People Reveal The Most Disturbing Piece Of Information They've Learned About Someone They Know

You never know anyone quite as well as you think you do.

Even your closest friends and family members have a way of surprising you upon revealing something about their past, or their interests and hobbies.

Sometimes, however, surprised doesn't even begin to cover how you feel about what you just learned.

Some people are so good at covering up sad, dark, even despicable elements of their lives, that you would never have known had you not somehow found out yourself.

Even if it's debatable whether or not you're better off knowing this information.


Redditor eraserrrhead was curious to hear the most shocking and unsettling things people have learned about their loved ones, leading them to ask:
"What's the most disturbing piece of information you've found out about someone you've known personally?"

Never Who You Might Expect

"Years ago, I became very close with a manager of mine and we hung out after work pretty often."

"He seemed like a genuinely great guy."

"He moved back to his hometown years later and we kept in touch on Facebook until he just stopped responding."

"Then I went to try to message him again and his profile was gone."

"I decided to google him, half expecting to find an obituary or something but instead I found out he was charged with some sh*t and in jail."

"I never got any kind of weird vibes from him and I'm still shocked."- CocoTandy

Shocking Associations

"I know a girl from my hometown who would have Skype calls with Ian Watkins (lost prophets) horrific man."

"The Skype calls involved her child."- vapekittenx

Doesn't Make Him Any Less Guilty

"My uncle on my dad's side of the family was an accomplice of a murder in the 80’s."

"He didn’t make the kill, but he helped the murder take place."

"Found out by my mom last year."- X0vel

Old Habits Die Hard

"When I was about 12 my family found out that my dad cheated on my mom, as well as every other ex-wife he had before her."

'Now, years later, women still recognize my mom as the one who was married to that one awful guy."

"One woman met her in a bar and ended up telling her stories about how my dad would stalk her again and again."

"Once she even had to call her own dad to escort him off their property because he wouldn’t leave."

'All of this happened while he was married to my mom."- Ryry_Duppie

There Are No Words...

"He honestly believed he was God's chosen representative on Earth, and therefore, no one was allowed to defy him or God would allow him to punish him."

"As you can guess, he was charged with domestic battery several times, and got into a lot of fights (he usually lost, he was obese, and couldn't move very fast)."

"He was stalking some poor woman, and he showed up at her house and demanded she leave her husband and come with him as God had given her to him as his slave, and he tried to force his way in, and she shot and killed him."

"We're a castle doctrine state, so she didn't get in any trouble."- Local64bithero

Stockholm Syndrome?

"In my teens I knew a guy recently out of prison."

"There was another guy in the neighborhood who everyone hated."

"He would just cruise the block in his car because anytime he stayed anywhere too long, people would confront him."

"Everyone hated this guy."

"Prison guy was in his late teens, guy everyone hated was in his early twenties and dating a girl who I believe was sixteen."

"Not long after getting out prison guy got into it with the guy everyone hated."

"It wasn't difficult, the guy was just incapable of acting in a way that didn't make you want to punch him."

"But he couldn't fight so he'd make himself scarce and then good luck finding him."

"But prison guy wasn't giving up so easily so he kidnapped the other guy's girlfriend."

"Nothing cinematic he just went by her school and got her in a car then told her she wasn't allowed to leave until her boyfriend showed up."

"Boyfriend, not one to back down from a scumbag contest, told her she's on her own."

"In the end the girl ended up dating prison guy."

"I don't even know who the story is about anymore."

"They were all very unique people."- MrFunktasticc

Refused To Believe Her

"My grandfather was a very big/loved name in my local community, and after he died my grandmother revealed that he was very abusive."

"It only became more disturbing when everyone cut her off because they loved him so much they refused to believe her."- MediaGullible282

Gave Away A Little Too Much?

"A random former acquaintance got very drunk in front of me and heavily insinuated that he had gotten away with murder several years earlier as an enforcer in a street gang."- stoplightdrop

Manipulating People's Compassion

"This is probably tame compared to others on here but my ex-best-friend lied about having brain cancer for 2 years."

"She also impersonated drs to verify her story to the people she was lying to."- SpeckledCloud

Why, One Wonders...

"I’ve worked w two people who faked pregnancies."

'One was a guy who said his girlfriend was pregnant and wasn’t dragged that on for months."

"Another was a woman who said she was pregnant and dragged it on for months and months until our employers caught on."- elizscott1977

Currying Favor Doesn't Always Work...

"That a close relative was only being nice to me because they would Inherit my belongings after I died."

"Let's just say that side of the relatives don't exist for me anymore."- No-Power1377

It's truly unsettling how good some people are at hiding their true selves.

Making you wonder if you can really trust anyone...

If you or someone you know experienced sexual assault, help is out there. You can reach the RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-4673, use their Live Chat tool: https://www.rainn.org/get-help, or visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website.

In Canada, help is available through the Ending Violence Association of Canada website.


International resources can be found through the Rape Crisis Network Europe website.

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