22 Horrifying Facts That’ll Just Straight Up Give You Shivers

1Junko Furuta Murder

In 1988, a 17-year-old Japanese high school student named Junko Furuta was abducted and tortured for 44 days after which she was murdered. The murder was perpetrated by four teenage boys. According to their trial statements, the four of them: raped her over 400 times, beat her several times, starved her, hanged her body from the ceiling and used her as a "punching bag", dropped barbells onto her stomach several times, forced her to eat live cockroaches and drink her own urine, forced her to masturbate in front of them, inserted foreign objects into her vagina and anus, shoved a still-lit light bulb into her vagina, set fireworks into her anus, vagina, mouth and ears, burnt her vagina and clitoris with cigarettes and lighters, burnt her eyelids with hot wax and lighters, tore off her left nipple with pliers and pierced her breasts with sewing needles. All four of them were arrested but were only given light sentences for their atrocious crimes because they were teenagers.


2Brooklyn Vampire

Convicted serial killer Albert Fish a.k.a. The Brooklyn Vampire was a child rapist and cannibal, who boasted that he "had children in every state." and at one time stated the number was about 100. He was put on trial for the kidnapping and murder of Grace Budd. He was captured when police investigated a letter that he had sent to the mother of Grace Budd, in which he described how he killed her 10-year-old daughter and ate her. When he was executed, he even helped the executioner position the electrodes on his body before uttering his final words, "I don't even know why I'm here," before he was killed by two jolts to kill him.


3San Fernando massacre

In 2011, Los Zetas drug cartel committed a massacre in San Fernando, Mexico. Cartel members hijacked a number of buses along the highway and kidnapped the passengers. Female victims were raped and able-bodied men were forced to fight to the death with other hostages. They were given knives, hammers, machetes, and clubs. Survivors were recruited as a hitman for Los Zetas. All in all 193 people were killed and buried in 47 clandestine mass graves.


4Charles Domery

Charles Domery was a Polish soldier of normal build who is noted for his unusually large appetite. He surrendered to the French for food, ate 174 cats in 1 year, often ate 4-5 pounds of grass a day, and after a fellow sailor’s leg was severed, he began to eat it. The prison gave him 10x the rations, but he still ate rats, cats and candles to quench his appetite.


5APEN

There exists a secret group of investigators named Aerial Phenomena Enquiry Network who specialize in the field of UFOs who regularly contact researchers via letter and cassette tape offering pieces of information, yet never supply contact details. They were active from 1974 to 1990s. They have brought a number of UFO incidents to the notice of the general public when the information was only available to the government.


6Alien hand syndrome

Alien hand syndrome is a rare neurological disorder, in which one hand functions involuntarily, often in direct conflict with the other hand, with the victim completely unaware of its actions. People affected by it can pick things up, throw them and even attempt to strangulate themselves, having to use the controllable hand to restrain the alien hand. There is no known cure for the alien hand syndrome.


7Andrei Chikatilo

Andrei Chikatilo was a Soviet serial killer who killed at least 52 women and children from 1978-1990. In the process of trying to catch him, Soviet police solved more than 1000 unrelated crimes, including 95 murders and 245 rapes. The first time he was captured he was released from custody because his semen type was different from his blood type, which is extremely rare. He even helped police with the investigation at that point. When he was executed, he exclaimed “Don’t blow my brains out! The Japanese want to buy them!”


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8Tarrare

Tarrare was a slender French man who lived in the 1700s. He had a bizarrely insatiable appetite which could never be satisfied. He would regularly eat a meal intended for 15 people in one sitting and under medical observation ate cats, snakes, lizards, puppies and an entire eel without chewing. He would scavenge for offal in gutters, rubbish heaps and outside butchers' shops, and attempted to drink the blood of other patients in the hospital and to eat the corpses in the hospital morgue. He was even suspected of eating a toddler.


9Teratoma

Teratoma, Greek for monster, is a very rare type of tumor that humans can develop which is capable of producing hair, teeth, bone and complex organs such as eyes and brain-matter, eyeballs, hands, feet and in rare cases it even develops an internal cyst containing a structure that resembles a fetus.


10Big Lurch

In 2002, Antron Singleton a.k.a rapper “Big Lurch” murdered his girlfriend. He was found naked in the street staring at the sky after having cut his girlfriend's lungs out and chewing on them while on PCP.

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