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You Probably Have Never Heard Of These 16 Creepy (And Allegedly True) Stories

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.

  • Woman Disappears During Cruise, Is Believed To Have Been Sold Into Sexual Slavery

    "The Amy Bradley disappearance. She disappeared from a cruise ship en route to Curacao in 1998, and years later photos were emailed to her parents that very much resembled her, and looked like she had been sold into sexual slavery. Multiple people have also claimed to see her through the years; the Wikipedia page on her case lists the sightings, and there's an FBI missing persons report, including sketches of people she was seen with in 2005. The whole story is just chilling and terrifying."
  • Homeless Woman Lives In Occupied House's Attic For Almost A Year Undetected

    "A 58-year-old man living alone in Japan started hearing noises at night and noticing things out of place in his house. He installed video cameras. Turns out a homeless woman had been living in his attic and cupboards for almost a YEAR in his house, undetected."
  • Family Of Albinos In Tanzania Were Dismembered So Their Limbs Could Be Used For Traditional Witchcraft

    "I saw something on National Geographic a while ago about the [slayings] of albinos in Tanzania. There was one case of a family with two albino sisters, one of which had her arms and legs hacked off in the middle of the night for sale on the black market. The other albino laid next to her sister for the remainder of the night as she bled [out] (they live in a very secluded hut with no electricity).

    Albino limbs are reportedly worth a lot in certain parts of Africa for use in traditional witchcraft."

  • America's First Serial Slayer Disguised His Mansion As A Lodging For Tourists Visiting The World's Fair

    "The story of H.H. Holmes, America's first serial [slayer]. The guy built a ... castle and [slayed] as many as 200 people all over the states and in Canada as well. The Devil in the White City is a really good read that juxtaposes his [...] exploits with the pomp and ceremony surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair."