5 Strange Happenings in History You’ve Never Heard About

Get ready to be freaked out by the cases of real-life vampire Mercy Brown, mummy Elmer McCurdy, a modern-day cannibal, and more.

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1. The Toxic Woman

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  • Photo Credit: Still from 20/20 via ABC

2. Armin Meiwes, the Hannibal Who Advertised Online

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3. The Mercy Brown Vampire Incident

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  • Photo Credit: Josh McGinn / Flickr (CC)

4. “The Bandit Who Wouldn’t Give Up”

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  • McCurdy's body on display

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5. The Terrifying True Story Behind Open Water

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  • Photo Credit: Lions Gate Films