The Russian Sleep Experiment

If you have come across this post than I can assume that you have heard of this urban legend from someone and you are wanting to learn the whole tale. The Russian Sleep Experiment is a story that first appeared as a post on the website creepypasta in 2010 or 2012 depending on who you ask. It became popular and has continued to intrigue and delight horror fans since it was published. The story is as follows according to creepypasta.com.

The Russian Sleep Experiment

Russian researchers in the late 1940s kept five people awake for fifteen days using an experimental gas based stimulant. They were kept in a sealed environment to carefully monitor their oxygen intake so the gas didn’t kill them, since it was toxic in high concentrations. This was before closed circuit cameras so they had only microphones and 5 inch thick glass porthole sized windows into the chamber to monitor them. The chamber was stocked with books, cots to sleep on but no bedding, running water and toilet, and enough dried food to last all five for over a month.

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