This is a list of scary things that will give you nightmares. Scary things are all around us in our everyday lives. Sure, some of those things are more apparent than others. Some of them we don’t even think about, even though they’re happening at every moment of the day.
Global warming, war, natural disasters, death, roaming packs of wild dogs in residential neighborhoods. It’s more common than you think. But sometimes things in our world happen that are so bizarre, so unbelievable, so utterly terrifying, that we collectively shake our heads "no," close our eyes, and wish for it to disappear back into the shadow plane where it came from.
Majority of the stories and events on this list are from the past decade or so. Some are older than others but needed to be included to prove we live in a horrifying reality that has portals to monster realms opening up daily.
Here are 15 things that really exist that should only be allowed to happen in nightmares. Vote up the nightmare you find scariest.
96% of the Oceans are Still Unknown
Let the picture of the angler fish comfort you. You'll need a hug if the fact that we've discovered less than 5% of the ocean scares your brain. It's a different kind of scary. Not the in-your-face kind of scary... more of the unknown kind of scary.
Less than 5%. That means there's 96% of unknown still left out there. Maybe there's nothing. Maybe there's Kaiju waiting deep below for us to wake it.
"Silent Hill" Is Based on a Real Place
You know that video game about a town where demons live and rip off people's skin? Well, that town is based on a town that could be near where you live.
Over fifty years ago, Centralia, PA, suffered a massive garbage fire, which ignited an exposed coal seam, turning it's underground into hell, basically. It caused massive damage to homes, split roads in half, and forced 1,400 residents to abandon the devastated rural town. As of 2010, the population was listed at ten people, who live there for whatever reason.
The fire under the town has been raging for over fifty years, because demons don't sleep apparently.
Real Prop Dead People
Remember the scene in Poltergeist where the mom falls into the pool filled with decaying dead bodies?
Yeah. The majority of those "props" were real human corpses – and were buried in that same ditch after production ended. The production team used real skeletons, as they were cheaper than getting fake ones.
Someone in the Walls
A teenager recently posted a series of photos online of a gothic horror that he and his brother found in their house. They discovered that a bookcase they originally believed to be built into the wall actually swung open like a section of Wayne Manor.
Behind the secret door was a steel spiral staircase, which lead down to a small alcove in the walls of the house. Inside one of the crawl spaces they found a blanket, Halloween candy, and toys that had mysteriously gone missing from the house. Oh sweet Jesus!
See the whole epic story here.