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

Imagine this: you are walking in NYC, living your life as normal, thinking today would be the usual day. Then all of a sudden: BOOM! CRASH! CRUMBLE!

Screams, cries, and panicking everywhere! Sadly, this is what happened to 3,000 people!

I was only a little over a year old when this happened. My parents saw it on the news. But what I hate the most are the COUNTLESS conspiracies about this. If Bush wanted to cause this to his own country and silence the people who know it happened in the conspiracy theories, WHY ON EARTH ARE THEY STILL ALIVE?!?!? Not to mention that saying they are actors disgraces the victims! My sisters boyfriend's grandma died because of this event! there is only ONE man to blame and it's NOT BUSH! That man is dead now at least, so good riddance. Sorry about the rant, but there really is a special place in Hell for people like Bin Ladin.

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...

My dad was one of the first soldiers out there bringing supplies and going in and out of the build NUMEROUS times to save others. I promise you incase your wondering no I wasn't born yet and yes I got pictures as proof I can't believe people would just stand there and take pictures though. But whoevers dad died in 9/11 I am very sorry but I can relate he died when I was ten so whoever posted that if you are reading this I'm following your exsample because I can relate RIP dad. I love you.

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.

Sure 9/11 was bad but in comparison to the Holocaust? Are people that stupid to believe that 3000 people dying is worse than 6 million Jews being gassed and then burnt to ashes or starved to death? The Holocaust wiped out families for goodness sakes.

UMMM, exuse me, people, this isn't that bad as the Nanjing attack in China. Well, in fact, both happened during the second world war. During the Holocaust, twelve million people, half of them Jews, died. But, in the Nanjing attack, more then 20,000,000 people died.

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

I can't lie this was one of the most unexpected things that happened in the 2000s. It was the last few days of school and then all of a sudden. BOOM BREAKING NEWS: POP ICON MJ IS DEAD. OmL, more than half of the world mourned that day of june 25, 2009. LLMJ

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.

A time when those who ate fishes and other sea food became food of them itself.

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.

Unique! What an absolute legend. Would have loved & paid anything to see him perform live

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..

Why did it ever need to happen? It was almost needless. In 9/11, thousands were killed, but hundreds of thousands of inoccents were killed. It was horrible. D:

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!

This changed the policies of school security.

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!

Biggest loss the music world ever saw except kurt cobain

Deeply affecting

10 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?

It snowed in Texas that day. Hell literally froze over.

The Contenders
11 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?

Should be in top 10

12 Death of Bruce Lee

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

Really good Fighter theirs never going to be one like him

Really shocking news for everyone in the whole world.

Bruce Lee never died and never will

13 Owen Hart Falls to His Death at Over the Edge

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


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.

Its almost funny that the education today is so bad, current students don't actually know what this is.

This list just shows the ignorance of modern society

15 Guns N Roses & Metallica Tour - Montreal Stadium Riot

Guns N Roses and Metallica had a tour that became the most shocking incident happened in a concert. James Hetfield, Metallica's frontman and vocalist was being set into flames by pyrotechniques causing his arm to have 2nd and 3rd degree burns. They cancelled the concert then the audience become wild. Guns N Roses enters the stage but Axl Rose complained about his throat problems. They also walked out the stage causing people to have riot. People destroy the stage and it flies very far, destroy the vehicles in fire, some crews had died because of the rampage. one of the most shocking incident happened in the lives of Guns N Roses and Metallica's members, crew, guests, fans and other people who attended that deadly concert ever.

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.

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

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.

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

He could've been so great

Best actor ever!

the river phoenix of our generation

I cried a lot...

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.

He died shooting a stingray documentary.

19 Native American Genocide

Not given nearly as much attention as it should get

Still happening.

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.

kind of a surreal moment when I heard he died,may his soul rest in peace

Latino Heat RIP Eddie Also RIP Chris Beniot

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!

I can't believe that this wasn't put on the list before it really ruined peoples view of MJ

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

Oh, when will the accusations ever stop?!

22 Terrorist Attack On Mumbai On 26/11/2008

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

definitely scary! people hardly got out of their houses!

23 The Armenian Genocide

Everyone forgets this happend, I live in Burbank, California, and there's a lot of Armenians here and we talk about it, but the rest of the world has no idea what this even is

24 The Chernobyl Disaster

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

And this killed Soviet Russia

Imagine just working and BOOM.

25 Kurt Cobain's Death

Why is this so low on the list I'm still sad about it

I love Kurt cobain, and I love Nirvana RIP

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