[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Medieval Torture Devices are perhaps the most gruesome instruments of torturing people that have ever existed. Most of these were created during the Middle Ages as a legitimate way to extract confessions, execute people, or brutally punish people for crimes, and instill fear in others to prevent them from doing the same. While there are countless torture techniques and devices used, below are some of the most disturbing we have come across. Beware, they will keep you up at night.
For days, the unfortunate victim would sit on top of this point, with their legs tied. The more they moved, the more pain it caused. Often ropes would force them down harder onto the point. The point, which was never washed.
Encased in a cage that did not allow the victim any room to move, they would be kept in here, motionless. If the were too fat to fit. Too bad. They would be left there until the vultures feed on their remains.
Also known as the Sicilian Bull, this ancient Greece hollow brass bull statue was practically life size. Big enough to stuff in its belly a full size human who had their tongues cut out before being placed inside. If that wasn’t enough, a fire was lit under the belly of the bull to slowly cook its victim to death. Without a tongue, the screams would sound like a bull with the steamy roasted flesh coming out of the mouth like smoke.
One of the most famously known tortures from the middle ages is known as the rack. The rack is a simple wooden platform that would have its victim tide to rollers on each end. Slowly, the rollers would turn, stretching the person till the break. No pun intended
You’ve most likely seen this one in many movies from the time. Wooden planks with holes for the neck and wrists where people were left outside to rot for their crimes.
One would put their head between the bottom bar and a skull cap. On top was a big screw that would slowly be turned until its wearers eyes and brains popped out.
A simple pronged fork on either end would be strapped around the neck, propping the wearers head up in a very uncomfortable position. It would force the person to not be able to fall asleep because if they did, the prongs would pierce their throat and chest simultaneously.
Torture Chair / Judas Chair
Up to 1500 sharp spikes on every square inch that one could possibly sit, along with straps the ensure the sitter was down tight. If that wasn’t bad enough, they created ways to heat up the spikes underneath the seat.
The victim was restrained where they could not move. On top of the stomach was a cage without a bottom, and the belly exposed. On top of the cage, they would put hot coals which would heat the rat below into a panic. The rat would eventually try to escape, through the body.
Usually used on women, this head mask would enclose the head, and a bridle-bit would put into the mouth, pushing down the tongue so it was impossible to move the tongue.
Designed for females, sharp, red hot claws would pierce the breasts and pulled to rip the breast into chunks.
Two rows spikes on either end with screws on the back would be turned until the knees were crushed
Hardly any tickling was going on for sure. This claw would rip through flesh, muscles and bones across the limbs, chest and face.
A person would be hung upside down, and slowly be sawed in half until they confessed, or died.
Not the metal band. This insane box would have spikes inside every side. When the door would close, the spikes would just long enough as to not penetrate any vital organs.
Tiny, but effective. Thumbs would be slowly crushed as the screws were turned.