Disturbing Wikipedia Pages


As you probably know, a wiki is a website
which consists of collaborations of people modifying content. The most popular of these sites is none other
than Wikipedia. It was launched on January 15, 2001, by Jimmy
Wales and Larry Sanger. The former once said, “Imagine a world in
which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human
knowledge. That’s what we’re doing.” And they did a good job. You can find 301 languages on Wikipedia, but
the English language version is easily the biggest. Right now, in English you can find 5.7 million
articles, and 46 million pages, which have been edited 860 million times and looked at
by 1,203 admins. It’s not surprising then, that there’s
some weird stuff you can find on Wikipedia. And that’s what we’ll look at today, in
this episode of the Infographics Show, the Scariest Wikipedia articles. 10. Ultimate fate of the universe
We’ll start with this merry page that deals with destruction- the destruction of everything. It tells us that some cosmologists believe
the universe will just keep expanding forever. The concept of infinity is hard to get our
heads around, but so is the concept of absolute-nothing. Nonetheless, there are theories regarding
the end of the universe and none of them sound very nice. We have something called “The Big Rip”. This is when dark energy gets stronger and
gradually starts to pull everything apart. Galaxies move away from each other, space
gets bigger, star systems get pulled apart, and you end up with a universe with nothing
in it. Then you have “The Big Crunch”, which
is space collapsing into a dimensionless singularity. In this scenario the big bang happens and
then it’s followed by the big crunch and the cycle continues infinitely. Then you have the “Big Bounce” theory,
which basically means that the Big Bang was the result of a previous universe collapsing,
and so this one will collapse so another can be born. In any case, it’s likely that the universe
won’t disappear during your lifetime, so you don’t have to worry. That said, some of things you’re about to
hear you probably should be worried about. 9. Project MKUltra
Americans might feel a pang of fear if they head to this page, which tells us about their
government conducting very unethical mind experiments on their own people. In the 50s, 60s and 70s the CIA engaged in
activities, often totally illegal, which used human guinea pigs to test if people’s minds
could be controlled. They gave some of these people LSD and other
chemical concoctions, which was scary enough, but other times they just mentally and physically
tortured people, isolated them or tried to get into their heads using hypnosis. Sometimes these experiments happened in prisons,
but they also took place in colleges, universities and hospitals. It’s quite unbelievable what they would
try and make test subjects do, after say a large dose of drugs or days of brainwashing
tied to a chair. They’d try and make subjects age faster
or slower; make them go out in public and disgrace themselves; cause them memory loss
or brain damage; make them totally dependent on another person; mess up their eyesight
and hearing; or even give them substances to physically disable them. This shocking page tells us consent protocols
were not followed and if subjects’ heads weren’t just messed up forever more, sometimes
they died. But as it was top secret, we may never know
the full extent of the damage. 8. Lizzie Borden
This case is unsolved and so makes for some interesting reading. The story goes that on August 4, 1892, Lizzie’s
father and stepmother were found at their home in Massachusetts dead, both savagely
hacked to death with an axe. Could it really have been this gentle-looking
girl? Some people thought so, mainly because right
after the murders she burned the dress she’d been wearing that day. It was suspected she did that because it was
covered in blood. Whoever hacked the bodies really put some
effort into it, say the reports. But she was never found guilty of the crime
and it remained a mystery. The case of the axe murders has become one
of America’s great unsolved crimes. If that’s not scary enough, listen to this. 7. June and Jennifer Gibbons
These were two identical twins that were born in 1963 and grew up in Wales. They took their closeness to heart and decided
that they would not communicate with anyone but themselves. That’s why they became known as “The Silent
Twins.” Their parents were from the Caribbean and
so the twins spoke Bajan Creole, which was very hard to understand for anyone living
in Wales. Also, they were the only black kids in town
and this led to bullying. This is why the kids decided they wouldn’t
speak to anyone else. When they did speak they spoke in a language
only they could understand. There is actually a word for twins creating
their very own language and that is “cryptophasia.” Crypto means secret and phasia means speech. Therapists would try and get them to speak
to others, but they simply refused to do so. Then the therapists decided to put them in
different boarding schools when the twins were 14, but after that both of them fell
catatonic. They were reunited and stayed most of the
time in their bedroom together making plays with dolls. They then both started writing novels about
what Wikipedia tells us were people who “exhibit strange and often criminal behavior.” After that they got into crime themselves
and were eventually committed to Broadmoor mental health hospital. They spent 12 years in there and were often
given overly strong antipsychotic medications. This bizarre tale gets more bizarre. The twins made a pact that the only way that
one of them could start speaking to other people was if the other gave up her life. And so, one of the twins called Jennifer suddenly
got very sick and died. It’s a mystery how she died, but it’s thought
she killed herself. The other twin then started speaking to people. She once said, “I’m free at last, liberated,
and at last Jennifer has given up her life for me.” She is still alive. 6. Dyatlov Pass incident
Now for more strangeness, this time in Russia. The story is about nine ski-hikers that went
on a trip to the Ural Mountains in February 1959 and never came back. They were all experienced outdoors people,
and all studied at the same university. All we know is that on one bitterly cold night
something made them rush out from their tents, not dressed for such cold temperatures. Later Soviet authorities found them, and they
were all dead. One of them had a fractured skull, others
had fractured ribs, and one person was missing her tongue and eyes. Wiki tells us, “Six of the group members
died of hypothermia and three of fatal injuries.” But to this day no one knows what happened
to those nine young people. Was it an attack from local indigenous people? Some people thought aliens did it as flying
spheres had been seen in the sky. Was it an avalanche? Was it a secret military exercise or was it
a Russian yeti? The truth is out there, perhaps. 5. Joyce Vincent
This one is just downright sad, but also strange. Joyce was a British woman who died in 2003
in her small flat in London. The sad thing is, is that she wasn’t found
until 2006 when all that remained of her were her bones. It’s said that even though her family life
wasn’t bad, she distanced herself from her parents. She had jobs and had a relationship, but it’s
said her partner beat her and so she left and didn’t want to be found. She died of unknown causes, but it seems no
one said anything about her disappearing. As she lied on her sofa dead, the TV played
and played, while half of her rent was being paid for by the Metropolitan Housing Trust. It was only when the bills stacked up that
housing officials went around to see what was going on. When they arrived, they found letters sent
to her from her family. The TV was still playing, and the heating
was turned on. They discovered her skeletal remains next
to shopping bags and Christmas gifts she had wrapped, that we expect she was about to send. A movie was made about her called, “Dreams
of a Life.” 4. Benjaman Kyle
This is the tale of an American man who had a very bad case of dissociative amnesia, which
is memory loss that can go back years. His name wasn’t actually Benjaman, but when
he was found outside a fast-food restaurant in Georgia in 2004 he didn’t know who he
was so that is the name he was given as he believed that could have been his name. When authorities found him and took him to
hospital the guy was quite surprised to learn he was 20 years older than he thought he was. He spent much of the ensuing years either
homeless or working odd jobs, but in 2016 he got a break when DNA samples revealed who
he was. His name in fact was William Burgess Powell. 3. Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter
Do you believe in Gremlins? We doubt it. But in Kentucky in 1955 a bunch of people
did, or at least they believed they were attacked by little green things. This case is one of the most famous UFO/alien
sightings in history, only because it all sounds so real. On August 21, 1955, five adults and seven
children went to the local police station all saying that their farmhouse had come under
attack by aliens and they’d being fending them off for about four hours. It’s true that many gunshots had been fired
as bullet holes were found everywhere. The cops went to look for these 12 to 15 creatures,
but they weren’t there. The family went back to the farmhouse but
then apparently packed their bags and left when the creatures returned again in the middle
of the early morning. Experts have since said that the family wasn’t
making it up, but they weren’t shooting at Gremlins but probably Great Horned Owls. 2. Euthanasia Coaster
This has been called a rollercoaster that “sends out 24 people and they all come back
dead.” Hence the euthanasia coaster, but it would
also have worked as an execution roller-coaster. The concept and scale-model were created by
Julijonas Urbonas when he was doing his PhD at the Royal College of Art in London. Urbonas, who had once worked at an Amusement
Park, said it was a way to die “with elegance and euphoria.” 24 people would be taken in cars up a steep
incline of 1,670 feet (510-metres). When they got to the top they had the choice
of getting off. If the answer was no, they would be sent at
a speed of 110 mph (180 kph) hurtling down a track towards a series of clothoid inversions
(spirals) that would get smaller and smaller. This crazy ride would kill its passengers
by way of cerebral hypoxia (lack of oxygen getting to the brain). Going around those inversions with the g-force
would eventually lead to black-out and then death. Wiki writes, “Subsequent inversions would
serve as insurance against unintentional survival of particularly robust passengers.” At the end there is a place for the corpses
to be dropped off and then it can reload for the new passengers waiting for the last ride
of their lives. The ride not surprisingly has never been put
to the test, but it’s still a freaky thing in itself. 1. Michael Taylor (demoniac)
This story takes place in Ossett, West Yorkshire, England, in 1974. 30-year old Taylor was a butcher, but it also
seems he was known for his very erratic behavior. So much so, that it was decided that he might
have the devil in him and he should be exorcised. That was performed by an Anglican priest and
a Methodist clergyman. They believed that during the exorcism they
“cast out at least forty demons, including those of incest, bestiality, blasphemy, and
lewdness.” Unfortunately, the two men of the cloth were
utterly exhausted at the end of it and said three demons remained in Michael. Those were the demons of insanity, murder,
and violence. They still allowed the young man to go home. When he got home he attacked his wife, tearing
out her eyes, her tongue, most of her face in fact, and beating her so bad she died. He did this with his bare hands. He then strangled the family poodle. Police found him in the streets covered in
blood. The courts said he was insane and sent him
to Broadmoor mental facility. He did get out, but years later committed
more crimes and once again started to look dangerous. He was sent back into psychiatric care and
that’s where he remains today. So, have you seen anything on Wikipedia that
you think deserves to be on this list? Let us know in the comments. Also, be sure to check out our other video
Scary Things Found On The Dark Web. Thanks for watching, and as always, don’t
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