Top 10 Creepiest Historic Events That Are Scarier Than Horror Movies

The best horror stories were written by our ancestors. For this list, we’ll be including both well-known events and relatively unknown reportedly true stories. Our countdown includes The Stanford Prison Experiment, The Mary Celeste, Plague Riots & Refugees, and more! Which historical event do you consider the scariest? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Which historical event do you consider the scariest? Let us know in the comments below!

  2. that “mary celeste” thing freaks me out…. just a empty ass ship. same with the “Octavius” …..

  3. and people worship god. like wow. jeee thanks for preventing human suffering ! and jee thanks almighty for allowing corrupt wealthy psychopaths to gaurd the kingdom you created with your magic wand in just 7 days !! this is the reason why im a skeptic .. god be like NO don’t be bro’ ! i was busy finding Karens lost little kitten. because Karen goes to Sunday mass and you don’t you sinner !

  4. The corona is starting to look like the Black Plague. Quarantined. Attacks. Deaths. This is scary

  5. The i am legend dog scene made me cry when i first saw it cause i love dogs…now im sad

  6. Hinterkaifeck Murders….. So if the entire family was killed how do we know such details like the footprints, noises in the attic, etc…..????

  7. What about the Salem witch trials? That’s a pretty I retesting part of American history.

  8. There are many of the buried alive due to coma stories. St. Augustine, FL has one hundreds of years old that leads to the term “Dead Ringer”….accidentally burying people they discovered were not actually dead lead to them burying corpses with a string attached to a bell above ground, should the “corpse” awaken. It’s definitely the oldest location for the story to have originated, but I’m sure plenty of places make the same claim.

  9. When my mom found out about the things in watch in mobile…….. Well now that’s what true horror is😱. It made it even worse cuz I am a girl

  10. Not mentioning chernobyl or the holocaust? Whats more scary than being marched into an oven by another person?

  11. Why is killing 700 animals a week during the war on this list when we kill millions of animals in slaughterhouses every day in modern times?

  12. What about what King Leopold did in the Congo? Why is he never (very rarely) mentioned in these lists?