19 Fucked-Up Wikipedia Pages That – I’m Warning You – Are So Disturbing
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19 Fucked-Up Wikipedia Pages That – I’m Warning You – Are So Disturbing

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which fascinating yet disturbing Wikipedia pages completely engrossed them. Here are the wild results.

Note: Some submissions include topics of suicide and sexual assault.


Suicides at the Golden Gate Bridge

IFC Films

Suggested by Dana Prophet, Facebook

In the early 2000s, the Golden Gate Bridge was the world’s most popular suicide site. About 1,400 bodies have been found over the last 100 years as a result of the four-second plunge. This disturbing Wikipedia page gives a brief history about the bridge and then focuses on several individuals who have died by suicide. There’s a 98% fatality rate of those who jump off its side, but the most chilling part about this page is that it also includes a section about those who have survived the attempt.

NBC / Public Domain / Wikipedia / en.wikipedia.org, Disney

Suggested by cocopa

Bobby Driscoll was a Juvenile Academy Award winner. He voiced Peter Pan and even served as the model for the character in the 1953 movie. He made over $50,000 a year as a teenager in the entertainment industry, but he spent most of it on drugs. He died penniless, unclaimed, and unidentified in an abandoned apartment building in New York City at the age of 31.

Because no one could claim his body, he was buried in an unmarked grave. It wasn’t until over a year later that his mother (and everyone else) discovered what actually happened to him, thanks to a fingerprint match from the police station. This heartbreaking Wikipedia page recounts all of those events.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Suggested by esmeetelman03

In the early 1950s, the CIA created Project ARTICHOKE with the purpose of finding out if humans can involuntarily attempt assassinations via mind control. Basically, they used drugs and brainwashing and hypnosis as ways to fulfill one fascinating but messed-up objective: “Can we get control of an individual to the point where he will do our bidding against his will and even against fundamental laws of nature, such as self-preservation?” This Wikipedia page will make you question everything.

KRQE News / youtube.com

Suggested by michellemoore1982

David Parker Ray, aka the Toy-Box Killer, kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and possibly murdered upwards of 60 women (I say “possibly” because the police suspect he killed that many, though no bodies were actually found). He tortured his victims in a sound-proof trailer, i.e. his “toy box.” You can read all about his crimes – which were so vile he received 224 years of imprisonment – on this Wikipedia page.


The Wizard of Oz


Suggested by google1127

You may not think this one belongs on a list of fucked-up Wikipedia pages, but just keep reading. The Wizard of Oz is one of the world’s most beloved films, but most people don’t know what actually happened behind the scenes. Practically everything that could have gone wrong during production did go wrong: There were dozens of on-set injuries, near-death experiences, absolutely horrific treatment of cast members, and enough drama to last a lifetime. This Wikipedia page details all of it.


Donner Party

Wikipedia / Public Domain / en.wikipedia.org

Suggested by raylah2

A group of 87 pioneers made their way by wagon from Missouri to California in May of 1846. Due to several mishaps and snowstorms, the typical four-to-six-month trip took nearly twice as long to complete, and many group members resorted to cannibalism in order to survive. Nearly half of the party died on the trail, and the events are now recognized as “one of the most bizarre and spectacular tragedies in Californian history and Western US migration.” This Wikipedia page will show you why.

Wikipedia / Fair Use / en.wikipedia.org, Wikipedia / Fair Use / en.wikipedia.org

Suggested by gnoelle87

It’s scary when you think about it, but people go missing all the time. Unfortunately, some of those people are never found. This page features hundreds of real people who have gone missing from 1970–present day (there’s also a Wikipedia page for mysterious disappearances that predate 1970), including the last date they were seen and any information or circumstances surrounding their disappearances. It’s chilling.

Wikipedia / Public Domain / en.wikipedia.org

Suggested by mrskyloren

Nine skiers and hikers were found dead in the Ural Mountains in 1959, but no one knows what actually happened. Some were presumed to have died from hypothermia, another person had a fractured skull, and one was even missing a tongue and eyes. The original investigation concluded that their deaths were of an “unknown compelling force,” and this Wikipedia page explores all of the theories about what could have happened.


Death of Brian Wells

Duplass Brothers Productions

Suggested by chinar

Brian Wells, a pizza delivery driver in Pennsylvania, robbed a bank with a bomb strapped around his neck in 2003. He claimed he was being forced to commit the heist, and if he didn’t follow through the real criminals would detonate the bomb. This Wikipedia page follows the investigation into the “pizza bomber” case and reveals whether or not Wells was indeed a victim or a co-conspirator of the crime.

Creative Commons / Florida Keys Public Library / Wikipedia / en.wikipedia.org, Wikipedia / Fair Use / en.wikipedia.org

Suggested by emilytheit

This one is especially creepy. Carl Tanzler worked at a hospital and met Helen Milagro de Hoyos, who was diagnosed with tuberculosis and ultimately died in 1931. Two years later, Tanzler removed her body from the cemetery. He tried to preserve it by attaching her bones together with wire, placing wax-soaked cloth over her skin, and sticking rags in her body to help keep its shape. In 1940, Hoyos’s sister heard a rumor that Tanzler was “sleeping with the disinterred body of her sister.” She confronted him, and Hoyos’s body was ultimately found. Only read this Wikipedia page if you want a detailed look at these disturbing incidents and how they unfolded.


The 2009 Taconic State Parkway crash


Suggested by l4a6879caf

In 2009, Diane Schuler was driving 85 mph on the highway in the wrong direction when she collided with an SUV. Eight people were killed, including Diane, her daughter, and three of her nieces. The medical report revealed that Diane was heavily intoxicated at the time of the crash, but her husband insisted that she would never drink excessively. This Wikipedia page retells the events leading up to the 2009 crash and reveals what really happened.

Wikipedia / Fair Use / en.wikipedia.org

Suggested by trdl

In 1989, 17-year-old Junko Furuta was abducted, tortured, and murdered in Japan, primarily by four teenage boys. Among other disgusting acts, she was raped over 400 times, beaten with an iron barbell, and was even locked in a freezer. After she died, her body was wrapped in a blanket and put in a concrete drum, where she was found by police the following day. The creepiest part of all was that over 100 people knew about Junko’s captivity and did nothing to stop it. This Wikipedia page details all of those horrifying events and why no one stepped in to help.


Zodiac Killer

Paramount Pictures

Suggested by Nicholas Irving, Facebook

The Zodiac Killer terrorized the world after murdering several people in Northern California in the ’60s and ’70s, even sending cryptic messages to the police as a way to taunt them. They’re one of the most famous serial killers in the world, and also probably the scariest to think about, since we still don’t know who actually committed the crimes. This chilling page does a deep dive into the entire investigation, including details about each specific attack, the two survivors, and all of the current suspects.

Wikipedia / Public Domain / en.wikipedia.org, Wikipedia / Public Domain / en.wikipedia.org

Suggested by sp00kt

Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was one of the world’s most famous silent film stars. He successfully transitioned into talkies, making him one of the highest-paid actors in the business, but he quickly became the headline of Hollywood’s first real scandal. Arbuckle was accused of raping Virginia Rappe while at a party, and she died the following day from a ruptured bladder. This engrossing Wikipedia page recounts all of the events at the party, what happened at the three trials that took place after Rappe’s death, and how it all affected Arbuckle’s career.


Aileen Wuornos

Lafayette Films

Suggested by ashleyo43

Aileen Wuornos was dubbed the world’s first woman serial killer. She murdered seven men between the years 1989 and 1990, claiming all were done in self-defense while working as a sex worker. Her story and trial in 2001 were so famous that they inspired a movie about her life, Monster, which earned Charlize Theron an Oscar for her portrayal of Wuornos. I don’t want to spoil too much about her story if you’re not familiar with it, so do yourself a favor and read this wild Wikipedia page.


John du Pont

Madrose Productions

Suggested by littlethadd1019

John du Pont was a multimillionaire who built a training facility for the US Olympic wrestling team in the ’90s. He became obsessed and paranoid with one wrestler in particular: Dave Schultz. This chilling Wikipedia page showcases the downfall of du Pont, who ultimately murdered Schultz. You might remember this story from the 2014 true crime drama Foxcatcher, in which Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo both received Oscar nominations for portraying the two real-life people.

Wikipedia / Fair Use / en.wikipedia.org, Bryanston Distributing Company

Suggested by Jenny Mantini, Facebook

You may recognize Ed Gein by his other name: The Butcher of Plainfield. Gein was the inspiration for Leatherface, the terrifying villain in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. He killed two women and dismembered their bodies, as well as several other bodies he exhumed from graveyards. He used their skin and bones to furnish his house, including a wastebasket made from human skin, bowls made from skulls, and a belt made of human nipples. This Wikipedia page isn’t for the faint of heart.


Issei Sagawa

Channel Five

Suggested by Lena Liu, Facebook

Issei Sagawa shot and killed a woman in his apartment. He believed he would be able to absorb her beauty if he ate her, so he ate different parts of her body over a two-day period, had sex with her corpse, and later tried to dispose of the leftovers in a lake in France, where he lived. He awaited trial for two years, was “declared insane,” and the charges against him were dropped. He ultimately became a minor celebrity in Japan, where he couldn’t be legally detained, so he remains free to this day. This Wikipedia page retells all of those events.


And Murder of Sylvia Likens

Wikipedia / Fair Use / Public Domain / en.wikipedia.org

Suggested by juliak46

There’s a reason this Wikipedia page is including in almost every single roundup – it’s that disturbing. Here’s the backstory: Gertrude Baniszewski facilitated the torture and murder of 16-year-old Sylvia Likens in 1965. Likens was tortured in unspeakable ways for three months by the Baniszewski family while she lived with them. This page has a detailed summary of all of the events (I truly felt sick to my stomach while reading them), which were so horrifying that they’re considered “the most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana.”

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