Here's The Creepiest Wikipedia Article From Every State

Here’s The Creepiest Wikipedia Article From Every State

Hawaii

Folklore in Hawaii

Source: via Pacific Worlds

All these legends are pretty damn creepy. The United States may have stolen control of Hawaii from the native leaders a long time ago, some of them may have left the state with some eerie curses:

According to Hawaiian legend, night marchers (huaka‘i po in Hawaiian) are ghosts of ancient warriors. They supposedly roam large sections of the island chain, and can be seen by groups of torches. They can usually be found in areas that were once large battlefields (the Nuuanu Pali on the island of Oahu is a good example.) Legend has it that if you look a night marcher straight in the eye, you will be forced to walk among them for eternity. (KEEP READING)


Idaho

Ruby Ridge

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Ruby Ridge was the site of a standoff between Randy Weaver’s family and federal agents. Weaver had ties to anti-government groups, but ultimately he was (mostly) found to not be responsible for the government’s siege of his property. The affair eventually expanded the “militia movement” that sought to claim independence from the government.

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Randy Weaver, a former Iowa factory worker and U.S. Army combat engineer, moved with his family to northern Idaho during the 1980s in order to “home-school his children and escape what he and his wife Vicki saw as a corrupted world.” Vicki, the religious leader of the family, believed that the apocalypse was imminent and believed her family would survive the apocalypse in a remote mountainous area. They bought 20 acres (8 ha) of land on Ruby Ridge in 1983 and began building a cabin. (KEEP READING)


Illinois

Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion

On November 24th, 1971 someone managed to “take over” a television broadcast and air this extremely bizarre video. Nobody has ever figured out the meaning of the message, or why the hell it was done.

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The show was interrupted by television static, after which the unidentified man wearing the Max Headroom mask and sunglasses appeared, mentioning WGN pundit Chuck Swirsky, whom he said he was “better than”, going on to call Swirsky a “fricking Liberal“. The man started to moan, scream and laugh. He continued to laugh and utter various random phrases, including New Coke‘s advertising slogan “Catch the Wave” (KEEP READING)


Indiana

Murder of Sylvia Likens

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Sylvia Likens had been left in the care of the Baniszewski family while her parents traveled for work. Her caregivers quickly turned abusive, with mother Gertrude Baniszewski harassing her, beating her, and delivering sermons to her about her inherent filth. Before Sylvia’s parents could return, she had been tortured to death.

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When Likens became incontinent, Baniszewski locked her in the basement and began a bathing regime to “cleanse” Likens, involving dousing her with scalding water and rubbing salt into the burns. She was often kept naked and rarely fed. At times, Baniszewski and her twelve-year-old son John Jr. would make Likens eat her own feces, as well as urine and feces from the diaper of Gertrude Baniszewski’s one-year-old son.

On October 22, Baniszewski began to carve the words “I’m a prostitute and proud of it” upon Likens’ abdomen with a heated needle. (KEEP READING)


Iowa

Johnny Gosch

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On September 5th, 1982 Johnny Gosch vanished during his regular paper route. When neighbors began calling his parents, complaining about not having their morning papers, that’s when they realized something went desperately wrong. Over twenty years of searching have yielded no results.

Johnny’s mother, Noreen Gosch, has made a number of weird claims in this case. She says that Johnny emerged from hiding to visit her in 1997 and that she found photos of Johnny on her doorstep in 2006.

His mother, Noreen Gosch, maintains that Johnny Gosch escaped from his captors and visited her in 1997, but now fears for his life and lives under an assumed identity. Gosch’s father, John, divorced from Noreen since 1993, has publicly stated that he was not sure whether or not such a visit actually occurred. Authorities have not located Gosch or confirmed Noreen Gosch’s account, and his fate continues to be the subject of speculation, conspiracy theories, and dispute. (KEEP READING)

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