Horrifying Facts That I Really Suggest You Don’t Read

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Why are these facts so horrifying?

Because they represent the dark side of human nature. They show how easily we can be tempted to do things that go against our values and beliefs, even when we know it’s wrong. We all have this potential, but most people don’t act on it because they believe in something bigger than themselves, a higher power such as God or country; a family member or friend; their work or career. But for some people, there is no such thing as morality and right and wrong: they will do anything if there is profit in it for them. And this includes using their creative abilities to create something horrific with the intent of harming others.

These stories illustrate just how horrifying the human race can be when pushed to the brink.

The Concentration Camps of World War II

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What was terrifying about the concentration camps was how they dehumanized people, stripping them of their rights and dignity all so that one man could further his political agenda. Hitler used these camps to exterminate anyone he deemed unfit in society Jews, homosexuals, Gypsies, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc. and it is estimated that approximately eleven million people died in these camps. To make matters worse, many knew what was going on but didn’t act; instead, they took advantage of it by turning a profit or enjoying free slave labor for themselves while others were being systematically slaughtered only feet away from them.

Pizzagate Murders

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In 2016, a man gunned down three people inside a Washington D.C. pizzeria because he believed that it was a front for a child sex trafficking ring run by Hillary Clinton and John Podesta. This conspiracy theory continued to grow among right-wing groups until Edgar Maddison Welch decided to take matters into his own hands and “ rescue” these children. He probably could have stopped the rumors if he had just gone about this in another way, but instead, he took the lives of innocent men and women who were guilty of nothing except having an unpopular political opinion.

The Donner Party

The Donner Party is one of the most famous stories of cannibalism in American history, so much so that their story has been told in books, movies, and articles. The irony is that they were victims of their success. They did everything right to get across the country safely—they planned for an entire year, bought new wagons, got expert advice on where to cross rivers, etc., yet despite all this effort they still wound up trapped by an early blizzard in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. What happened next was akin to something out of a horror movie: desperate for food, some members turned to cannibalism so they could survive long enough to be rescued.

The Columbine Massacre

There are many factors at play behind what made Columbine so horrific: far too many people knew about it before it happened yet failed to stop the attack, the pair of killers went after a very specific group of people that they may have been targeting for years, they were both from stable homes before suddenly turning into social outcasts, etc. But one factor has stood out in most accounts of this tragedy: why did these two kids suddenly snap and go on a killing spree? Some people believe it was a reaction to bullying, others think it was a slow burn revenge plan. Either way, it is unimaginable how no one noticed anything going on with them until it was too late.

The Zodiac Killer

One of the most famous unsolved serial killers in American history, the Zodiac killer terrorized Northern California with his violent murders between 1968-1974. His modus operandi was always the same: he would approach someone at night, shoot them with a handgun, and then escape. He killed five known people but claimed to have murdered 37, although only seven of his victims were confirmed before he stopped communicating in 1974 after receiving what was thought to be a fake letter from a journalist who allegedly named him as the Zodiac killer.

Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy is one of the most well-known serial killers in American history because he truly believed that he was helping society by murdering young women. We all know that this type of thinking is wrong, it’s downright horrific, but Bundy truly believed these things on some level, even going so far as to defend himself based on legal insanity after being caught and put on trial for murder.

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