Erin Wisti

Erin Wisti

Los Angeles , California - United States twitter

Erin Wisti is a cat person and writer with an obsession with the paranormal, true crime, unsolved mysteries, United States history,  strange museums, California oddities, and literature. Originally from very rural Michigan, Erin has a BFA in English from Michigan State University and currently resides in Los Angeles. She is a regular contributor to Ravishly and her essays have appeared on NPR's The Salt, The Toast, and other places. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, reading, scouring the Internet for random information, and hanging out with her two cats, Nilla and Murphy.

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  1. The Smoked Corpses Of The Kuku Kuku People: What's Going On There?

    The Smoked Corpses Of The Kuku Kuku People: What's Going On There?

    Rituals surrounding death differ from place-to-place and era-to-era, but the stories and practices behind the smoked corpses of Papua New Guinea still stand out ...
  2. The 'Explosive' Relationship Of The Duval Sisters And Other Cases Of Twin Murder

    The 'Explosive' Relationship Of The Duval Sisters And Other Cases Of Twin Murder

    While extremely cunning murderers are horrifying, what's scarier is when that murderer turns out to be your twin. Twins are born within minutes of each other and ...
  3. Horrifying Facts About June And Jennifer Gibbons, The 'Silent Twins'

    Horrifying Facts About June And Jennifer Gibbons, The 'Silent Twins'

    June and Jennifer Gibbons, known as The Silent Twins, have been a source of curiosity ever since their bizarre story made headlines in the '80s and '90s. While ...
  4. +vote Goofy Looking Pre-Airplane Flying Machine That Completely Failed

    Goofy Looking Pre-Airplane Flying Machine That Completely Failed

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    While difficult to imagine today, the concept of humans taking flight remained an impossibility a little over a hundred years ago. But long before the Wright ...
  5. This Guy Born With Two Penises Describes What Life Is Like With Two Wangs

    This Guy Born With Two Penises Describes What Life Is Like With Two Wangs

    Diphallia, a rare and little-known developmental abnormality, causes a human male to be born with an extra penis. In a world where people erect monuments in honor ...
  6. Does The Notorious 'Grave Robbing For Morons' VHS Footage Feature Actual Advice From A Ghoul?

    Does The Notorious 'Grave Robbing For Morons' VHS Footage Feature Actual Advice From A Ghoul?

    The Grave Robbing For Morons mystery centers around an odd VHS tape that circulated around the bootleg movie scene in the 1990's. The tape features a man, ...
  7. 13 Hot Topic Employees Confess What Really Goes Down Behind The Scenes

    13 Hot Topic Employees Confess What Really Goes Down Behind The Scenes

    Working at a Hot Topic means interacting with some unusual customers. From a man claiming to be a dragon to awkward interactions with bronies, Hot Topic horror ...
  8. Disturbing Facts About Valessa Robinson, A 15-Year-Old Who Murdered Her Mother

    Disturbing Facts About Valessa Robinson, A 15-Year-Old Who Murdered Her Mother

    In 1998, at the age of 15, Florida teen Valessa Robinson orchestrated the death of her mother. Her boyfriend, Adam Davis, assisted her in the murder along ...
  9. The Mystery Of 7,000 Bodies Buried Under The University Of Mississippi Campus

    The Mystery Of 7,000 Bodies Buried Under The University Of Mississippi Campus

    From 1855 to 1935, the Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum operated on land that is now the campus of the University of Mississippi. In that time period, the ...
  10. Jaw-Dropping Photos Taken Moments After History's Most Infamous Assassinations

    Jaw-Dropping Photos Taken Moments After History's Most Infamous Assassinations

    Embodying one of the more gruesome sides of history, assassination photos capture some of the most tumultuous events of the past. But assassination images manage ...
  11. The Sordid, Morbid Tale Of Karen Greenlee, The Necrophiliac Who Stole A Hearse And The Body Inside

    The Sordid, Morbid Tale Of Karen Greenlee, The Necrophiliac Who Stole A Hearse And The Body Inside

    In 1979, Karen Greenlee was supposed to drive a hearse containing the body of a 33-year-old man to a funeral home. Instead, Greenlee took off with the corpse for a ...
  12. Some Historians Think These Historical Figures Died As Virgins

    Some Historians Think These Historical Figures Died As Virgins

    Awareness of asexuality has been rising in recent years, but this sexual orientation is nothing new. This orientation, marked by a lack sexual attraction, can ...
  13. 9 Twisted Killers Who Made Their Victims Role Play

    9 Twisted Killers Who Made Their Victims Role Play

    Murderers who role played or made their victims take on a persona are rare, but the phenomenon is nevertheless fascinating. Sometimes, role ...
  14. The Most Questionable Parenting Moments Ever Captured On MTV's Teen Mom

    The Most Questionable Parenting Moments Ever Captured On MTV's Teen Mom

    Questionable parenting moments are a common occurrence on Teen Mom, one of the best MTV original shows. While many of the mothers do a great job raising their ...
  15. Terrifying Things You Should Know About Erik Prince, Blackwater, And Modern War Crimes

    Terrifying Things You Should Know About Erik Prince, Blackwater, And Modern War Crimes

    Whatever your stance on America's involvement in the Middle East, stories about Erik Prince and Blackwater are undeniably troubling. Prince seemed ...
  16. Weird Details In The Unsolved Death Of Natalie Wood That Make It Seem Suspicious

    Weird Details In The Unsolved Death Of Natalie Wood That Make It Seem Suspicious

    Natalie Wood's death on November 29, 1981, was an unexpected tragedy that's been the subject of continued speculation for amateur sleuths for ...
  17. It's A Wonderful Life Is Not The Heartwarming Movie You Remember

    It's A Wonderful Life Is Not The Heartwarming Movie You Remember

    When it comes to terrifying movies you thought were heartwarming, It's A Wonderful Life is one of the darkest examples. While thought of as the delightful story of ...
  18. Morgue Photography By Jeffrey Silverthorne You Can't Look Away From

    Morgue Photography By Jeffrey Silverthorne You Can't Look Away From

    Between 1972 and 1979, photographer Jeffrey Silverthorne took a series of haunting photographs in a Rhode Island morgue. Despite the subject matter of he ...
  19. The Brutal History of Execution By Elephant

    The Brutal History of Execution By Elephant

    What is execution by elephant? It's exactly what it sounds like. Execution by elephant was a brutal form of capital punishment mainly practiced in Southeast Asia ...
  20. A Trip Down New Jersey's Clinton Road, Home To Ghosts, Satanists, And Hellhounds

    A Trip Down New Jersey's Clinton Road, Home To Ghosts, Satanists, And Hellhounds

    Some of the scariest New Jersey ghost stories revolve around Clinton Road, an infamous haunted highway where tourists and residents have reported ...
  21. Ghosts And Hauntings Connected To The Black Plague

    Ghosts And Hauntings Connected To The Black Plague

    The oozing sores. The black spots. The staggeringly high death toll. Any paranormal enthusiasts will tell you that trauma causes spirits to linger on Earth after ...
  22. 11 Facts About The Decomposition Rates Of A Body Buried In A Casket

    11 Facts About The Decomposition Rates Of A Body Buried In A Casket

    While it may be morbid, it's normal to wonder what happens to your body after death. As what happens to your consciousness remains a mystery, learning the ...
  23. +vote 9 Unsettling And Intense Videos Of People Under Hypnosis

    9 Unsettling And Intense Videos Of People Under Hypnosis

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    Have you ever wondered, "Does hypnosis work?" The art of hypnosis has been around for centuries as a means to cure, to force the truth, and sometimes a ...
  24. Presidents' Biggest Regrets From Their Times In Office

    Presidents' Biggest Regrets From Their Times In Office

    In United States politics, presidents are forced to make difficult decisions, and often they face harsh criticism no matter what they choose. While in office, ...
  25. Unanswered Questions About The McStay Family Disappearance

    Unanswered Questions About The McStay Family Disappearance

    The disappearance of the McStay family - Joseph, 41, Summer, 43, Gianni, 4, and Joey Jr., 3 - occurred in 2013, when they vanished without a trace ...

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