Thursday, September 1, 2011

From the Cradle to the Grave. Ouch!

Indeed. Okay, this post is not for the squeamish. Read on about the Judas Cradle, or simply Torture Cradle, if you dare ...

"The anus, in the vagina, under the scrotum (the 'taint') or under the coccyx is where the peak of this wooden pyramid found itself. A metal belt was wrapped around the victim and then he or she was hoisted atop the point of the pyramid. The torturer could modify the pressure upon their tender areas by raising or lowering the victim."

The link will take you to more of the same -- the Pear of Anguish, the Head Crusher, Spanish Tickler (a Freddy Kreuger glove prototype if ever) -- over at Occasional Hell.


  1. When you think about how these torture devices were implemented by the so called "moral" leaders of the day, I just shake my head. It is quite obvious that these people were MORE sick than the people they judged, and were just using these devices to get their jollies.

  2. yes, a sad state of affairs that phrases like "moral leadership" so often have an oxymoronic reek to them

  3. I have always been interested in these tools of torture. Makes you really wonder how the mind works. One of my writings is called "heretics fork" inspired by such a device.
    Great post!

  4. ZMom, how the mind works or maybe doesn't work! :) Hey, BTW, I can no longer get into your zombie poetics site. Is there a special secret password now?