In the modern era, surveillance cameras have recorded many of the incidents that could never be recorded before. Of course, many of these videos are kept from the general public’s eye due to several reasons. Today’s article is about such videos that not only are real but also very hard to find on the internet.
10. Brussels Airport Diamond Heist Video
8 masked men stole diamonds worth $50 million on February 18, 2013 from a plane at Brussels Airport. They made their way into the airport by making a hole in the fence. They were dressed as policemen and wore masks. They entered precisely at the moment when the armor car was unloading the diamonds. They loaded 130 bags of uncut diamonds in mere 15 minutes onto their vehicles. Although they carried automatic weapons but they never shot a single round. It is said that the robbery is likely to be an inside job as the robbers had fair knowledge of an unlocked gate, the construction taking place and the timing too was spot on. They also worked their way around the hatch of the plane and it was assumed that they had military training. Since the majority of the diamonds are uncut, it’s very hard to trace them. Naturally the video is kept from the public, however few argue that the public might be able to identify the robbers through their mannerism or gait style. In May 2013, the police of France, Switzerland and Belgium caught over 2 dozen men thought to be involved in the robbery. Case is still going on.
9. Sesame Street Episode 847
One of the most watched children TV shows of all time “the Sesame Street” aired an episode on February 10, 1976, episode number 87, in which Margaret Hamilton dressed up as the Wicked Witch of the West. Margaret and the crew of the show little knew that this would end up freaking kids out. Margaret was aware that the impact on the children might not be as pleasant so during the show she kept on explaining that she had dressed up as a witch but this act did not yield fruitful result. The story of the episode goes like that the witch had lost her broom and it ends up with David. She threatens David to get it back but fails despite trying different schemes. Meanwhile, Oscar the Grouch becomes her friend. Once the episode was aired parents complained that the children were scared, some even had trouble sleeping. Worried, the crew of the show even conducted an experiment; they called on the willing children to see the episode again in the presence of their parents. It was difficult to see the emotion of fear in the children due to the presence of their parents. At the end it was decided that the production should never show this episode again, and so did it happen. It is impossible to find the video on the internet and even on DVD’s.
8. Armin Meiwes Tapes
This is rather a disturbing story and in my opinion it’s better that the videos of this incident be kept from the public. In 2001, Armin Meiwes posted an advertisement on the website “The Cannibal Café” to find a willing participant to be “slaughtered and eaten”. Surprisingly Bernd Jurgen Armando Brandes responded to the call. They met in Rotenburg in March 2001, at Meiwes house where Brandes was killed. He filmed the entire event. The details will not be discussed due to disturbing nature. In the next 10 months Meiwes consumed around 20 kg of flesh. He grounded up the bones of Brandes into fine powder as to use it as cooking flour. He recorded all this which was eventually seized by the authorities. In December 2002, Meiwes was arrested when he posted another advertisement and someone reported. He was sentenced 8 years since Brandes was a willing victim, however the case was re-opened in 2006 and he got a life sentence. It is reported that he became a vegetarian in the prison and according to him there are some 800 cannibals living in Germany.
7. Timothy Treadwell Death Tape
Timothy Treadwell was mauled by a bear along with this girlfriend, Amie Huguernard, at Katmai National Park. Timothy was a bear enthusiast and use to take an annual trip to the park. He got much media attention for his time spent with the bears but he was criticized by professionals for the lack of protective gear during his encounters. On his last trip in 2003, he decided to stay another week to spot a bear that had not been seen during the summer. He loved spending time with the grizzly bears in their natural surroundings and took tons of photos and had taped several hours of videos. He died on 5th October 2003 when he was mauled by a bear. The video exists but it only has audio and video has a black screen. Probably they tuned on the camera and left the lid on or maybe the camera got turned on in the bag. Timothy can be heard screaming and after a while Amie as well. The bear just grunts and not much is heard from the bear. The video is now in a bank locker, put there by his ex-girlfriend.
6. Karla Homolka Tapes
Paul Bernardo terrorized the community of Scarborough, Ontario during 1980s and early 1990s. The man was a rapist and used to abduct women and then raped them. Once the authorities realized that there is a rapist in the midst of their community, they launched an investigation. Some 130 suspects were gathered and told to submit their DNA, Paul was one of them. In 1990 he got married to a girl named Karla Homolka. He was infatuated with her younger sister and in time convinced her to allow Paul to drug and rape the younger sister, Tammy Homolka. The couple taped the whole incident and they even mocked her during the assault. Karla dressed up like Tammy pretending to be her during the recording. In 1990, the police gathered DNA evidence from 130 suspects in the case. One of the suspects was Paul Bernardo, who submitted DNA evidence and was released in November of 1990. On June 15, 1991, Paul kidnapped Leslie; the pair tortured her to the music of Bob Marley and David Bowie. The subsequent day she was killed. Again in April of 1992 they managed to kidnap Kristen French, she met the same fate as that of Leslie after being tortured horribly. 26 months later the DNA results came through and the pair were arrested. She cut a deal with the authorities and testified against Paul and got 12 years in jail. However Paul got life sentence and later led the police to the tapes. The tapes showed Karla Homolka participating and instigating the crimes. She was seen sexually assaulting and drugging multiple victims without Bernardo in the room. The videos are kept away from the public eye and many even destroyed.
5. Christine Chubbuck’s Suicide Tape
Christine committed suicide on live television on July 15, 1974 during her program Suncoast Digest. She started her career with WXLT-TV as a reporter and eventually got the chance to host a talk show. Before her suicide, she was extremely depressed and she told her family that she had not had a boyfriend for a while back then. Just 3 weeks back she visited the local sheriff’s department to cover a story and discussed the risks affiliated with it. The sheriff told her that the best way to commit suicide is to shot oneself in the back of the head with a wad cutter target bullets. In the succeeding week she told a news editor that she brought a gun and joked about killing herself. She was told to focus on “blood and gut” stories rather than educational or inspirational news and this disappointed her.
On the morning of her suicide, Chubbuck told her co-workers that she had to read some news stories before starting her Suncoast Digest interview. Once she covered the stories she then talked about a shooting that took place at a restaurant at the Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport. The crew tried to play a short clipping of the shoot-out but the tape jammed and the camera went back to Chubbuck. At this time Christine spoke her last words: “In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts, and in living color, you are going to see another first, attempted suicide.” She then drew a gun and shot herself in the back of the right ear. It was reported that Chubbuck fell violently forward, hit her head on the desk, fell to the ground, and then began to violently twitch. The camera quickly went to black and the station ran a public service announcement. She died 14 hours after the shooting. The video was never aired and given to the family.
4. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Dropping the Bomb
Two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 killing 3 people and injuring a few. Since the bombing was in a public area many took pictures and made videos. The FBI called upon everyone to submit the videos and pictures for investigation. A little into the investigation, FBI narrowed down the suspect list to two brothers, named; Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. They were found in the Boston suburbs of Watertown. A shoot-out took place killing a police officer and Tamerlan, Dzhokhar escaped only to be caught alive later on. The brothers were born in different areas of former Soviet Union and were half Chechen and half Avar. They were said to have strong Extremist Islamic believes. One of the video showed Tsarnaev dropping a backpack at the site of the second explosion. This is an extremely important piece of evidence that can be used to prove that Dzhokhar planted the bomb. For this reason, the video should be released under public domain for all to see after the trial has taken place.
3. American Airlines Flight 77 Videos
September 11, 2001 shocked the world. The World Trade Center was not the only target. American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon that resulted in 59 deaths on board and 125 in the building. Due to the nature of the attack many people recorded it. One service station got the spotlight when it was reported that the security camera of the station has recorded the crash. Before anyone could make the video public, the FBI confiscated the tapes and refused to make them public. A case was filed in 2004 for release of the tapes that resulted in release of a tape from a security camera at the Pentagon with blurry images and a tape from a hotel, DoubleTree, and the gas station, Cito, but flight 77 was not visible. FBI holds roughly 84 tapes that are not made public.
2. Steve Irwin Death Video
Steve dedicated his life to help animals. On September 4, 2006 he was shooting some clips for a documentary “Ocean’s Deadliest”. As she went into deep waters to record some footage of a stingray, it turned and jabbed its spine straight into Steve’s heart. The spine caused serious bleeding and despite the fact that his crew managed to pull him back up he died moments later. The incident was recorded however once the law enforcement reviewed it, the taped were then destroyed on the request of the family. Irwin was given a private funeral at the Queensland Zoo, but it is unclear if he currently holds a grave at the location.
1. Sandy Hook Surveillance Video
On December 14, 2012, around 9:35 am Adam Lanza shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 people using a Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle. The school had upgraded their surveillance system integrating few cameras as to keep a check on who goes into the school. The system was placed at the front of the school, but it is unclear if other cameras were spread over the grounds. He was caught on camera as he shot his way in but the tape has yet to be released to the public for viewing. The police have not even released a still shot of Lanza at the school, which has only fueled the incredible amount of conspiracy theories that exist around the event.
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