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The Colorado City/Hildale area has the world's highest incidence of fumarase deficiency, an extremely rare genetic condition which causes severe mental retardation. Geneticists attribute this to the prevalence of cousin marriage between descendants of two of the town's founders, Joseph Smith Jessop and John Yates Barlow. At least half of the double community's inhabitants are descended from one or both men.

[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilldale,_Utah"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilldale,_Utah[/url]


Any other areas that you know of are scary like that? Please post away on here!!!

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I thought it would be scary in the paranormal or urban myth sense, but this is indeed one of the scariest places I've heard about. :cry:

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How's that scary? To me scary would be walking in Buffalo, NY at night by yourself near the abandoned factories/ steel mills.

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Scariest place in the US? Downtown Detroit, MI.
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My room

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classified

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Haunted house with a cemetery.

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A.A. Meeting

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Very well thought out post. I work on the phone and talk to people all over the country so I get a good feel for where I don't want to be. I get the sense that I should avoid Utah, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Maryland, Louisiana, Texas (I live here), New Mexico, Idaho, Massachusetts, Ohio and New Jersey. Really now that I think about it everyone is pretty unpleasant except for people living in California or Colorado.

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Surely this post refers to the myth about the brother and sister marriage from medieval "Aberdeen, Scotland"

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my bathroom after a large cup of coffee and chili the night before
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[quote name='Albert Bonici' timestamp='1333612548' post='594779226']Surely this post refers to the myth about the brother and sister marriage from medieval "Aberdeen, Scotland"[/quote]
How do you mean? It's well known that the FLDS practices polygamy as well as cousin marriages, so genetic deformities are to be expected.

I went to Google to see if there was something more worrying than this. Sadly, typing in "scariest places in the US" brings up a whole load of ghost towns and what not.

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Both of these may help. I couldn't find a list for City rankings, I guess rarely are charges through the city rather than the county.

[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_incarceration_rate"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_incarceration_rate[/url]

[url="http://www.prisonpolicy.org/prisonindex/variation.html"]http://www.prisonpolicy.org/prisonindex/variation.html[/url]

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[quote name='Mephistopheles' timestamp='1333605340' post='594779108']
Scariest place in the US? Downtown Detroit, MI.[/quote]

Downtown isn't too bad as patrols are heavy there because of the theater district, stafiums, Cobo Hall and the casinos. What''s scrary is just ourside of downtown, especially in and around the Cass Corridore and the semi-abandoned neighborhoods. There the weak and/or unarmed are at high risk.

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Buffalo, NY. :unsure:

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[quote name='DocM' timestamp='1333625654' post='594779456']
Downtown isn't too bad as patrols are heavy there because of the theater district, stafiums, Cobo Hall and the casinos. What''s scrary is just ourside of downtown, especially in and around the Cass Corridore and the semi-abandoned neighborhoods. There the weak and/or unarmed are at high risk.
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I think that the scariest place in the USA would be where you are if you commit a felony when DocM is around.
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Washington DC

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[quote name='Simon-' timestamp='1333626130' post='594779472']

I think that the scariest place in the USA would be where you are if you commit a felony when DocM is around.[/quote]

Pretty much - me or my Ripley-like tough chick daughter ;)

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The border. :/

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Inside the mind of Rick Santorum it seems.

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[quote name='Mephistopheles' timestamp='1333605340' post='594779108']
Scariest place in the US? Downtown Detroit, MI.
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Yup

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To me it has to be Worth Ave. in Palm Beach. The amount of money on that street being spent on a daily basis is truly frightening.

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Phoenix Arizona has the highest kidnap rate in the world

biggest shame in the world though
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN-zHKTtdsA

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I think detroit is winning... LOL..

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Defenitely, the scariest place in the US is NY, especifically, Times Square... Have you seen the prices of a hotel there?! SCARY!

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