Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Torture device: The Coffin Torture

Just hearing the name "The Coffin" induces fear into most people.
What you're looking at is one of the most frightening devices used during the middle ages. If you committed a serious enough crime (keep in mind back then you would be killed for having the wrong beliefs...). Mostly this torture would be implemented inside a dungeon, but sometimes the victim would be put on display in the town. Villagers were also free to do what they pleased to the suspected heretic. More places they would hang the cage from is off the sides of castles and bridges so the crows could have a nice bite to eat.

13 comments:

  1. uuugh. That's not a fun way to go.

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  2. That'd be crazy to be stuck in that hanging off the side of a castle while someone spit on you or threw feces at you or stabbed you with a pitchfork. I saw a building in Italy that still had the hooks on the side of it that were used to hang these types of cages.

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  3. wow the medieval times were crazy :P

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  4. Ouch, wouldn't want to be stuck in that.

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  5. aww man screw that...its like a halfway iron maiden

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  6. living in the past sounds awesome and frightening. i would not like to be in the coffin, but i would probably have a ball messing with these victims.

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  7. wonderful i swear what the hell is wrong with people

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  8. Thats just sick and very scary. Would hate to be in that.

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  9. i remember seeing something similar to this and many other torture devices at the Torture Museum in Amsterdam, needless to say i left feeling a bit humble knowing my balls were still attached to me

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