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People Share The Most Unsettling Facts About Themselves
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CW: suicide.

Most people can be very guarded because of their vulnerabilities, even if you think you know them really well.

These disconcerting memories or character traits are better left undisclosed, for they can be painful for individuals to revisit or acknowledge.

On the other hand, opening up about these disturbing facts can also be therapeutic as long as they are revealed anonymously.

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You never know anyone quite as well as you think you do.

Even your closest friends and family members have a way of surprising you upon revealing something about their past, or their interests and hobbies.

Sometimes, however, surprised doesn't even begin to cover how you feel about what you just learned.

Some people are so good at covering up sad, dark, even despicable elements of their lives, that you would never have known had you not somehow found out yourself.

Even if it's debatable whether or not you're better off knowing this information.

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Graveyard
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Barring those with a super autobiographical memory, most people go through their lives forgetting what transpired most days.

But every now and again, something happens to us which earns a permanent spot in our memories.

Sometimes, it's one we're grateful to have, following an encounter or experience which made us laugh or brought us surprising joy.

Other times, though, we might find ourselves going through something we wish had never happened to us.

And try as we might, we simply can't shake it from our memories, resulting in sleepless nights, and frequent jitters.

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Person holding red balloons in a dark forest
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For those who need their horror fix, they can stream tons of movies on platforms like Shudder or even find shows like American Horror Story on Hulu.

While many of those programs have enough jump scares and gory scenes of torture, rest assured, it's only make-believe.

The real stuff of nightmares is not of the unexplainable paranormal activity variety, but stories that are recounted by those who lived through truly terrifying experiences.

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The Strangest Mysteries That Remain Unsolved According To Crime Buffs
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It's not difficult to understand why true crime content, be it in film, television, or podcast continues to grow in popularity.

Of course, the most fascinating crime stories are those which remain unsolved.

It allows us to put on our detective hats, and evaluate the cases ourselves, hoping we might find the answers which evaded the police at the time.

Knowing full well, the answers may never arrive.

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