Graveyard Shift You Probably Have Never Heard Of These 21 Creepy (And True) Stories  

Rosa Pasquarella
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With internet access as it is today, it's easy to feel like you've heard it all. Scary stories? Know 'em all. The web is a plethora of all things creepy, so if you dig deep enough, you'll never run out of horror stories to haunt your ever-waking hour.

We sought out some of the creepiest, most horrific true stories that you've probably never heard of. Redditors served up some truly insane scary stories, guaranteeing you disrupted sleep for the foreseeable future.
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Convicted murderer and cannibal lives freely in Japan

"There is a guy (Issei Sagawa) who became famous after being convicted of murder and cannibalism, and lives as a free man in Japan to this day."
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HBO documentary exposes homicidal child

"There's an HBO documentary called 'Child of Rage', about a six year old with reactive attachment disorder who repeatedly tortured animals, sexually molested her brother, and attempted to kill her adoptive parents by coming into their bedroom at night with a knife.

The doc shows her calmly telling her therapist about the incidents very soon after they happened - really creepy and sad."

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WWII Doctor who claims to help Jews flee Europe is actually murdering them & dissolving their bodies in acid

"There was a French doctor during WWll, Marcel Petiot, who promised Jewish refugees to help them to leave Europe. When they came to his house on the day of departure, with their most precious belongings, he would give them a special 'vaccine', since they were allegedly going to South America. He killed them all, took their stuff, made them pay some high fee for his help in the first place, and dissolved their corpses in his basement with acid."
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Edgar Allen Poe piece predicts shipwreck tragedy 50 years before it happened

"Edgar Allan Poe’s 'The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym' (1838) was about four shipwreck survivors stranded in a boat before they killed and ate a cabin boy - Richard Parker. In 1884, a boat was stranded with only four survivors. Three of the men killed and ate the cabin boy, also named Richard Parker."
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