Placeholder Image

字幕表 動画を再生する

  • Let's imagine you were around in the late 16th in the Kingdom of Hungary.

  • You're not exactly from a family with wealth and so when your parents receive a letter

  • from a grand noblewoman by the name of Elizabeththory they feel extremely honored.

  • What could such a well-respected and rich woman want from your peasant family your parents

  • wonder at first, and then on reading the letter they discover that Elizabeth is looking out

  • for the poor and just wants to teach you, their son, some etiquette.

  • Overjoyed by this incredible offer, your parents send you off to the great Čachtice Castle.

  • What you and your parents don't know is that they've just sent you to a castle we

  • can rightly call one of the most evil places in the world.

  • 5.

  • Čachtice Castle After hearing what happened there you might

  • think nothing tops it in the realms of evil, but we can assure you that there have been

  • worse places.

  • Elizabeththory didn't have a very nice childhood and when she was young she was around

  • a lot of violence.

  • Another matter that made her life hard was the fact she had seizures.

  • Back then no one knew anything about neurons misfiring in the brain, so epileptic fits

  • were a bit of mystery.

  • During the days of witch hunts if a person had a seizure some holy people might have

  • put it down to the devil being inside them, but Elizabeth- being nobility and all- did

  • not suffer the terrible burden of experiencing a witch trial.

  • One thing doctors back then sometimes did to try and cure seizures was giving sufferers

  • a dose of a healthy person's blood to drink, and if that happened to Elizabeth as a child,

  • it might account for her utterly depraved behavior as an adult.

  • We're not going to recount everything that woman did in her castle, but let's just

  • say that if you'd have accepted that invite you wouldn't have been taking any lessons

  • on good manners.

  • You'd have been tortured in the most despicable ways, perhaps burned, frozen, or even covered

  • in honey and live ants.

  • You might also have lost some body parts before your death, and that's why Elizabeth eventually

  • got the nicknamesThe Blood CountessandCountess Dracula.”

  • What happened in the castle stayed in the castle for quite some time, but a lot of people

  • working for the noblewoman knew what was going on.

  • In fact, some of her staff helped her to find the people that would become her victims.

  • Elizabeth was eventually arrested and charged, but unbelievably she wasn't handed a death

  • sentence.

  • Her punishment was that she had to stay confined in the castle, her actual home.

  • You could say she got off lightly considering that she had killed hundreds of young people.

  • The exact figure is not known, but some historians put the number at 650.

  • That alone is mind-blowing, but if you care to research what she actually did to those

  • victims you will no doubt agree that the castle in her hands became an evil place.

  • The reason we're not going to tell you what happened is it's just too goryanderrYouTube

  • doesn't like that kind of thing.

  • 4.

  • Camp 22 We're now going to talk about the gruesome

  • topic of human experimentation.

  • Here at the Infographics Show we always like to give you something new.

  • While Japan's horrific wartime human experimentation at itsUnit 731” is nothing short of

  • horrific, and all the ghastly things Nazi doctor Josef Mengele did can bring tears to

  • your eyes, we're going to talk about a place we haven't featured much.

  • Camp 22 was a place in North Korea where someone might have ended up if they'd been accused

  • of the crime ofwrong-thought.”

  • They might also have committed any number of crimes.

  • We only know about the prison camp because defectors who'd spent some time there let

  • the cat out of the bag, so to speak.

  • Conditions in the prison camp were bad enough without human experimentation.

  • One defector said when he was in the camp around 25 percent of the prison population

  • died each year from starvation.

  • The place was reportedly closed in 2012, but in the 1990s something like 50,000 people

  • were sent there.

  • It was always a life sentence, and so no one ever left the camp alive.

  • Former guards and prisoners have said that the guards tortured the prisoners to the extent

  • of inmates missing eyes or other parts, with some of them looking like living skeletons.

  • The human rights violations that happened there could fill a book, so we'll concentrate

  • on the medical experiments only.

  • One former prisoner named Lee Soon-ok said at one point the camp wanted to test a new

  • poison to see just how effective it was, and the officers at the camp didn't bother with

  • animal trials and went straight to human trials.

  • Lee said this involved 50 women, most of whom were at Camp 22 for merely criticizing the

  • government.

  • They were told to eat some cabbage and were also told it contained poison.

  • If they didn't eat it, those women were told their families on the outside would suffer.

  • Lee said soon after the women ate the stuff they started vomiting and all of them died

  • within 20 minutes.

  • Other experiments included using gas chambers, and sometimes the people that entered those

  • chambers were entire families.

  • The outcome was of course the death of everyone.

  • A scientist who defected in 2015 said chemical weapons were also tested on subjects.

  • On other occasions prisoners would be rounded up and sent for surgery, surgery they didn't

  • need of course, and the awful procedures would be done without any kind of anesthesia.

  • What's really scary is that when prisoners were chosen for such experiments, they would

  • first see a van driving around the prison complex.

  • That van would take them to their certain death.

  • The vehicle was nicknamedthe crowand it would turn up once or twice a month where

  • the prisoners lived.

  • 3.

  • The Raft of Medusa Here's the story of the raft of Medusa.

  • In June 1816, a French ship called theduse left France for Africa.

  • The short story is it didn't get there, and that's because it hit a sand bank.

  • There were around 400 people on board, and many of those folks managed to get on to small

  • boats.

  • The people left were in quite a fix, so some of them quickly built a raft.

  • 151 men and one woman got onto that raft, and the French officers in the boats said

  • they would tow it….

  • They didn't.

  • That's the first evil part of this story.

  • After a few miles they just cut the raft loose and all those people were left floating in

  • the ocean.

  • Between them they had a bag of biscuits that they hastily ate on the first day, and they

  • had about six casks of wine.

  • They had some fresh water, too, but much of that was lost overboard when the men fought

  • over it.

  • As you can probably tell already, things then went from bad to worse.

  • With no food and no water what happened next was a survival of the fittest.

  • On the first night alone, some 20 people were dead from either fighting or being washed

  • overboard.

  • Some accounts say that some people were just thrown overboard.

  • By day four, of the 152 people only 67 of them were left.

  • Many had died in fights, some had died from dehydration, and some had taken their own

  • lives.

  • Seeing what was going on they just threw themselves off the raft.

  • This is how one survivor later explained that scene:

  • Two young sailors and one baker were not afraid to jump into the sea, thereby bringing

  • their lives to an end.

  • This was after bidding farewell to their friends.”

  • By day eight, some of those that were weak or wounded were killed, but since the fittest

  • of the bunch were literally starving, they ate their victims.

  • This is how that survivor described one of those nights:

  • The unfortunates who had been spared by death during that terrible night fell upon

  • the bodies that covered the raft, cut them into pieces or devoured them as they were.”

  • He said some men refused to eat the dead at first, and instead feasted on fabric from

  • clothes and hats.

  • But when they saw how much better the men looked who had eaten the dead, they joined

  • in, if not somewhat less inhibited by the wine they had drunk.

  • It was by sheer luck on the 13th day that a ship called the Argus saw the raft floating

  • in the ocean.

  • We say by luck, because the French authorities hadn't even sent out a search party.

  • Let's remember that those who were left on the raft at the start were deemed less

  • important people.

  • That's why this story is even more horrific.

  • As one historian once wrote, “It actually exposed things as they wereyou save the

  • elite, and too bad if there is no more room for the others.”

  • That's not to say there weren't many good people on the raft.

  • Some ate their dead friends, some men were buried in the sea, and it was only out of

  • sheer desperation that they turned to cannibalism.

  • On the other hand, when they saw that some men were pretty much half dead, rather than

  • share meat or wine with them or eat them, they just threw them overboard.

  • For years after, a lot of people criticized the men not for eating the dead, but for throwing

  • the dying into the sea.

  • When they were finally rescued there were 15 men still alive, although five of them

  • would die shortly after being picked up by the Argus.

  • What the men had been through has become one of the most talked about horrors in the history

  • of mankind.

  • We'll give you a happy-ish ending, though.

  • This is how one of the survivors described the feeling on the raft when the men saw the

  • approaching rescue ship: “We embraced one another and rejoiced in

  • a manner bordering on insanity.

  • Tears of happiness rolled down our dried up cheeks.”

  • You can call this event a tragedy more than an evil, but sometimes human desperation can

  • be an evil in itself.

  • 2.

  • The Papacy under Pope John XII Ok, so there have been more evil places and

  • people, but if you're a religious person then you might argue that the evilest you

  • could get would be if you were a degenerate religious leader.

  • There have been quite a few 'bad popes' but perhaps the worst of them all was the

  • man that headed the Christian church from 955 until his death in 964.

  • It's not a question of what Pope John XII did, but what he didn't do.

  • He didn't do any good things that's for sure, and he committed a long list of crimes.

  • This leader of the church it's said shocked even the worst offenders of immorality in

  • Rome, a man whose total depravity seemed to know no end.

  • He surrounded himself with women and turned his holy house into a kind of house of ill-repute.

  • He took his many lovers, some not exactly willing to go with him, and fornicated with

  • them at holy sites and also in the papal palace.

  • That pope has been accused of defiling the tombs of saints, of borrowing money from pilgrims

  • to finance his bad gambling habit, and has even been accused of blinding someone he didn't

  • like.

  • On one occasion it's said he tortured and murdered a cardinal.

  • If that's not bad enough, this man who should have been a devout Christian, was said to

  • have tried to call upon demons.

  • One historian wrote thathe had toasted to the devil with wine.”

  • If you're religious, you can't really get more evil than that.

  • Another historian wrote that John XII was, “a robber, a murderer, and incestuous person,

  • unworthy to represent Christ upon the pontifical throne.

  • This abominable priest soiled the chair of St. Peter for nine entire years and deserved

  • to be called the most wicked of popes.”

  • We should note that some people that wrote bad things about this man might have had a

  • reason to dislike him, or even dislike Catholicism, but Catholics themselves have criticized this

  • man and so have many other historians.

  • 1.

  • Wherever witch hunts took place There were many witch hunts around Europe

  • in the 16th and 17th centuries, and many innocent women were tortured and executed.

  • Those witch hunts, supposedly in the name of goodness, are up there with the most shameful

  • things humans have ever done to each other.

  • There were lots of witch hunters, but we'll look at a person named Matthew Hopkins

  • He came from East Anglia in England and had the title of Witchfinder General.

  • We certainly don't want to upset our viewers from East Anglia, and we are not saying your

  • wonderful part of England is evil, but back in the day some pretty awful things went down

  • there.

  • As many as 300 alleged witches were executed in East Anglia and close by after being investigated

  • by Hopkins from 1644 to 1646.

  • How did he know they were witches you might ask?

  • Well, sometimes the women might have been accused of being abnormal by someone who just

  • didn't like them.

  • It was as simple as that at times, but often they might have had a mental illness or neurological

  • condition that wasn't understood at the time.

  • As we already said, seizures to some crazy folks were the work of the devil.

  • There was a famous book called Malleus Maleficarum, which translates from Latin asThe Hammer

  • of the Witches”, and after the printing press was invented that sold a lot of copies

  • and had 30 editions printed over the course of a century.

  • Hopkins no doubt had his own copy of this book.

  • His investigations would often include hurting the women and trying to make them confess.

  • Sometimes he'd deprive them of sleep until they confessed.

  • Other times he tied them to a chair and threw them into a river.

  • If they floated that meant they were witches, since if they had been baptized they'd have

  • sunk.

  • The problem then of course was trying to pull the innocent woman out of the water before

  • she drowned.

  • Then he had thedevil's spottest, which meant pricking the woman with a pointed

  • object at various points on her body.

  • Of course that hurt, but if one point on the body seemed less painful to the woman, that

  • meant the devil had entered her body at that point.

  • If the woman bled and an animal licked that blood, her witchiness was to the interrogator

  • a certainty.

  • There was also the tear test.

  • This involved telling the accused the story of Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

  • If she didn't break down in tears, she was in league with the devil.

  • Again, we should tell you that some women who were accused of being witches were mentally

  • ill, or suffered from mental retardation.

  • That story might not have meant much to those women.

  • Human evil has perhaps never been so personified than in the face of Matthew Hopkins and others

  • like him.

  • They spread like a plague all over Europe, North America and the rest of the world, and

  • we at the Infographics Show are going to say they were absolutely evil, if indeed evil

  • exists.

  • Sources don't always agree on how many women were persecuted, but it could have been as

  • many as one million.

  • We must apologize to you for revealing those depressing facts, but we'll leave you with

  • some words of the Spanish writer and philosopher George Santayana, “Those who do not learn

  • history are doomed to repeat it.”