5 creepy urban legends that turned out to be true
Most urban legends and horror stories that roam the Internet are, of course, inventions that warn children not to take sweets from strangers, and adults — not to make love in a car parked near a country road. But among them there are those based on real events about them today and let's talk.
“You don’t want to end up like that guy whose shoelaces hit the escalator in the mall, they still clean his fingers off the lattice with dental floss,” parents say about the following when they want to teach you to lace up your shoes.
After many years of traveling on escalators without any incidents, you begin to suspect that a meteorite will rather fall on your head than an escalator will eat your fingers.
But it is not so, there are more than a hundred cases of devouring people with an escalator.
In one of the shopping centers in Shanghai, the escalator “chewed” the cleaner’s leg.When the Man got up on the step, the floor fell through under him, and his leg got stuck in the machine mechanism. Release the victim could only rescuers.
In the boy, left unattended, the escalator healed his arm. Fortunately, the child was saved.
And in this video, a 30-year-old Chinese woman got into the mechanism of the escalator entirely. The woman managed to save the child, but she died.
How do you think a mad neighbor should look like a necro: quiet, polite, educated and not at all suspicious.
This is what the local historian and linguist from Nizhny Novgorod Anatoly Moskvin was.
His entire apartment was filled with large, human-sized puppets, which in itself is rather strange, but everything turned out to be much worse - under the dresses with frills and blond wigs, investigators found 26 mummified corpses of girls and girls!
Moskvin was a passionate collector, only he did not collect stamps and coins, but dead human bodies that he had dug out since 2000 in the cemeteries of Nizhny, Moscow, and other regions.
The court declared him insane, freed him from criminal responsibility, prescribing compulsory psychiatric treatment.
Mad doctors who love to shred gullible patients - the characters of many urban legends, a myriad of horror films. And real life.
Plastic Surgeon Glenn Tucker from California seemed to be getting sadistic pleasure, disfiguring people. The treatment of one patient, who addressed him with a complaint of spasms in his hand, ended with an amputation. A woman came to him for breast implants, and received a square chest covered with scars worthy of Frankenstein.
When complaints and lawsuits accumulated a whole mountain, the news came about the tragic death of a surgeon who allegedly drowned while riding a boat.
A year later, he showed up in Florida, where, by that time, he also managed to cripple many patients.
The story has thundered in the media, Tucker was arrested and released on bail, but without waiting for the court he shot himself, after killing all his household including a cat.
Girl in the closet
You are alone in your house, and suddenly the irresistible feeling that someone is watching you falls on you. You yourself closed all the windows and doors, but you feel the presence of another person. Happened?
A 57-year-old Japanese man living alone began to notice that objects change their place in his house. Lost food, although he was sure that he had not eaten it. In the middle of the night, he woke up from strange sounds in his apartment, although the door was locked and the windows were securely closed.
To clarify the situation, he installed hidden cameras throughout the house.
Reviewing the recording the next morning, he found the Strange Woman, who crawled out of the cupboard like in the movie “Wake”. She ate, went to the toilet and crawled back into the closet.
Seeing this, I probably would have called a priest or a psychiatrist.
The Japanese were more prudent and called the police. Who, after a thorough search, found a homeless woman hiding in a closet. +
As it turned out, she sneaked into the house, slept, ate, and even took a shower in it for a whole year.
Horror bandits and killers from horror films love to tie their victims to a chair and threaten to feed them to pigs. But pigs don't eat people, right?
And how. James Switchell, a veteran of the Vietnam War, began to raise pigs in order to get rid of the post-traumatic syndrome. Over time, the occupation turned into a profitable business.
In 2012, James went to feed his pigs, and no one else saw him. What exactly happened in the pigsty is unclear. Apparently, the pigs ate it entirely, leaving only dentures and shreds of clothing.