This is also known as the “Concrete-encased high school girl murder case.” The Wikipedia article basically tells the real life story of a 17 year old Japanese girl who was abducted and held for over 40 days while being tortured. You will call your mom just to tell her you love her after reading this.
Armin Meiwes was a German cannibal who found someone who voluntarily let him kill and eat him on the internet. Before the victim died, Meiwes severed the guy’s penis and they shared it.
Meiwes has since become a vegetarian but claims there are “about 800” cannibals in Germany.
Known as ‘Dr. Henry Howard Holmes,’ this guy built a hotel specifically as a playhouse for him to murder people in. He is suspected of murdering up to 200 people. The murder hotel contained, “a maze of over 100 windowless rooms with doorways opening to brick walls, oddly-angled hallways, stairways to nowhere, doors openable only from the outside, and a host of other strange and labyrinthine constructions.” There was also a “corpse chute” that allowed Holmes to drop bodies from the hotel into the basement.
Who wasn’t fascinated by the Roanoke Colony when they learned about it in elementary school history class? An entire colony disappears after being left alone for three years with only a small clue, the word “Croatoan” carved into a tree.
Yep, you guessed it – a roller coaster designed to kill every single person who rides it with “elegance and euphoria.
In 2001, she quit her job. In 2002, she stopped talking to friends and family. In 2006, she was found dead in her apartment with the TV still left on. In 2015, you’re reading this and you’re like, “Waaahh?”
The practice where Buddhist monks would starve themselves to near-death, then seal themselves into a very tiny tomb to slowly die, after a two-year diet of special nuts that would help embalm their body. They would literally mummify themselves.
Girl goes missing, security camera footage of her acting erratically in an elevator is found. Her decomposing body is later found in a hotel water tank.
A woman’s body is found in a tree, years later with no leads on her identity, graffiti asking “Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?” appears in the town, is still pretty much the only lead in the case
Wikipedia page reports the death of Nancy Benoit’s death 14 hours before the police discover her body.
Child rapist, murderer, and cannibal. The note he left behind to one of his victim’s family is one of the most chilling things I’ve ever read.
“Prisoners had limbs amputated in order to study blood loss. Those limbs that were removed were sometimes re-attached to the opposite sides of the body.”
Somehow out-creeping Escape to Witch Mountain, the Gibbons twins were so close that they developed their own special language that only the two of them could understand. They eventually decided that they were so close that only one of them could live. A sacrifice was made.