Okay, so I do a lot of research on line and most of it is pretty straight forward, nothing all that creepy or scary. I learn a lot about an area, the weather, a particular law, or social mores of an era--pretty dry stuff. Occasionally, though, I do come across something that weirds me out.
One time I(at night, of course!) was researching serial killers and was clicking through links. The sites really bothered me as some of them were dedicated to the promotion and love of serial killers--talk about sick. But the worst of it was that I eventually landed in a space that asked me if I wanted to email a known and imprisoned serial killer who I recognized and remembered his crimes. My blood ran cold and I hope that the suggestion was a sick joke. I'll never know.
Another time I was contacted by a murderer who had killed two women in his family via a letter. He thought we had something in common--I didn't! But I checked him on the Internet and actually saw his face and footage of him. It gave me a serious case of the creeps!
I've learned my lesson. No more research at night, for starters!