I like weird/creepy (but not "boo" scary!) stuff. Do you have that itch too? If so, help me scratch it! What are some good books or sites on the internet that I haven't seen with weird stuff?
I've always had an interest in abnormal things, aberrations, bizarre, just "weird" stuff. It's been going on for years. I don't believe in the paranormal or anything (ghosts, UFOs, ESP, etc) so I don't really mean that stuff. Fiction is totally ok. I tend to like unsettling/creepy stuff more than actually frightening/scary stuff, and I've had more luck with that in the written word or in museums than in videos/audio, but if you have any suggestions on that front, let me know!
What I like:
--Ripley's Believe it or Not (the books/museums, was less excited about the TV show)
--House on the Rock (my favorite place in the world)
--York/London Dungeon, or at least I did when I was there in 1995 (still pictures/descriptions of gore are OK though I'd prefer for that not to be a major focus of this)
--the SCP website (when I first found this, I REALLY wanted it to be real)
--Guinness records (specifically the ones about medical stuff, the chapter about "most children birthed" and lowest body temperature etc was always my favorite)
--Wikipedia's list of bizarre deaths
--There's a thread at SA right now about "Creepy Wikipedia articles" and a lot of it is serial killers and plane crashes but I really like that thread
--In high school, I don't remember the context of this but our science class went to the local university for a big lecture with slides on "things that can go wrong during pregnancy" (birth defects but also cell division problems, etc) and I probably thought that was more interesting than anyone else in the class did.
--I've always wanted to go to the Mutter Museum but don't live close to there and haven't found the justification to make the trip.
--I thought Bodyworks (and other Gunther van Hagens stuff) was pretty cool.
What I don't like:
--Things that jump out and go boo
--Being actively startled
--Videos/audio of gore/deaths
Re-reading this, my tastes seem to run more to human/medical stuff, which I wasn't consciously aware of but sure! What are some books/websites you think I might like, based on the above? The person who wrote this thread
seems to have similar tastes to me although I don't live near Spain and I'd prefer stuff I can read about from home. :)