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17 Dark Family Secrets That Are So Juicy, They Should Be Made Into Movies

"My mom is sleeping with my ex-husband. Everyone knows except my dad."

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their wildest family secrets. Here are the incredibly juicy results.

1. "My great-grandmother was married to my great-grandpa, who was an identical twin. She secretly started sleeping with his twin and got pregnant. To this day, no one knows who the real father is."

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"No one ever told my great-grandpa. Technically, we don't even know if he's my real great-grandpa or not."


2. "My mother (who's still married to my dad) is sleeping with my ex-husband. Everyone knows except my dad."


"My ex and I moved across the country when we were still together, and now she flies out every other month to visit him for a week. I always felt like there was something strange between them. I don't speak to them anymore because of it."


3. "My grandpa had a highly successful furniture store in Pennsylvania. When he passed away, select family members were told he had a secret stash of gold and silver in his home. The stash mysteriously went missing and was never found."


"Soon after, one of his daughters bought a home, put in an in-ground pool, and bought her husband a fully restored classic car. After that, we were all fairly certain who took the loot."


4. "When my dad died, we found out that he was secretly married to another woman and was using a different name, all while still married to my mother."


5. "My cousin was in the military and got arrested for dealing drugs, so he spent 18 months in prison. His parents lied and told everyone he was actually stationed somewhere far away so no one would try to visit him. It's been a few years, but only a couple of us know the truth."


6. "A few years ago my uncle became a father and a grandfather on the same day. His long-lost daughter, who was kept secret from him by her mother, tracked him down and introduced both herself and her daughter to him."


"We got a whole new side to our family, and my uncle couldn't be happier."


7. "My cousin H. murdered his girlfriend in the late '60s and joined the military so he wouldn’t be found out. Also, his brother M. was poisoned by his wife while she was in prison for killing their three children."


8. "My grandmother's parents tried to pay off my grandpa the night before their wedding so that he'd leave her at the altar. Apparently they didn't think he was good enough for her."


"He declined, and they got married anyway. My 87-year-old grandma *still* doesn't know this happened. My grandpa confessed it to my mom on his deathbed, and she told me years later. I'm now the only person in the family who knows this dark secret about my great-grandparents and how they tried to ruin their daughter's happiness."


9. "My mom recently told me that when she and my dad were first married, my grandpa (on my dad's side) tried to get her to sleep with him. She told my dad, but he didn’t believe her."


10. "My uncle is a pastor and cheated on his wife for years with a member of his congregation."

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11. "My great-great-grandfather was sentenced to prison in the '20s after his mistress convinced him to murder her husband. No one in my family knew about it until I did some major digging on"


"It was apparently a pretty big case in the metro-Detroit area. We knew that he went to prison for murder, but my great-great-grandmother told her kids it was because he found another man in bed with her and shot him. We have no idea why she decided to cover up his actions."


12. "My aunt was a member of the Peoples Temple. She moved to Jonestown and drank the Kool-Aid, so she was one of the 900 people who died. My grandparents disowned her while she was in the cult."


"Even after she died, they didn't like to acknowledge her. They still refuse to talk about it. My mom doesn’t remember much, but she does have a few letters my aunt wrote to her while she was in Jonestown. Those letters are the only memory that’s left of her."


13. "My great-great-grandmother's husband disappeared without a trace. Thirty years later, right after she died, they found leftover pieces of him that were chopped up in the outhouse. He had been abusive, so she took matters into her own hands."


14. "When my parents were dating, they broke up for a few days. During that time, my dad hooked up with some woman and never told my mom. It came out years later that this woman had actually gotten pregnant."


"The guy she thought was the father wasn’t, and the only other person she had been with was my dad. So I have a half brother somewhere in Oklahoma, and I’ve never met him. My dad refuses to talk about it. I don’t even know his name."


15. "My grandfather was a homicide detective in a big city, and he had a case in the early '60s that was so awful he literally didn’t speak for a month and was never quite the same after."

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"His captain came to visit regularly while he was on just-take-as-much-time-as-you-need leave. He left the force pretty soon after. My dad is the only person who's still alive who knows the details of the case. He refuses to tell my brother and me about it because 'this is a story that needs to die with me.' I know it involved kids, though. I haven’t pressed him since, but my grandfather was the biggest badass, so I've honestly made peace with not knowing what broke him totally and completely."


16. "My mom cheated on my dad with his nephew. They were both married, and at some point my mom even got pregnant. She unfortunately lost the baby, but I have a feeling it was my cousin's."


"My sisters and I were the only ones to know until my mom broke things off with him and came clean to us and our dad. My sisters and I pretended to be shocked, and my parents ultimately separated.


17. And, "My uncle secretly had TWO extra families. In one family, he had three daughters and an entire ranch with horses. In his second family, he had a toddler with a twentysomething-year-old, and they lived in an expensive condo downtown. The third family was with my aunt."


"The revelation of his two extra families tore the first family apart, to the point where none of his children even talk to each other. My aunt filed for divorce but then took him back, claiming he was the love of her life, but then he left her again and went to stay permanently with his other wife at the ranch.


Do you have an even wilder, juicier family secret? Tell us yours in the comments below!

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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