Have you heard the story of a 1940′s Russian sleep experiment in which five people were kept awake for fifteen days and a horrifying chain of events ensued?
It’s not true. This is merely a short story.
The short work of fiction entitled “The Russian Sleep Experiment” was originally posted in 2010 on the website CreepyPasta.com. This website is described as “a collection of various paranormal/scary short stories.”
A gas-based stimulant was used to keep 5 political prisoners awake for 15 days. The people were sealed and monitored, with the false promise of freedom should they avoid sleep for 30 days. Halfway through the experiment, the subjects appeared to embrace the experiment, despite horrifying conditions within the chamber. After being briefly removed, the remaining subjects are ordered back in the chamber along with three researchers, but one of the researchers refused and demanded answers, killing his commander and the remaining test subjects.
Although posted as a work of fiction, this tale of a 1940′s Russian experiment has been circulated and misidentified as a real incident by some.
The 1940′s “Russian Sleep Experiment” is a work of fiction posted on CreepyPasta.com back in 2010.
- The Russian Sleep Experiment (CreepyPasta)
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