Well this might blow your mind: 'AHS' is based on 19 real places, people & stories

Sep 13, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. ET
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The scary truth about American Horror Story is that most of the terrifying storylines are actually based on fact.

1 /19: Elisa Lam

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1/19 :Elisa Lam

2 /19: The Axeman

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2/19 :The Axeman

3 /19: Marie Delphine LaLaurie

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3/19 :Marie Delphine LaLaurie

4 /19: Betty and Barney Hill

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4/19 :Betty and Barney Hill

5 /19: Stevie Nicks

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5/19 :Stevie Nicks

6 /19: Columbine

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6/19 :Columbine

7 /19: Killer Clown

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7/19 :Killer Clown

8 /19: The Black Dahlia

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8/19 :The Black Dahlia

9 /19: Lizzie Borden

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9/19 :Lizzie Borden

10 /19: The Chicken Coop Murders

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10/19 :The Chicken Coop Murders

11 /19: Josef Mengele

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11/19 :Josef Mengele

12 /19: Marie Laveau

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12/19 :Marie Laveau

13 /19: Grady Franklin Stiles, Jr.

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13/19 :Grady Franklin Stiles, Jr.

14 /19: Anne Frank

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14/19 :Anne Frank

15 /19: H. H. Holmes

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15/19 :H. H. Holmes

16 /19: Murder Castle

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16/19 :Murder Castle

17 /19: Aileen Wuornos

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17/19 :Aileen Wuornos

18 /19: Jeffrey Dahmer

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18/19 :Jeffrey Dahmer

19 /19: The Lost Colony

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19/19 :The Lost Colony