It’s no secret that there are some seriously disturbing videos on YouTube, although many of the more popular ones are just creepy performance art or random weirdos doing strange things for shock value like “I Feel Fantastic” or the heebee-jeebee-inducing series of the misadventures of the body-bag known as Daisy.
While many can appreciate the value of videos like "Teddy Has an Operation," there are far more f’ed up things on YouTube that are actually real. This list contains highly graphic, NSFW, NSFL videos of some pretty shocking situations. These are real suicides, real murders, and real tragedies that resulted in deaths or serious injuries. For those who are squeamish, you should probably stop here. For those with a sense of morbid curiosity, continue on, but don’t say you weren’t warned.
Bjork Stalker Suicide
A man named Ricardo López became known as the "Björk Stalker" after developing an obsession with the singer that was thoroughly documented in both a written and video diary. Once Björk started dating the musician Goldie, Lopez’s love for her morphed into hate and he decided the only solution was killing her and himself on the same day.
López documented the creation of a bomb which he placed inside of a hollowed-out book and mailed to Bjork. His last day was September 12, 1996. With his head shaved and his face painted red and green, with Björk’s music playing in the background, he shoots himself in the mouth with a .38 caliber pistol. His body was discovered four days later in his Florida apartment and the bomb en route to Björk was safely intercepted. Ironically enough, Björk and Goldie broke up a few days before Lopez’s suicide.
Budd Dwyer's Suicide
American politician Robert Budd Dwyer served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1971 to 1981 and as Treasurer of Pennsylvania from 1981 to 1987. On December 18, 1986, he was found guilty on 11 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, perjury, and racketeering.
Dwyer was facing a 55-year sentence, which was scheduled to be determined on January 23, 1987. Instead of serving time, Dwyer called a press conference and after speaking, he pulled a .357 Magnum revolver from an envelope and calmly told the audience, "Please, please leave the room if this will... if this will affect you." Then he put the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger in front of numerous cameras. Several stations across Pennsylvania broadcasted the suicide later that day.
Freeway Suicide of Daniel Jones
On live TV, April 30, 1998, Daniel Jones decided to commit suicide on a Los Angeles freeway. He placed a banner on the freeway that read: "HMOs are in it for the money!! Live free, love safe or die." With a gun and his dog by his side, he sat in his truck and set it on fire in an attempt to commit suicide but he quickly emerged from the flames and pulled off his pants, socks, and underwear.
Naked from the waist down he walked to the edge of the freeway and seemed to contemplate jumping before he grabbed his shotgun from his burning truck, placed it under his chin, and crumpled to the ground. The source of his desperation and fury with HMOs later came to light. Apparently he had been diagnosed with HIV and a growth on his neck was confirmed to be cancer a week prior to his suicide.
Truck Attack in Nice, France
This disturbing video came from a citizen trying to enjoy a musical performance (like everyone else there that night) when suddenly a maniac in a white truck plowed through the crowd. The driver was Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, and while this was an act of terrorism, Lahouaiej-Bouhlel didn’t have any known ties to extremist groups. He appears to be some guy that just snapped and took a bunch of innocent people out with him. His horrific attack on July 14, 2016, resulted in the deaths of 84-people, 10 of whom were children, and the injury of 434 others. Lahouaiej-Bouhlel also died in the attack, shot by French police.