Make sure all your lights are turned on, because you’re about to read 7 of the creepiest Wikipedia pages in existence.
You’ve been warned.
#7. Armin Mewies
Armin Meiwes is a German cannibal who posted an Internet ad looking for a “well-built, 18 to 30-year-old to be slaughtered and then consumed.” To everyone’s surprise, a man named Bernd Jürgen Armando Brandes saw the ad and volunteered
As promised, Armin proceeded to slaughter and eat him, and recorded the whole thing to prove it was consensual. A German court initially convicted Meiwes of manslaughter, which only carried a sentence of 8.5 years, but he was later retried for murder in 2006 and sentenced to life in prison.
#6. Accidents, Diseases and Deaths at Disneyland
The “Happiest Place on Earth” has had its share of heartbreak: a measles outbreak, numerous injuries, several deaths… But perhaps one of the most tragic incidents happened to a 4-year-old boy on Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin on September 4, 2000.
The child fell out of the ride and was dragged underneath it, causing multiple injuries- including cardiac arrest and brain damage. Disney paid for his care until his death in 2009, but never accepted blame for the incident.
#5. H. H. Holmes
H. H. Holmes is considered to be one of the first widely-known serial killers in history. Upon arriving in Chicago, he built a block-long hotel to house those visiting the city for the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. What guests of the World’s Fair Hotel didn’t realize is that it was built specifically so he could murder and hide bodies without anybody noticing.
He eventually admitted to killing 27 people, but some estimate he was responsible for up to 200 deaths.
#4. Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed
The Countess holds a Guinness World Record as the most prolific female serial killer in history. Between 1585 and 1610, around 300 witnesses and survivors accused her of torturing and killing hundreds of young women in the Kingdom of Hungary.
Rumors suggest she bathed in the blood of virgins to maintain a youthful appearance, but this has never been supported as fact.
#3. The Death Of Elisa Lam
Elisa Lam was a 21-year-old student whose body was discovered in a water tank on top of the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on February 19, 2013. She had been missing since the beginning of the month, and was only found when guests began complaining about the color and taste of the water supply.
Before her body was located, surveillance footage was released showing her frantically darting in and out of an elevator as if trying to hide, pushing all the buttons, waiting inside and outside the elevator – which appears to be malfunctioning – and talking to something that isn’t there.
After the footage, she somehow gained access to the locked roof and ended up dead in a water tank. Despite her strange and erratic behavior, the autopsy and toxicology report came up clean, and her death was ultimately ruled an accident.