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Parenting
1.2m viewsThe Turpins Kept Their 13 Kids Shackled In Filthy Conditions For More Than Two DecadesIn January of 2018, a distraught teenager called 911. The 17-year-old reported she had escaped from her parents, leaving 12 siblin...
Unspeakable Times
816.2k viewsRemembering The Horrific Case of Josef Fritzl's Incest DungeonThe Fritzl case came to public attention in April 2008, when Elisabeth Fritzl and two of the three children living with her emerge...
True Crime
175.9k views11 Famous And Terrifying Cases Of Stockholm Syndrome And Hostage BrainwashingWhenever terrible cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking come to light, people ask, why didn't they try to escape? Tragically, in m...
Torture
236.7k views13 Criminals Who Kept Humans As Torture Pets For Long Periods Of TimeIt's obvious that all serial murderers are sadistic killers. However, there are scales of sadism even within serial murdering. At ...
True Crime
3.4m views19 Horrifying Stories About Famous Kidnapping VictimsOver the years, headlines have been flooded with stories of dark, grisly kidnappings. Many of these stories are so horrifying that...
True Crime
63.8k views8 Sadistic Killers Who Put Their Victims In Collars And LeashesCollars and leashes are used by murderers to degrade, control, strangle, and even kill their victims, and they're frequently emplo...
Strange True Stories
675.6k views18 Horrifying True Stories Of Abduction From Reddit UsersMany kidnapping victims, at least the high-profile ones, have their stories told in newspapers, on television, and in books. Howev...
Hacks
67.7k viewsHere Are 12 Ways To Escape A KidnapperMost of us don't want to think about the possibility of being kidnapped, let alone having to devise an escape plan. Abduction is a...
True Crime
281.2k viewsA Teen Girl Was Kidnapped, And The Only Evidence They Found Of Her Being Alive Was A Horrifying PolaroidPrior to the highly publicized kidnappings of Elizabeth Smart and Amanda Berry, Tara Calico's bizarre disappearance rocked the sou...
True Crime
2.9m viewsThis Woman's Family Locked Her In A Bedroom For 25 Years, Leaving Her Emaciated And InsaneWhile tales of parents disapproving of who their children date are common, none compare to the woman whose mother imprisoned her f...
Entertainment
2.3k votersThe Best Kidnapping & Hostage Movies Of All Time, RankedIf you’re looking for an adrenaline-filled adventure, the best kidnapping movies and hostage movies below have you covered. The ki...
Torture
78.8k viewsTwisted Facts About Ariel Castro's Torture House And The Women He Held Captive For Over A DecadeThe secrets hidden within the home of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro were revealed on May 6, 2013, when a neighbor kicked open a...
True Crime
66.1k views13 Terrifying Shopping Mall KidnappingsMalls are the one safe space where everyone in the world feels like they can relax, but it’s simply not true. While you’re letting...
31.2k viewsNews Reporters Who Were Kidnapped And Held HostageIt's a dangerous world. With that fact and the very prevalent 24-hour news cycle, more and more journalists are being targeted, ta...
Unspeakable Times
32.8k viewsUnbelievable Facts About The First Kidnapping-For-Ransom In The United States"Don't take candy from strangers." Your parents might have told you this when you were young, but you probably never considered wh...
Entertainment
212 votersThe Greatest TV Series About Abduction & KidnappingIt's every parent's greatest fear and every adult's biggest nightmare: kidnapping. TV shows about kidnapping tear at our hearts an...
Entertainment
1.2k votersThe Best Movies About KidnappingNo one wants to be kidnapped, but everyone loves a good kidnapping movie. Human trafficking, a parent's fear that their kid could ...
True Crime
179.5k viewsAfter An 18-Year Nightmare In Captivity, Jaycee Dugard Is A Mom And An Advocate For WomenJaycee Dugard was only 11 years old when a husband-and-wife duo kidnapped her in 1991. Though Dugard's stepfather allegedly witnes...