If you love the bizarre and creepy as much as I do, then you probably enjoy perusing all corners of the internet for strange stories.
Though I’ve spent countless hours researching everything out of the ordinary, I never get sick of the goosebumps I sometimes get when I come across something especially disturbing. That’s why I was more than a little excited to find these gems on the web’s favorite encyclopedia.
From weird syndromes to unexplained phenomenons, here are 17 Wikipedia pages that will make you scratch your head or seriously creep you out.
1. The 52-hertz whale is an individual whale from an unidentified species that has been regularly detected since the 1980s. Nicknamed the world’s loneliest whale, it is believed to be the only creature of its kind calling at a frequency of 52 hertz.
2. Alien hand syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that causes a person’s hand to move without them being aware of it or being able to control it. It can occur after brain injury or when the two hemispheres of a person’s brain have been surgically separated to treat epilepsy.
3. This list of poisonous plants is very helpful for avoiding accidental death, but could also provide a murderous individual with the perfect way to kill. The seeds in the castor oil plant below contain ricin, which is one of the world’s most lethal toxins.