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Halloween for hermits: Five creepy Wikipedia pages to do your head in

I generally find that the Goth collective divides into two distinct sections come Halloween-those that like to mix it and get messy with a night out, party or woodlands rave, and them as like to be on their own and enjoy the night in their own way.

For the latter, I have found that on the Halloweens when I’m not feeling it for going out or socialising, I can lose myself in the darker fringes of Wikipedia for the night or longer, searching out some of the weirdest, freakiest and generally sleep-defying pages to be found.

If that sounds like your idea of a wild night, I encourage you to try it out-and I’ll even get you started with my picks of some of the best bone-chilling, horrifying and outright weird Wikipedia pages, for your perusal.

The Boy in the Box

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In February of 1957, investigators found the body of a young male child inside of a cardboard box. Nearly 60 years on, the identity of the boy is still a mystery, and no one has been convicted of his murder.

The Flatwoods Monster

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This page tells of Virginia folklore about a massive and possibly alien entity that has kept appearing now and then in the Braxton County area since 1952, which apparently made several of the people that have come into contact with it seriously ill.

The Cotard Delusion

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The Cotard Delusion is essentially a manifestation of mental illness and/or mass hysteria that leads the people exhibiting it to believe that they are dead.

So basically, your average crew of Goths after a hard night out.

The Silent Twins

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Pop quiz: What’s creepier than a totally silent child? TWIN silent children, obvs.

These female identical twins were born in Barbados but grew up in Wales, and refused to communicate with anyone apart from each other. They were eventually both committed to Broadmoor psychiatric hospital after they decided that a life of crime was the way to make themselves even weirder than they were. Sleep well.

UVB-76

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This is one of my favourites. UVB-76 is the name given to a shortwave radio station that has been on the air since the early 70’s, and basically consists of a cycled monotone buzzing noise that repeats constantly all day and all night-apart from the odd occasions when it is interspersed with Russian voice transmissions.

No one knows exactly where it is coming from (though it has been narrowed down to Russia, dur) or why-but the frequency of the messages have really stepped up a notch in the last five years or so.

Lady Gothique
Lady Gothique
The gal who runs www.gothicangelclothing.co.uk.

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