Everyone’s got secrets. Whether it’s a tiny white lie or a huge, life-ruining mistake, we’re all keeping something hidden from the people around us. And when those secrets are particularly big and hard to keep, it can be a huge relief to tell someone, even anonymously. A thread on Reddit where redditors were asked to anonymously share their biggest secrets has been going for over five years and has almost 45,000 comments.
Reading through those secrets is a fascinating exercise. The secrets range from minor embarrassments to felonies, from totally relatable to almost impossible, from gut-bustlingly funny to heart-wrenchingly sad. Here are twenty-five of the best.
“Two and a half years ago I was in dire financial straights, so I sold my home to keep my struggling business afloat. I neglected to tell the owners that they have an 800 sq. ft. bunker on the property that I built about seven years ago. The bunker that I’ve called home since I sold it. The entrance to it is well-hidden, but I still come and go very early/very late in the day. I’m a single man who keeps to himself. I’m now in a situation where I could move somewhere else, but I love this hidden paradise so much.”
2. “I cut off all contact with everyone I know and moved to Kenya, I tell people a fake name and a fake background and have made it appear to my family that I died on a boat trip in the Pacific. No, I am not joking. I am dead in the United States.”