If nightmares came to life, they might look a lot like these real-life things straight out of horror movies.
Art imitates life, and the sheer volume of terrifying movies out there suggests Earth is far scarier than scary movies. The more you delve into human history, the more stories you uncover plenty of stories that would work well on American Horror Story. Real-life scares, unlike fictional fears, force you to face reality, all the sharp, spooky, and sinister sides of it. Killers and psychopaths reveal depths of human depravity worse than any jump scare, and enough actual monsters exist in the world to fill up a Guillermo del Toro film. Life is beautiful, but it is also extremely frightening.
The horrors below highlight some of the freakiest facts about planet Earth and her inhabitants. After reading them, you may ever feel like leaving your home again, but as the facts below show, even your home is susceptible to real-life horror.
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