The Most Horrifying Deaths Ever

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Death is inevitable and nobody is exempted from it. We will all die whether we like it or not.

Death is inevitable and nobody is exempted from it. We will all die whether we like it or not. But as much as possible, when the time comes, we want it to be a glorious death, or at least an honorable one, or as much as possible, a painless death. Some people are meant to die gloriously and some are meant to die the most horrifying way.

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Here’s a list of the most horrifying deaths ever.

1.) Killed and Eaten on His Own Wish

This is completely absurd. Have you ever heard of a person who wants to be killed and eaten? In 2001, Bernd-Jurgen Brandes of Germany advertised on the internet that he was in search for someone to do this to him. Armin Meiwes of Rothenburg answered the advertisement and voluntarily stabbed Brandes repeatedly and then he partly eaten him. Meiwes was later on called the Cannibal of Rothenburg.

2.) Falling Down 24 Meters High

Unlike Roman gladiators who perform and entertain to kill or to die, professional wrestlers are modern-day gladiators who perform to entertain and live. But in 1999, Owen Hart, a WWF Canadian-born wrestler, encountered a horrible death while performing a stunt in a pay-per-view event. To make his entrance a dramatic one, it was planned that he’ll come down from the rafters of the Kemper Arena on a safety harness tied to a rope. Accidentally, the safety latch was released and Owen dropped 24 m. Bouncing chest-first off the top rope, this resulted in a severed aorta and caused his lungs to fill with blood.

3.) Cutting His Own Head

People are willing to fight and die for their right but few people will kill themselves for injustice committed to them. In 2008, David Phyall, a 58 year-old man who was the last resident in a block of flats due to be demolished in Bishopstoke near Southampton, Hampshire in UK showed to the world one of the most horrifying deaths ever. He cut his own head off with a chainsaw to highlight the injustice of being forced to move out.

4.) Internal Organs Sucked

I don’t who’s to be blame with the horrible fate of the 6 year-old girl named Abigail Taylor. Several of Abigail’s internal organs were partially sucked out of her lower body while she sat on an excessively powerful swimming pool drain. Her pancreas and intestines were replaced but unfortunately, she later succumbed to a rare transplant-related cancer in 2008, 9 months after the tragic incident.

5.) Watch Out! Elevators Kill

Elevators are of great help and importance but these technological breakthroughs can be deadly also. A horrible elevator related incident occurred in 2003 at Christus St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas, USA. Dr. Hitoshi Nikaidoh, a surgical doctor, stepped on to an elevator as the elevator doors closed. His head was trapped inside the elevator with the remainder of his body still outside. His body was later found at the bottom of the elevator shaft while the upper portion of his head was found in the elevator.

6.) Sucked Down to Death

Be careful in going to water parks. This could also happen to you or your love ones. In 2006, Erika Tomanu, a 7-year-old girl from Saitama, Japan, died when she was sucked down the intake pipe of a current pool at a water park. The grille that was meant to cover the inlet came off and she was sucked head first down the pipe by the powerful pump. Rescuers took over 6 hours to recover her body.

7.) Death Ride

Parks were built for fun and adventure but sometimes tragic incidents happens leading to horrible deaths of few. In 1980, James Frederick Polley, a 23-year-old from Missouri, USA died while riding the “Fire in the Hole” ride at Silver Dollar City Theme Park. The train of cars he was riding in was mistakenly thought to be empty and had been switched to enter the storage area. The door to the storage area had a low hanging bay door, and his head got caught between the door and the train. The other riders in the train heard shouts from workers to duck and they avoided serious injury but Polley did not heed their warning in time

8.) Do You Believe in Karma?

Do you know Herod the Great? According to the Bible, he is the king of Israel who ordered the killing of all newly-born babies after learning that the ‘Messiah”, the King of Kings was born. In 4 BCE, he is said to have suffered from fever, colon pains, and intense rashes, inflammation of the abdomen, foot drop, convulsion, putrefaction of his genitals that produced worms and breathing difficulty before he finally died.

9.) Roasted to Death

Emperor Domitian of the Roman Empire persecuted many Christians during his reign. One of them was St. Antipas, Bishop of Pergamum. This man of noble thought and deeds was roasted to death in a brazen bull in 98 CE. His wife and children suffered similar fate under Domitian’s successor – Hadrian.

10.) Skinned to Death and Burnt

Hypatia of Alexandria was a popular Greek mathematician and Pagan philosopher during her time. In 415 CE, she encountered one the most horrifying deaths in history. She was murdered by a Christian mob by having her skin ripped off with sharp sea-shells like clams, oysters, abalones and even pottery shards. After that horrible thing they did to her, she was then burned.

See also

The 13 Most Horrifying and Most Ridiculous Deaths Ever

12 Absurd and Strange Ways to Die

10 Weirdest and Bizarre Causes of Death


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