Top 10 Most Shocking Moments of All Time

A moment in time that was shocking to and affected the entire world.
The Top Ten
1 9/11

I have lived in New York for my entire life and I was 12 when this happened. My dad worked in the world trade center on the 28th floor. Sometimes I would go to his work on bring your son to work day and I always loved going up the elevator. I was on the school bus on my way to school when I heard it. There was a bunch of screaming in the bus and I looked in the direction of the explosion and I saw it. The World Trade Center was attacked. I gawked in horror as I ran out of the bus and towards the tower that had been hit. My dad was in there. I would never forget watching as the tower lit like a torch. Then the second plane hit. The rest of the event was a blur but the worst part was a day later when I heard the four worst things any child could ever hear. "Your Dad is dead"

RIP dad. I love you

Don't think it would have been as critical for me if I didn't have a child at the time. The second worse was the so-called Neo-cons using this supreme tragedy to coalesce power and attempt to re-establish the Imperial Presidency. Instead they should have become leaders and coalesed the world and our citizens to fight back. Bush spent his capital on all fronts and all he did was pour gasoline on the flames of terrorism. No leaders even near the White House when we needed them the most. Only opportunists, political and financial. A sad eight years...

2 The Holocaust

Just imagine being a soldier and coming across what you expect to be a PoW came but it was something much worse. You see dead bodies everywhere and living skeletons walking around with diseases such as typhus and pneumonia. All the people who worked at the concentration camps are part of the SS, which is part of the worst group in history, the Nazis. The allied soldiers heard about camps around 1942 for the first time but just thought it was propaganda making the other side look bad. You wish it was just propaganda, the Holocaust was to horrible to be true

This is 1,000,000 times worse then 9/11. Most people voted 9/11 as it was modern disaster ( It was very bad ) and they forgot about this. The Germans murdered 6 million Jews in terrible, inhuman ways. People were forced to dig their own graves and dig their families graves. They locked them up in a room and gassed them! People were buried alive and sent on walks of 100s of miles and if you cannot keep up you get shot! Think of all the old people, all of them would've died! So many people murdered in inhumain ways.

3 Mass Suicide of 909 People in Jonestown, Guyana

Also known as the Jonestown Massacre.

The Jonestown Massacre, as it's known.

Why just tell me why

4 Death of Michael Jackson

Love you mj... Michael jackson deth is the most shocking moments of the all the time... You are best singer and dancer forever... Any one can't get it... You have 49million people fans in Facebook... Best forever... You are the best singer in all the time...

Hi Michael Sir. I'm Zawad.. Just wanted to let you that how much we all miss you and how much we all love you. I'm writing this in 2018 which means that people may come and go. But your fans will never die

Seriously? Okay, legendary musician dies, but come on! It's on 4th place above first-ever Nuclear Bombing, School Shooting or a Tsunami?

5 The Indian Ocean Tsunami

The deadliest tsunami in history and the eighth deadliest earthquake in history. The tsunami killed over 200,000 people (over 130,000 in Indonesia alone), caused a train wreck in Sri Lanka (the deadliest in history), caused an economic crisis and much more.

Nothing compares to the deaths of hundredths of thousands of people who died in the said tsunami incident. What worsens the incident is that it happened right after Christmas.

I think this event is probably the most scariest. Loads of people died and I just feel so bad.

6 Freddie Mercury's Death of AIDS

I wasn't there that day, but the minute my brother told me that I would never be able to meet him, I broke down. It's true. Only the good die young.
Freddie, we all miss you.

AIDS is one of if not the worst disease out there. There is no cure as of 2020, and it has killed so many people.

I really like Freddie Mercury, but isn't as shocking as shootings, bombings, wars etc.

7 Hiroshima / Nagasaki Nuclear Bombing

Not bad, according to me. The Nanjing attack is much worse. Only several thousand people died in the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Nuclear Bombing. But...more than 20,000,000 people died in the Nanjing shooting, as I said for THE HOLOCAUST, number 2 on this list.

Does anyone remember Sadako Sasaki? Thousand paper cranes? The Hiroshima Nuclear Bombing happened when she was two, she was around eleven and got cancer... she died..

Terrible, but the result of not bombing these cities would be a mainland invasion of Tokyo, which would have cost 5x more lives.

8 The Columbine High School Shootings

This is so sad. I was upset while the shooting was on. Watching these teenagers and 1 teacher dying.

They committed suicide to escape trials but they can't escape HELL!

School sucks, but this makes school suck 5000 times more!

9 Lennon Assassination

Greatest man ever and greatest musician ever. He wrote imagine which really made people think about how great the world could be. Peace and love!

10 JFK Assassination

Seriously why was there a lack of security around the parade. Cause how the hell does he even manage to get close to JFK.

How could it happen in the most advanced nation United States of America (as it was in a Third World country)?

They blew a presidents head of on film. How can a homo with aids be a more shocking event?

The Contenders
11 The Day Bush was Re-elected

Before, some could argue that we didn't know enough about him when we elected him the first time. Now, it appears as if we do know, and we elected him anyway!

The conservative nutjobs aka Republicans fight against the use of drugs. The reason he was relected was that the Republicans gave weed to a majority of Americans, and the electors.

Why is it that the 1 president we want assassinated serves 2 terms unharmed! Why God WHY?

12 Owen Hart Falls to His Death at Over the Edge

Such a great wrestler had so much potential just wasted...RIP Owen hart

13 Death of Bruce Lee

Bruce lee's death was indeed very shocking!
Loved his fighting!

Really shocking news for everyone in the whole world.


I always describe WWII as the most inhumane event in the history of Earth. The society teaches us plenty of values. We should be tolerant to people. We should be helpful. But then these countries fight with each other because no one can make a simple agreement before calling the shots. Million of deaths occur. Nothing is worth it. No one wins. The USA and Russia got better technology which does not help because of both of their flawed ideologies and obvious hypocrisy.

What! This should be number one! 6,000,000 jews killed, war with most deaths, Hitler named single most evil person of all time! Why isn't this #1?!

But when you think about it. WW2 wasn't really that shocking because tension in Europe has been brewing for years before the actual war.

15 Guns N Roses & Metallica Tour - Montreal Stadium Riot

What happened was that James Hetfield got second degree and third degree burns in his body because of the pyrotechnics in the show. Metallica did not continue with James. Then, Guns N' Roses comes up late and in 50 or more minutes, Axl's throat starts to hurt so Guns N' Roses had to leave early. That started the riot.

Well it was not the worst event in live performance show. But yeah James get burn in 2 degrees and Axl get swag and people starts riots but still not the worst.

That was in 1992. I remember like yesterday. I was there when James Hetfield get burned but I go away when Guns n Roses comes, I think I have something else to do, but when I heard that Riots now I was really?. But that's tragic for a concert live performance show

16 Manson And His Clan Committing The Tate-LaBianca Murders
17 Heath Ledger's Death

Best actor ever!

18 Steve Irwin's Death

This moment shocked me the most, I think I was maybe a bit young and unaffected to be shocked by 9/11 at the time, living in Australia. This is most shocking remember, not worst event. I doubt WWII shocked any of you here. You grew up knowing it happened, no shock.

And yet the crazy animal rights extremist group PETA mocked his death. It's pretty disgusting when you think about it.

I never really watched this guy before, but he sounded pretty awesome. Peta stinks for insulting him.

19 Native American Genocide

This list is curated in ignorance. The Native American Genocide is an ongoing real-time event. The Holocaust ought to be second, only in volume, equal in brutality. The towers bombing was a tragic event that pales outside of USA propaganda, in comparison to genocides.

20 The Death of Pro Wrestler Eddie Guerrero

Yes that moment really shocked me I didn't feel that well when I heard about it. He was a great man, and he had great energy but his addiction for drugs got the best of him even though he was off them for several years. Also the death of Chris Benoit and the whole story with his family, very sad.

21 Michael Jackson Accused of Sexual Abuse

Michael Jackson is INNOCENT! The media is disgusting, cruel & fake because they wanted his money. Also the media & entertainment industry can be racist!

More shocking than modern accusations. Thanks metoo for making accusations unsurprising.

2005: LE GASP
2018: Oh great, yet another celebrity affected by the Weinstein effect.

22 Terrorist Attack On Mumbai On 26/11/2008

9/11 was a terrorist attack on America
But America was the terrorist for the world because they Nuked this world for the first time.

No body care's about 3Million Indians killed by British in Bengal just to save some extra food for their soldiers. ( Bengal Holocaust )

No body cares about Jaliawalah Bagh massacre 1500+ killed, more than 1200+ injured by open fire by British troops.

No body cares about Kashmiri pandit massacre 1989.

But 1 American die, it becomes most shocking for the world, How ignorant and stupid.

It scared the hell outta me! It took lives of so many innocent people...

23 The Armenian Genocide
24 The Chernobyl Disaster

What the hell is wrong with earth? Who cares about one famous person death. It's about world.

25 Rwandan Genocide

One of the worst genocides in history caused by insane Hutu leaders (who ordered the genocide) and an ignorant UN (who did nothing to end it).

This should be top 5! Almost 1 million people were massacred under a 100 DAYS! 9/11 was bad, but this was worse!

President Bill Clinton knew it was happening, but decided to do nothing and just let it go on.

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