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The 13 Scariest Websites

The first hints that spooky season is underway tend to come in mid-September, when drugstores across the country re-do in foliage-themed decorations and vacant mall storefronts turn into Spirit Halloween pop-ups. . Before you know it, the weather is turning autumnal, pumpkins line the streets, and the internet is becoming a minefield of Halloween-related items competing for top placement on Google search. But some websites are ghoulish all year round.

What counts as a creepy website? Scary is in the eye of the beholder, although there is some consensus. Bases tend to include r/no sleepa subreddit for scary but plausible personal stories; Terrifying Pasta, the Wikipedia of horror stories; or the literally named Died at homewhich claims to find previous murders or deaths or possible hauntings at a given address. house creep takes a broader view of the same idea, finding any past “frightening, curious, or criminal” for “stigmatized properties”. There are fateful daywho claims to calculate the day of your death; Births and deaths around the world, which ostensibly updates every birth and death around the world in real time; and the Homicide Monitor, this is what it looks like. There are hundreds of interactive web games and immersive websites aimed at scaring visitors – like this so-called haunted Japan tour Hashima Islandor the MIT site of AI-generated nightmare locationsor the anonymous howler site 1092 Paradiseand it doesn’t matter it is. And there are relics from the earlier Internet, like this short-lived YouTube diary of a “Dying NASA scientist; » or the fake 2000s caving journal of «Ted the speleologist“, and the original”That man“Dream location.

It’s hard to be afraid of the computer unless you’re a jerk or the guy who sold his “haunted“2007 Apple MacBook several years ago. (Seller claimed that after leaving the laptop in a graveyard overnight, he noticed that it occasionally “levitated”, seemed to have rearranged their belongings personal items, including his baseball cards and his wife’s “rare American coins”, and “that EVERYTHING of [his] iTunes songs had become spooky or haunted. ”) But the scariest sites are usually the ones that don’t try to be scary. Here is an incomplete, but completely macabre list.

The Deadly Jonestown Gang

This audio recording of November 18, 1978 was allegedly taken before and during the murder of some 900 members of the Peoples Temple cult at their compound in Jonestown, Guyana. The authenticity of the tape is somewhat disputed, although Documentation and certificates to its veracity can be found on a dedicated San Diego State University website. But the 44-minute recording of cult leader Jim Jones’ remarks about the crying children in the background is disturbing to say the least.

Plane crash information

One thing I have in common with Aretha Franklin is that we hate to fly. That’s why the spirit of the late queen of soul and I will stay away from PlaneCrashInfo.com. The truly heartbreaking website not only lists horrific plane crashes, but maintains a database of recordings of last moments of the victims.

Amusement Park Accidents

Roller coasters are, without a doubt, the most exhilarating way to simulate a plane crash, or at least the two to seven minutes of freefall before fatal impact. But with America’s track record of corporate safety regulation, it turns out that putting your life in the hands of theme park carnies can be deadly, as this comprehensive Wikipedia list shows in gruesome detail. On the plus side, if you survive, you can get a solid personal injury settlement.

r/CrimeScenePhotos

If gore is your thing, this subreddit compiles crime scene photos of gruesome murders. Most photos are blurred with NSFW disclaimers, so click at your own risk. The pictures at CrimeScene.com, however, are not. This one in particular stay with me.

The Blading Gallery

Professional wrestling is, of course, staged. But hardcore wrestling, a subset of the sport that suspends several conventional rules – such as the prohibition of “foreign objectsor weapons such as cattle prods, brass knuckles, chains, leather clubs, guitars, branding irons, tennis rackets, mannequin heads, and barbed wire or bats. barbed wire – can lead to disgusting injuries. This archive of photos traces some of the most brutal results.

eBay

The website with all the spookiness of an estate sale and the sinister eclecticism of a serial murder hoarder also offers a huge selection of “haunted” second-hand goods. This “Haunted Doll 1982 Gibbie the Clown Unknown Entity Active Creepy Mischievousis so cheap you basically get away with murder.

Craigslist Forums

Few places are scarier than the confines of Craigslist, but the forums are an underrated corner. In the annalsyou can find ongoing conversations about all things supernatural, wittyWhere related to death, all from any ghost posted there. Unsurprisingly, things get nastier on >”vegan forum” and > “bisexuality.”

Opentopia

There are so many more surveillance cameras, in so many more places, than I would like. You can browse them here.

HealthLine

WebMD gets a lot of hate for its tendency to blow gassiness over the nocturnal cancer fears of hypochondriacs. But HealthLine, which through paid promotions or bribes often ranks first in search engine results, is arguably worse. It was found that the reports of the site on drugs have been removed from the pharmaceutical industry Press Releases, and his descriptions of symptoms have drawn the same criticism of exaggeration or misquoting sources. The most frightening: for a long time, it was in partnership with DoctorOz.com.

Mumsnet

A compelling argument to ban England from the internet.

WikiComment

There is no reasonable justification for WikiHow’s vast archive of explanations, some of which beg serious questions about their writers and their hypothetical readers, beyond demonic intervention. Consider the duel lists for “How to tell if you’re a diaper addict as an adult» (23 co-authors) and «How to Stop an Adult Disposable Diaper Addiction(seven co-authors). All in all, given the cultural climate, it is perhaps the scariest of all.

Larry Summers Twitter

There is nothing scarier than high worker wages and government spending.

Atlantic

Twisted.



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