30 Disturbing Discoveries Unveiled After Someone’s Death

Published 4 months ago

Death has a unique way of revealing hidden facets of a person’s life, sometimes leaving loved ones with unsettling surprises. Recently, an online thread has captivated users by delving into the unsettling question: “What disturbing thing did you learn about someone only after their death?”

Here, we explore some of the most upvoted stories that shed light on the unexpected and often disconcerting secrets that lurk in the shadows of a person’s life.

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After my father died a few years ago, we learned that he had taken out about 40k of loans on my name. We share the same Initials (and surname obviously). He forged my signature, and kept on applying for loans and credit, got approved and never paid a single dime back. Seeing as he was the main contact, no-one ever called me to ask me why I wasn’t paying my debt … So only after he died we got contacted by institutions informing us that my father owes them money, just to find out it was actually on my name …

So now my credit record is f****d due to years of payments not being made and I need to pay back all of these loans. Fun times right.


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My uncle had a son he never told us about for 25 years.


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Family friend that passed was having sex with young male prostitutes, had his wife hooked on drugs that he provided with his doctors license, and had spent all of their money even though they had been rich so that they were destitute and his wife and kids had no idea. She lost the house a month after he died unexpectedly. She and her kids are doing fine now. She’s recovered and remarried.


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My grandparents were horrible to my mom. Telling her she deserved other kids hitting her or not believing her when it happened, telling her “Good, I’m sick of you anyway” when she threatened to run away, physical abuse, spending as little money as possible on her, NEVER showing any kind of affection, etc… I never knew them that well and I’m kinda glad for it tbh.


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My great-uncle was gay. When he died, my mom and aunt were going through his things. My aunt picked up this porcelain egg that opened up. She was confused by it’s contents. When she asked my mom what it was, she told her it was pubic hair. My aunt threw it down and ran out of the room screaming. The man collected 3 different colored pubes and kept it by his bedside.


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My grandpa had stashed what would be worth millions today and proceeded to convince his family they were poor and had almost no money. His family lived in poverty while he lied to them all.


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Maybe not disturbing, but after my nanas death, I found out that she married my papa, had three kids with him all as a cover story for him being gay. This was during a time of LGBT violence in America.
The kicker is, they really pulled off the married couple routine.


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At my great aunt’s funeral, everyone was talking about how sad it was she didn’t have kids. My grandma told me that it was because she’d gotten pregnant in the 40’s out of wedlock and had a coat hanger abortion. The resulting infection rendered her sterile.

Keep it safe and legal, folks.


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I received a phone call from my late husband’s girlfriend the day of his funeral. She was phoning his cell phone which I had turned off while he was in the hospital. She told me that my husband had been paying her rent for the last year. The bank had recently foreclosed on our house. I had no idea he was unfaithful to me but she knew all about me.


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When my father died, I was sitting around at the wake, just kind of thinking to myself out loud. I told my mother, “It sucks that I never got a chance to meet the other Vampedvixen.” My mother was like “What are you talking about?” So I told her that our father, her husband for the past several decades, named all three of his daughters after three of his ex-girlfriends. All I know about the other Vampedvixen is she had red hair. My sister confirmed this and said she knew about it too. My mother just sat there dumbfounded, but she found it amusing in the end and was not hurt by it at all. It was just my father’s way of being kind to past friends.


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My father-in-law had a secret love child, we are not even sure he knew about them. He has been dead for 11 years, we found out about this person two years ago.


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When my neighbour died of old age her adult children were organising her funeral. Her husband had died many years previous. A woman arrived from England upon hearing of her death. It turns out she was their sister. Their mother had had her when she was a teenager and gave her up for adoption. They kept up regular correspondence up until the mother died. No one knew. Her other children were shocked. I’m not even sure if her husband knew.

Her children were really upset that she never told them. On a positive note, I think they all keep in regular contact now. This is Ireland by the way, so there was huge stigma at the time about having children outside of marriage.


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An old, rich man my mom use to run errands for not only offered her $5000 to sleep with him, but he also told her he couldn’t wait till I was 18 (I was younger than 12 at the time) and tried to make an arrangement to pay for my presence once I was 18.


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That for the first few months my mother was pregnant with me the entire family thought she was dying from an ovarian tumor. She was 41 and it was the 1960s, her doctor at the navy hospital just assumed she was too old to get pregnant.


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My great grandfather had a whole other wife with 7 children he told no one about.


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She had been cheating on me all through our marriage.

When the shock subsided, it was replaced by rage and betrayal. I lost it and I just started destroying and trashing everything of hers.

The only thing I didn’t destroy or throw away was her urn. I gave that to her parents. I seriously thought about flushing her ashes down the toilet, but I decided not to.

I completely got over her in record time.


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one of my good friends was shot last year, he was one of the nicest guys i knew, he always calls everyone he knew checked up on them made sure everyone was okay and was really supportive of everyone.
move forward a week or two after his murder someone was arrested due to a murder that happened a few days before my friends. turns out the guy who was arrested was the cause of multiple murders (yet he had perfect alibi’s everything) except we later found out that my friend was working for him, was getting paid 5-10k per person. when my friend got murdered it wasn’t a random shooting. it was a revenge hit. no one saw it coming but everything soon made sense.


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I went through a nasty break up with my oldest kids mom that lasted several years. We were never married and she was crazy as hell so she told the hospital she didn’t know our kid’s father just so she could have leverage over me. You know, like a sane person does. Years later and after several investigations into child abuse she lost custody.

Over the next several years we kept getting oddly specific complaints about things going on in my house and my daughter and her step mom specifically. Dumb s**t like matching clothes or details about how we do time out.

My mom died 2 years ago and when we switched her facebook to memorial mode I saw that she had been talking bad about me for years to my ex and was essentially spying on me for her and twisting information. I’m guessing it’s because she felt bad for a mother that lost her kid but it was still a d**k move. It’s been 2 years and I still refuse to visit her grave with my siblings and havent shed a tear for her since.


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My BIL died in an accident, and his wife found out by going through his phone that he was sleeping with several other women. Many of whom were pretty close in our “friend group” and some were also married. It was quite awkward and got pretty messy.


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Well I was told by my grandma that on her father’s deathbed they found out he had a secret family with another wife and kids and they found out because both family’s were at the hospital. He was living a double life pretty much, he sounded like a s****y person.


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Apparently my grandfather’s sister is actually his sisters daughter AND apparently their dad was the father.

I really hope the 2nd part isn’t true. I think my pa died having no idea what his father had allegedly done


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That my aunt that was stealing from my grandmother. The aunt was withdrawing money of of my grandmother’s bank account even after she died.

The aunt said my grandmother had a gambling problem but there was no way my grandmother could leave her house by herself. (that was why my aunt had access to her bank account).

Means i dont have to see my aunt again which i am happy about.


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Nothing terribly exciting but I found my mother’s rehab journal a few months ago, 15 years after she drank herself to death. Guess she cheated on my Dad with that guy from the gastric bypass support group who she brought around to our family functions quite a few times. Not sure if my Dad ever read the journal and found out, but him and his husband are living the life now and I’m not going to bring it up.


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Not necessarily disturbing. My mom’s cousin died when I was 7. My mom and him were extremely close, he was even the godfather of my little sister. She took his death pretty harshly. I was always told he fell asleep at the wheel. What I found out as I got older was that he had been on and off drugs. He took the wrong concoction and ending up passing out at the wheel while driving.

My mom doesn’t like to talk about much understandably. I just found it so shocking that he had this completely different side to himself that no one really knew. Unfortunately neither me nor my sister remember much of him, but my sister is very close with his mom (our great aunt), who basically took the role of her godparent in his stead. I think it’s nice that my sister now has someone to share the brighter side of her godfather’s life.


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Woman in my town, after she died, people were clearing her garden and found what they thought was a model skeleton Yeah her husband went mysteriously missing in the mid 90s…


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I had the best grandpa growing up. Like typical movie grandpa. He was perfect. Spoiled us like crazy great corny jokes always had crazy silly story’s. always saved the day. Just the best man I knew. After he passed one of my aunts told me and my little sister he had cheated on my grandma with her own sister multiple times. We never knew. Wish she never told us.


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My uncle on my mom’s side went missing around January 7, 2000. When my cousin Adrian went looking for him, he found him in his closet with a belt around his neck. After that everyone pieced together, based on weird conversations and his behavior, that it was my uncle who had set fire to my family’s apartment’s front door about a week prior, December 30, 1999. That fire left my family psychologically and physically scarred and my mother dead. Apparently my parents were fed up with giving him booze-and-smokes money.


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I once had a friend whose dad died.. and he never really talked about it but he was pretty troubled. Every year on his death date, they would have a celebration of life party. He invited our friend group one year and we were all excited to be there to support him. Turns out his dad died in a car accident involving a drunk driver. The dad was the drunk driver and also killed the family he hit.


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When my great grand mother died my grandma introduce her half sister to the family. Apparently my great grandpa had an affair… the funny thing is at that she went to school with my grandma. No one wanted to tell my great grandma though.


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My buddy’s mom totally killed my buddy’s dad. She had taken a $200k life insurance policy out on him 6 months before he died, and he died from not taking his medication that he’d taken no problem all of his life. My buddy was away for the weekend so wasn’t home when his dad died. After his mom died, we found out she’d taken a life insurance policy out on my buddy at some point too, and she’d also forged his signature to sign over $100k my buddy’s dad had left to him. She also faked illnesses to get prescription drugs and had little books filled with info on what she’d sold and how much she’d made from selling them.

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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