reddit 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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Audio recording exists of Jim Jones preaching as the Jonestown commuinity commits mass-suicide


"There is a recording of Jim Jones' speech during the night at Jonestown where the hundreds of people drank cyanide-laden juice and committed suicide. You can hear them dying in the background and his sheer delirium is absolutely chilling."
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Two 10-year-old boys abduct, torture, and murder a toddler


"The Jamie Bulger incident. Two young English boys at 10 years old took a little toddler out of the mall and to a railroad, where they tortured and assaulted him before bludgeoning him to death with rocks."
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Man treats girlfriend's child like a dog, eventually leading to the child's death


"The Baby P story really fucked with my head. In the UK a couple of years ago, the boyfriend of this woman started beating her son. The things he did were horrific: training his dog to bite him, pulling out his fingernails/toenails, smashing his fingers, throwing him in the air and letting him hit the floor, and tossing him around, calling it roughhousing. The boyfriend eventually did this so hard that one night he snapped Baby P's spine in half - killing him. One of the things that stuck with me was when I read that he was trained to be submissive, and when the boyfriend would enter the room, Baby P would automatically put his head to the floor. When I first read about it, I had nightmares for weeks."
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Woman disappears during cruise, is believed to have been sold into sex 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."
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