Graveyard Shift You Probably Have Never Heard Of These 20 Creepy (And True) Stories  

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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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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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Soilders below deck are trapped in sinking ships to starve to death after Pearl Harbor

"After Pearl Harbor, there were soldiers who were trapped below deck as their ships sank. Unfortunately, the ships didn't flood, so they were trapped below deck for days until they died of starvation. The navy knew it was happening, but they had no way to go down and get them, due to limitations (couldn't get the right tools, ship might blow up... I can't remember the actual reason), so they instead reported those men among the initial death toll from the bombings. Men on guard would beg not to be placed near those ships, because they could hear them banging on the hull for help.

Eventually, the navy managed to get down to retrieve the bodies, but only after everyone had died. Apparently they had marked the passage of time on the wall, and they had survived at least a week. Most of the families of those men were never made aware that it happened."

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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 outbuilding, 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."

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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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