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13 Gory Details About What It's Like To Be Skinned Alive

Updated 10 Oct 2018 1.1m views13 items

Being skinned alive has got to be one of the most horrifying forms of torture imaginable. It's a bloody, painful, and slow process, and you'll be conscious the entire time. Still, maybe you're morbidly curious about exactly what being skinned alive feels like. Since we don't recommend you try it first hand, let us take you through the experience, step by grueling step, right up to the bitter end.

Being skinned alive (also known as "flaying") is first documented as happening around 800 BC, and it has been used as a form of torture in just about every century since, somewhere on earth. It was practiced by the ancient Aztecs, as well as ancient people in Greece, China, and on the continent of Africa. Of course, it was also performed all over medieval Europe, especially as a punishment for traitors and other heinous criminals.

While flaying is (thank god) rarely seen nowadays, that doesn't make the concept any less horrifyingly fascinating. So let's look into what it's like to be skinned alive, in all the gory details. Be warned, this list contains very graphic content, so continue at your own risk.

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