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5 Unbelievably Creepy Medical Conditions


WRITTEN BY: UPMC
Saturday, October 29th, 2016

A neurological disorder that casts you into a deep, weeks-long slumber. A sleep disorder that sends the sound of gunshots ringing through your ears. A feeling that someone else is controlling the movement of your limbs.

It’s not science fiction — these symptoms are hallmarks of a number of unusual, and downright spooky, real-life medical conditions. They’re stranger than fiction: Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, Night Terrors, Exploding Head Syndrome, and more.

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