Hey, folks! If you are here, we dare say, you probably enjoy being creeped out or spooked. If so, congratulations! You are a flipping psychopath. Just kidding. Well, get ready to get goosebumps, because gathering these uncanny, weirdly interesting and creepy facts that you shouldn’t read after 10 pm certainly left us with the heebie-jeebies.
Be cautious though; this is going to be some combination of gross, haunting, or even paranoia-inducting stuff. Enjoy your whim whams!
1- Rat King
A ‘Rat King’ is created when a large group of rats, as many as 32, become fused together by their tails via dirt, hair, blood, or even feces. Encounters with this horrible phenomenon inspired some of humanity’s greatest myths. Some believe the rat leader (a king, naturally) demands to sit high atop a throne of lower, pleasantly rats.
2- Cats can sense your death
Cats have been known to sense when someone is going to die. Their ability to sense death actually has to do with their heightened sense of smell. A pet cat, named Oscar, resided in a nursing home and was believed to be able to tell when one of the residents would soon die. He would sleep beside them until they passed.
3- Self-digestion after death
Within three days of death, the enzymes from your digestive system begin to digest your body. The first stage of human decomposition is called autolysis, or self-digestion, and begins immediately after death.
4- Fir trees can grow inside your body
Fir trees have proven that they can grow inside the body. One was recently found growing inside a man’s lung by surgeons who were operating on him for suspected cancer. The tree, measuring 5cm, was discovered by Russian doctors when they opened him up to remove what they thought was a tumor.
5- Haunted Russian radio
UVB-76 is a low-frequency radio station that has been broadcasting since 1982. No one knows where the broadcast is originating. It is mostly just a buzzing noise with an occasional Russian voice transmission. Instead of shutting down with the fall of communism in Russia, UVB-76 became even more active. Since the millennium, voice messages have become more and more frequent.
6- Crows remember your face
Crows are one of the most intelligent animals on the planet. It’s said that crows are able to recognize a human face. In fact, they can remember human faces associated with stressful situations for up to five years and they will also warn their friends. So a rule here is, never annoy a crow or it might just come around to haunt you!
7- Cotard’s delusion
Cotard’s Delusion is a rare psychiatric condition that causes the sufferer to wholeheartedly believe they are dead, putrefying, or simply do not exist. Some Cotard’s patients refuse to eat, as they do not believe they need to. Studies tell that one notable patient died of starvation. Another woman once asked to be taken to a morgue to be with the other dead people.
8- Human skulls were used as cups and bowls
Yes, you heard that right. Before the advent of cups and bowls, people in ancient England used hollowed-out human skulls to hold their food and drink.
9- The horror movie ‘The Exorcist’ was cursed
While filming the movie ‘The Exorcist’, many actors got injured. Nearly nine people died who were associated with the production of the film and a mysterious fire destroyed the set one weekend. People started to believe that the project itself was cursed. A priest was brought in several times to bless the set, its actors, and the project. This surely is one of the creepy facts that one shouldn’t read after 10 PM.
10- The only immortal species on earth
The Turritopsis Dohrnii jellyfish is officially known as the only immortal creature in the world. It lives forever. To date, this is the only species that has been called ‘biologically immortal’. These small, transparent animals hang out in oceans around the world and can turn back time by reverting to an earlier stage of their life cycle.
Is your mind as blown as ours? Well, we told you so! We have also put together a list of some of the spookiest spots in Karachi. You might enjoy it!
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