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The internet is an endless wealth of information. And that's both a great thing and a really stressful thing.

The moment you begin searching for information, the rabbit holes begin opening up. Rabbit holes are usually innocent, one moment you're researching how wine is made and the next you're watching old episodes of I Love Lucy to see it in action. But sometimes those rabbit holes take you somewhere you literally never intended to be.


u/shyplasterlord asked:

What is the creepiest/most disturbing internet rabbit hole you've gone down, and why?

Here are some of those stories.

Welp, This Product Works I Guess

I bought my brother a taser from Amazon for his birthday one time.

Looking at some of the questions there was one asking if it hurt, the answer went something like "It does not I've tased myself in the neck 30 times."

Very very interested in this I go to his amazon profile where you can see what else he has reviewed and he reviewed a katana and stuff like that of similar nature.

Still interested so I type his name into Facebook and find a profile with a picture of him holding his katana. The first thing I notice is that HE'S FROM MY CITY.


Second thing is there are soo many people posting to his Facebook saying he's the devil and they can't believe what he'd done and that they hope he rots and stuff like that!

EXTREMELY interested at this point I google his name and find news articles that he stabbed a guy in the chest in his apartment with a KATANA. Then fled and was later caught by police.

Turns out he was very delusional and really needed help. He's now in jail, and according to the article looks like he getting the help he needs.

It was a very wild ride from just looking at the stupid questions people ask about products on Amazon.

miker95

Not The Drugs

A straightforward guy wrote down his experiences with heroin. Basically he wanted to try it for fun and he was sure that he had enough willpower to stop after that.

Well he was wrong. Probably someone can remember the name of the guy or the Reddit post, it's fairly well known I believe

wuxy95

You can really find the darkest parts of humanity online.

Oh Not This

Researching attachment therapy, as used on kids diagnosed with attachment disorders (aka holding time, compression therapy, coercive restraint therapy, rebirthing). I don't feel like typing out the details but a quote from wiki and link is below. It's messed up and has resulted in several child deaths and lots of long lasting trauma.

I have no idea why I kept reading and watching videos, etc., but I spent an entire night researching it. It was horrifying. Maybe I felt like I owed it to the victims to read their stories. I don't remember.

"A central feature of many of these therapies is the use of psychological, physical, or aggressive means to provoke the child to catharsis, ventilation of rage, or other sorts of acute emotional discharge. To do this, a variety of coercive techniques are used, including scheduled holding, binding, rib cage stimulation (e.g., tickling, pinching, knuckling), and/or licking."

"Children may be held down, may have several adults lie on top of them, or their faces may be held so they can be forced to engage in prolonged eye contact. Sessions may last from 3 to 5 hours, with some sessions reportedly lasting longer."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attachment_therapy

tuv0k

To See What Nobody Has Ever Seen

Cave diving accidents. They're always tragic and sad and insanely common in the community due to the dangers of cave diving.

But they have been to some of the most untouched areas of Earth and I kind of get the need to keep exploring even if it's dangerous.

effietea

Basically True Crime Docs

I have fallen down 2, both lasted about a week.

First was John/Jane Does who have never been claimed or identified.

Second was people who have disappeared without a trace. I feel this one tugged more on my emotional strings, especially stories involving kids. One that has stuck with me is a little boy who disappeared on a Scout hike, Jared Negrete. That is one of my greatest fears when I take kids hiking.

Smart-Connection6154

TW: School Shootings

I did a bit of research about school shootings around the world, from Columbine to the most recent one in Mexico at the time. It was terrifying to read the survivor's testimonies, I just imagined what would I do if that happened in my school, and ended up crying thinking about my little brothers' fate in those circumstances.

Also, the statistical analysis and studies about the topic are unnerving, since they seem to be more frequent globally every year.

And I hated getting to know about those groups that praise shooters. I would prefer if I didn't know those exist, it's frustrating

JChavez29

It just gets darker and darker the further down you go.

The Dangers Of Tall Mountains

Deaths on Mt. Everest and how a lot of the bodies are still up there. This was a wiki rabbit hole I fell into after listening to the Casefile episode on David Sharp.

Read not only about him but also green boots, this couple that got separated, etc. Due to the extremely cold temperatures, the bodies aren't that decomposed so they still look recent even though it's been years or decades. It's creepy and sad. Some bodies have been there so long they are used as markers for climbers.

What is also sad is that there have been efforts to remove them, but doing so is extremely dangerous because of the altitude, temperatures, and uneven ground. People have died attempting it in the past. Not sure if they've managed to succeed since I last read about it in 2018.

NerdyGirlChicago

Why Make Up An Even Worse Timeline?!

A sci fi timeline pdf I found awhile back, I think it was on the world building sub. It was a timeline of humanity that started it off relatively normal detailing human evolution as they colonized mars and the stars beyond. It descended into body horror when they came in to contact with a advanced race that for some reason I forget gene modded the majority of humans into non sentient species and seeded them across the galaxy.

It then went into great detail with each of these species separately and their climb back to sentience. It ended with one of the new humans that evolved back to sentience standing beside a original human skull. I haven't been able to find it since but sh*t got dark.

Deepfriedsalad

Her

There's this guy on Facebook I wish I could remember his name but he married his sex doll and has photos together of them everywhere at first I thought it was a troll account but the more I looked the creepier it got.

The dates on the photos dated back years and he showed off his dolls wardrobe and all the Possessions he had of hers and then... there were multiple "friend" accounts of different sex dolls on his page that's completely public but genuinely the weirdest part to me was that he lived on a farm in the middle of nowhere like imagine if someone accidentally ended up there..

Edit : I spent an hour last night looking for it and surprisingly it's apparently more common than I thought wtf is wrong with people anyways I'll look some more today because it was a viral share

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