The torture and murder of Junko Furuta: And this is the murder case that took away my faith in humanity, when I first came across it years back. It’s no ordinary murder case, the things those boys did to her were beyond disgusting and makes me want to vomit several times. WARNING: the site contains pictures as well as descriptions IMMENSE trigger warning for this.
Baby swinging: A video went viral a couple years back about a woman who was swinging a newborn baby around, tossing it up and down as if the baby were a ball. Many were appalled by this, and flagged her down for torture, but in Russia this is an acceptable practice and they believe this “dynamic gymnastics” will make the baby healthy and strong. That in of itself, is extremely controversial, but here’s a snopes article that will give you more information
Trypophobia: (I link you to actual pictures of trypophobia so watch out) It’s the fear of holes but trust me, it’s a LOT worser than it sounds. It’s not actually recognized as a real phobia by the American Psychiatric Association but a lot of people seemed to be repulsed by it. Some scientists say it’s more of biological repulsion rather than a learned cultural fear.
Lisa’a 911 call: I don’t want this to be classified as horror as the same way you would see a monster but in a way that brings awareness to the terrifying world of domestic abuse and the innocent people that are suffering from it right now. This little girl’s 911 call hits hard, especially certain parts. Big trigger warning for domestic abuse.
The Disturbing Exorcisms and Death of Anneliese Michel:
Anneliese Michel was believed to have been possessed by demons from 1968 right up to her death in 1976, ages sixteen to twenty-three. Raised in a religious family, she was diagnosed with epilepsy in her high school years, but continued studying to become a teacher despite the ineffectiveness of medication for her condition.
Over time, Anneliese Michel complained of seeing disturbing visions while saying her prayers. Later, evil voices giving her commands followed. Finally, Anneliese began showing an aversion to religious iconography. An older woman, a friend of the Michel family, noticed this while on a pilgrimage with Anneliese. She said that Anneliese smelled “hellishly bad” and took her to see some priests. Many of them said Anneliese needed a doctor. However, one eventually said Anneliese needed an exorcism and an exorcism was eventually granted.
She claimed to be posessed by Judas, Nero, Hitler, Cain, Lucifer and others, and was reported to have spoken in languages Annalise herself didn’t know while controlled by these spirits. Her symptoms persisted through 67 exorcisms, and she exhibited strange behaviours like urinating on the floor and licking it up, hiding under tables and barking, and eating insects, before dying of malnutrition and dehydration, weighing 68 pounds.
Anneliese Michel died of dehydration and malnutrition on July 1, 1976, after her parents left her barking underneath a table for two days. Josef Michel (her father), Anna Michel (her Mother) and the two exorcists were eventually charged with negligent homicide. During the trial, evidence of the possession worked both for and against the defense. Forty-two of the exorcisms were audio-recorded and there were various pictures of a seriously ill-looking, bruised and sore-covered Anneliese. Anneliese is horrifying in these tapes which works for the defense that she was possessed, but is certainly not conclusive. If nothing else, the tapes made it clear that Anneliese was seriously ill and no one was making her eat. It is certain that possessed or not, Anneliese should have been cared for better.
The Audio Tapes can be viewed here. It must be noted, the video in the link is quite disturbing.