The World Wide Web is a wonderful, wonderful place – and perhaps as important an invention or tool to us humans, as was fire or wheels at the time. Face it, the day your service provider trips or server crashes is the day you feel as if you are missing a limb. And it’s a dark, dark day indeed. You can’t browse, check your e-mail, go on What’s App or Tinder or FaceTime. You cannot order that Chinese food, or make a wire or PayPal transfer or even access your bank. Basically, you are plum out of luck when the Internet trips.
But to all good things, there’s a darker and more evil side too. And we aren’t talking about the rather vanilla Internet addiction or the scarier cyber bullying. We’re talking about another monster, and this very scary one comes straight from the depths of the hell of human minds – the deep web and its illicit offspring, the darknet.
This is the place where tortured souls go to connect with other, equally twisted minds and then do their business – be it of human slaves, illegal and violent pornography, pedophilia, cannibalism (nope, not kidding), weapons and drugs as well as other illegal, dangerous and violent activities. This is the part of the web that’s as ugly, gory and awful as it gets and needs special browsers like Tor (The Onion Router) to be at. Of course, you would also need an encrypted Internet connection, or else you may just have the FBI breaking down your doors and locking you up and away for a long, long, time to come. Curiosity may not kill the cat, but it does the feline no favors. So all those who are attracted to the allure of the deep, dark net – beware, for here are 15 Creepy Confessions From People Who Have Surfed The Dark Web and lived to regret it…
15 A Woman For Dinner Makes For A Delicious Date
As someone interested in dating women, you must have invited a beautiful lady over for dinner at least a few times in your adult lifetime. Usually, that entails wining (if you are above legal age) and dining the lady with plenty of romance involved. The dinner in question has to be gourmet – so you cook, or get your mom to whip up a batch of goodies or simply order some take out. But if Hannibal Lector is on your guest list, your dinner recipe and the woman you invited may just turn out to be one and the same.
If you did a double take on that, imagine the state of the poor Reddit user who actually stumbled across a site that gave you tips and how-tos on how to cook up a girl and have her for dinner, in a cannibalistic sense rather than a Biblical one. Says this shaken up dude, “This page had information on what body types to use for specific cuts, how to prepare these cuts, and how to cook the girl so she lives as long as possible. It horrifies me that people way worse than the freaks on Criminal Minds exist for real.”
14 When Erotica Goes Dark And Turns About Toddlers
If there were ever a contest about the King of Freaks, pedophiles would win hands down. While psychiatrists and psychologists may call it brain wiring gone wrong and try to treat it as a disease, for lay people, it’s the worst kind of evil there is. What could be worse than robbing a child of his or her innocence at an age where the worst things that could happen to a kid is a bad scrape or a time out?
For one deep web newbie, the world turned very dark when he was browsing an erotic fan fiction site and somehow ended up reading a post about a twisted pedo who wrote erotic fan fiction, fantasizing about despicable acts with the children who appear in various TV shows. The barf-worthy page that this user had ended up at was about a man imagining himself to be a coach on a reality show about toddler beauty pageants and doing what normal humans would consider as unforgivable acts with the minor contestants. No. Just NO.
13 When The Deep Web Can Scare The Sh*t Out Of You!
We all know a bit about how the Internet works and how using cookies, most websites can keep a track of what you like to browse and what you buy. This is why we often see ads of your favorite products and websites, on almost all the sites we browse. Even on a good day, this fact is slightly creepy and disturbing – the fact that companies know our browsing and shopping history.
But when you go to the deep, dark net, the world turns far creepier and a whole lot scarier as one user found out the hard way. A true storyteller, this guy said “Once upon a time, I was browsing Tor on the deep, dark web. I paraded myself over to the hidden wiki and hit the random button a few times. What happened next scared the ever-loving sh*t out of me. There was a web page that took pretty long to load (even by Tor standards) and when it finally loaded, in giant black letters on my screen it said 'YOU BETTER START RUNNING.' Needless to say, I almost shit my pants. Anyway haven't been back since, and don’t plan to ever be.”
12 Wanna Kill Someone? Well, Get Your Hitman On The Darknet
Ever wondered why the underworld and the nefarious guys who are so all over the place in movies and the telly are not really around in real life or even on the Internet? The Internet makes it possible for you to hire a pest control guy, or an animal control one or even a private detective – but what about those hitmen with their sniper rifles and their sass?
Well, it turns out that they can be hired over the web, the deep, dark web that is. One user stumbled upon a site dedicated to the hiring of a hitman. A Reddit user writes, “I came across a website advertising the services of a hitman, his 'fees' in bitcoins that went up based on the type of target. I don't remember the exact amounts, but the order went something like this, from least to greatest: civilians, police, politicians, and children. Shudder!"
11 Online Sale: Just Shopping For Some Drugs & Guns
So need a quick fix? A slave to your unholy passions, some chemicals for a trip or just some bang bang action of the gunpowder kinds? Well, welcome to your favorite cornerstone shop of all the X, Y, Z-rated stuff your momma told you not to buy.
The deep dark web is the place to go to when you need to buy stuff that you cannot get in family stores, and most of the time your purchase is untraceable because the currency system of the dark web is bitcoins. That said, there are plenty of hackers, trackers, and tracers – both above and below the law – who can and will find about all that you do on the dark side of the Internet. So do you really want to be caught with your hand in the cookie jar – gory, violent or perverted as it may be!
10 Seconds Please! More of That Scary Sh*t…
On guy remarks "Was on Tor, browsing the usuals.” By usuals, we assume this dude means the usual creepiness of the deep web. Apparently, all that browsing into the ugliness of the dark net gave this guy an appetite. So he went out to eat at a place called Five Guys. The dude then continues, “After food, I came back and then went onto to browse more on Tor. What do I find? A picture of me eating at Five Guys.”
So basically, however, encrypted Tor might be – they know what you did last summer. Or apparently what you did in the last hour as well. And if they know it, so does the FBI. Or rather, the government. Maybe we should all unhook those machines and get back to living a hillbilly life in Yellow Stone. Or maybe, we need to uninstall Tor and throw it where the sun doesn’t shine, ever and forever.
9 Want Some Demonic Children On Your Desktop?
So we have established that the deep, dark web is a deep, dark place indeed. It’s where you get to see the worst of humanity doing just about the worst of things. And yet, people still visit it to satisfy their curiosity. So there’s yet another horror story that has its origins in the dark net. An online game called Sad Satan was reported to have come from the deep web by a YouTube channel called Obscure Horror Corner.
The game contains violent graphics of murders, murderers, and sadly, child pornography. A haunting game, it contained audios of various murderer interviews, images of death and abuse and demonic children who stood in one corner, never interacting with the player. After a certain point of playing, one of these satanic children would begin to follow the player and the since the player had no defense, he would die. Some call it a hoax, others called it real – but we call it “never, ever, try it at home!”
8 The @###@#$%^%$ World Of Pedophiles
Yes, we are back to this topic again. Why? Because if the point above of people writing fan fiction about TV and movie toddler and child actors wasn’t bad enough – the dark web offers far worse to the “child lovers” of the world. Seriously, Latin upped and died because of this literal translation of pedophiliacs. And frankly, with the despairing amount of child hurt and abuse freely available on the underground web, we think God up and left a while back too…
There are the chat rooms of people who “love” kids and think that sexuality should be enjoyed by kids and adults alike, and there are enough pedo parents in there who have sex with their own children, to basically want you to end the world right then and there. Think of links like TorPedo, Hard Candy (that teaches how to lure and kidnap the object of your “affections”) and HurtCore (a thread that talks about violently abusing the kids while you also strip them of faith and hope in humanity). It’s all too sad for words. A tip: if any of you ends up on a child pornography site, it would be better for you to go to the authorities and explain how you stumbled on it – maybe it could help some kids have some sort of a tomorrow.
7 On An HIV+ Forum: If You Have It, Spread It
So HIV has moved on (hopefully) from being a stigma of a disease to one all pharmaceutical companies the world over are trying to find a cure for. So sure, there are plenty drugs that people with HIV can take to prevent their disease from turning into the full blown and fatal AIDS, and the Internet is rife about how to fight it and how to be supportive towards those who contracted it. Many more supportive forums exist where HIV+ people can come together and simply share their feelings with each other.
But on the dark side of the Internet, aka the deep web, HIV+ forums have a darker and a far more twisted avatar. Here there are specific homosexual forums for those who think an HIV+ homosexual is a true homo, and getting HIV+ is the end game. And there are more twisted people who want to spread their infections, in a very twisted thought process of “if you have it, flaunt it!”
6 How To Kill A Family And Blame Their Dad For It
So on the Internet, on the right side of Internet, there are plenty websites that offer detailed How-To guides. How to cook, how to make a chair, how to get a hot date, how to orgasm – you get the gist. For all of us who don’t want to pay for professional help to doctors, painters, carpenters, or even to the retail industry on the whole, the Internet offers plenty of DIY solutions – some of which work and some of which are epic fails. But then, this is the good side of the Internet.
There are plenty of “How-To” guides on the dark net as well, as is obvious from the how to cook a girl for dinner mentioned above. Another Reddit user found an even gorier how to guide… “Saw a 'guide' how to kill an entire family and make it look like the father did it and that he killed himself after. This was very detailed, step by step. Makes me wonder because you see this kind of thing in the news so often where the entire family is dead and the father gets blamed for it.”
5 The Scariest Sh*t Of Them All: Version 3.0
We all remember campfire times when we’d be bursting with marshmallows or smores and start telling each other scary, ghostly tales, and while everyone pretended to not be scared at all, no kid would get any sleep. So here’s a campfire tale for you, guaranteed to keep you awake if you have ever had misadventures into the deep, dark web. This one Redditor found a page full of cryptic messages and random thoughts.
“I finally came upon a web server with a huge directory of HTML files and TIFF images, with a few smaller sub directories containing the same. The ns lookup returned no reverse records for the IP. A VisualRoute traced it as far as Colorado. The HTML files appeared to be records that a psychologist or similar mental health professional would keep. The images were of faxes, apparently of both military and medical nature. As I browsed from a sub directory back to the parent, at the top of was a new HTML file named something like "1-.HELLO-THERE.html". The time stamp was from right that minute. I opened it, and in plain text was the message "we see you". No quotes, all lowercase. About 15 seconds later the server crashed. I scrammed and never ever went back…”
4 Anonymous? Well, Hardly. Not For The Ones Behind The Scenes
So one Reddit user, who did his best to browse Tor and the deep web in relative anonymity, received one very rude shock. Says the Redditor, “I posted a comment on a video I had watched on the deep web, nothing terribly illegal or dangerous. When I went back to that page to watch the video later again, someone has replied to my comment saying: 'That is very astute of you Mr. (insert my last name)'. I didn't use the Internet for like a week. My last name is not a common one." Obviously, this Redditor hadn’t been all that astute now, had he?
But that’s the thing about Tor – there are plenty people who run the deep web knowledgeable enough to trace and track you and your entire family history down if they so feel like it. As dangerous as it is to earn an enemy on the deep web, friends and fans are no safer either.
3 You Got Mail, From “High” Places
The deep web is also becoming an excellent online marketplace for those in search of something other than alcohol to get a high from. A logical question asked by a Redditor in an AMA thread, “Isn't it dangerous to give home addresses to people who are selling drugs? Can't you get burglarized or suffer any other type of crime by giving your address to someone who is selling illegal stuff?” The answer came from a deep web expert, a fan of the now defunct Silk Road, “The risk, overall, is lower than buying drugs face to face. That's not just me saying it. There have been significant academic studies into the darknet markets now, and the annual Global Drug Survey is backing up the empirical evidence with first-hand stories of the users. The sellers have more to lose by being caught than the buyers, are usually across the country or in another country altogether and make all their money from repeat business and good feedback. Somebody who buys a few pills for the weekend is hardly worth burgling. And that's what most transactions on these sites are - small personal amounts for the person who is the end user.” Ok then!
2 Where Terror Is A Game & Terrorists Are The Masters
So while Al Qaeda had to resort to making fervent jihadi appeals on videos which were released on the unsuspecting surface web, ISIS has a new friend in arms. And this is the darknet, where terror can spread its insidious roots without check, and web pages can be made from darknet users for some Bitcoin.
From boasting about its wins to recruitment drives – ISIS and other terrorist organizations are using the darknet to their benefit – to twisting young minds and driving them against humanity and human rights. You can also choose to buy weapons on pages like these, or if not wanting to spend some Bitcoin, learn how to make a bomb instead. Because ultimately, the human race is going to perish, so let’s just give it a helping hand… Right? Just one little part of the un-indexed deep web, the darknet gives rise to all things evil in humankind, and revels in its ability to do so.
1 The Place Where People Go To Die, And Voyeurs Get To Watch
Many threads in the dark web are about snuff films, which are violent pornographic films in which the lead “actor or actress” of the movie is mostly an unsuspecting victim who is not only brutally raped everywhere that he or she could be, but also violently and painfully tortured and killed as part of the film’s climax.
Many of the people who have surfed the dark web, call it sheer humdrum and claim that snuff films are just an urban legend. We really do hope so. But in a world where many countries found rather innovative ways to kill POWs and no child is safe from a pedo lurking in the shadows, somehow we believe that the people who claim to have literally gotten PTSD after having watched a snuff film, accidentally as it may be, may have some truth behind their stories. For whatever may exist or not in hell, the inventiveness of humans far exceeds what a demon could only dream off.