When you really chew it over, the family unit is a pretty delicate bond. Despite the blood ties, you never truly know what kind of people you’re going to end up living around. Or being related to. Or what happened before you were born.
A new Reddit thread that’s starting to pick up steam is where people are posting their darkest family secrets. The “best” ones are below.
My Grandmother had a daughter before she had my Auntie and my mother. This was never mentioned until about 25 years ago when the daughter turns up in our village having found out she was adopted. My Grandmother had passed away by then. My Great-aunties knew all along and knew who the father was, but refused to tell. They’ve now passed away too and there’s nobody we can think of who might know who the father is. I never met my Grandmother as she died before I was born but my Mum always says that she had an air of sadness around her and she thinks this is why.
I knew of a family where this happened:
Wifes brother in law was a paedophile. Got locked up for it and released after treatment.
Wife leaves 4 year old daughter and 12 year kid sister with paedophile. Paedophile tries it on with the 12 year old. Wife realises her mistake and realises that if 12 year old goes to the police then she’d have her children taken away by social for being so fucking stupid. Her and mum convince 12 year old to forget about it. No action is taken, its never spoken of again.
Paedophile still comes round for Christmas dinner with family and the kids.
12 year old (now 25) has panic attacks every single time and thankfully no longer attends.
My dad’s oldest brother touched and tried to abuse of each and every one of his brothers’ wives, because he wanted to “make sure all of them were virgin and respectable”.
An aunt’s husband molested all of his daughters plus three additional girls within the family. All of his daughters now say he was the sweetest man and all those rumors were BS.
An aunt tried to seduce me during my 13th birthday joking about making me a man.
Fuck, my family sucks.
My aunt had a baby as a teenager. My uncle helped her deliver it at home. He left the room and and went to get something to cut the umbilical cord so he could tie it off, and got scared when he heard it stop crying so he ran back to find the baby was dead. She/He (was never told which it was) was breathing fine when he left the room, and seemed perfectly healthy so he got upset and yelled at my aunt “What the fuck did you do?!” She nonchalantly said that it just stop breathing. Later admitting she had smothered it. My Aunt was like 15 or so and my Mother was like 8 or 9, and was really confused, but of course later put it together while talking to me Uncle. She said my Grandfather beat my Aunt nearly to death and went outside and buried the child in the back yard. This man was a veteran of WW2, he had seen some shit, but she said he cried like a baby the whole time he dug the hole. Apparently she had several other babies over the course of her teenage years, one still born, and the other she burned… She’s dead now, and she was a horrible evil person. She was also a Methodist preacher.
Grandma was sitting in her chair, watching me play video games. Not sure what triggered it but she turns to me and says
“When I was very young, I left my house in the middle of the night, and the old french man that lived at the end of our block took me into his basment and raped me. Nine months later when I gave birth, my mother and my doctor took the baby from me and smothered it.”
I didn’t really know what to say. I put the controller down, hugged her, told her I was sorry and sat there in silence with her. She said she didn’t want to talk about it any further and just needed to tell someone.
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