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Enjoy!
SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION: Can someone really burst up into flames out of nowhere? There have been cases. Usually the victim’s torso and head are burnt beyond recognition, but their extremities such as their hands and feet are fine. There are many theories to explain how & why this happens but no solid explanation. More Information
ACID RAIN: any form of precipitation with high levels of nitric and sulfuric acids.They can make water toxic to the fishes inhabiting rivers, lakes & streams. It also damages forests by robbing the soil of essential nutrients and releasing aluminum into the soil. The aluminum makes it harder for the trees to take up water. More Information
ALL ABOUT DEATH: Have you ever wondered what happens to the human body at the moment of death and when happens to it as time passes by? Well I made this post, a while ago that will answer all your questions. About Death Post
BRAIN INJURY: The saddest part about this is when you have a patient whose aware but can’t communicate it at all. Or when you have patient in vegetative state, where they will smile, cry or frown but it turns out it was just an involuntary spinal cord effect. They are not really there. Brain Injury Post
SLEEP PARALYSIS: Waking up but you can’ move your body at all. You think you see something hovering above you. Or there’s an old women with lifeless eyes at the foot of your bed. But you can’t move your body at all. A bit more terrifying than morbid but here is where you can read a scientific explanation for it. Science Explanation
GENIE: THE WILD CHILD: Genie was a feral child, a child of abuse who was deprived of human communication. As horrible as it was, it led scientists to develop a theory about the critical period for language acquisition. It’s a hypothesis that states that the first few years of life is when a person will readily learn communication & language. More Information
LA BREA TAR PITS: The pits in the tar is called asphalt. It’s incredibly sticky and results when lighter components of petroleum evaporate away. It has the power to trap large animals. What happens is prey, weakened or injured animals would get stuck in the pit. Bigger animals, such as predators would be drawn to the scene where they would stuck as well. More Information
DEATH AT MOUNT EVEREST: Over 200 people have died on their attempt to reach the top. They could suffer from lack of oxygen or even me smashed by raining boulders. The morbid part? The bodies are now used as landmarks. More Information
ELEPHANT’S FOOT: Elephant’s foot is a massive radioactive blob. One of the remainders of the Chernobyl disaster. After just 30 seconds of exposure, dizziness and fatigue will find you a week later. Two minutes of exposure and your cells will begin to hemorrhage (ruptured blood vessels); four minutes: vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. 300 seconds and you have two days to live. More Information
MUMMIFICATION: Have you ever wondered how Ancient Egyptians mummified a body? It includes two steps: embalming & wrapping. Here is a website that will take you through the steps. And yes! They did use a hook to smash the brain and pull it out of the nose. The Website
You may also like: MASTERPOST OF TRUE TERRIFYING EVENTS

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Enjoy!

  1. SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION: Can someone really burst up into flames out of nowhere? There have been cases. Usually the victim’s torso and head are burnt beyond recognition, but their extremities such as their hands and feet are fine. There are many theories to explain how & why this happens but no solid explanation. More Information
  2. ACID RAIN: any form of precipitation with high levels of nitric and sulfuric acids.They can make water toxic to the fishes inhabiting rivers, lakes & streams. It also damages forests by robbing the soil of essential nutrients and releasing aluminum into the soil. The aluminum makes it harder for the trees to take up water. More Information
  3. ALL ABOUT DEATH: Have you ever wondered what happens to the human body at the moment of death and when happens to it as time passes by? Well I made this post, a while ago that will answer all your questions. About Death Post
  4. BRAIN INJURY: The saddest part about this is when you have a patient whose aware but can’t communicate it at all. Or when you have patient in vegetative state, where they will smile, cry or frown but it turns out it was just an involuntary spinal cord effect. They are not really there. Brain Injury Post
  5. SLEEP PARALYSIS: Waking up but you can’ move your body at all. You think you see something hovering above you. Or there’s an old women with lifeless eyes at the foot of your bed. But you can’t move your body at all. A bit more terrifying than morbid but here is where you can read a scientific explanation for it. Science Explanation
  6. GENIE: THE WILD CHILD: Genie was a feral child, a child of abuse who was deprived of human communication. As horrible as it was, it led scientists to develop a theory about the critical period for language acquisition. It’s a hypothesis that states that the first few years of life is when a person will readily learn communication & language. More Information
  7. LA BREA TAR PITS: The pits in the tar is called asphalt. It’s incredibly sticky and results when lighter components of petroleum evaporate away. It has the power to trap large animals. What happens is prey, weakened or injured animals would get stuck in the pit. Bigger animals, such as predators would be drawn to the scene where they would stuck as well. More Information
  8. DEATH AT MOUNT EVEREST: Over 200 people have died on their attempt to reach the top. They could suffer from lack of oxygen or even me smashed by raining boulders. The morbid part? The bodies are now used as landmarks. More Information
  9. ELEPHANT’S FOOT: Elephant’s foot is a massive radioactive blob. One of the remainders of the Chernobyl disaster. After just 30 seconds of exposure, dizziness and fatigue will find you a week later. Two minutes of exposure and your cells will begin to hemorrhage (ruptured blood vessels); four minutes: vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. 300 seconds and you have two days to live. More Information
  10. MUMMIFICATION: Have you ever wondered how Ancient Egyptians mummified a body? It includes two steps: embalming & wrapping. Here is a website that will take you through the steps. And yes! They did use a hook to smash the brain and pull it out of the nose. The Website

You may also like: MASTERPOST OF TRUE TERRIFYING EVENTS

CREEPY STORIES: THE GIRL IN THE LOG

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by reddit user Fillimilli

TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL ABUSE

kind of a long read, but so worth it

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Oh my god this turned out incredibly sweet oh my god

This story is incredible

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One of the most popular two sentence horror stories has been turned into a short film. 

You can watch it here

Creepy Stories: MY WIFE

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This one has a medium length but bear with it because it is worth it. One of the stories to really toy with your mind.

Original Author:  Mr. Pengy

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Reddit has a page (r/LetsNotMeet) dedicated to stories about stalkers, being creeped on & strange encounters. The stories here are supposedly true, and are people’s unfortunate experiences. Here are the top 10, that make your heart skip a beat. The real fears in life are ofcourse humans and what we are capable of.
Trigger warnings for everything here. Stories may include sexual abuse, child abuse & physical abuse. 
THEY DIDN’T KNOW I UNDERSTOOD SPANISH: The reason I will always hesitate to take public transportation espically during the night
NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED: I … just … just read this
DR.RAMSEY: He needs to kept in jail for the rest of his life
MY MOM USED TO CLEAN HOUSES, SHE QUIT AFTER THIS: I would quit too
STRANGER UNDER THE BED: Her story is many people’s worst nightmares
ROOMMATE WANTED: FEMALE ONLY: Oh jesus
THE SMILING MAN: They made this into a short film
I’M HER UNCLE: The reason to keep a watchful eye on your children at all times
TERRORIZED FOR 2 HOURS: Trust your gut feeling
DON’T TELL MOM: Dogs are the best creatures on Earth
Feel free to post your own LetsNotMeet stories on this reddit thread or on tumblr. 
You may also like: GLITCH IN THE MATRIX

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Reddit has a page (r/LetsNotMeet) dedicated to stories about stalkers, being creeped on & strange encounters. The stories here are supposedly true, and are people’s unfortunate experiences. Here are the top 10, that make your heart skip a beat. The real fears in life are ofcourse humans and what we are capable of.

Trigger warnings for everything here. Stories may include sexual abuse, child abuse & physical abuse. 

  1. THEY DIDN’T KNOW I UNDERSTOOD SPANISH: The reason I will always hesitate to take public transportation espically during the night
  2. NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHEDI … just … just read this
  3. DR.RAMSEY: He needs to kept in jail for the rest of his life
  4. MY MOM USED TO CLEAN HOUSES, SHE QUIT AFTER THISI would quit too
  5. STRANGER UNDER THE BED: Her story is many people’s worst nightmares
  6. ROOMMATE WANTED: FEMALE ONLYOh jesus
  7. THE SMILING MAN: They made this into a short film
  8. I’M HER UNCLEThe reason to keep a watchful eye on your children at all times
  9. TERRORIZED FOR 2 HOURS: Trust your gut feeling
  10. DON’T TELL MOMDogs are the best creatures on Earth

Feel free to post your own LetsNotMeet stories on this reddit thread or on tumblr. 

You may also like: GLITCH IN THE MATRIX

5 Underwater Creatures That Look Like Terrifying Nightmares

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The Okiku Doll -
In 1918 a seventeen year old boy was visiting Sapparo in Japan and bought a doll for his two year old sister, Okiku. The little girl loved the doll and played with it every day, but a year later Okiku suddenly died of the flu. The family was heartbroken, and placed the little girl’s doll in the family altar in her memory. 
Sometime later, the family started notice something strange about the doll, its hair had started to grow. It had went from being in a short,cropped style to being down to the doll’s knees. The family took this as a sign that the restless spirit of Okiku was inside the doll so they took it to a Mannenji temple.
The doll is still at the temple to this day. Its hair still continues to grow and it is given an annual hair cut by the priests. Scientific tests have been carried out on the doll and it has been proven that the hair that is growing out of the doll’s head is both female and human.

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The Okiku Doll -

In 1918 a seventeen year old boy was visiting Sapparo in Japan and bought a doll for his two year old sister, Okiku. The little girl loved the doll and played with it every day, but a year later Okiku suddenly died of the flu. The family was heartbroken, and placed the little girl’s doll in the family altar in her memory. 

Sometime later, the family started notice something strange about the doll, its hair had started to grow. It had went from being in a short,cropped style to being down to the doll’s knees. The family took this as a sign that the restless spirit of Okiku was inside the doll so they took it to a Mannenji temple.

The doll is still at the temple to this day. Its hair still continues to grow and it is given an annual hair cut by the priests. Scientific tests have been carried out on the doll and it has been proven that the hair that is growing out of the doll’s head is both female and human.

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Paging sixpenceee! There’s a horrifying miles-long stretch of Google Street View in Hannecroix, New York that’s apparently a portal to an evil watercolor dimension.

From The 10 Most Terrifying Places on Google Street View

Thanks dailydot :)