A creepy true story can be more terrifying than a fictionalized one. The knowledge that these horrors actually took place puts an unsettling feeling in our stomachs, causing us to toss and turn at night.
From brutal serial killers to creepy stalkers, there’s been a number of scariest true stories through human history. Of course, monsters aren’t always involved. Sometimes all it takes for true life horror stories to emerge is for tragedy to strike or for a mystery to go unsolved. Whatever the case may be, here are 25 Disturbing Creepy True Stories.
While cleaning out her grandparent’s attic in Tampa, Mike Lopez’s sister came across a disturbing find – a skeletal human hand with a ring on it. It was hidden in a box along with a map and gold coins. Even more disturbing, no one has been able to find out whose hand it was and if it’s actually human after all.
Bear Brook Murders
In 1985, a hunter discovered a 55-gallon drum in Bear Brook State Park in New Hampshire. Inside, he found the bodies of a young 20-year-old woman and a small child, age 5 to 11. For years, authorities couldn’t identify the bodies despite solid leads. Then, fifteen years later, another barrel was discovered in the same spot. Two children were found inside this drum and they believe they’re related to the woman. Police believe a man named Robert Evans could be the killer but the case is still unresolved.
Screams in a Casket
In Honduras, a 16-year-old started foaming at the mouth and was rushed to the hospital before being declared dead by the doctors. A day after her funeral and burial, her husband visited the grave and, to his surprise, heard banging and screams from within the casket. When family members tried to rescue her, they were too late. She died a second time and they had to rebury the casket.
This French serial killer took advantage of Jewish refugees during World War II by charging them a fee to escape Europe. He lured them into his home, injected them with poison, saying it was a vaccine, and watched them die. Afterward, he plundered their things and disposed of their bodies in his home furnace. Nearly 30 corpses were found in his home after the liberation of France, and he was dubbed, “Doctor Satan.”
Hiding in Attic
In Tokyo, a man suspected he was a victim of several burglaries after food in his refrigerator went missing. After installing security cameras around his house, he caught a woman walking around his home while he was gone. Turns out, she was a homeless woman who took residence in his home when he left the door unlocked and stayed there without his knowledge.