Graveyard Shift 25 People Describe Their Scariest Family Secrets  

Christopher Shultz
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If you thought you and your family had skeletons in your closet, wait until you read these 25 sordid and salacious tales compiled from a Reddit thread. Some of these stories are harrowing, some unbelievable, and some downright insane.
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Foul Play?


"I just found out that my grandparents wanted more kids, but were having trouble getting pregnant for a second time. They adopted a toddler-aged brother and sister when my mother was was seven. Soon after, my grandmother got pregnant, and the girl died from a very mysterious fall down the stairs. The boy was quietly given to another family. They never, ever spoke of either child from that day forward. I thought my mom was pulling my leg, but a quick search turned up the girl's death record.  
 

"I was never close to that grandmother and can't help but think back to every weird aspect of that women, and all the strange relationships she had with her family."

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Wicked Mother


"My mother abused me my whole life, and one day I finally couldnt take any more and told a teacher. CPS was called, and as soon as my mom realized what was going on, she raced to the police station and told them that an hour previously I had gone crazy and tried to kill my baby sister so that I looked like the crazy one, and nothing I said would be taken seriously. I was removed from the school in handcuffs and immediately taken to the county courthouse, where I had to face my mother in a trial. I chose not to testify because I knew it wouldn't help, but in the end the judge realized that she was crazy and I wasn't. I had the choice between being put in a psychiatric hospital for teens or going home, so I chose the loony bin. Five days later my aunt came from another state and adopted me. My family doesn't talk about it, and to this day my mother maintains that I was a horrible child and I was 'sent away' for my 'own good,' and that she is so happy I am better now."
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Who's Who?


"My older sister is actually my mother, my father was my mother's (actually grandmother) husband.  

"They don't think I know."

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A Need for Milk Turns Deadly


"My great grandfather hit his wife with a fire poker, and slit her throat. He then proceeded to blow his head apart with a shotgun. He sat in a rocking chair and used his cane to push the trigger. All over an argument whether it was too cold for me to walk to a grocery store to get some milk."