“Man” can be considered as the biggest wild animal in the whole world. In every era, we face such kind of human beings which are more brutal and evil than the DEVILS. Right from the beginning of society system, human invented various methods and devices to torture the culprits, thieves, slaves, so-called witches (back in 14th century), etc. There are a few that are not revealed much. Just have a deep look at these 8 terrifying types of torture devices. Don’t get affected by the lines and the pictures.
Eight brutal Devices are:-
1) Heretics Fork
This torture device is made up of a metal piece with two opposed bi-pronged (really sharp forks) attached to a belt, strap or rope. One end of the device was pushed under the chin of the culprit, the other to the chest and if their heads dropped, the prongs would pierce their throat and chest.
2) Iron Maiden
This torture device consisted of an iron cabinet with a hinged front and iron spike-covered inside, sufficient enough to enclose a human being. Once culprit placed inside its conical frame, he/she would be unable to move due to the great number of steel spikes impaling them from every direction. The interrogator would scream questions at the victim while poking them with jagged edges.
3) Coffin Torture
The most preferred torture technique in the Middle Ages was known as coffin torture. This method involved placing the victim inside a metal cage roughly the size of the human body; hence the name. The torturers also forced overweight victims into smaller cages to heighten their discomfort as they hung from a tree or gallows. Generally, they would be left there until the crows came to feed on their remains.
4) The Rack
Designed to dislocate every joint in the victim’s body, it was believed to be the most painful form of medieval torture. This torture device was made out of a wooden frame with two ropes fixed to the bottom and the other two tied into the handle on top. Once the victim was bound and placed on top of the rack, the torturer would proceed to turn the handle. The more they stretched the more pain victim get.
5) Tongue Tearer
Looking like a large and big pair of scissors, it could effortlessly cut the victim’s tongue. Their mouth would be forced opened with a device called a mouth opener, and then the iron tongue tearer would uncomfortably twitch the tongue with its rough grippers. This torture usually tried on the liars.
6) Rat Torture
Only use of rat to bite is fine enough but medieval people want a more curial way to torture. In this device one side of cage is open which usually placed on the stomach of the victim than that cage get filled with big rats and after that from the top they start heating up the cage so in this case rat finds different way to get out and tear the stomach of victim with their sharp teeth’s. It is known as one of the most painful technique.
7) Cement Shoes
The cement shoes were introduced by the American Mafia when they executed enemies, traitors, and spies by placing their feet inside cinder blocks and then filling them up with wet cement. Once it dried, the victim would be thrown alive into a river or other deep body of water.
8) Breast Ripper
Though women were also subject to many of the torture techniques above this is the one that was specifically designed for women. Used to cause major blood loss, the claws, which were often red hot, would be placed on the exposed breasts as the spikes penetrated beneath the skin. It would then be pulled or jerked causing large chunks of flesh to come off with it. It is one of the deadliest ways of torture women in the whole history.
There are a lot more sets of devices which can shock you from inside. I guess medieval period is known to be the most creative in terms of torturing the people. Sometimes the torture is fine enough for the victim but sometimes it suggests something else like human can be the real devil.