50 People Confess Their Darkest Family Secrets

50 People Confess Their Darkest Family Secrets

16. My great-grandfather killed two people

“My great-grandfather killed two people and the only person who knew was his wife and myself. I found out after he died when I found his journal in the house. I was the only one really close to him because the family knew he killed his wife. That’s the first thing. No one could prove it, and it was a mercy killing as she had cancer and assisted suicide wasn’t a thing. He was my grandfather though and I loved him. I was told not to spend time with him but did. When he died I was in his wood shed. He spent a lot of time out there whittling and no one thought to check for valuables out there. The family gutted the house and his son put it up for sale. Out in the wood shed was his journal in a tool box. I read it from cover to cover. He was bullied for years by someone from another family and he eventually drowned him in a creek and left him there. They found his body weeks later after it was washed up elsewhere. They said it was a swimming accident. The journal said he told his wife, who then used this information to get him to kill her because she didn’t want to live any longer but couldn’t get into heaven if she killed herself. The whole thing was so fucked up. I still love my grandfather but goddamn.”

17. My cousin hired a hit man to murder his uncle

“One of my cousins hired a hit man to murder his uncle.”

18. My grandmother lied about having a brain tumor so she could get rid of her kids

“I was helping my grandmother clean her attic and come across a box with old legal papers, I’m a nosy little shit so I take a break and read through them. Found a document adopting her 4 kids out to a family, her reasoning was she had a fatal brain tumor. Thought this was weird so I kept digging. Found another document where she took the family to court to get her kids back, had to confess the brain tumor was a lie and she did it because the man she was with didn’t want kids. The reason she took the family to court to get her kids back: the adoptive father was habitually molesting them, including my uncle. She apparently found out because my grandmother and her new man were living close enough that my mom ran away from her adoptive parents to my grandmothers house and told her everything. It’s hard pretending you don’t know…”

19. My dad had a kid with his mistress

“My father has a daughter from his lover, heard him speaking about her with his friend while mom wasn’t at home (however I think that she may know). I actually want to meet her, I always wanted to have a bro/sis.”

20. My dad may die soon

“Not really dark but kinda sad. I overheard my parents talking and apparently none of my dad’s side of the family males have lived over 60 years old. He is currently 52.”

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