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Here’s The Creepiest Wikipedia Article From Every State

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Alabama

Red Lady of Huntingdon College

Wikimedia / Spyder Monkey
Wikimedia / Spyder Monkey

According to legend, the Red Lady was a miserable student who attended Huntingdon college only at her father’s insistence. Becoming increasingly withdrawn and her behavior becoming increasingly erratic, she eventually dressed in all red and slashed her own wrists, ending her life.

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The sad girl, abandoned by the one person she had believed to be her only friend, allegedly formed the habit of wandering into rooms where the other girls were congregating, but her presence cast a chill upon the groups and they would soon find flimsy excuses for leaving her alone. Then, with a feeling of alienation from all humankind, she would return to her solitary sleeping quarters, where she would wrap herself in her red bedspread and retreat from the whole world.

Later, Martha’s behavior allegedly became even more strange: She would wait until the lights were out, and then she would visit one dormitory after another, never saying a word but staring into space as if she were in a trance. As time passed, she took to walking up and down the halls during the darkest hours of the night. Often she would alarm the girls by opening and closing their doors, then hurrying away to resume her pitiful promenade. (KEEP READING)


Alaska

Robert Hansen

Wikimedia / Alaskan Police Department
Wikimedia / Alaskan Police Department

“Butcher Baker” was responsible for the deaths of at least 17 women, and perhaps as many as 30. The details of his murders in this Wikipedia page are truly horrific:

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On June 13, 1983, 17-year-old Cindy Paulson escaped from 44-year-old Robert Hansen, while he was trying to load her into his Piper Super Cub. She told police she had been offered $200 to perform oral sex but that, when she got into the car, Hansen pulled a gun on her and drove her to his home in Muldoon. There, he held her captive. (KEEP READING)


Arizona

The Thing

Wikimedia
Wikimedia / Thadrd28

For miles, Interstate 10 in Arizona is lined with advertisements for “The Thing” a creepy attraction located just off exit 322. “The Thing” is some creepy-ass mummified being, surrounded by folklore and legend.

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The origin of The Thing was established by Syndicated columnist Stan Delaplane, who interviewed Janet Prince in 1956. Prince told him, “[A] man came through here about six years ago. He had three of [the bodies] he got somewhere. He was selling them for $50.” Today, the attraction is operated by an Albuquerque-based company, Bowlins, Inc., which owns several roadside trading posts throughout the Southwest. (KEEP READING)


Arkansas

Ronald Gene Simmons

Wikimedia
Wikimedia

Simmons was a serial killer in Arkansas who killed 16 people in under a week — many of these people were his own family and children. The descriptions of his crimes are truly awful:

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Shortly before Christmas 1987, Simmons decided to kill all the members of his family. On the morning of December 22, he first killed his wife Rebecca and eldest son Gene by shooting them with a .22-caliber pistol, and then killed his 3-year-old granddaughter Barbara by strangulation. Simmons dumped the bodies in the cesspit he had made his children dig. Simmons then waited for his other children to return to the house, and after their arrival he told them he had presents for them, but wanted to give them one at a time. He first killed his daughter, 17-year-old Loretta, whom Simmons strangled and held under the water in a rain barrel. The three other children, Eddy, Marianne, and Becky, were then killed in the same way. (KEEP READING)


California

The Original Night Stalker (Never Caught)

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Wikimedia / Sacremento Police Department

In the 1970s and 1980s, there was a serial killer who committed at least 50 rapes and 12 murders. He completely stumped police and is still assumed to be at-large today.

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The Sacramento East Area Rapist is believed to have started as a prolific burglar, only later graduating to rape. His initial modus operandi was to stalkmiddle class neighborhoods at night looking for women who lived in single-story homes, generally located near a school, creek, or other open space that afforded a quick escape. He was spotted on a number of occasions, but sprinted away upon detection. (KEEP READING)

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