Earlier this month, a Twitter user named Jess asked people to anonymously share their darkest family secrets and some of the results are downright disturbing.
Here’s the original tweet:
What's the deep dark family secret that you learned as an adult?
— Jess (@lovelyjessij) August 9, 2018
Readers, be warned: If you’re looking for a light morning or afternoon pick-me-up, this is not it. Twitter users left no skeletons in their closets, with tales ranging from molestation to Nazism.
Here’s a selection of some of the most outrageous secrets Jess posted anonymously:
Commenters expressed shock and sympathy:
Damn, these comments are a crime show and a group therapy session
— Emily Catherine (@EmilyJoy32) August 10, 2018
This thread is whoa. So many rapes, murders, and abuses. So many families have trauma built in their foundations.
— Weyland-Yutani HR Manager (@tricebhasstyle) August 11, 2018
Anonymous or not, those who shared their secrets on the thread were brave.
This commenter couldn’t even imagine doing it:
I can’t, for the life of me, imagine sharing a family “secret” on social media for any reason in the world.
— Devaan Hanmation-Mom (@SweetMOMdee) August 10, 2018
After reading these, I was reminded about a lot. I don’t even have the nerve to DM like a lot of people did.
— NaFoo (@leannepods) August 11, 2018
A lot of these are extremely awful, & probably not fun for you to read, but thank you for allowing people to feel heard in a safe way. I assume it feels very cathartic for some.
— Navid M. (@NavidAlHazred) August 10, 2018
Goodness but my heart & stomach hurt after reading some of these. I wish we could just snap our fingers & all the evil people who hurt these people would just disappear.
— Mackenzie Steel (@MackenzieSteel) August 10, 2018
The amount of family molesting in this thread breaks my heart wtfff. If you are going through some harsh shit like this my DMs are open for venting I hope all of these people heal soon
— k. (@Kenia_Nass) August 10, 2018
Twitter user Vito Hawkins said all that really needed to be said:
Wish we could get justice for everyone who was wronged on this thread. Truly sorry for you guys.
— Vito Hawkins (@Champion_enoch) August 11, 2018
I know. My heart hurts for all this pain.
— Jessi (@lovelyjessij) August 11, 2018