A creepy true story can be more terrifying than a fictionalized one. The knowledge that these horrors actually took place puts an unsettling feeling in our stomachs, causing us to toss and turn at night.
From brutal serial killers to creepy stalkers, there’s been a number of scariest true stories through human history. Of course, monsters aren’t always involved. Sometimes all it takes for true life horror stories to emerge is for tragedy to strike or for a mystery to go unsolved. Whatever the case may be, here are 25 Disturbing Creepy True Stories.
When a New Jersey family moved into their new 1905 Colonial-style home, they received several threatening and creepy letters from someone called “The Watcher.” In the letters, the author referred to the families three children by saying, “the young blood you have brought to me” and “Have they found out what’s in the walls yet?” Fearing for their lives, the Broaddus family moved out and sued the former owners for not telling them about the stalker.
In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, it was discovered by the military that sailors were trapped in the sunken USS West Virginia. Realizing there was nothing they could do to rescue the survivors, they told their families they died during the attack. Months later, when they finally got inside, they found three men who’d found an airlock that survived for 16 days. It’s said no one wanted to guard the USS West Virginia because they could hear the banging of those trapped inside.
This man is a cannibal from Japan that murdered and ate his friend in 1981 after years of dreaming about it. He said he’d really wanted to eat her living flesh. What’s even more creepy and disturbing is he never went to jail for it and lives a free man in Tokyo. He said he eventually wants to eat humans again.
In 2015, a creepy and strange thing happened to Fairbanks residents in Alaska, they found blood-sucking lamprey’s wiggling around on land, far from the water. Several accounts claim they found one in a parking lot and on someone’s front lawn. No one really knows how they got out there, but wildlife officials think maybe seagulls picked them up and dropped them off later.
This creepy story brings a whole new meaning to the Arby’s catchphrase “we have the meats.” In 2012, a young boy found a finger inside his Arby’s sandwich when he bit into a piece of it. The finger belonged to an employee who sliced her finger while using a meat slicer and left it without telling anyone about it.