Are you the type of person who likes to effortlessly throw out (creepy) random information that frightens your acquaintances? (Or at the very least cause them to wonder what you’re doing during your free time?) Discover some of the most scary and creepy facts below!
These scary facts are sure to send chills down your spine or at the very least bring you the classic episode of the heeby jeebies! Make use of these to scare your family and friends, or make your family shiver! Which of these scary facts do you prefer?
Scary And Creepy Facts
1. There’s an ancient book full of bizarre symbols that nobody can understand.
It’s known as the Voynich Manuscript, and it’s filled with strange symbols as well as drawings and letters. The drawings show women, males, men, and something that looks like plants. However, it’s unclear what they’re working on. The writing appears to be a word. However, it’s not in any language that is easily recognized. Some believe it’s a textbook designed for midwives or a recipe book. Others believe it’s a magic book, and others believe it’s a hoax! Since the beginning, people have tried to discover the book’s meaning. However, no one has succeeded!
2. In 1872, a vessel was found floating in the sea with no trace of its people or crew!
It was known as”the Mary Celeste, and when people were on board, there was no one on the ship and no evidence of fighting. The ship was in excellent condition, with no indications of damage, besides a small amount of water on the bottom. What was the fate of the passengers who were on the ship? Where did they go? Over the years, people have proposed various theories, including Pirates, Sea Monsters, or alien abduction! However, it’s not been solved. What do you consider?
3. A myriad of ghosts haunts the Tower of London
The Tower of London is more than 1,000 years old and has accumulated a large list of creepy-crawlies! The ghosts of the tower include the ghosts of Anne Boleyn, the wife of Henry VIII, Lady Jane Grey, the queen of nine days, and even ghostly bears! There have been a lot of horrible incidents within the tower, such as murder and beheadings, torture, and many more, and it’s not surprising that ghosts like staying about! The tower also had Zoos, which is why they have the bear! Have you ever witnessed one of these creatures?
4. A deceased Pope was once tried
Yes, you read that exactly! In 897 AD, Pope Formosus was tried for perjury and other offenses. What was the most bizarre part? He’d been dead for more than a year! He was found and brought before a courtroom to be questioned, but we don’t think he’d have many answers…and most likely, the judge didn’t ask him anything when asked. The Pope who commanded the entire thing might not have been very stable…we aren’t sure why anyone would have thought that!
5. A councilor who died still attends the meetings of University College London.
Jeremy Bentham, an 18th-century scholar a philosopher who was one of the founding members of UCL, was killed in 1832. He didn’t let that stop him from being a regular attendee at council meetings. His remains can be seen within the hallways at UCL, and he is dressed in his clothing and filled with straw. He was present in UCL council meetings at least on one occasion in 2013. In the notes of meetings, it is noted that he was present and in no way voting’. You’ll feel guilty if you have to call in sick to school right now!
6. The Golden Poison Dart Frog is so poisonous that it could be fatally ill with just one touch.
They may appear cute. However, their skin is poisonous! In reality, it’s considered one of the most toxic creatures in the world. Because frogs are tiny and delicate, they’re prone to predators, which is why their skin is toxic. Although it’s only about the size of paperclips, this tiny frozen frog is poisonous enough that it can kill as many as 20 people! Scientists aren’t certain what the process is for making the poison; however, some believe the food consumed by the frog could absorb it. Be assured; they love to be in South America, so you won’t be able to find one near you shortly!
7. Horned Lizards pour blood out of their eyes
Yuck! This bizarre move is an attempt to scare predators. The Horned Lizard is found in deserts and hot areas and is hunted by larger mammals such as Coyotes. Luckily they have an extremely efficient defense technique! They are incredibly adept at camouflage; when that isn’t enough, and they’re attacked, the horned Lizard will spray a stream of tasteless blood out of their eyes towards the attacker, frightening them away. The blood is pumped out from a sac beneath its eye and is delivered up to 2 meters away! They can also puff to avoid the jaws of predators. They don’t tend to spray blood into people, so you’ll likely be fine if you do come across one.
8. The Mummies of Guanajuato could be alive and buried
The mummies from Guanajuato, Mexico, are famous for their shocking expressive faces (think of your mom’s face when she sees her dog poo onto the floor). The mummies date back to the 18th-century Cholera epidemic. There are over 100of them, although only half are displayed. Due to the horrendous facial expressions, it is believed that some may have been alive when they were buried! This is conceivable as cholera was not widely known in the past, and some people could be buried alive by mistake, believing they were dead. Scary!
9. Loch Ness isn’t the only lake in the UK that has a huge
The adjacent Loch Morar is home to Morag, a lake monster that has been seen several times over the many years. Some believe there could be underground tunnels connecting the two lochs, and it is believed that both Nessie and Morag are two different creatures! Many other lakes may have creatures in the UK, such as Muc-sheilche from Loch Maree, in Scotland, and The Eachy of Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District, which is believed to be a giant humanoid that has a snake’s head! Yikes! It’s better not to take an ice bath there.
10. There was a scare about vampires in America in the 19th century.
The New England Vampire Panic occurred in New England, the USA, in the 19th century. States located in New England, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The so-called vampires were suffering from tuberculosis, which is unfortunately not treated by garlic! Much like the mummies from Guanajuato, the tuberculosis epidemic wasn’t well understood, and it often made the sufferer look like walking dead. The bodies have been removed since and show the burial marks as vampires, and even getting their heads removed! The terrifying thing is that this took place just 200 years back!
11. Violet Jessop survived three boat catastrophes
Violet had been a stewardess, which meant she was employed on vessels that crossed the ocean. Violet was on board the HMS Titanic in 1912 when it began sinking, and she was only able to be put into one of the lifeboats following she had helped passengers in the first. She was also working on the RMS Olympic, the Titanic’s sister vessel, in 1911. However, if it collided with a different boat, it did not sink. In WW1, she worked as an officer onboard the HMHS Britannic in 1916, also sinking! Violet was forced to get into a lifeboat on the ship that was sinking and then hit her head while doing this. Violet lived through the three events and then published a book about the experience. Was Violet really lucky, or was she really lucky?
12. This Venus Flytrap is deadly!
The danger is even greater in the case of an insect. The Venus Flytrap is located across all of the Southern US states. It is primarily a food source for flies and other insects. It is known as one of the few carnivore species of plants. Its Venus Flytrap works by luring the flies with sticky nectar before clamping them down and consuming them completely! The hairs of the Venus Flytrap are special and detect when an insect has hit the ground and triggers the plant to close. Some of the larger Venus Flytraps even consume tiny Frogs! Eurgh!
13. Dracula is an actual person
The vampire legend is inspired by a historical figure, Vlad Tepes, or Vlad Dracula, a Romanian ruler during the 15th century who was known to put his opponents with spikes. It’s not surprising that his name was Vlad the Impaler. Vlad was, in all likelihood, not a nice person. In his name, the word ‘Dracula’ originally meant “son of the dragon’ (Dracul being his dad’s nickname) and is an ode to his reputation as a feared one. He’s not exactly like the modern-day definition of a vampire. However, the mustache he wears is a bit different and a fancy headdress. There’s also no evidence of him drinking blood!
14. Honey Badgers are a bit frightening
Honey Badger is a name that Honey Badger sounds lovely until you realize the brutality of their actions! Honey badgers are one of the species of mustelid (the family of mammals that includes badgers, weasels, and otters) found throughout Africa and Asia. They are believed for their savvy in finding ways to get around barriers and traps and are prey for scorpions, reptiles, and rodents! They can be quite aggressive that they’ve even been known to fight with lions, snakes, and Hyenas! The species’ name suggests that honey is their favorite food. However, you shouldn’t hug them like Winne the Pooh!
15. Your smartphone can be more contaminated than a public toilet!
Ten times as many people in certain instances! Gross! Phones are everywhere throughout the day, which means we constantly touch them, and everything on your hands can end up on your phone. This is why it’s so essential to clean your hands after going to the toilet or doing something other than hygienic! It is recommended to clean your phone with antibacterial wipes regularly, and this is the case for your other gadgets as well! If it helps feel better, most objects have at least a few bacteria on them. Does that make the feeling worse? If so, please take a shower, do it.
16. There are tunnels stuffed with Skeletons under Paris
In the 18th century Paris, the graveyards in Paris were overflowing, causing an overcrowding situation and the spread of diseases. The solution? Get rid of all the bones from the past and place them in underground tunnels under the city. They’re referred to as catacombs, and they are home to thousands of bones! The tunnels themselves are further and go back to when they were utilized as underground quarrying sites in the middle ages. The remains of many have been laid out in elaborate designs and patterns, and the tunnels extend for more than a km! You can go inside if you want to! The catacombs are visited by approximately half a million tourists each year!
17. Hampton Court Palace is one of the most haunted locations in the UK
Hampton Court is another scary old royal palace. It was constructed in the 14th century and expanded through the years. It has been residence to numerous royals such as Henry VIII, Queen Anne, and King George II. Naturally, the palace is awash with haunted houses and ghostly happenings. The most haunted places are the chapels, kitchens, and even an area referred to as the ‘Haunted Gallery.’ Ghosts have been reported to include a grey woman and Queen Jane Seymour, and a mysterious man dressed in robes that CCTV captured during 2003! The footage shows a door opening, and then a man wearing what seems like a dress appears and closes the door. The staff claimed that no one dressed in this manner was present on the day. Do you know what happened? A genuine spook or a historical hoax?
18. People would place cats on their walls
You read it exactly! In some parts of Europe, including the UK, it was common to put the corpse of a deceased cat inside the wall of a brand new home to bring luck. Cat remains mummified were discovered in many older buildings, such as pubs. Cats have been regarded as luck or superstitious in many cultures over thousands of years, including the early Egyptians who believed they were unique. Other objects found within the walls of old houses include the shoes of ancient Egyptians and mystical carvings. We’re not sure what’s special about an old cat…you will save cash on food for your cat, we think!
Huh! These were really scary and creepy facts!! Some facts gave a spine chill!! You can share these facts with your coward friends and watch the expressions on their faces change within seconds! HEHEHE!!
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