I would like to write a history Creepypasta set in the ancient era with a similar tone to something like the Suicide king or the Russian sleeping experiment, where the horror uses the vague of the setting to been seen a credible enough to have happened.
Do any of you guys know any historical events/people from antiquity that are spooky enough for me to use as a base to write the story around? Only examples I can think of are Emperor Domitian messing with senators like having tomb stones with their names on it as seats
In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus comes across a man who is possessed with over 5,000 demons. In reply to Jesus, the demons stated "we are legion". A Roman legion at the time would have over 5,000 men.
5 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes.[a] 2 And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, 4 for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces.
No one had the strength to subdue him. 5 Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones. 6 And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him. 7 And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.” 8 For he was saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” 9 And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”
He replied, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” 10 And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country. 11 Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, 12 and they begged him, saying, “Send us to the pigs; let us enter them.” 13 So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the pigs; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the sea.
He asked for historical events not fan fiction
>He asked for historical events not fan fiction.
This is a historical event
>2000 unclean spirits
So, 3000 clean demons, eh?
I remember this Roman ghost story:
A construction team working in Herxheim, Germany, unearthed something absolutely horrifying. Underneath the ground where they had intended to build was a massive pit full of dead bodies—more than 1,000 in all.
The bodies had been resting there for more than 7,000 years. Whatever happened to them, though, was a fate worse than death. They hadn’t just been killed. Their skulls had been scraped clean. Their ribs had been peeled from their vertebrae like a butcher preparing a pig. Some of the bones had been snapped and the marrow inside sucked out.
These people, it seems, were scalped, skinned, butchered, and cannibalized. This, though, was no act of desperation by starving people. There were more than 1,000 victims, and the way they’d been skinned was too ritualized. This was not a crime of passion or a temporary lapse of sanity. It was a planned ritual that a whole community had come together to perform.
The Siege of Numantia was an infamous case of Cannibalism in the ancient world. Scipio had barricaded them in and slowly they starved to death.
>The first ambassadors sent by Numantia asked for their liberty in return for complete surrender, but Scipio refused. They were killed upon return by the incredulous populace, who believed they had cut a deal with the Romans. The city refused to surrender and starvation set in. Cannibalism ensued and eventually some began to commit suicide with their whole families. The remnant population finally surrendered only after setting their city on fire. Scipio took it and had its ruins levelled. This was late in the summer of 133.
Mathew Hopkins Witchfinder General. The king of England put a bounty on Witches in the 17th century and this guy went fucking insane and killed hundreds of women claiming them to be witches.
>Gebard Abbot of Budenwig (– July 1044), primarily known as German Nostradamus, was a Saxon astrologer and reputed seer, who is best known for his two tractates 'Der Niddersachsichen Orakel Spruche', which allegedly predict future events.
>Gebard became Abbot of Budenwig (near Sittenburg, modern Lower Saxony) in September 1032 and appears in the fraternity book of Reichenau. His rule was regarded as a period of peace and Empress Gisela of Swabia visited the monastery with her son Henry in 1041. Despite being highly esteemed as abbot, Gebard was deposed in 1044 by the Archbishop of Bremen and allegedly burned as a heretic.
>The controversial Historische Fachverband Meeting took place in the Hotel de Bilderberg, Hanover, Germany, and was held 30–31 August 1954. It endorsed the historicity of his two collections of prophecies, the second of which previously had been assumed to be a hoax. The conference has been heavily criticized and given rise to a number of conspiracy theories.
Its about a medieval german monk, who wrote one book about the fate of his contemporary rulers and one about rulers some five hundred years in the future. While both were mostly the usual schizo ramblings, the second one actually correctly named rulers and principalities in 15th century Germany.
The scary stuff is that most mentionings of the guy and the surrounding controversy seem to have been scrubbed off the internet with most articles, journals and wikipedia pages having been deleted.
I remember a couple of years ago there had been multiple threads on /x/ about the authenticity of the 2nd book and about the fate of the original historians that had met at the Hanover Conference, all of which died premature deaths, and all those threads had been swiftly deleted and mentioning of Budenwig had become a bannable offense there.
I dont know if this was because of shitposting, but its really weird how hushed up it all is.
WTF, I found absolutely nothing about this on internet. Can you share more?
Are you guys for real
Share more for the love of God.
When I put this in a Google search this thread is the only thing that shows up.
Because he made it up dumb cunts
Wth? There's really nothing, not even the /x/ archive
Procopius's account of Justinian I's court.
Interesting read. Never heard of her before
That was a nice read, thanks for sharing!
Glad you enjoyed anons 🙂
I have one more for you guys, it's not really scary, but one of those moments in history that makes me question the existence of prophets and the paranormal, here ya go: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emanuel_Swedenborg
>The first mention of scaphism is Plutarch's description of the execution of the soldier Mithridates, given as punishment by king Artaxerxes II for killing his brother Cyrus the Younger, who had rebelled in an attempt to claim the throne of the Achaemenid Empire:
>[The king] decreed that Mithridates should be put to death in boats; which execution is after the following manner: Taking two boats framed exactly to fit and answer each other, they lie down in one of them the malefactor that suffers, upon his back; then, covering it with the other, and so setting them together that the head, hands, and feet of him are left outside, and the rest of his body lies shut up within, they offer him food, and if he refuse to eat it, they force him to do it by pricking his eyes; then, after he has eaten, they drench him with a mixture of milk and honey, pouring it not only into his mouth, but all over his face. They then keep his face continually turned towards the sun; and it becomes completely covered up and hidden by the multitude of flies that settle on it. And as within the boats he does what those that eat and drink must needs do, creeping things and vermin spring out of the corruption and rottenness of the excrement, and these entering into the bowels of him, his body is consumed. When the man is manifestly dead, the uppermost boat being taken off, they find his flesh devoured, and swarms of such noisome creatures preying upon and, as it were, growing to his inwards. In this way Mithridates, after suffering for seventeen days, at last expired.
>—Plutarch, Life of Artaxerxes