25 Extremely Dark Stories Most People Haven’t Heard About

13. Gilles de Rais

“He was a contemporary of Joan of Arc who tortured and killed children, often times in black magic rituals.

In his own confession, Gilles testified that ‘when the said children were dead, he kissed them and those who had the most handsome limbs and heads he held up to admire them, and had their bodies cruelly cut open and took delight at the sight of their inner organs; and very often when the children were dying he sat on their stomachs and took pleasure in seeing them die and laughed’

That’s far from the most despicable act de Rais was involved with.”  — dream_king

14. H.H. Holmes and his “Murder Castle”

“After the completion of the hotel, Holmes selected mostly female victims from among his employees (many of whom were required as a condition of employment to take out life insurance policies, for which Holmes would pay the premiums but was also the beneficiary), as well as his lovers and hotel guests. He tortured and killed them. Some were locked in soundproof bedrooms fitted with gas lines that let him asphyxiate them at any time. Other victims were locked in a huge soundproof bank vault near his office, where they were left to suffocate. The victims’ bodies were dropped by secret chute to the basement, where some were meticulously dissected, stripped of flesh, crafted into skeleton models, and then sold to medical schools. Holmes also cremated some of the bodies or placed them in lime pits for destruction. Holmes had two giant furnaces as well as pits of acid, bottles of various poisons, and even a stretching rack. Through the connections he had gained in medical school, he sold skeletons and organs with little difficulty.” — wompratT-16

15. A little girl was kidnapped in my hometown

“In my hometown in 2006, a 10 year old girl was kidnapped. There was a huge search that went on to only find that her apartment upstairs neighbor had taken her. He raped her both alive and dead and the cut her into pieces and soaked her in meat tenderizer. He also cut her head about half way through at the mouth. She was found in plastic tubs in meat tenderizer. He planned on eating her. Creepy to me because it happened three blocks from my house and I was one of the last people to see her alive. (Story there is I saw her at the outside the library shortly before she walked home and was abducted.) Her name was Jamie Rose Bolyn I think.

(This one is just from what my mom told me. i was too little to remember or understand what was happening. So some info might be off) The town I live in now has a creepy story as well. In the early 1990s, a little boy went missing. They looked everywhere for his body and finally found it in a trash bag hidden in a frisbee golf course. He was still alive. He was raped and his genitals were mutilated, but the worst part is that his kidnapper cut the little boys eyelids off so that he had to watch. The boy said that the man lured him to the park by saying that the kidnapper lost his dog and asked the kid to help find him. The man was never found and the boy is still alive today.” — turds4words

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