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In 1867, an 8-year-old girl named Fanny Adams was found by horrified villagers in the following pieces:

Her bloody head, stuck on a hop-pole with the eyes gouged out and one hear tore off.

Her chest, severed at the diaphragm, with the heart scooped out.

Her arms, deposited separately, with two copper pence pieces clutched in one hand.

One foot, dropped in a field of clover.

Her eyes, recovered from the nearby River Wey.

Her heart, lying on it’s own.

It is assumed the river had taken all other remains. The man responsible was solicitor’s clerk Frederick Baker. He used his tea-break on a Saturday in August to walk through the meadows near the hop-field, and finding Fanny Adams playing with two friends. He gave the two girls half pence to run races for him; then sent the other two home while he took Fanny to the hop-field. He then battered the child with a large stone, and then cut her apart with his pen-knife. After which he went and had some beer and returned to his office where he wrote in his diary: “Killed a young girl. It was fine and hot,” He was unable to explain bloodstains on his cuffs. He was hanged at Winchester.

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Alright so I’ve decided to do a ~master post~ of some of my favourite disturbing/creepy documentaries. Click the name to watch the documentary. Each description is taken from Wikipedia. Feel free to add to the list!

The Bridge -  The Bridge is a 2006 British-American documentary film by Eric Steel that consists of the results of one year’s filming of theGolden Gate Bridge in 2004, which captured a number of suicides, and additional filming of family and friends of some of the identified people who had thrown themselves from the bridge.

Earthlings -  Earthlings is a 2005 documentary film about humanity’s use of animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for scientific research. 

The Killing of America - The Killing of America focuses on what the director feels is the decline of the United States. It features interviews from Ed Dorris, a retired sergeant of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, as well as Los Angeles County Coroner Thomas Noguchi. The documentary also shows several interviews with convicted killers such as Sirhan Sirhan as well as footage of murders and news broadcasts.

Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple - Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, is a 2006 documentary film made by Firelight Media, produced and directed by Stanley Nelson. The documentary reveals new footage of the incidents surrounding the Peoples Temple and its leader Jim Joneswho led over 900 members of his religious group to a settlement in Guyana called Jonestown, where he orchestrated a mass suicide with poisoned Flavor Aid, in 1978. It is in the form of a narrative with interviews with former Temple members, Jonestown survivors, and persons who knew Jones at various stages.

Aokigahara: Suicide Forest The Aokigahara Forest is a lonely place to die. So dense is the vegetation at the foot of Japan’s Mount Fuji, it is all too easy to disappear among the evergreens and never be seen again.

Interview with a Cannibal - 30 years ago, a Japanese man named Issei Sagawa walked to the Bois de Boulogne, a park on the outskirts of Paris, carrying two suitcases. The contents of those suitcases, to the lament of a nearby jogger, was the dismembered body of a fellow student – a Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt, whom Sagawa had shot three days prior and had spent the days since eating various parts of her body.

Child of Rage -Prior to the film’s release, a 1990 documentary entitled Child of Rage: A Story of Abuse was produced by Gaby Monet based on interviews conducted with the film’s real-life inspiration, Beth Thomas. It aired on HBO as part of their America Undercover series. The film consists of interviews with Beth, followed by footage of her treatment and partial recovery at a treatment center for children. Beth is currently doing well and works as a pediatric nurse.

Cropsey - Cropsey is a 2009 American documentary film written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. The film initially begins as an examination of “Cropsey,” a boogeyman-like figure from New York urban legend, before segueing into the story of Andre Rand, a convicted child kidnapper from Staten Island.

Shoah - Shoah is a 1985 French documentary film directed by Claude Lanzmann about the Holocaust. The film primarily consists of his interviews and visits to Holocaust sites across Poland, including three extermination camps. It presents testimonies by selected survivors, witnesses, and German perpetrators, often secretly recorded using hidden cameras.

The Act of Killing - The Act of Killing is a documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to re-enact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer -  Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer is a 2003 feature-length documentary film about Aileen Wuornos, made by Nick Broomfieldas a follow-up to his 1992 film Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer. The film focuses on Wuornos’ declining mental state and the questionable judgment to execute her despite her being of unsound mind.

Deliver Us from Evil - Deliver Us from Evil is a 2006 American documentary film directed by Amy J. Berg which tells the true story of Catholic priest Oliver O’Grady, who admitted to having molested and raped approximately 25 children in Northern California between the late 1970s and early 1990s.

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A dissecting room in Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 1902.

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Hollywood leading man and sex symbol Ramon Novarro was choked to death on his own blood due to an Art Deco dildo being shoved down his throat after being tortured for hours by the two men he had hired for sex. Mistakenly thinking there was money in the home, the brothers decided to rob Ramon upon arriving at his house. They left with 20 dollars. The dildo had been a gift given to Ramon by sex icon Rudolph Valentino.

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Hollywood leading man and sex symbol Ramon Novarro was choked to death on his own blood due to an Art Deco dildo being shoved down his throat after being tortured for hours by the two men he had hired for sex. Mistakenly thinking there was money in the home, the brothers decided to rob Ramon upon arriving at his house. They left with 20 dollars. The dildo had been a gift given to Ramon by sex icon Rudolph Valentino.

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In 1867, an 8-year-old girl named Fanny Adams was found by horrified villagers in the following pieces:

Her bloody head, stuck on a hop-pole with the eyes gouged out and one hear tore off.

Her chest, severed at the diaphragm, with the heart scooped out.

Her arms, deposited separately, with two copper pence pieces clutched in one hand.

One foot, dropped in a field of clover.

Her eyes, recovered from the nearby River Wey.

Her heart, lying on it’s own.

It is assumed the river had taken all other remains. The man responsible was solicitor’s clerk Frederick Baker. He used his tea-break on a Saturday in August to walk through the meadows near the hop-field, and finding Fanny Adams playing with two friends. He gave the two girls half pence to run races for him; then sent the other two home while he took Fanny to the hop-field. He then battered the child with a large stone, and then cut her apart with his pen-knife. After which he went and had some beer and returned to his office where he wrote in his diary: “Killed a young girl. It was fine and hot,” He was unable to explain bloodstains on his cuffs. He was hanged at Winchester.

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La vida es puro ruido entre dos silencios abismales. Silencio antes de nacer, silencio después de la muerte…(Life is pure noise between two silences abysmal. Silence before birth, silence after death.)

Isabel Allende.

(Source: distantpassion)