Carl Tanzler, or sometimes Count Carl von Cosel (February 8, 1877 – July 3, 1952), was a German-born radiologic technologist at the United States Marine Hospital in Key West, Florida who developed a morbid obsession for a young Cuban-American tuberculosis patient, Elena Milagro “Helen” de Hoyos (July 31, 1909 – October 25, 1931), that carried on well after the disease had caused her death. In 1933, almost two years after her death, Tanzler removed Hoyos’s body from its tomb, and lived with the corpse at his home for seven years until its discovery by Hoyos’s relatives and authorities in 1940…
There is no better way to spend (or waste) an afternoon than falling down the Wikipedia rabbit hole.
Sub-Reddit about creepy Wikipedia articles.
I actually don’t read a lot of fiction these days, as school keeps me pretty well occupied. However I love a good short story. Here is a thread of recommendations for scary short stories.
What is the scariest short story you’ve ever read?