Fact or Fiction? 25 Bizarre Real-Life Stories – Part 2

1Akodessewa Fetish Market

Akodessewa Fetish Market

The Akodessewa Fetish Market in West Africa has everything you will ever need for your voodoo rituals. Voodoo practitioners believe any problems can be remedied using these items. The market is lined with shops showcasing piles of heads, tails, skins, and limbs of various animals. Locals who run out of options visit these markets in search of solutions. If you’re not into getting skull powder rubbed into your flesh, the sellers will surely get under your skin and make you buy at least a souvenir.

2Bang It

Bang It

Set up in the 1950s, Dounreay nuclear research facilities were ordered to be decommissioned by the UK Government in 2005. One of the facilities was an experimental chemical plant built to recycle plutonium liquor. Cleaning the pipes and vessels in the facility proved to be a costly affair and an immense health hazard. At their wits' end, they tested household cleaner Cillit Bang and were surprised to find that it worked faster and did a better job than the expensive cleaner they were using. The contamination levels of each component also dropped significantly after being cleaned with Cillit Bang.

3Cunning Cunnilingus

Cunning Cunnilingus

In 2013, a woman in Brazil confessed to trying to kill her husband by putting poison in her vagina and urging him to have oral sex with her. Her husband refused to grant her a divorce and she figured that the next best option was to get rid of him permanently. He became suspicious when he noticed an unusual odor emanating from her private parts. Fearing she was unwell, he took her to hospital. Medical tests revealed she had doused her vagina with enough poison to kill both her husband and herself.



In the '90s, Marilyn Manson is rumored to have created a film titled “Groupie” and it allegedly shows a fan being tortured by Marilyn and Twiggy (Jeordie White). The footage is said to have been captured on a handheld camcorder and the video apparently involves torture, weapons, and bloodshed. Officially, only Manson, Tony Ciulla, and Andy Dick have seen the film and Andy Dick said the film made him feel uncomfortable. A small clip of the video is said to exist at the end of Manson's documentary ‘Dead to the World.’

5Kelvin Santos

Kelvin Santos

In 2012, a 2-year-old Boy in Brazil named Kelvin Santos was pronounced dead after a bout of pneumonia. He was placed in an airtight body bag for 3 hours. When the family gathered for an open casket later that day, Kelvin’s aunt noted that he appeared to move before he sat up and asked his father for water. The family thought they were getting a second chance, but the boy’s body immediately fell back into the casket and he couldn’t be revived in spite of being taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead a second time.

6Flying Toilet

Flying Toilet

Due to the non-availability of proper access to sanitary facilities in the heavily populated slums of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, one of the most commonly used methods of waste disposal is the “flying toilet”. A flying toilet is little more than a plastic bag that is defecated in and then hurled away in ditches or on the roadside or as far as possible. During rains water contaminated with excrement can enter residences; some children even swim in it and such close contact leads to fears of diseases such as diarrhea, skin disorders, typhoid fever, and malaria.

7Bullet in Food

Bullet in Food

A Californian woman bit the bullet in 2004 and we mean literally, in fact, she bit two. When she was eating a hot dog from a local Costco, she suddenly found chewing metal in her mouth. Closer inspection revealed a 9mm bullet inside the hotdog. She was lucky as bullets can sometimes explode from such an impact. When she later visited the doctor for stomach pain, x-rays revealed another 9mm bullet in her stomach which she swallowed without noticing. It later passed out the usual way. A police investigation was unable to solve how two bullets got into hotdogs. Even the Costco CEO said the incident is “regrettable, but difficult to understand.”

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8Bizarre Love Triangle

Bizarre Love Triangle

In 2004, a 14-year-old Manchester boy was stabbed in what seemed like a robbery gone wrong. The case became weirder as details began to emerge. The attacker was found to be his former best friend who was 15. Both of them fell in love with the same woman. Investigation revealed the woman to be a middle-aged spy whom they both met in chat rooms. It came out that the younger friend was in love with the older boy. The older boy then divulged that the woman had ordered the murder. Further investigation of the woman revealed that she did not exist at all. Finally, it came out that the 14-year-old pretended to be the woman who had sent 50,000 messages between the three of them for nothing more than a perverse suicide bid.

9Leonard Jones

Leonard Jones

Leonard Jones was a Kentucky politician who was born in Kentucky in 1797. He repeatedly ran for President of the United States and Governor of Kentucky, citing that he'd achieved immortality through prayer and fasting and could give his secrets for cheating death to the public. He obviously didn’t do enough of these two, because he died from pneumonia on August 30, 1868, at the age of 71.

10Smothered to Death

Smothered to Death

In January 2013, police were called to a trailer park in Washington after residents heard fighting from a neighbor’s home. When police arrived, they found Donna Marie Lange apparently passed out on her boyfriend with her breasts completely smothering his face. He was smothered to death with her breasts. Witnesses heard him screaming for Lange to get off, and investigators discovered clumps of her hair in his dead hands. Lange was charged with second-degree murder.

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