Category: Disturbing Reality

Nothing is scarier than the truth. Disturbing reality is dedicated to photographs and stories of real life events, people and places.

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The Life and Death of the Black Dahlia

There is a horror that comes with famous murderers, but there is different kind of horror that comes with famous victims. When the child of famous aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped, the nation held its breath. Similarly,...

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The Murders of Young Mary Bell

If you spend enough time reading up on killers, you will quickly see that they target the vulnerable, those that society perceives as weak. Unfortunately, this means that children are often the victims of terrible crimes. However,...

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Skidmore, Missouri: A Town Execution

When it comes to justice, most people are content to let the courts decide. However, what if the courts constantly and consistently fail? This was the question that faced the people of Skidmore, Missouri in 1981. When...

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The Cannibal Kroll

Sometimes, when the world goes awry, it’s a little easier for monsters to get away with their strange and terrible deeds. Joachim Kroll came of age during the second World War. Europe at the time was racked...

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The Strange Tale of the Silent Twins

There are many different superstitions about twins. In some parts of the world, they have been considered capable of powerful magic. Some cultures consider them to be holy, while others consider them to be the worst of...

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Carl Panzram: A Monster Born and Made

When Carl Panzram was born in 1891, people still had comparatively primitive ideas of what separated a bad person from a good person. People were born either bad or good, and no matter what, they would stay...

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The French Ripper

Death sometimes comes in strange ways. The victims of serial killers are people who often cannot predict their own demises. They have angered no person, they have committed no crime, and in many cases, it is only...