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IN People ON 14 Apr, 2016
Eeeek! No, I'm not stupid to scream needlessly. You will do the same once you have scrolled down and read this story. Here I bring for you ten of the most horrifying, petrifying, terrifying, gruesome, grotesque gang rituals from around the world that will scare the shit out of and you will never even think of joining a gang in your entire life. You will even start suspecting your own gang after reading this, I promise.
Let the nightmare begin.
The name itself screams creepy. The Hell's Angles are one of the most infamous gangs best known for their numerous run-ins with violence and crime. Hunter S. Thompson, who devoted his time researching about the angles, has revealed a lot of surprising facts about the lifestyles of the angels. According to Thompson, the ritual for admitting a new member in the gang involved, "a bucket of dung and urine…collected during the meeting, then poured on the newcomer's head in a solemn baptismal." There is even more; members are expected to avoid laundering their freshly desecrated gear. I wonder who would let someone do that to himself? Not me!
Found in most of the underground China, Macau, and Hong Kong, the Chinese Triad has the most grisly ritual to be performed by the newcomers. Those who wish to become a part of the gang have to consume a potion, the ingredients of this potion include the blood of the other recently admitted members and his own plasma. This one is my favorite.
Mara Salvatrucha 13, commonly known as MS-13, started in El Salvador and gradually expanded their territory across the entire North America. According to recent FBI statistics, MS-13 has approximately 10,000 members in the U.S. and up to 40,000 in Guatemala and Honduras. Men who wish to join MS-13 would have to bear various acts of violence. For instance, an 11-year-old child was jumped up and beaten unconscious by 5 of the strongest members of the gang. Even females weren't spared. The ritual for females includes several strong MS-13 male forcing themselves sexually on the female recruit. What the hell!
Another infamous organization that existed in the US. These guys roamed around the US wearing stark white robes and what was the purpose of their existence? Purifying the American society why butchering the African-Americans that lived in the US. This racist gang's activities also included parades and burning the cross. Through this act, they wanted to warn all the African-Americans that same would happen with them lest they grabbed their stuff and ran away from their homeland.
Gone are the days when leaders were elected through votes. Here is a new way! This gang had a very different process for selected the leader of their gang. What they used to do is throw firecrackers at a shirtless man who was the candidate. If he survived, Whoopi! If he didn't, another shirtless man was picked and tortured. This ritual, "bombarding Master Handan", had originated from the Taiwanese Lantern Festival. Citizens of Taitung County lobbed firecrackers at a shirtless man representing Master Handan, the god of wealth. Throwing these small explosive devices at him would supposedly bring people wealth and prosperity. To honor their culture, the Taiwanese gangs adopted this ritual during 1970. Keeping the eccentric ritual aside, this gang had a classy name. :P
Numbers gang originated in Johannesburg during the 1880's as a prison gang under the leadership of Nangoloza. The gang was divided into groups of 26, 27 and 28. Each gang has a specific purpose. In order to decide which gang would serve which purpose and who is likely to tag along in the gang, their gangster asked the members a question: what would he do if it was raining and he had only one umbrella? If he answers that he would share his umbrella, he's designated for sex work. If the recruit answers that he would step into the rain with the fellow gang member, the newbie must then attack a prison guard and endure the subsequent beating without making a sound.
Kings gang was formed around 1940's in Chicago. They soon established their reign of terror across 34 states of US. Part of the gang's activities have included consorting with known terrorist groups, stealing military weapons and even the cannibalism of a disobedient member of the crew. The admission process involves hunting down members of the Gangster Disciples (their rival gang) by flashing GD hand signals. Whoever responds to the hand sign is automatically targeted for a drive-by shooting and the new recruit is asked to participate in the killing.
After the La Familia Michoacana had collapsed, the remaining members of the gang formed another gang which they called Knights Templar Cartel. They are known for their cannibalistic ritual every gang member must perform in order preach their loyalty to the gang. Guess what's the ritual? Eating a child's heart which they have procured through their network of organ trafficking. They also have a set of ethical code similar to that of the religious discipline of the European Knights Templar of the Middle Ages. Unlike most of their competitors, they do not feed on men or women neither do they indulge in drugs. Yet, Cannibalism is an act not at all forgivable.
Last but not the least comes the United Blood Nation. Their history dates back to New York, 1993, when two buddies of Rikers Island prison, Deadeye and OG Mack were struck with the idea of forming a gang. And thus, the journey began. They started finding more buddies with the same mental disorder and soon enough there were 500 members of the gang. But the new members weren't admitted so easily. They had to prove their loyalty by shedding the blood of another inmate, usually by slashing the face with a box cutter. The blood members yelled 013 which was an indication for the new recruit to start with the ritual.
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