I count down the top 5 most horrifying torture devices ever made in history. This is truly the worst ways to end your life.
Be CAREFUL Full list below!
The Breaking Wheel
Spanish Donkey or wooden horse
The Judas Cradle
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5 most horrifying torture devises ever made in history
#5 Rat Torture
You would think rats eating your skin would be torture enough... but they took it to a whole new level in the medieval times.
A cage would be strapped usually to your chest.
Hungry rats would then be dumped inside the cage.
To make it more insane they would put heat on the top of the cage.
The heat would force the rats to chew, rip and tear to get into your body to get away from the heat.... leading to horrifying results as you can imagine!
#4 The Breaking Wheel
A victim’s limbs would be tied to the spokes and then they would slowly revolve the wheel.
As it turned, a torturer would bludgeon the victim. Breaking there bones at the joints.
As if that wasn't enough...the victim would then be left on the wheel for people to see …. left to either dehydrate over several days leading to death ...or in rare moments spared to live out your life as a cripple
#3 Spanish Donkey or wooden horse
The Spanish Donkey was a pretty much a wedge of solid wood sharpened to a razor point.
The victim would sit naked on the wedge as if they are riding a horse.
Depending on the torture wanted, different amounts of weights would then be added to the feet.
Sometimes , depending on how much weight was added or hellish pain to be inflicted, it would slice entirely through the victim.
Usually they would add just the right amount of weight and leave the victim on the donkey for days for a slower more sinister painful death
#2 The Judas Cradle
the Judas cradle was a pyramid shaped and sharpened device
The victim is then was lowered onto the point using ropes.
The point of the pyramid would be directed to an exact area of torture
Depending on the type of torture The victim could be lowered with there entire body weight on the point. , or made to fall repeatedly onto the point over and over.
Others would be left on the point for hours even days allowing the point to dig further and further into the victim.
#1 Saw Torture
The victim would be held upside down, allowing the blood to rush to their head. The idea of doing this would be to keep them conscious during the torture to minimize the blood lose.
The torturer would then take the saw blade and begin cutting.
The process could be slow and drawn out if desired.
Sometimes they were sawed in half after hrs of slow torture
Many were only sawed just to there abdomens and then left mutilated and still conscious. This was to prolong the length of the torture. Allowing them to survive for maybe hours or if really unlucky a long painful night before ultimately death.