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People Describe Their Personal Stories About The Accessing The Deep Web

List RulesVote up the most frightful tales about the deep web.

What is the deep webThe deep web consists of hidden websites that you need a special browser and a direct link to access. It’s completely anonymous, so it's rumored some heinous stuff goes down there, as the following tales will attest. But these aren’t just stories of the deep web - these are deep web horror stories: first-person experiences of some seriously messed up stuff that happened on the deep web. 

Before you dive in, here are two things you need to know: Tor is the browser you need to browse the deep web, and the hidden wiki is a kind of portal to different websites.

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    Recipes For Human Meat

    From Redditor /u/baconboyloiter:

    In CompSci, we often got bored and d*cked around. One day we ran into the deep web. The most disturbing site we found was a comprehensive guide for cooking women. We're not talking about a short joke here. This page had information on what body types to use for specific cuts, how to prepare these cuts, and how to cook the girl so she lives as long as possible.

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    I Spy Five Guys

    From Redditor /u/cletch:

    Was on tor, browsing da usuals. Go out to eat foods at the Five Guys. Come back. More tor. Find a picture of me eating at Five Guys.

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    They See You

    From Redditor /u/fake_fakington:

    This was back before Google. Web pages were, for the most part, still very basic HTML with Javascript. Hardly anyone used CSS. Only discussion boards and some banking sites had anything approaching mature front-end/back-end combinations. Etc. Early 'Net. Real "deep web" story, not just one about illicit activities on-line.

    I was browsing random blogs, Geocities sites, and the like, just going from link to link. Eventually I came upon an odd page - it appeared to be random thoughts from different people, but for the time, it was very well-designed. The messages seemed to be cryptic in nature, like several people trying to pass secret notes. I started through the source, and hidden in the comments of a javascript were various IP addresses.

    I gathered all of the IP's in a text file and began enumerating. Some were routers with banner messages I could telnet to - almost all at universities ("Warning! This is a secure system at University of Bla Bla...."). The default Cisco credentials from back in the day worked on most of them, but I didn't poke around. A few of the IPs were web servers with little to nothing on them, mostly Apache on Linux or some BSD, at least one IIS server I can recall.

    I finally came upon a web server with a huge directory of HTML files and TIFF images, with a few smaller sub directories containing the same. nslookup returned no reverse records for the IP. A VisualRoute traced it as far as Colorado. The HTML files appeared to be records a psychologist or similar mental health professional would keep. The images were of faxes, apparently of both military and medical nature.

    As I browsed from a sub directory back to the parent, at the top of was a new HTML file named something like "1-.HELLO-THERE.html." The time stamp was from right that minute. I opened it, and in plain text was the message "we see you." No quotes, all lower-case. About 15 seconds later the server dropped.

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    Hello, Mr. [Your Last Name]

    From a former Redditor

    I posted a comment on a video, and when I went back to that page to watch the video later, someone replied to my comment saying: "That is very astute of you Mr. (insert my last name)."

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