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The scariest serial killers, with info about their methods, victims, and more. Serial killers are among the most terrifying people imaginable, partially because of how unfathomable their crimes can be. Most serial killers kill randomly, looking for a specific type of victim in the dead of night, whether they’re tall, blonde women or short, elderly black men. Any type of person can be prey to a certain type of serial killer. Many of these heinous evildoers have been known to rape and torture their victims. Some have even made meals out of their victim’s dead bodies.

 

One of the things that make serial killers so scary is that anybody can be a victim, and anybody can be the culprit. Many of the worst serial killers were friendly neighbors or easy-going coworkers that one would never suspect of secretly having human heads in the fridge. The serial killers on this list are among the scariest villains in history due to their methods, their motives, and their personalities.

 

Who are the scariest serial killers in history? What did these serial killers do to make them so terrorizing? What were their motives, if they had any? And what became of the serial killers that haunt many people’s nightmares? Vote for the scariest famous real serial killers.


The Scariest Serial Killers in History, history, all people, people, crime, killers, serial killers, True crime,

Albert Fish
In the 1900s, Albert Fish kidnapped, raped, killed, and cannibalized young children. While only three victims were ever proven, he claimed to have killed many, many more. Fish was often known as The Gray Man, along with a few other nicknames. He was caught in 1934 and sentenced to death by electrocution. 
Andrei Chikatilo
Over the span of 12 years in Russia, Andrei Chikatilo killed at least 52 women and children by stabbing. He was often called the Rostov Ripper and had been suspected of the crimes over the decade of terror, but he wasn't apprehended until 1990. Chikatilo was executed via firing squad in 1994. 
Ed Gein
Ed Gein famously inspired a plethora of the most horrifying Hollywood serial killers of all time, including Norman Bates, Jame Gumb ("Buffalo Bill"), and Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Although Gein only allegedly killed his brother and two local women, he was also known to dig up the dead bodies of women similar to his mother and use their skin to make a suit. He also used the body parts to make masks, bowls, lamps, and more. He was caught in 1957 but died in a mental hospital of respiratory failure in 1984. 
Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper earned the title as the world's scariest and most notorious serial killer for his mysterious and unforgiving nature. During the 1800s, he killed many English prostitutes by slitting their throats and opening their abdomens. He sometimes took body parts, including the uterus, as trophies. Nobody knows his true identity or what became of him. 
Jeffrey Dahmer
Jeffrey Dahmer became one of the most famous serial killers in the U.S. when he was caught for the murders of 17 young men who he raped, dismembered, and ate. Dahmer had been attempting to create a mindless sex slave by drilling a hole in the heads of his live victims. He was caught in 1994 and beaten to death in prison. 
John Wayne Gacy
When having a children's birthday party, you never imagine that the party clown could be anything more than an entertainer. But in John Wayne Gacy's case, he was a professional clown with a murderous streak. Gacy killed 33 young men and buried the bodies around his home, after torturing and raping his victims. He was discovered and executed in 1994. 
Leonard Lake
Leonard Lake and his partner Charles Ng killed between 11 and 25 people during 1983-1985. He brought his victims to his cabin's custom dungeon to torture, rape, and kill. He videotaped many of his victim's last torturous moments. After Lake was arrested on a firearms charge, he killed himself with a cyanide pill. That's when the police discovered his dungeon of horrors. 
Pedro López
Pedro Lopez raped and killed more than 300 girls throughout South America, receiving the name the Monster of the Andes. He originally killed 100 tribal women in Peru, but the police let him go to continue his murderous steak. He was arrested and convicted in 1980 but let go in 1998. 
Richard Ramirez
Richard Ramirez, aka The Night Stalker, terrorized the people of Los Angeles when he went on a year-long crime spree in which he broke into people's homes to rape and murder. He killed 13 people and injured more. He was sentenced to death but died of cancer in June 2013. 
Ted Bundy
Between 1974 and 1978, Ted Bundy kidnapped and killed 30 women, although the actual number of victims is likely much higher. He tortured and raped his victims, sometimes even keeping their dismembered heads as keepsakes. He was caught in 1979 and sentenced to death by electric chair.         

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<![CDATA[The Best TV Villains of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-tv-villains-of-all-time
The best TV villains of all time rank among some of the greatest TV characters of all time as well as some of the creepiest TV characters ever. While some TV villains exist to make the lead characters appear more heroic, some of them are just plain old, nasty jerks. Regardless of their motivations, the top TV bad guys make us want to bust into the TV and kick some butt, fictional style.

Many of TV's greatest greatest villains didn't start that way; some of these men and women started out as virtuous people who took a skid into the darker ways of the world. Think of Breaking Bad's Gustavo Fring, a legitimate business man turned meth trafficking d-bag. Or Dexter Morgan who started out killing only bad guys and then went and got tangled up with killing people as a CYA offensive action. Of course, there's also people like Game of Throne's Joffrey Baratheon and The Simpsons' C. Montgomery Burns who seem to get off on tormenting people. They are the worst kind of awesome bad guys.

Who is the best bad guy on TV? What television shows have the greatest TV villains?  This best television villains list has all the top TV villains in one place for you to vote on. If your favorite TV villain isn't on the list of the greatest TV villains, make sure to add them so other voters get to hate them as much as you do.
The Best TV Villains of All Time,

Cersei Baratheon

Joffrey Baratheon

Mr. Burns

Professor Moriarty
Sherlock 2010 BBC

Spike

Sylar

Tywin Lannister

Crowley

The Joker

Gustavo Fring


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<![CDATA[The Saddest Television Deaths Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/saddest-television-deaths
Spoilers everywhere, of course! List of the saddest TV deaths as voted and ranked by fans. TV shows have long been able to penetrate the core of the human spirit, and audiences grow attached to characters they watch week after week and season after season. These TV character deaths are among the saddest, most memorable, and most gut wrenching to ever grace the silver screen - whether they were surprises or a long time coming. The list includes violent deaths, freak accidents, murders, deaths from illness, and a wide range of other sad TV death scenes.

Vote for those saddest TV deaths that impacted you most and watch them move to the top of the list, or click Re-Rank to make your own version of this list.
The Saddest Television Deaths Ever,

Bobby Singer

Buffy Summers

Charlie Pace

Joyce Summers

Mark Greene

Tenth Doctor

Eddard Stark

Robb Stark

Lt. Colonel Henry Blake

Hershel Greene


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<![CDATA[The Most Disgusting Things Ever Found in People's Ears]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/gross-things-found-in-peoples-ears/jordan-love
Is there anything grosser than when people find things in their ears? The concept of something getting into your ear without you knowing is both bizarre and disturbing. Most of the gross things found in people's ears probably shouldn't even be in there in the first place - and this includes things that can crawl.
 

Ears are an essential part to living an unhindered life and yet a lot of people just don't take care of them like they should. To be fair, there is a lot of misinformation and misguided advice out there when it comes to ear care. Despite the fact that most boxes of cotton swabs explicitly warn against using them inside your ear, that's what most people actually use them for anyways. Then there's the whole earwax candle which is both dangerous and ineffective. 

Maybe all the stories of gross stuff found in people's ears shouldn't be so surprising given the way some people treat their ears, but that doesn't make them any less disturbing.

The Most Disgusting Things Ever Found in People's Ears,

Flesh-Eating Maggots Gnawing a Hole in a Woman's Head
One severely unlucky woman didn't just have maggots lodged in her ear, she had a ball of flesh-eating maggots eating a hole in her head. They got there after a trip to Peru and some had already begun to lay eggs.

A 33-Year-Old Tooth
For 33 years, a poor man lived unknowingly with a tooth lodged in his ear. For over three decades, no one knew what was causing him partial deafness and constant pain. Then, doctors found a tooth lodged in his ear that had been there since he was a teenager. They don't know how it got there or why he hadn't noticed it before.

A Creepy Crawly Centipede
Anyone with hundreds of little bug feet walking around inside their ear is likely to go insane. Luckily for this14-year-old boy, he pulled out the centipede that had been living in his ear before it caused any real damage.

A Spider That Lived in a Woman for Almost a Week
A Chinese woman is probably scarred for life after a spider lived in her ear for almost a week. Doctors removed it eventually but it was surely a haunting ordeal. You can see images of the disgusting thing in her ear here, but fair warning, you can't unsee them.

A Moth Who Traumatized a Young Boy
It would be bad enough to have a pretty butterfly in your ear, but instead, a Colorado kid got a live moth lodged all up in his ear. Doctors couldn't get it out for quite some time and when they finally did, it started flying around the room like it hadn't just traumatized the poor kid for the rest of his life.

A Moth and a Tick Palling Around
What's worse than having a bug stuck in your ear, you ask? How about having two bugs, one of which is a notorious blood sucker known to carry all sorts of deadly diseases. That's what one man had to endure when a moth and a tick took up residency in his ear. Luckily for the man, his friends were able to remove both insects with tweezers before they could do too much damage.

An Inch-Long Cockroach
Not only can cockroaches survive in space but they can also survive inside your ears. A man from Australia learned this the hard way after doctors pulled an inch-long cockroach out of his ear canal. Granted, since it was Australia, he should probably be glad that it was just a cockroach.

A Live Dandelion Growing Inside a Baby
A dandelion might not seem like the grossest thing to have in your ear, but for one Chinese girl, things went south pretty fast. She didn't simply have a dandelion renting out space in her ear, the weed was alive and growing, which only made it that much more difficult to remove.

A Three-Inch Long Live Cricket
When something is stuck in your ear, it's pretty much always going to seem big. For one man though, it actually was. Doctors pulled a three-inch long live cricket out of his ear. Hopefully it wasn't chirping the whole time.

A Barbie Shoe with Skin Growing Around It
Not a regular-sized shoe but a Barbie's shoe, which still isn't that small. It had been lodged in one child's ear so long that the skin had begun to grow around it. The doctors at first mistook it for cancer before finding out what it really was.


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<![CDATA[Odd and Mysterious Things Found at the Bottom of Lakes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/things-found-at-the-bottom-of-lakes/christopher-shultz
Trawl the bottom of any inland body of water and you're likely to find all manner of junk and detritus, the value or intrigue of which might be quite low. And yet, some stuff found in lakes sparks perplexing mysteries, or provides fuel for terrifying nightmares. Whether discovered by divers or re-emerged due to a drained lake, several compelling and horrific items have come to the surface over the decades. Here are some of the oddest, most mysterious things found at the bottom of lakes, and the sometimes creepy stories behind them.

Odd and Mysterious Things Found at the Bottom of Lakes,

The Murder That Was a Suicide, Apparently
On December 11, 2012, investigators discovered the body of Glynn County, Georgia commissioner Tom Sublett at the bottom of a nearby lake. Of course, numerous bodies turn up in and around lakes all the time. What makes this particular case intriguing is the fact Sublett's hands were bound together and there was a bullet hole in his head. Police found an empty gun holster in his car and bullets, but the gun never turned up.  

He was murdered, right? Not according to a Glynn County medical examiner, who determined Sublett's death was a suicide.  

That's right. Despite leaving no note and displaying no behavior that might indicate thoughts of suicide, despite having no financial issues or problems with drugs and/or alcohol, and despite the fact the man's hands were bound together and no firearm was found in the area, authorities determined that Sublett committed suicide.  

Smacks a bit of cover up, doesn't it?

The above photo is a screenshot of a "Christmas Greetings" video Sublett produced just before his death.
The Baltic Sea Anomaly Is Probably the Millenium Falcon
There's much speculation about the history of an object discovered deep at the bottom of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland in 2012. It is roughly 200 feet in length and circular, but this is about the extent of researchers' knowledge. Whether it was man-made or a naturally-occurring phenomena, no one can definitively say.  

Some, of course, speculate the object is in fact an alien spacecraft, and this does seem to be the most probable answer, since it is clearly the Millennium Falcon.

The Face of Satan's Offspring's Plaything
Reddit user ssullivan16's brother found this at the bottom of a lake while diving for clams. It could simply be a part of some discarded toy that has seen better days... Or, it could be a desiccated doll misplaced by some terrifying Hellspawn. You choose!
Well-Preserved Skeletons at the Bottom of a Himalyan Lake
A number of well-preserved skeletons were discovered in Roopkund, a remote lake high in the Himalayan Mountains in 1942. Investigators were baffled at the skeletons' presence there, as there had been no known settlements in the area. It wasn't until 2004 that scientists were able to date the remains back to some time around 850 AD.
Ghost Town and Tombstones at the Bottom of a Texas Lake
Due to a prolonged drought, in November 2011 the remnants of Bluffton, a small town in Texas, quite literally came to the surface. The town was submerged under 20 to 30 feet of water in 1936 when officials filled Lake Buchanan. But as the lake began to deplete and recede, relics from old Bluffton began to appear, specifically tombstones from the late 1800s and the concrete foundations of several local establishments, including a two-story hotel.
A Undetonated Bomb
In June 1988, a live 100 pound World War II-era bomb was discovered at the bottom of Lake Washington in Seattle. A definitive answer as to how the bomb got there has not been made, but the going theory is that warplanes flying in and out of an airfield that once stood in the area may have dumped the bomb in the lake, though again, why pilots would do such a thing remains a mystery.
Mysterious Cone-Shaped Structure Found in Sea of Galilee
Researchers testing sonar equipment picked up a strange mound at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee in Israel in 2003. It was revealed to be a cone-shaped structure roughly 230 feet at its base, with a height of 32 feet and an estimated weight of 60,000 tons.  

Researchers say the structure is similar to burial sites discovered in the region, and could have been some kind of ceremonial structure. Because the object is submerged so deep underwater, it is incredibly difficult to study. Scientists estimate the structure to be anywhere from 2,000 to 12,000 years old.
Jawbone of Fabled Sea "Devil" Discovered in Russian Lake
Researchers using scanning equipment in Lake Labynkyr, in the Sakha Republic (AKA Yakutia) announced on February 1, 2013, that they had discovered what they claimed were the skeletal remains of an ancient sea serpent not unlike the Loch Ness monster, only far older.  

Though evidence was scant, the researchers said they found a jawbone and other bone fragments at the bottom of the lake. This is a "pics or it didn't happen" situation, however, so no jawbone, no sea devil.  

Still, Lake Labynkyr is interesting, as it often reaches temperatures of -60C but does not freeze.

A Massive Crucifix
There's an 11-foot statue of Jesus on the cross submerged at the bottom of Lake Michigan. The Italian marble sculpture was first commissioned in 1956 by the family of a boy who died in a farming accident.  

The crucifix was damaged on its way from Italy to the US, and the family refused to accept it. Later, the statue was purchased by a diving team and lowered into the lake as a memorial for deceased divers. It now serves as a tourist attraction, with some 1,150 traveling to Lake Michigan to view the submerged cross from boats on the surface.
A Mini-Stonehenge Located in Lake Michigan
In 2007 a team of archaeologists from Northwestern Michigan College discovered a Stonehenge-like structure at the bottom of Lake Michigan, some 200 miles away from Chicago, IL. One of the rocks even appeared to feature an engraving of a mastodon.

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<![CDATA[Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/dead-musicians-you-most-want-to-see-perform-as-holograms/ron-mexico
A hologram wish-list for dead musicians. At the Coachella Music Festival in April of 2012, a holographic image of the deceased rapper Tupac Shakur "performed" live on stage with headliners Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. The hologram greeted Coachella fans specifically, then went into a bit of Tupac's hit "Hail Mary" before joining Snoop for "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted." Details of exactly how the effect was achieved were not released immediately after the event - for example, it's still unknown how the hologram was able to appear "in sync" with Snoop Dogg's live performance, nor is it clear whether the vocals being heard were entirely Tupac's. What is clear is that the performance had a huge emotional impact on the fans in the audience and those watching the show streaming on YouTube.

So now that it's clear we have the technology to bring dead musicians back... who would you most want to see perform "live" from beyond the grave? Vote for the musicians or bands that you'd like to see revived in holographic form, and if I've forgotten your favorite long lost rock star, enter their name at the bottom of the page and add them to the list!
Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms,

Bob Marley

Elvis Presley

Freddie Mercury

Jimi Hendrix

Jim Morrison

Johnny Cash

John Lennon

Kurt Cobain

Michael Jackson

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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<![CDATA[25 Hilarious Photos of Barbie Gone Wild]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/scandalous-barbie-photos/nathandavidson
It appears that Barbie has completely lost her mind and I don't think anyone can blame her. If you have to spend that much time in the public eye you're bound to go a little crazy. That being the case, at least these funny Barbie photos exist that highlight her rapid fall from grace. Is there anything more satisfying than watching a Hollywood starlet plummet from the highest of highest to the lowest of lows? No. There isn't. The difference here is that in real life there are real consequences, but with Barbie it's all just pretend and fun! These scandalous Barbie pics are sure to bring a twisted smile to your face.
25 Hilarious Photos of Barbie Gone Wild,

Grand Theft Barbie

Dial "B" for Murder

The True Barbie Hollywood Story

Orange Is The New Barbie

To Infinity and Beyond

Office Barbie Knows How to Party

Beyonce's Got Nothing on Barbie

Barbie Til' You Puke

Barbie Caught Cheating on Ken

Webcam Barbie


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<![CDATA[The Worst Things to Ever Happen at Walmart]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-things-to-happen-at-walmart/jacob-shelton
It’s no secret that Walmart is a festering hive of white trash, brimming with the cheapest items imaginable, and oddly delicious potato wedges. The Walmart stories on this list cover everything from the people who shop at Walmart, to animals who make the store their home, and even some of the gross tactics that the company uses against its employees. After you finish reading about all the things that happened at Walmart you’ll want to buy a bulk jar of hand sanitizer and pour it all over your body just so you can feel clean again. That’s how good these stories of the worst things that ever happened in Walmart are.

It’s not hard to find trashy Walmart stories, but to find the grimiest stories about the American Super Center we had to dig deep and find news reports about some of the craziest things that could only happen at a Walmart. Where else is a guy going to walk around holding a machete while another guy tries to blow up the store for not selling Confederate flags? And of course, there are more than a few Walmart deaths on this list, each one of them more exciting than a Friday night at a trailer park.

Before you take a look at these crazy Walmart fails, open up a giant bag of off-brand cereal, and crack open a refreshing can of Sam’s Cola. Then leave a comment if you’ve ever seen something crazy happen while you were shopping for deals at a Super Center.
The Worst Things to Ever Happen at Walmart,

Arsonist Burns Down Store and Steals Jewelry
renaissance man in West Virginia set fire to his local Walmart as a diversionary tactic so he could steal $2,600 worth of jewelry. Police said that the jig was up when the thief ran towards the jewelry store instead of the exit when customers were being evacuated.
Rabid Bat Bites a Customer
Well this news should keep you out of a Walmart for the rest of your life. In Albuquerque, a patron at their local super center was bit by rabid bat after she tried to pick it up from a motorized basket it was hanging out on.
Dead Body Sits in Parking Lot for Three Months
According to police in Salinas, CA, a young woman's body had been decomposing in a Walmart parking lot for nearly three months. No cause of death had been determined, but the coroner's report said that a needle was found in the car.
Pig Carcasses Left Outside of Walmart
In 2015, Baton Rouge animal control responded to a report that someone had placed a 120-pound female hog in a sitting position on a bench outside the mall and a 75-pound piglet in the baby seat of a shopping cart at the front of the Walmart parking lot. An officer said, "Whoever did it is disturbed. I have never and nor have my officers seen any kind of situation like this with pigs; we do occasionally deal with cult activity but never with a pig.”
Man Rapes Disabled Woman Behind Store
In 2012, a Walmart patron stalked a woman with cerebral palsy and her child through the aisles before sexually assaulting her and exiting the building. A spokesperson for Walmart said as soon as they were made aware of what had happened, they immediately took the victim to a safe place and called police.
Murder-Suicide in the Garden Center
In 2016, a man ran into a Walmart in the Dallas area and killed a man working in the garden center before turning the gun on himself. The store was evacuated and no bystanders were injured.
Drug Deal Gone Bad Goes Down in Walmart Parking Lot
A Hartford, CT man was arrested after he killed a man in a drug deal gone wrong in the parking lot of a Walmart. The man said that he ended up face down on the ground with the victim on top of him. That's when he reached into his pocket and fired two shots from his Ruger 9mm pistol.

8-Year-Old Girl Raped and Murdered
In one of the most frightening CCTV videos ever released, the last moments of an 8-year-old girl's life are seen as she's abducted by a 56-year-old man and put in a white van. The man was arrested a short time later, but the girl was never seen again.
Walmart Employee Molests Child
A now former Walmart employee convinced a child to follow him into a restroom of an Islandia, NY Walmart. After an investigation, authorities charged Bulmer with first-degree sex abuse and acting in a manner to injure a child.
Mentally Ill Custodian Tries to Kill a Woman
In 2015 an custodian who worked at Walmart in Arkansas was accused of shooting a woman in the store, but was found mentally unfit of standing trial. According to witness statements, the custodian approached the woman in line and fired multiple shots into her arm and abdomen.

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<![CDATA[People Who Escaped Death Then Died Immediately After]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/people-who-almost-cheated-death/rydavis
These people managed the unthinkable: they cheated death. But then death cheated them back and they died anyway. If you've ever seen any of the Final Destination films, then you're familiar with all the horrific things that could ever happen to you involving everyday objects. And although the movie version is outrageous and over-the-top, freak accidents are a lot more common than you might think. In these cases, there are people who cheated death, and then there are the people who almost cheated death. And we're going to explore the latter results. In this list you'll find some crazy stories about some VERY unfortunate people who lived out their very own Final Destination.

These tragic stories feel almost unreal. They are indeed quite real, however. And that's what makes them so fascinating. There are so many instances in which people survived crazy accidents they probably shouldn't have only to perish in an equally insane incident shortly thereafter. The characters in Final Destination managed to escape their demise a handful of times, the people in these stories are not so lucky.

So without further ado, here's a roundup of people who escaped death, but died immediately after. 
People Who Escaped Death Then Died Immediately After,

Woman Avoid Club Fire, Dies in a Car Crash One Week Later
Jessica de Lima Rohl had spent weeks organizing a university party at a local Brazilian club. However, when her boyfriend asked her to stay in and skip the event, Rohl agreed at the last minute. This proved to be a lifesaving decision: 233 attendees were left dead after a fire broke out in the nightclub. Rohl was grateful to be alive, but only a week later she met her fate. Rohl and her boyfriend died in a freak car accident, colliding with an oncoming truck

Father and Daughter Survive Plane Crash Only to Die in Another Crash
"Bud" Warren and Phyllis Ridings survived a potentially lethal emergency landing after crashing in an open field. Grateful to be alive, the father and daughter thanked God for their survival. Surprisingly, the incident did not change their passion for flying. Four years later they wouldn't be fortunate. The duo once again crashed when their plane malfunctioned. The two were on the way to an air show in Temple when the cockpit began to fill with smoke. Their plane crashed in a fiery blaze near Montgomery County Airport. 
Woman Awakes at Her Own Funeral, Dies from Shock
Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov had been declared dead at 49 years old. Her family began the grieving process and arranged a funeral. The only problem was she wasn't actually dead... yet. At the memorial, as Mukhametzyanov was being prepared for a proper burial, she awoke to prayers. Realizing that she was now attending her own funeral, the woman bolted upright and screamed for help. She suffered a heart attack from the shock, which resulted in her death... for real this time. The woman was rushed to the hospital where doctors confirmed she was actually dead now.



Basketball Player Skips Plane Crash Only to Die in a Car Accident
In 1977, the entire University of Evansville Men's Basketball team died in a crash only 90 seconds after the plane took flight. All but one, that is. An ankle injured sidelined David Furr, so he skipped the flight which would ultimately kill all his teammates. Although the team had previously only ever traveled by bus, the coach requested they fly in style for this particular away game. Furr would only live another two weeks, when he and his younger brother were involved in a deadly drunk driving acciident that killed them both.
Boy Who Survived a Tornado Gets Mauled by a Dog
Lynn Geiling opened her doors to a her little nephew and his family after they escaped a massive tornado in Oklahoma. The tornado did enormous damage, and the family left their son with Geiling while they dealt with the aftermath. According to police, the 5-year-old boy threw a tantrum while his parents were out. Geiling went to comfort him, but her 150 pound mastiff reacted aggressively and mauled the boy. Geiling screamed for help and tried to pry the dog's teeth away, but the boy sustained fatal injuries. The dog was euthanized following the attack.
Man Almost Drives Off Cliff Then Gets Hit by Bus
A California driver barely managed to escape a fall that would have almost certainly been fatal, very nearly plummeting off a cliff. The man lost control of his SUV on a windy Malibu road. When he crashed onto the mountainside's ledge, he was able to jump out of his vehicle onto the road. However, moments after abandoning his car, the man was struck and killed by an oncoming bus. 
Woman Who Survived 9/11 Dies in a Plane Crash Two Weeks Later
Hilda Yolanda Mayol had been working in a restaurant on the ground floor of the World Trade Center and managed to make it through September 11, 2001. Unfortunately, Mayol's luck didn't last long. Only two months later on a trip to the Dominican Republic, she died on American Airlines Flight 587, which it crashed in Queens, NY. At the time, many feared that the crash was a second terrorist attack, but the accident was attributed to the pilot's mishandling of the rudder controls during turbulence. 
Woman Survives Plane Crash, Gets Run Over by First Responders
After 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan somehow managed to survive the fiery plane crash of flight Asiana 214, at San Francisco Airport, she laid down only 30 feet from the crash site. Injured and waiting for help, Yuan remained in a fetal position. When first responders arrived to help, however, a fire truck ran over Yuan. City officials cited the chaos of the wreckage as the main factor, but Yuan's family sued the city for negligence.

Woman Who Escaped Mall Shooting Dies in Aurora Massacre
Jessica Redfield was an up-and-coming sports broadcaster from Denver with a bright future ahead of her. She died at the hands of the Aurora shooter, who entered a midnight screening of The Dark Knight and open fired on the audience in 2012. Before Redfield was a victim of the devastating massacre, she had miraculously survived another shooting at a mall in Toronto only a month prior. Redfield managed to sneak out of the mall which was attacked in a shooting that left one dead and many injured. 
Marcus Garvey Has a Stroke After Reading Fake Obituary
Considered a trailblazer for the Black Nationalist movement, Marcus Garvey was a fierce Jamaican politician who advocated the return of those affected by the African diaspora. It came as no surprise to Garvey that he had many political opponents. However, the politician was shocked after coming across a fake obituary in the Chicago Defender. The obituary, which was incredibly negative and demeaning about Garvey's opinions, enraged the man so much that he suffered two strokes. So it appears his fake death caused his real death.

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Prison contraband is like currency. If you've got anything of value, from drugs to cigarettes, you've got something to trade. And if you've got a cell phone, you can keep running your criminal empire. So as prisons crack down on stuff getting smuggled in, inmates have had to find more and more creative ways of doing the smuggling.

Jails around the world have seen everything from contraband-carrying crossbows and hollowed out Bibles, to carrier pigeons and coloring books. All of them have been carefully rigged to carry forbidden items and not get caught. Of course, they all WERE caught - and their creativity (or lack thereof) was displayed for the world to see.

Here are some of the craziest (failed) ways people have tried to smuggle stuff into and out of prisons.

The Most Unbelievable Things Ever Smuggled Into Prison,

Cell Phone Stuffed in a Brick of Weetabix
Guards at a UK prison did a standard check on a box of the popular wheat biscuit cereal Weetabix that a visitor brought in. It was full of vitamins, minerals, and a smuggled cell phone stuffed into the middle. 

A Specially Bred Escape Cat
On New Year's Eve 2012, officials at a prison in Brazil spotted a cat with a veritable arsenal of escape tools taped to it. The kitty, which was a familiar fixture in the prison yard, had two saws, two drills, a headset, a memory card, a cell phone, three batteries, and a mobile phone charger all tightly wrapped around it. Brazilian police suspected the inmates had raised the cat themselves, possibly to help prepare for an escape attempt.

Officials at a Russian prison found the same thing - a cat trained to carry cell phones and sneak them into the jail.


A Coloring Book Full of Drugs
In March 2011, the mother of a prison inmate dissolved the heroin-withdrawl drug Suboxone into a paste, painted it into a coloring book, and sent it off to her son in Cape May, New Jersey. Making it look like a gift, she scribbled "To Daddy" on the book before mailing it. But authorities had already gotten a tip that drugs were being smuggled in drawings, and the book was intercepted, where guards noticed the orange splotches filling in various pictures and tested them. Three prisoners were charged, along with the industrious mother.

Cell Phones Smuggled in a Bible
As phones have gotten smaller, they've gotten easier to smuggle in hollowed-out books. Inmates in Manila's New Bilibid Prison added a blasphemous twist to their phone smuggling by using the Bible. A number of phone-stuffed Good Books were brought both into and out of the prison, but officials nabbed them in a raid that also found books stuffed with chargers, signal boosters, and, naturally, wine bottles. 

The Cell Phone Watch
Lebanon Correctional Institute in Ohio confiscated a real cell phone that looked like an over-sized watch. The kicker is that it was an actual watch that told time, but it could also make calls if the wearer hit a few buttons on the watch face. Watch phones are becoming more and more common as inmates find ways to direct criminal enterprises with smaller and smaller phones.

Phones Taped to Crossbow Bolts and Fired Into Prison
Can't pass your phone over to a prisoner the old-fashioned way? Just get it over the wall - like the industrious Russian supplier who taped phones to arrows and fired them into the prison yard with a crossbow. Tavda resident Cornelius Bazarov was arrested with 18 cell phones, spare batteries, SIM cards, and earpieces - all wrapped on the end of crossbow bolts with gaffer tape. A guard spotted him, sounded the alarm, and he was found in a growth of trees near the prison in central Russia's Sverdlovsk Oblast.

Delicious Banana Full of Heroin
Two women in Malta were caught attempting to smuggle a banana stuffed with a cardboard tube full of heroin into the tiny island's Corradino Correctional Facility. Apparently, they were doing so at the behest of another prisoner, who claimed she was planning to share the drugs with other inmates. The two women were let off the hook, while the inmate was given an extra 11 months in prison.

Potatoes Stuffed with Hashish
Authorities in Tripoli's Tyre Prison have had to deal with a number of attempts to smuggle drugs in via food items. They've confiscated sandwiches, pastries, and fruit - all laden with contraband. And in November 2014, they found a massive quantity of hashish stuffed into potatoes. Calling it a "crafty manner" of smuggling drugs, the 16 potatoes were apparently brought by one Palestinian for another. The smuggler was arrested, but his ingenuity was noted.

Dude Smuggles Himself Out in a Suitcase
A woman was caught trying to sneak her common-law husband out of a prison in Chetumal, Mexico in a suitcase following a conjugal visit. Prison guards checked the bulging, really-hard-to-carry bag of 19-year-old Maria del Mar Arjona. Inside they found inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina - who was serving 20 years for weapons possession - curled up in the fetal position. Ramirez was sent back to prison, and his lady love was arrested.

Cigarette-Carrying Cockroaches
Long before Orange is the New Black featured a cockroach trained to smuggle cigarettes, industrious inmates in Amarillo, Texas had figured out how to do it. In 1938, two prisoners in solitary confinement were getting their hands on cigarettes, much to the consternation of the jailer. It took another prisoner snitching to finally reveal the secret - they'd taught a cockroach to carry a smoke and a match on its back and scurry through a crack in the wall leading to the solitary block. The jailer was so impressed by the inmates' ingenuity that he released them from solitary.


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