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15 Most Horrifying Kidnappings in History

One of the worst experiences that an individual can go through is a kidnapping. Having strangers, or even familiar people take you against your will, lock you up in an uncomfortable place, restrict yo

One of the worst experiences that an individual can go through is a kidnapping. Having strangers, or even familiar people take you against your will, lock you up in an uncomfortable place, restrict you from going out or communicating with your family members, and do all kinds of evils against you is what many people would describe as hell. Furthermore, the family members and close friends of the kidnapped individuals go through a period of anxiety, pain, sorrow, and stress, especially where they do not know whether their loved one(s) is/are still alive or not.

No one can give a reasonable excuse for kidnapping someone and treating him or her like a slave, regardless of the circumstances. This is why everyone who has had a loved one go through such an experience would demand a death sentence or life imprisonment for anyone found guilty of such a heinous crime. The worst thing about kidnapping is that in almost all instances, the victims are taken through horrific sexual experiences such as rape, sodomy, or even worse ordeals.

Kidnappers find it easy to go for young defenseless girls and at times boys because the young ones are usually more trusting, easy to trick and are physically weaker than the perpetrators. The following are only a few of the most horrific kidnappings that have taken place, and these should be lessons for us to always protect our loved ones and be cautious wherever we are. We should teach our children, friends, and siblings to never get into a car with a stranger, and to try to walk in groups whenever they are away from home or school.

15 Katie Beers

Via nypost.com

14 Brooke Hart

Via flashbak.com

13 Steven Stayner

Via nbcbayarea.com

12 Wolfgang Přiklopil

Via b.dk

11 Ariel Castro

Via nypost.com

10 Jaycee Dugard

Via nbcbayarea.com

9 Pope Pius XI

Via skepticism.org

8 Tanya Nicole Kach

Via youtube.com

7 Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby

Via hlntv.com

6 John Thomas Jamelske

Via nydailynews.com

5 Fusako Sano

Via allday.com

4 Colleen Stan

Via nydailynews.com

3 Sabine Dardenne

Via ajc.com

2 Elisabeth Fritzl

Via galleryhip.com

1 The Boko Haram

Via thetimes.co.uk

The Boko Haram is an Islamic terrorist group in Northern Nigeria and different parts of West Africa that is causing a lot of panic, pain, and suffering to the whole continent. One of the worst terrorist acts that this group has engaged in was the kidnapping of 276 high school girls from their school in the night of 14-15th April, 2014. Although a few girls have managed to escape, no one knows the whereabouts of over 200 students. The worst thing is that the government or any other military organization has no clue where these girls are being kept and whether they are even alive. It is believed that the Boko Haram will likely sell many of the girls to slavery, force some into marriages, force some to learn how to fight and work for the Boko Haram, and sadly kill others. 15 months into their kidnapping, little progress has been made, but the whole world hopes that this nightmare will end one day.

Sources: cbsnews.com, sfgate.com, examiner.com, dailymail.co.uk, edition.cnn.com, amazon.com, nytimes.com, dailyjournalonline.com, nydailynews.com, theguardian.com, japantimes.co.jp

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