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Whether you're interested in mysterious disappearances, serial killers, disturbing controversies, or even perusing declassified CIA documents, the internet can deliver.

Those Wikipedia rabbit holes always lead somewhere a bit more unsettling as we learned once Redditor TheFalcor asked the online community, "What is the creepiest mystery/rabbit hole you have stumbled upon on the internet?"


"Their skin..."

"Green children of Woolpit"

Two kids randomly showed up out of nowhere in a village called Woolpit in England. Both the children were green and spoke an unknown language. Their skin lost its green color soon after and they only ate beans. One of the kids died from an illness and the the other grew up and learned to speak English. She said she was from a different planet made up of green people. Anyways, this happened in the 12th century and many don't think it actually happened.

Ralsei_Loverpp

"I suppose..."

Not creepy maybe but very curious and weird, that story about some person called Msscribe who pretended to be several people in some Harry Potter forums just to create drama. I suppose the level of commitment and the depth of the webs she spun makes it a bit creepy. I always wondered what went on in that mind.

Nogleaminglight

"There are some..."

The Dyatlov Pass incident, the story about nine Russian hikers found dead in 1959 and no one really knows what happened. There are some crazy theories though.

rasberrywine

"Some of her captions..."

There's a YouTuber called "Kate Yup" and all her videos are ASMR of her eating seafood. There are several theories that she is kidnapped or suffering some sort of violence because of hints in her videos. Some of her captions had hidden messages like help or sos and she has made videos with bruises on her arms. Also, she made a video where she ate 12 HONEYCOMBS. Someone could be forcing her to to eat these large and unhealthy amounts of food. The whole channel is honestly just scary.

lilpickle00

"Some people say..."

Trepanning - It's literally drilling a hole in your head. I remember getting far enough down that rabbit hole - out of curiosity only - and reading some peoples' instructional guides on how to do it 'safely'. Some people say they get high from it, others say they do it for some spiritual/transcendent feeling of relief. But drilling a hole in your own head is actually a thing some people do.

DragonballSchrute

"It stopped being funny..."

Pizzagate, a lot of people in my social circle back then were into it (I was in some pretty lousy social circles if that wasn't a big enough hint) and I just sat back and watched these people drive themselves nuts trying to prove that a pizza joint had a child sex trafficking dungeon in the basement. It stopped being funny when somebody actually showed up at the place with a gun demanding that the children be released, or something like that.

maximumovarize

"While I believe..."

The entire story and all the stuff online about Flight M370, kinda creeps me out.

While I believe the Twitter thing that happened some time after, with a guy receiving a message from, what was assumed to be, the black box from flight M370, was debunked as fake, there's still some very interesting proof and theories about this mystery.

And I think stuff like the Bermuda triangle have always been really interesting.

MyZombieIsAWindow

"A website..."

A website that shares videos of a bunch of autopsy photos and documents, detective evidence, execution videos and photos and general graphic things that happen to people in general.

It's a bad place and I refuse to share it. I found it in college around 2014 and never went back since.

BurplePerry

"A few years ago..."

A few years ago I read about the FBI or CIA releasing some documents and decided to go and read a few. Found some from a couple of decades ago (I believe the 1970's). Anyway, there were some documents about mutilated cattle in some midwestern and western states. Genitalia cut, tongues removed, organs missing, etc. Clearly not wolves. I don't know if they found out what it was (I didn't read all of them) but definitely an interesting read.

edibleramen

"How to build a time machine"

Two piqued my interest, one from years ago about a man that left instructions in an Australian restaurant on how to build a time machine, I think he claimed people were after him? I've not been able to source it since.

The other is John Titor, apparently sent back in time to retrieve a rare IBM part to kickstart computers again, he purported the many universes theory and seemed to know his stuff. Lots can be found on him.

Also, if you fancy the far out, Bedtime Stories on YouTube is well worth listening to.

And David Paulides Missing: 411 interviews are eery af.

UNSCChipsDubbo

"Pretty Darn Creepy"

Maybe not a mystery, but Delta P and the Byford Dolphin Incident is pretty darn creepy.

arcsine

It was an accident that took place on a diving bell for divers doing deep depth work in an oil rig. Essentially, the four man dive team was supposed to enter a little dive bell, which was then brought onto the rig and attached to a larger decompression chamber by two dive tenders. The divers would enter the chamber, the chamber's door would be sealed, and then the dive bell would be removed. After that the divers would be free to slowly decompress in the relative safety of the chamber. At least, that was what was supposed to happen.


Instead the divers had entered the chamber, when one of the tenders began to remove the bell without the chamber door being sealed. The one mystery in all this is why the render made that mistake, but it's possible exhaustion and difficulty hearing over noise on the rig played a roll. Most newer chambers have safety systems that prevent the bell from being detached under pressure, but the old system on the Dolphin didn't, and the chamber was under a lot of pressure.

The resulting explosive depressurization killed five out of the six people involved, and left the surviving dive tender badly injured. Three of the divers had their blood start to boil the second the chamber failed, which caused the fat in their blood to separate and clump in a matter of seconds. The fourth diver, who was closest to the door, was instantly sucked through the 24 inch gap between the chamber and dive bell, shredding his body. The only real silver lining is that everyone who died did so pretty much instantly, likely without feeling any fear or pain.

ColdNotion

"Geography"

The masonic significance in numbers and distances of the geography and layout of the worlds largest cities/landmarks.

sushiboi96

"You don't keep a project for years"


CIA and projects of remote viewing. You don't keep a project for years without results. Stuff like MK ULTRA. You cant tell me the CIA and FBI dont know something paradigm-changing that they keep from us. Bob Lazar and everything he came out with. that one super-secret clearance high-up joint chief of staff who called a government agency (i believe national reconnaissance agency?) Saying "I want to be brief on what you do essentially no one here knows" and they said to this powerful man" we know who you are and if you needed to know something well tell you"

There is surely a load of world-changing life-changing information and techniques that could put us in a new age that is locked away under the keeping of 100 men

ShivasKratom3

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Now that college has become a standard requirement for so many jobs and careers, there is a massive push by high schools to get their graduating students accepted and enrolled at an undergraduate college.

On the whole, that's undoubtedly a great thing. A more educated workforce will be prepared to solve the most complex issues facing human beings in the next several decades.

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*The following article contains discussion of suicide/self-harm.

The person on the other end of a 911 call has a truly remarkable job.

For those who don't play that professional role, we hope to never encounter the 911 call interaction. But if we do find ourselves making that call, the moment is an anomaly in our lives.

The chaos, the panic, the racing heart, and the desperation are all emotions we, ideally, don't experience on a regular basis.

But for the operator on the other end, our call is one in a long line of calls they've received all day, and all the workdays before that one.

It's difficult to imagine being embedded in those uniquely urgent, emergency moments all the time.

Some Redditors who are on the other end of that call shared their experiences on the job.

WhimsicalxxButcher asked, "911 dispatchers what has been your most creepy/unnerving call?"

For a few, the most unnerving moments were the calm callers.

There was something just so eerie about how level-headed the faceless human being on the other end could be through such a desperate, tragic moment.

Almost Clinical 

"I had a friend who worked as a 911 dispatcher and he always said the worst call he ever had was a ~20 year old kid who committed suicide by mixing a bunch of chemicals together in his car to produce hydrogen sulfide gas."

"He said that the most unnerving part was hearing him calmly listing off the chemicals, the type of gas produced, and the effects of hydrogen sulfide on the body (namely the almost instant death it causes at high concentrations)."

"He ended the call by providing the address of the parking lot he was in and saying that nobody should approach the vehicle without hazmat equipment."

"Apparently after that there was a whooshing sound as he dumped the last chemical into the mix, and then the line went dead silent aside for a quiet fizzing noise."

"I know that call screwed him up because he almost never talks about stuff that happens to him on the job. He quit a few months later to go into construction management, and frankly I can't blame him."

-- iunoyou

Planned Out 

"A woman called me, saying she was going to kill herself. She was gassing herself. Gave me her name & address then said she was just going to lie down and 'go to sleep.' And stopped responding to me."

"I kept the line open, trying to get her to speak to me, and eventually heard officers forcing their way in to find her body. I guess she just wanted someone to find her body."

-- mozgw4

Before It Set In 

"When I got a call from a 6 year old who got home from school and laid down to take a nap with his dad. His dad never woke up."

"The kid was so calm when calling it broke my heart."

"I ended up leaving dispatch shortly after. I was good at compartmentalizing the job for the year I was doing it, but it would've broken me in the long run."

-- tasha7712

Other 911 operators were unfortunate enough to receive a call from the very last person they wanted to hear from: a loved one.

These dispatchers' unique position gave them the unexpected access to a family member or friend at their most dire moments.

No More of That 

"My family member is a long time first responder, and 'retired' into doing dispatch. He heard the address (someone else was taking the call) and realized it was his daughter's house."

"He rushed over there just in time to see them wheeling her body out. Overdose."

"Five months later, he was called to his ex-wife's place because his grandson (son of the daughter who recently passed) had his door locked, lights on, but wasn't responding to his grandma."

"He broke the door down and found him deceased in bed. Overdose."

"He's very stoic after years of all sorts of traumatic situations but my heart hurts whenever I think of what all of this must have felt like. Like sand through your fingers."

-- bitchyhouseplant

Knowing the Address

"Not me, but my grandma. I was sitting in the dispatch office, (very small one only 2 dispatchers including my grandma) but she put out a dispatch that there was a gun shot from my best friends address."

"My heart sank to my stomach and broke later that day. He committed suicide."

-- OntaiSenpuu

When it Happened 

"My uncle passing away. Worked as a small town dispatcher for a year or so. Had a bunch of messed up stuff happen on shift, but this call came in in the still hours of the night. Small town, so not many calls after midnight."

"I answered and recognized the name and address on caller id. Aunt was in a frenzy so didn't recognize my voice. I remained calm and got ems and fire rolling to them, but by my aunt's own words he was already blue."

"I went thru debriefing and mandated therapy for a couple other things that happened, but never really talked to anyone about this. I just try not to think about it."

"That was the call I figured out I needed to find a different job."

-- dangitjon

Finally, some simply had a front row seat to sudden tragedy.

These operators were flies on the wall when disaster struck. They never asked to witness what they witnessed, but sometimes that came with the territory.

A Holiday Tragedy 

"My mom is a 911 dispatcher. Early on she said one Christmas Eve while working she got a call from an elderly lady who's husband had just collapsed(and died) from a heart attack and in the background Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas music was playing on blast."

"The lady was screaming and crying and begging for her husband to wake up but my mom could hear his gurgling in his last breathes. She doesn't listen to or watch Alvin and the chipmunks since."

-- Blueflowerbluehair

What is it About Christmas?

"Christmas night. 911 call with crying child on the other end. A neighbor had run her car over her mom during a domestic."

"The mom crawled to the porch bleeding and the child saw the car coming back. I had her hide quietly in a closet with the cordless phone."

"The 10 year old child was crying and screamed that she hated Christmas. She was afraid of the police when they got there."

"I kept her on the phone until she felt safe enough to give the phone to an officer. I almost fainted after that call was over. Had nightmares for a while."

-- 2FunBoofer

Close to Home 

"Not a dispatcher but I handle radio communications for the Coast Guard. One night I was on the radio and got a call from an 11 year old kid whose boat had started to sink. He was out with his dad and 6 year old brother."

"They had been hit by another boat and his father got knocked unconscious. I remember the entire conversation up until the radio had gone underwater."

"They ended up finding his dad floating on his back alive but the two boys didn't make it. That one really fu**ed with me because my two littlest brothers were around the same age as the youngest."

-- HIRSH2243

A Horrible Clock 

"Another one that stays with me was the man who called in. It was the anniversary of his adult son having hanged himself. He'd now come home to find his wife had done the same."

"That date is always going to be a black day for him."

-- mozgw4


If you or someone you know is struggling, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

To find help outside the United States, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has resources available at https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

Again, we hope you never have to use the 911 call in your life. Nobody wants to be involved in a sudden emergency or a tragic incident.

But hopefully, if you do, an operator like one of these thoughtful, sensitive Redditors is on the other end.

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When I was moving on from middle school to high school my parents had me tested for the "gifted" program. By some miracle I passed and was accepted. And then I turned it down. Everyone was irritated. "This will pave the way for any college you want! You'll learn so much!" his path will set you up for life!" Every adult tried valiantly to sell me this merchandise but in my gut I just wasn't buying it. So I "settled" a level below, merely advanced classes. And upon reflection... it was the best choice I ever made.

Redditor u/dauntlessdaisy was wondering how far some in life got by asking... For those of you who were considered "gifted" in school, what are you doing with your life now?
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