1. She murdered her abusive husband
“I used to help out at a nursing home. This old Russian lady would relate the same tale over and over. Her husband drank and hit her. It was sad for sure. But one day she leaned over and whispered, ‘He was asshole drunk, so I pushed him down stairs. Dead.’”PowerWordCoffee
2. He encouraged depressed people to commit suicide
“Told me that he used to go on forums and boards dedicated to people struggle with depression, and he’d PM the ones who were feeling suicidal with instructions on how to go about killing themselves, and give encouragement to do so.
I’ve never lost so much respect for a person within the duration of a couple minutes.”JohnBoddy
3. He plannedto murder his ex-wife’s new boyfriend
“A customer of mine told me he had planned the kidnap and murder of his ex-wife’s new partner. He had even bought all the supplies he needed to carry out the plan. His intent was to douse him in petrol and burn him alive…”uncle_monty
4. She was in love with her brother
“A colleague confessed that she had sex with her brother throughout her childhood and early adolescence. She also told me she despises her brother’s wife because she is in love with her brother and is insanely jealous of his life and kids. She has never had a relationship and fears she will never be married or have kids of her own.”Keystoner
5. She killed her best friend
“‘I killed my best friend by accident while high on cocaine, one year ago.’ She was also my girlfriend.”DaMisterO
6. They raped innocent children
“I used to investigate child abuse. People would sit down and tell me about their day, and their finances, and their car troubles, and their bad knee, and how they raped a four-year-old because she was leading them on and don’t you think 4-year-olds are getting way too sexy nowadays — all in one conversation.
Sometimes you could forget who you were talking to and part of you would think this person seems alright, and then you realize that’s how they went unnoticed for so long.”effieokay
7. He used to sleep with his underage students
“I was having a few beers with another (much older) teacher, he told me he used to sleep with thirteen-year-olds when he was 30 and living in his hometown.”
8. My father was raped and then a rapist
“That would definitely be when my father drove 2000 miles to my home to sit down and for the first time be brazenly open about how he was raped by his cousin when he was12 and how he has been a pedophile since, but its okay, because he was raped as a child and, hey, turned out okay.
This comes out of the woodwork as he was preparing for trial because he volunteered his computer to the police and it had kiddie porn on it.
His trial is in March.”SonofBadDad
9. A childkilled someone
“When I was in 4th grade one of my friends broke down in tears and told me that he had murdered someone. And that’s why he moved away from CA. As a very gullible 9 year old, I walked around with the burden of knowing a murderer for about a week.”nbsffreak212
10. He purposely spread hisSTD
“They gave four virgins chlamydia.
Instantly thought less of this person.”Geosaurusrex
11. He fuckedhis cousin’s corpse
“My friend said he was left alone with the body of his dead cousin during the funeral (everyone got personal time to say goodbye or whatever) and he had sex with it. He cried when he told us. I have no other information.”meowmixmeowmix123
12. She murdereda dog
“Someone close to me killed her step-dad’s dog by feeding it tylenol PM in peanut butter because it annoyed her.”lunchbockslarry
13. They wanted to eat human flesh
“That they have had cannibalistic thoughts in the past.”Cats_Of_Olympus
14. He was a pedophile
“That my great-uncle kids. It suddenly made a whole lot more sense that none of his adult daughters were ever married/had a serious LTR and are overweight with self-esteem issues. Every other aspect of his life is perfectly normal and I would have never expected that from him. There was a court case before I was born that was dismissed. My mother never even let me meet him until early this year, because she didn’t want to take the chance that he might act indecently towards me.”Limpfoot
15. He shot seven men
“I work with a Polish dude who barely speaks English… He’s a loveable 40-something dude, who just drinks vodka and laughs infectiously all day long. A textbook carefree scamp.
Every couple of months everyone from work heads to a bar that hook us up with half price drinks for that particular night. It’s pretty sweet… So anyway, this Polish dude and i were at the end of a long 10 person bench laughing about nothing and drinking ice cold cruiser, after ice cold cruiser. It was great.
Eventually we (somehow) got onto the topic of what he did before he came to England… After a few brews his English became even more scattered, but he did try, bless him.
So he says he was in the army and so on and so forth, after which he said ‘I shoot 7 men dead’. Now that might not seem too heavy for you, but it blew me away… He was on the front-lines during the Kosovan war (from what i could gather).
I couldn’t, and didn’t want to, get too much more out of him due to the language barrier. Also, some gnarly, illegal shit happened during that war, which I don’t think I could bear to know about.
Keep smiling, Pete.”Vernon-T-Waldrip
16. He stole dirtyunderwear
“My friend who is this Grade A student goes over to all these different girls houses, not to have sex or anything. Just to steal their dirty underwear while they’re in the bathroom or they’re elsewhere. He has a full box (Which includes a pair of my sisters underwear which he admitted to stealing) in his “Pant-ry.” I’m surprised no one has noticed in his house. But to this day, I’m the only one who knows. Well, now the whole of Reddit knows. Hah fuck you, Scott… You panty stealing fuck.”Slashlespaul1997
17. My ex fantasized about a 7-year-old
“One friend stabbed someone and the person did not survive. He wasn’t charged because he claims self-defense but he’s all fucked up about it, because he thought the person was armed and they weren’t.
When I was 13, my 16 year old friend told me she used to shit herself until she was 13 in an effort to keep her dad from molesting her. She threatened to call the cops and her dad committed suicide with a shotgun in their living room.
My ex told me that he fantasized about his 7 year old neighbor. That was 10 years ago, he’s fucked up and I know it. This same ex told me his uncle used to fall asleep with his genitals in his mouth with he was a kid.”blahblahblahokay
18. My father murdered a hitchhiker
“Out of nowhere my ma tells me my dad drunkenly ‘confessed’ that he and his cousin (whom my mom later dated and had a kid with) picked up a hitchhiker out near the beach in the early 90’s. They were intoxicated and one thing lead to another and they ended up killing the guy and burying him in a remote location in some sand dunes. She assumed he was trying to scare her into staying with him since they were going through a breakup and she shrugged it off as machismo bullshit. So the story goes, years later a story comes up on the news, they are asking for information about remains found buried in a sand dune. She’s not really paying attention until they start describing this large belt buckle that may help identify the man… she flips the fuck out because my dad had bragged about taking the guy’s belt off, which had a huge Texas style buckle, and beating him with it… making fun of the buckle and stuff. Next day the cousin calls and tells her he or his buddies would not hesitate to kill us if she breathes a word.
Anyways, she always felt really guilty about not turning them in but after losing my sister (she died very young) she couldn’t fathom losing me as well. The rest is history. They are free dudes.”88superfreight
19. He stole meds to sell on the black market
“Stealing and selling medications from the hospital/ambulances to the members of some local ‘black market.’ This guy had a whole intricate plan, including alibis and possible coverups and stuff… It’s scary what lengths some people would go for money.”mRNA-
20. He raped his own sister
“A friend had told me for years about the ‘dark secret’ in his past that he can’t tell anybody. Eventually he felt comfortable enough to confess, and he really was not exaggerating. When he was young he raped his younger sister. The family knew about it and they all got counseling and stuff at the time. He and his sister are friends now. But fuck.”MyBoyMaslow
21. He grew upwith a ghost
“I have a completely normal friend (we’re both in our early 40’s now) that shared with me his childhood story of living with a ghost. Every night he had a ghost that would walk down the hallway into his bedroom and just stare at him … sometimes making noises, but usually quiet. He was so petrified that he would pull the sheets over his head. When this first happened, he would scream or run down the hallway to his parent’s bedroom but they would always turn him back to his own bedroom and tell him that his imagination was running wild. Over time, he actually grew accustomed to this apparition, but was still freaked out by it.
I, personally, don’t believe in ghosts and think that it must have been something else. But because my friend has such a type-A and a ‘no-bullshit’ personality, I admit that I found it creepy (the hairs stood up on the back of my neck) to listen to him tell this story with such a nonchalant and straightforwardness. He eventually moved out of his childhood home when he was a teenager and these ‘ghost’ episodes have never reoccured. There are different people living in his childhood home now, and he said that he would never go back there again.”coburndt
22. He gutted a horse
“My ex told me he killed a horse. He wasn’t drunk, he wasn’t dared or anything. He just saw a horse and decided, ‘I should kill this horse.’ He gutted it and everything — and he liked it.”morgensternn
23. He told me he was searching for me
“My ex boyfriend could not handle our break up. I broke it off with him because of significant issues – drugs, stealing, etc. I finally got out of it. He didn’t. He would not give up on me. At first he was desperate at trying to get back with me, following me, waiting in obscure locations for when I walked to my car, and even threatening to kill himself if I didn’t see him. I blocked his numbers, changed my email, transferred colleges, moved a state away, and tried to move on with my life.
He was in and out of jail for drugs and stealing in addition to concealed weapons charges. Which was scary for me knowing all the times when he confronted me alone.
It was about 4 or so years later when I received the creepiest phone call. It was him calling to tell me that he was looking for me all this time. The tone of his voice, the horrific laughter, I freaked out. I called my parents and informed them, hey if I go missing this is who has me. I called campus security and made sure they had his description. He never showed up but my god, the voice on the other end of the line still brings chills.
It scares me to this day that he is out there possibly looking for me. Luckily I’ve become more aware of precautions to take. Pepper spray, learning self defense, etc. If I was in another state where obtaining a gun was easier, I would have done so. Unfortunately it’s not so easy where I am now. I do however have panic buttons and GPS locators so if something were to happen, I can be found.
I try not to let fear or paranoia run my life, I try to take the best precautions, but I will always have that fear that just around the corner, he will be waiting for me.”drowningwithoutwater
24. She had a hit list
“There was this girl in my school who I think was a selective mute; she only talked to a few people, and I was one of them. Then she told me that I’d never be on her hit list.”[deleted]
25. Heran over a cat with his lawnmower
“In HS we were hanging out with this kid who was a grade lower than us and he started talking about how he buried a cat up to it’s head and then ran it over with a lawnmower. I didn’t believe that he actually did that (the cat would probably tear the shit out of you) but it was disturbing to think that this was the information he decided to share to impress us.”longducdong
26. He would watch me sleep
“I had a friend confess that every time he stayed at my apartment (which was frequently, because we lived in different countries, sometimes he would stay for a month+ at a time) he watched me sleep. I woke with him staring at me, he was literally inches away from my face just staring and I freaked out, he broke down and confessed. My husband was asleep next to me!
That was the most creepy for sure. It also ended our friendship.”Susansays