The dark web is a place we all know about but are much too afraid to venture for fear of seeing something which will truly mess us up.
It’s like a dark lair of the underworld, inaccessible by the average search engine, which means a normal user cannot mine the depths of depravity and devilry.
The dark web is known for its use in large scale drug transactions, arms trading and even human trafficking, so its no surprise people have seen some horrifying things in its clutches.
Its conditions make it a perfect hiding place for the unscrupulous to go about their business or hunt down whatever illegal service they require.
But not everyone on the dark web is there for nefarious purposes, and have been scarred by the things they’ve seen on the dark web.
And naturally with human curiosity, a Reddit threat was opened to explore the question: ‘Deep web users of Reddit, what is the most f*cked up/creepiest thing you’ve seen?’
Well without further ado, here’s what some of the users found:
There seems to be mountains of Russian [child sexual abuse] and groups of people, or a single person advertising their services to kill anyone or protect anyone.
The most interesting things I’ve found though are websites that basically help you change your identity completely.
For example for $6000-$10000 you can get an American ID, passport, driving license and all the paperwork done so you can move to America under a name you desire.
Also there was an interesting PDF with easily 1000 pages written by ex-inmates about how to survive in prison, how to get drugs in and out of prisons, gangs etc.
There’s some decent opsec [operations security], explosives tutorials, schematics for boxes, how-to’s for various crimes, scams and jail…
So far so disgusting and terrifying, it’s definitely a place I don’t want to be venturing any time soon.
I played around with tor closer to when the feds were taking down all the best known onion sites. I did manage to see some anarchist blog type thing. Just a lot of random images of violence to terrorist propaganda.
It wasn’t that the imagery was scary, but it was just unsettling and had the desired chaotic/anarchic feel to it.
Pretty insane quantities of drugs for sale. No idea if it was legit in the slightest but it purported to offer many kilograms of very hard drugs like heroin, cocaine, etc.
Probably the weirdest sh*t I’ve seen on the deep web was a medical services advertisement. They claimed to have a few warehouses full of people in different countries and in different conditions (ranging from homeless people kidnapped in NYC to slaves bought in third world countries).
For whatever sum of money you could supposedly have whatever immoral medical experiments run on people. They also had some papers on some of the work they’ve been doing…
It’s one of the more disturbing things I found because it seemed more realistic and it doesn’t seem like the target is common enough to be a scam like the hitmen.
Alleged gunrunners selling firearms in Europe – even the UK where it’s near impossible to gain licenses for anything other than sports/rural shotguns and rifles.
Looked through a few and they were typically less than £1000, and looked to be mainly East European of design (but I am no expert).
There are a handful more answers but to be honest I don’t think I can bring myself to read anymore, and there are definitely some more there which are just too dark to type.
Sorry to ruin your day with these haunting revelations, but at least your curiosity is sated now and you don’t have to venture into the abyss of the dark web anymore.