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19th May '16 4:58:54 PM rage24
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* Tornado sirens can be nightmare fuel, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84TSpb6UEwc especially the ones in downtown Chicago]]
19th May '16 12:36:49 AM ADrago
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* There's a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Pinkie Pie doll that sings and tells stories. This is all well and good... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IDaM1UXCWM until the batteries start dying]], at which point she apparently gets possessed by Beelzebub.
* The Pinkie Cooper line of dolls. Basically, imagine an over-sized "cutesy" toy dog head on a Barbie's body, [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xyRbl99egMc/UevO2c4vX0I/AAAAAAAAi8s/PMtxaw7aOqw/s640/PinkieCooper144.jpg and despair]].
* [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/lists/dollar-store-toy-wand-has-hidden-picture-of-demonic-child-cutting-herself-with-a-kitchen-knife-9850505.html This horrifying object]] called an "Evil Wand" with a copyright-infringing image of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' on its packaging was found on sale at a dollar store in Ohio. It looks like any other plastic children's wand, but emits an evil, cackling laugh and contains a hidden image of [[spoiler: a "[[NightmareFace demonic]] [[EnfantTerrible child]]" with [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing eyes]] and a [[SlasherSmile wide psychotic smile]], covered in blood and slashing her own wrists with a [[KnifeNut butcher's knife]]]]. A mother bought it for her ''two-year-old'' daughter, but discovered what was hidden under the foil on the wand and was rightfully outraged. What makes it worse is that it was being sold amongst ''children's toys''. What makes it even worse it that no one seems to know who made it, nor why. [[ParanoiaFuel Also, the toy is still being carried in the store.]]
** The relative apathy of the owner of the store that carried the toy, though he is right that it is the parents' responsibility to inspect the toy given its name, he thinks that children are desensitized to such things "because they see it on TV every day". ''And that somehow makes it OK to keep selling it?''



* There's a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Pinkie Pie doll that sings and tells stories. This is all well and good... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IDaM1UXCWM until the batteries start dying]], at which point she apparently gets possessed by Beelzebub.



* The Pinkie Cooper line of dolls. Basically, imagine an over-sized "cutesy" toy dog head on a Barbie's body, [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xyRbl99egMc/UevO2c4vX0I/AAAAAAAAi8s/PMtxaw7aOqw/s640/PinkieCooper144.jpg and despair]].



* [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/lists/dollar-store-toy-wand-has-hidden-picture-of-demonic-child-cutting-herself-with-a-kitchen-knife-9850505.html This horrifying object]] called an "Evil Wand" with a copyright-infringing image of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' on its packaging was found on sale at a dollar store in Ohio. It looks like any other plastic children's wand, but emits an evil, cackling laugh and contains a hidden image of [[spoiler: a "[[NightmareFace demonic]] [[EnfantTerrible child]]" with [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing eyes]] and a [[SlasherSmile wide psychotic smile]], covered in blood and slashing her own wrists with a [[KnifeNut butcher's knife]]]]. A mother bought it for her ''two-year-old'' daughter, but discovered what was hidden under the foil on the wand and was rightfully outraged. What makes it worse is that it was being sold amongst ''children's toys''. What makes it even worse it that no one seems to know who made it, nor why. [[ParanoiaFuel Also, the toy is still being carried in the store.]]
** The relative apathy of the owner of the store that carried the toy, though he is right that it is the parents' responsibility to inspect the toy given its name, he thinks that children are desensitized to such things "because they see it on TV every day". ''And that somehow makes it OK to keep selling it?''
14th May '16 7:31:36 PM GF93
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* DOS viruses are particularly terrifying. Not because of what they do to your computer (the vast majority are harmless), but because of the screens they bring up. Just look up "DOS Virus" on Website/YouTube, and prepared to be scared out of your mind. And imagine being an unsuspecting DOS user who opened it not knowing what it was... *shudder*
** However, catching one of the bad DOS ones (like Michaelangelo or Friday the 13th) is high octane nightmare fuel. Heck, some of the viruses who are harmless to floppies can and have end up destroying entire hard drives because they were too shoddily programmed and expect every storage media to be the same as a floppy.

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* DOS viruses are particularly terrifying. Not because of what they do to your computer (the vast majority are harmless), but because of the screens they bring up. Just look up "DOS Virus" on Website/YouTube, and prepared to be scared out of your mind. And imagine being an unsuspecting DOS user who opened it it, not knowing what it was... *shudder*
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** However, catching one of the bad DOS ones (like Michaelangelo Michelangelo or Friday Jerusalem/Friday the 13th) is high octane nightmare fuel. Heck, some of the viruses who are harmless to floppies can and have end up destroying entire hard drives because they were too shoddily programmed and expect every storage media to be the same as a floppy.
11th May '16 6:12:49 PM MrCandle
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twq5xbeV5ws Houses]].

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twq5xbeV5ws com/watch?v=IhLrc9KMDl4 Houses]].
7th May '16 5:49:59 PM SarothCyngus
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* Covered in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJv1RoAAfAU/ this documentary]], there is the disaster of the ''MV Doña Paz'', the [[UpToEleven worst peacetime maritime disaster ever.]] An oil tanker operating [[WhatAnIdiot without a license, lookout, or shipmaster, and found to be unseaworthy,]] collided with the ''Doña Paz'', which was badly overcrowded by as much as twice what was written on the ship manifest. The collision set the surrounding waters on fire, which some escaping passengers '''jumped overboard into.''' Most people were burned alive, or literally ''cooked'' by boiling water mixed with fuel. Worse, the collision happened at night, and knocked out power to the ship, plunging the crowd into total panicked darkness. Oh, ''and'' the waters were shark-infested. The collision was so sudden that crews had no time to prepare life jackets or lifeboats for passengers. Estimated vary on the number of casualties, but it was definitely over 3500. And to top it all off, this happened five days before Christmas- [[TearJerker most passengers were returning to families for the holidays, who would never make it to their homes.]]
2nd May '16 7:07:15 PM GF93
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* A family of viruses called ''ransomware''. For example, one that has made its rounds in recent years is the "[[http://pctuneup.org/department-of-justice-virus-removal/ DOJ Virus]]". The virus locks up your computer, replacing the screen with one telling you that the Department of Justice (or another important agency, depending on the country) has blocked access to your computer on the grounds of having found child pornography on it, and that the only way to unlock your computer and avoid prosecution is to pay a fine using a pre-paid card purchased from Walmart within a few days.

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* A family of viruses called ''ransomware''. For example, one that has made its rounds in recent years is the "[[http://pctuneup.org/department-of-justice-virus-removal/ DOJ Virus]]". The virus locks up your computer, replacing the screen with one telling you that the Department of Justice (or another important agency, depending on the country) has blocked access to your computer on the grounds of having found child pornography or other such illegal material on it, and that the only way to unlock your computer and avoid prosecution is to pay a fine using a pre-paid card purchased from Walmart within a few days.



* In DOS-based versions Windows, the PC doesn't power off once Windows shuts down; the user has to manually hit the power button. Until then, a message in orange text reading "It's now safe to turn off your computer." will persist on the screen. Someone forgetting to shut off their PC at night after shutting down will then be treated to an eerie orange glow coming from these lone words on their screen.

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* In DOS-based versions Windows, the PC doesn't power off once Windows shuts down; the user has to manually hit the power button. Until then, [[https://i.imgur.com/4uJeI.jpg a message in orange text on a lonely black background]] reading "It's ''"It's now safe to turn off your computer." "'' will persist stay on the screen. Someone forgetting to shut off their PC at night after shutting down will then be treated to [[NothingIsScarier an eerie orange glow coming from these lone words on their screen.screen]].



* Apparently, any baby monitor that can link to wifi [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9RUM7RemA1w can also allow pedophiles to come and visit too.]]

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* Apparently, any baby monitor that can link to wifi wi-fi [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9RUM7RemA1w can also allow pedophiles to come and visit too.]]
2nd May '16 6:56:03 PM GF93
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* [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/lists/dollar-store-toy-wand-has-hidden-picture-of-demonic-child-cutting-herself-with-a-kitchen-knife-9850505.html This horrifying object]] called an "Evil Wand" with a copyright-infringing image of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' on its packaging was found on sale at a dollar store in Ohio. It looks like any other plastic children's wand, but contains a hidden image of a "[[NightmareFace demonic child]]" with glowing eyes and a bloody slasher smile cutting herself with a kitchen knife, and emits an evil, cackling laugh. A mother bought it for her ''two-year-old'' daughter, but discovered what was hidden under the foil on the wand and was rightfully outraged. What makes it worse is that it was being sold amongst ''children's toys''. What makes it even worse it that no one seems to know who made it, and why... [[ParanoiaFuel Also, the toy is still being carried in the store.]]
** The relative apathy of the owner of the store that carried the toy, though he is right that it is the parents' responsibility to inspect the toy given its name, he thinks that children are desensitized to such things "because they see it on TV every day", ''and that somehow makes it OK to keep selling it?''

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* [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/lists/dollar-store-toy-wand-has-hidden-picture-of-demonic-child-cutting-herself-with-a-kitchen-knife-9850505.html This horrifying object]] called an "Evil Wand" with a copyright-infringing image of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' on its packaging was found on sale at a dollar store in Ohio. It looks like any other plastic children's wand, but emits an evil, cackling laugh and contains a hidden image of [[spoiler: a "[[NightmareFace demonic demonic]] [[EnfantTerrible child]]" with [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing eyes eyes]] and a bloody slasher smile cutting herself [[SlasherSmile wide psychotic smile]], covered in blood and slashing her own wrists with a kitchen knife, and emits an evil, cackling laugh.[[KnifeNut butcher's knife]]]]. A mother bought it for her ''two-year-old'' daughter, but discovered what was hidden under the foil on the wand and was rightfully outraged. What makes it worse is that it was being sold amongst ''children's toys''. What makes it even worse it that no one seems to know who made it, and why...nor why. [[ParanoiaFuel Also, the toy is still being carried in the store.]]
** The relative apathy of the owner of the store that carried the toy, though he is right that it is the parents' responsibility to inspect the toy given its name, he thinks that children are desensitized to such things "because they see it on TV every day", ''and day". ''And that somehow makes it OK to keep selling it?''
2nd May '16 1:41:19 AM crazyrabbits
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** Frederick Towne Mall in Frederick, Maryland has been closed since 2013, but (bizarrely for a permanently-closed mall) still retains its power supply. As a result, the mall is still lit up at night, despite being in a state of disrepair. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrzOGR_UfCI One notable video]] filmed by urban explorers Dan Bell and Exploring with Josh, had them freak out after encountering a man ''standing by the back door looking into the mall itself''. '''In the middle of the night.'''
2nd May '16 1:33:54 AM crazyrabbits
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** In ''The Vice Guide to Travel'', the founder (Shane Smith) travels to Chernobyl with a cameraman and a tour guide, and is told point-blank that he'll die from radiation poisoning if he walks into a certain forest (and this is after the team had taken anti-radiation pills and downed alcohol to keep any radiation effects at bay). After a few moments, the guide tells him that there are ''mutated wolves'' living in the forests. Although the wolves are never actually seen on-camera, Smith describes them as having three eyes and looking very fearsome before they ran off into the forest.



* [[http://www.deadmalls.com/ (Some) abandoned malls]], notably the notorious Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, IL (an economically depressed suburb of Chicago), best known for being the mall that got smashed up in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' back in 1980 -- when it was already closed. Fast forward to the late 1990s when the Dead Malls website chronicled it and it was STILL standing AND abandoned, with huge gaping holes and a history of being a very dangerous place to be.

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* [[http://www.deadmalls.com/ (Some) abandoned malls]], notably malls]]:
** Notably,
the notorious Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, IL (an economically depressed suburb of Chicago), best known for being the mall that got smashed up in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' back in 1980 -- when it was already closed. Fast forward to the late 1990s when the Dead Malls website chronicled it and it was STILL standing AND abandoned, with huge gaping holes and a history of being a very dangerous place to be. Before it was torn down, it was known to be the site of several violent incidents, including gang violence and at least one murder. The site was finally demolished in 2012.
** Rolling Acres Mall in Akron, Ohio has been the site of numerous expeditions by urban explorers since its closure in 2008, as well as the site of an accidental death (caused by a robber getting electrocuted after trying to steal copper from a junction box, when the mall was still operating) and at least one suicide. The mall has also been a target of looters, some of which even shot the skylights out, leading to bizarre conditions inside the mall itself (snow covering the mezzanine and center court during the winter months, and overgrown mall shrubbery during the summer).
1st May '16 12:46:31 PM Riley1sCool
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* Anonymous. As in, that group of hackers that are practically invulnerable, untraceable, ''powerful''. And while there's some comfort in the fact they PetTheDog quite often, the paranoia returns with the knowledge they're not all the same group with the same motives. Meaning? Their morality varies massively across all members. AffablyEvil they may be, they're still terrifying.
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