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Monday, 23 October 2017

HALLOWEEN | 5 creepy internet finds to google this Halloween

Halloween can be tough when you're an adult.

You're too old to go trick or treating, usually you're working over Halloween so dressing up, going out and getting drunk is often out of the question and if you're anything like me, you'll leave plans until the last minute and then end up doing...nothing.

Halloween can often be overwhelming with the older you get, but there are small ways you can pay homage to the celebration without going over the top. One way is to succumb to all those odd areas of the internet and see where it leads you.

Here are some of my favourite creepy finds on the internet; may you end up spending hours scrolling through google and message boards by researching such oddities.

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Hold onto your socks because this mystery is a big one. The Tamam Shud case is also known as the Mystery of the Somerton Man, aka an unidentified man found dead on Somerton beach back in December 1948. Four months after his death, a piece of paper was found in his pocket and written on it were the words tam├ím shud, meaning ended or finished. The book which the paper was torn from was found later, and in the book police found a local telephone number, another unidentified number and a text that resembled an encrypted message. This is just the beginning though and there are unanswered questions about what was found with his body when it was discovered, who the telephone number belonged to, the discovery of a suitcase apparently belonging to the man and the lead up to his death. The case - still unresolved all these years later - is a fascinating one and you'll certainly find yourself falling down a rabbit hole reading up about it all.

There are many a great thread surrounding all the creepy stuff that has come out of children's mouths, from the oddly hilarious to the down right bonkers. These are great to read regardless, but if you really want to be creeped out, focus on things said from kids all about the paranormal and past lives. There have been stories of kids seeing spirits belonging to relatives long passed before then (and often before having even seen a photo of said relative), and spot on 'memories' from past lives, including the process of 'choosing' their new mum and dad. It's often said that children's minds are more vulnerable than ours - therefore making it easier for them to see ghosts as adults tend to disbelieve in the paranormal once they grow up - which makes it even creepier. If you're a strong believer in the paranormal, you won't be sleeping tonight after googling creepy stuff said by children - trust me.

You might remember this creepy video going viral a couple of years ago. In the video, a man is shown wearing a plague doctor costume in an abandoned cabin. He says nothing, but the soundtrack is creepy enough. There's also a whole bunch of hidden images within the video which are both encrypted and gory. At the time, people suspected it was an advertisement for a creepy video game or that it was even a terrorism threat. But, this one you don't have to fear about for long: it was later debunked to be a piece of art. Still creepy though.

I've actually blogged about this one before, but it's still really disturbing, even if you do chalk it all up to Elisa Lam having mental health issues. Elisa was somebody who went missing and the last found footage of her showed her running into a lift at the Cecil hotel and acting strangely - almost as if she was scared of someone. Her actions almost look like she's possessed, and you can still view this footage online (although there are theories that part of the footage has been cut out). She was later found dead in a water tank on the roof (with no plausible way of getting there), and even with the suggestion that perhaps her bipolar disorder led her to suicide, there's still a lot of unanswered questions, such as changes in the autopsy report, how she got into the water tank without anyone elses help and the strange instances in the lift. This is definitely one to read up about online - I'd love to hear your theories - and you can go as far as to finding her old blog entries. As a bonus, the Cecil hotel actually has a gruesome past of it's own - with many deaths and suicides having taken place there.

Thinking about going on a cruise this summer? Perhaps think again. Did you know there's a large number of unsolved causes of death on cruise ships, as well as many deaths covered up? From what I know, the laws about dying on a cruise ship are a little less straight forward when you're sailing the sea's and between countries, so it makes sense that many have been covered up. One of the most popular cases, however, is that of Rebecca Coriam - who disappeared on a Disney ship! Though she was last seen alive in March 2011, the case still remains under investigation, and it's rumoured that Disney have failed to handle the case properly to avoid negative press. There are accounts of crew members being told to cover up and lie about her death, further evidence regarding what happened that has yet to come to light and the theory that despite there being cameras everywhere on the ship, there is no proof that she 'fell' overboard as previously suggested.

I write about these cases respectfully and I am the first to admit how tough and hard it must be for the family and friends of people like Rebecca Coriam or Elisa Lam to not know the entire truth; however there's no doubt that cases such as the ones mentioned above clearly need looking into further. Sadly, there are a lot of conspiracy theories and mysteries that may never be resolved.

What are your theories on the above cases? Are there any other creepy internet finds you believe should be on this list? Let me know...

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  1. I know it may sound weird but I really enjoy reading posts like this. I'm definitely going to check them out.

  2. Part of me loves this post, and part of me is too terrified to look up any of this stuff haha!

  3. Ow scary stuff haha so interesting though!

  4. cruise ship deaths always intrigue me so much! i love stuff like this

  5. great post!!!

  6. I noted the list down. Waiting till tonight, I came home and read with my roommates. Thank you for sharing!
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  7. I’m now debating whether to look these up, but if I do I might not move from this spot for a while

    Tasha x

  8. Halloween is a season that gets everyone excited charcterized by its creepy theme nature and the trick and treat games this is a really nice articles keep sharing more louise

  9. Omg, I can't believe i'm just seeing this now! I need to remember this for next year <3



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