17 People Confess Their Darkest Family Secrets

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What’s your darkest family secret? Chances are it’s something about how your uncle cheated on his wife or that your family has ties to the mafia. However, if you’re like one of these poor souls, your secrets are MUCH darker.

The netizens of Reddit have gathered again, this time to share the dark, twisted secrets hidden within their families that no one else knew – until now, that is. Take a look at these deep dark confessions and then go thank your family for being sane. We don’t get to choose the family we’re born into, so if your confession isn’t listed here, consider yourself lucky!


1. My Uncle Killed Two Scientologists

“My granddad was an auditor for the Church of Scientology, and decided to quit after one of his friends was brutally assaulted. He was hunted down and threatened repeatedly, and they threatened to kill off his family, and a bunch of other fucked up shit. My uncle killed two of the men chasing him and hunting him down. Buried them in cemeteries in another person’s grave. He told me one day when I found some threat letters from the Cult.”


2. My Dad works as a Drag Queen in Vegas

“When I was 13 my father came out as gay and now is happily married to a male and works in Las Vegas as a drag queen.”


3. My Mom Murdered My Brother

“My mother murdered my brother a while back, and while no one else knows this, I was able to talk to the mortician and discovered that my brother had his neck slit by my mother and that he had bruises up and down his arms and face. Turned out to be defensive bruises from trying to block her from stabbing him. I’m the only one in my family to know and I don’t think anyone in the family could handle figuring that out, especially since it’s been over two years now.”


4. My Dad Had a Kid With His Mistress

“My father has a daughter from his lover, heard him speaking about her with his friend while mom wasn’t at home (however I think that she may know). I actually want to meet her, I always wanted to have a bro/sis.”


5. My Father Isn’t Really My Father

“I’m almost 100% confident that my father is not my biological father. They hung the birth certificates of my two younger brothers, not mine. I asked about it, parents said that they let somebody borrow it & they “never got it back.” I was digging through old things & found a letter written to me for my first birthday. I can’t remember word for word what it said, but it was effectively ‘I’m proud to be your father and will always love you’. But it was signed “Nick”. I do not know a single adult Nick in my whole life. My uncle on my dad’s side looks a hell of a lot like me. That’s probably paranoia though, since his name is not Nick.”


6. My Cousin is a Junkie

“My cousin D has some issues. She is addicted to Oxy, and currently has two children who could be taken away any day now. She steals constantly. My aunts live near her, and they had to take her key away because she kept pawning stuff from their house (presumably to buy drugs). She even sold one of their cars once. D was always taken care of by my great grandparents, and, after they both passed, she was left everything (This was before the drugs). She pretty much sold all of their belongings and kept the house. My grandfather, as far as I know, was unable to retrieve any of his mother’s belongings. D also molested someone in our family by asking them to ‘Do what her boyfriend does.’ D will be in jail soon.”


7. My Father Says He Would Leave My Mom to Be With Me

“My father is sexually and romantically attracted to me, and would leave my mom to be with me… He was an alcoholic and I was in my sophomore year of college and… basically he had always been a nudist, and as I grew older I realized I was probably sexually abused, just not at an extremely invasive level. So he was just drunk and naked and began masturbating and asked me to bring him tissues, and I threw the box in his face and went to my room. Then he just kind of told me that in an alternate world he would be with me, and he’s attracted to me, but he understands it’s wrong and we’ve never really spoken about it since.”


8. My Mom Was Victimized By a Nazi Kiddie Porn Ring

“My mother was the subject of a child porn ring held by her biological uncle on her estranged father’s side. Her stepfather was a huge Nazi sympathizer, stumbled upon photos of my uncle in Hitler youth garb. The abusers are no longer alive but there’s a reason the moment she and my father had my older brother she packed up and moved 3,000 miles away without a word.”


9. My Grandfather and Dad Used to Knife Fight Each Other

“My grandfather and father knife fought each other frequently. Dad has huge scars on his abdomen. Grandfather had serious issues, very abusive. He held a straight razor up to my grandmother’s throat and my uncle grabbed a nearby rifle and held it up to him. The last words out of his mouth were telling my uncle he didn’t have the guts to shoot him.”


10. My Dad Murdered Three Afghan Mujahideen

“My dad fought in the Soviet Afghan war and has a large number of journals he wrote in while there. Reading some of them in secret growing up made me find out some things about my dad. One he wasn’t a truck mechanic like he always told us, he was a sharpshooter and apparently was a damn good one. Two he killed three Afghans while they where asleep. So here it goes his squad was on patrol apparently and he stepped off into the bushes to take a leak and happened upon three Afghan mujahideen that were asleep. Not wanting to wake them he apparently stabbed two with his bayonet and realizing this took too much effort smashed the third ones head in with his entrenching tool. He then rejoined his patrol and didn’t mention what he had come across or done to anyone else.”


11.  My Uncle Shot a Guy

“Found out not too long ago that my uncle shot a guy (drug dealer) and did a lot of marijuana. He has some pictures of smoking weed with famous politicians and celebrities that I have yet to find.”


12. My Aunt Sent Lewd Pictures of her Underage Daughter to an Underage Boy She Met Online

“My aunt sent lewd (I am not sure if fully nude or not) pictures of her underage daughter, my cousin, to an underage boy she met on the Internet. No charges were ever filed, because my uncle was going through chemo and wasn’t doing too well, and my family that found out didn’t want to put him through the stress of that investigation during the last years of his life. Sick fucking bitch got away with it.”


13. My Dad Wanted to Abort Me

“My dad wanted to abort me, but his college professor convinced him to let my mom had me. I think he still regrets it.”


14. I’m Named After My Mom’s Ex-Lover

“I’m named after my mother’s ex-lover. 20 years and one divorce later my dad still doesn’t know.”


15. My Grandma Was Getting Death Threats From the Taliban

“My gran had to move to England from Pakistan ’cause she kept receiving death threats from the Taliban. ‘Cause apparently being an actress is a sin, and you need to be murdered for it. I’m pretty sure nobody’s supposed to know this besides my parents and her.”


16. My Dad is a Registered Sex Offender

“My dad is on the sex offender registry for rape. From the research I have done he was never convicted and most likely falsely accused; yet he is still listed as an offender. Also, he is several years older than he says he is?!?”


17. My Mother is a Notorious Whore

“She had sex with a man but he was married and had his own kid. In order to be taken care of my mother told the man I thought was my biological father that she was pregnant. He married her. So my biological father is a falsely convicted felon and I have a sister. We talk frequently and have been trying to find a way to overturn his ruling ever since….We did do a blood test and have confirmed without a shadow of doubt that he is my father and she is my half sibling. I have confronted my mother about it but she denies it even with presenting her with the test results. The man who raised me, who is apparently my uncle and not my father, doesn’t know as that would absolutely devastate him. We decided to keep this a family secret between me, my sister, my real father and my lying whore of a mother.”