Erin Wisti

Erin Wisti

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Erin Wisti is a cat person and writer with an obsession with the paranormal, true crime, unsolved mysteries, United States history,  strange museums, California oddities, and literature. Originally from very rural Michigan, Erin has a BFA in English from Michigan State University and currently resides in Los Angeles. She is a regular contributor to Ravishly and her essays have appeared on NPR's The Salt, The Toast, and other places. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, reading, scouring the Internet for random information, and hanging out with her two cats, Nilla and Murphy.

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  1. The Mystery Of 7,000 Bodies Buried Under The University Of Mississippi Campus

    The Mystery Of 7,000 Bodies Buried Under The University Of Mississippi Campus

    From 1855 to 1935, the Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum operated on land that is now the campus of the University of Mississippi. In that time period, the ...
  2. All The Gruesome Ways Scientists Removed Skeletons From Human Bodies

    All The Gruesome Ways Scientists Removed Skeletons From Human Bodies

    The history of skeleton extraction is not for the faint of heart. While most skeletons used in medical research today are plastic, just a few centuries ago medical ...
  3. The Most Disturbing Message Boards Hiding In The Darkest Corners Of The Internet

    The Most Disturbing Message Boards Hiding In The Darkest Corners Of The Internet

    While even your 89-year-old typewriter understands the possibility of stumbling upon seriously disturbing message boards across the Internet, she likely fails ...
  4. Laws About What Has To Happen After Someone Dies

    Laws About What Has To Happen After Someone Dies

    Most of us have thought, at least at one point, about what happens to our bodies after death. Depending on your culture and spiritual background, you may prefer ...
  5. +vote 14 Reasons The Mighty Ducks Franchise Was The Biggest Hot Mess Of The '90s

    14 Reasons The Mighty Ducks Franchise Was The Biggest Hot Mess Of The '90s

    130 votes
    While phenomenally popular with audiences in the early-to-mid '90s, the Mighty Ducks franchise didn't receive much love from critics. This lack of ...
  6. 11 Facts About The Decomposition Rates Of A Body Buried In A Casket

    11 Facts About The Decomposition Rates Of A Body Buried In A Casket

    While it may be morbid, it's normal to wonder what happens to your body after death. As what happens to your consciousness remains a mystery, learning the ...
  7. Reminder: Dr. Seuss Once Published A Highly NSFW Adult Book Filled With Nudity

    Reminder: Dr. Seuss Once Published A Highly NSFW Adult Book Filled With Nudity

    Long before he gave us memorable children's characters like Horton and the Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss wrote the adult-rated book The Seven Ladies of Godiva.
  8. +vote Times King Of The Hill Got Shockingly Dark

    Times King Of The Hill Got Shockingly Dark

    181 votes
    Though it's a primarily comedic cartoon show, King of the Hill gets intense at times. Over the course of its thirteen-season run, the ...
  9. Is This Eerie Photo Of A Child Proof That Ghosts Exist?

    Is This Eerie Photo Of A Child Proof That Ghosts Exist?

    Supposed photographic evidence of ghosts will always be treated with an understandable amount of skepticism. However, some ghost photos are more convincing than ...
  10. No One Can Explain How This Woman Made An Entire ER Faint With Her Internal Toxic Fumes

    No One Can Explain How This Woman Made An Entire ER Faint With Her Internal Toxic Fumes

    In February 1994, Gloria Ramirez was emitted to a hospital in Riverside, California with late stage cervical cancer. Little did her attending doctors and nurses ...
  11. Marriage Rules You Have To Follow If You Want To Join The Sister Wives Family

    Marriage Rules You Have To Follow If You Want To Join The Sister Wives Family

    Kody Brown is your average guy from Las Vegas, NV – except for one small detail. He has four wives: Meri, Christine, Janelle, and Robyn. This ...
  12. A Mysterious And Eerie Voice Saved This 18-Month-Old From Drowning In An Icy River

    A Mysterious And Eerie Voice Saved This 18-Month-Old From Drowning In An Icy River

    Not all stories of spirits and ghosts have to be about scary or aggressive encounters. There have actually been times ghosts rescued people. Incidents of ...
  13. +vote The Duggars Are Waist Deep In Scandals You Probably Haven't Even Heard About Yet

    The Duggars Are Waist Deep In Scandals You Probably Haven't Even Heard About Yet

    324 votes
    Made famous by the now cancelled reality show 19 Kids And Counting, the Duggars are a devoutly religious Arkansas family. While initially seen as an ...
  14. +vote The Craziest Things On Display At The International UFO Museum In Roswell, New Mexico

    The Craziest Things On Display At The International UFO Museum In Roswell, New Mexico

    257 votes
    When rancher W.W. "Mac" Brazel stumbled upon unusual wreckage near Roswell, New Mexico, on June 14, 1947, he had no idea a media frenzy would ...
  15. The Freakling Brothers's Haunted House Is So Violent And Disturbing Every Participant Needs To Sign A Waiver

    The Freakling Brothers's Haunted House Is So Violent And Disturbing Every Participant Needs To Sign A Waiver

    Haunted houses are always designed to be scary, but the Freakling Brothers haunted houses take scary to a new level. The Freakling Bros. Trilogy of Terror ...
  16. Beth Thomas, The Child Of Rage, Showed The World What A 'Psychopathic' Child Looked Like

    Beth Thomas, The Child Of Rage, Showed The World What A 'Psychopathic' Child Looked Like

    Children are usually thought of as innocent, so cases of killer kids are always highly disturbing to the public. The Child of Rage documentary, which ...
  17. There's Evidence Ancient People In Mesopotamia Were Aliens And Al-Qaeda Was Made To Keep It A Secret

    There's Evidence Ancient People In Mesopotamia Were Aliens And Al-Qaeda Was Made To Keep It A Secret

    Evidence of aliens is always a little shaky, but that doesn't stop believers from spinning some pretty wild theories. According to one theory, tablets discovered ...
  18. Morgue Photography By Jeffrey Silverthorne You Can't Look Away From

    Morgue Photography By Jeffrey Silverthorne You Can't Look Away From

    Between 1972 and 1979, photographer Jeffrey Silverthorne took a series of haunting photographs in a Rhode Island morgue. Despite the subject matter of he ...
  19. The Hell-Raising Astronaut Known As The Bart Simpson Of NASA

    The Hell-Raising Astronaut Known As The Bart Simpson Of NASA

    If you imagine astronauts as stone cold, serious American heroes, Pete Conrad will definitely challenge that assumption. The late astronaut, the third person ...
  20. The Mystery Of Aunt Diane And The 2009 Taconic State Parkway Crash

    The Mystery Of Aunt Diane And The 2009 Taconic State Parkway Crash

    On July 26, 2009, 36-year-old Diane Schuler killed eight people while driving the wrong way down the Taconic State Parkway in New York. Her minivan ...
  21. People Still Can’t Determine If The Disturbing And Graphic Footage Of This Girl Being Possessed During Her Makeup Tutorial Is Real

    People Still Can’t Determine If The Disturbing And Graphic Footage Of This Girl Being Possessed During Her Makeup Tutorial Is Real

    Creepy found footage has been a staple of the online world since the dawn of the Internet. From people who were possessed on YouTube to strange recordings, the ...
  22. 13 Haunting Photos of Shadows Permanently Burned Into The Ground By The Hiroshima Nuclear Blast

    13 Haunting Photos of Shadows Permanently Burned Into The Ground By The Hiroshima Nuclear Blast

    The shadows at Hiroshima are a haunting reminder of the brutality of the bombing that occurred on August 6, 1945. A US B-29 bomber detonated a nuclear weapon on ...
  23. This 91-Year-Old Grandma Guessing Pokemon Names Is The Most Adorable Thing You'll See All Week

    This 91-Year-Old Grandma Guessing Pokemon Names Is The Most Adorable Thing You'll See All Week

    If you need something to bring your week up, this adorable video of a grandma guessing Pokemon names is perfect. From the popular YouTube channel Our Epic Life, ...
  24. There's Compelling Evidence The Haunted Hills On Seven Sisters Road Is A Real Paranormal Hotspot

    There's Compelling Evidence The Haunted Hills On Seven Sisters Road Is A Real Paranormal Hotspot

    There are many legends from Nebraska involving supernatural entities, but one of the eerier accounts out there is the story of Nebraska's haunted Seven ...
  25. +vote Some Of The Most Macabre And Disturbing Items On Display At The Museum Of Death In Hollywood

    Some Of The Most Macabre And Disturbing Items On Display At The Museum Of Death In Hollywood

    9,767 votes
    Death is life's only certainty, so J. D. Healy and Catherine Shultz did the only logical thing: they built a museum commemorating the end of life. The ...

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