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.
Russian soldiers during WWII force a German man to watch as his wife is raped by entire platoon
"It is in the German memoir 'Sniper on the Eastern Front'. It is March 1945, and the Germans have been pushed back by the Russians into Germany and Czechoslovakia. He was scouting some German village in the Sudetenland. A Russian platoon drove around, so he hid in a caved out building, so this lone sniper had a front row seat to the horror to what was to follow. The platoon was plundering the village until it ran into this German couple. The Russians then tied up the husband, and forced him to watch as the Russians, in order of ranking personnel, raped the wife. One. By. One. She was screaming in agony, fell in and out of consciousness, and was in so much pain. When the last Russian was finished with her, he shoved a flare gun up the woman's vagina, and fired it. The woman screamed out the most 'animalistic, brutal, and haunting scream' the German has ever heard, as the flare was slowly burning the woman's insides and blood/flare residue/flames were rushing out of her body, and then she slumped over dead. German reinforcements soon arrived, and killed/wounded the platoon. The husband went into his house, grabbed an object (I recall it was a shovel) and hacked the remaining wounded Russians on the ground until they were all dead. Some of the Germans tried stopping him, but the lone sniper held them back."
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."
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."
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."