Friday, August 29, 2008

Torture Museum Brings The Pain

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Visitors of a morbid museum in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, don’t mind excruciating torture.

The Museum of Historic Torture Devices houses more than 50 of the most gruesome torture gadgets from centuries past.

Among the agonizing artifacts are a skull crusher – a device meant to squash people’s heads – a medieval rack that was used to stretch criminal’s and suspected witches’ limbs, and a chair covered in sharp nails.

Though the collection is definitely not for the squeamish, museum spokesperson Wally Nekyha says most people are fascinated by the “historical entertainment.”

He says, “It’s like when you’re driving and you see a bad accident, and they’re putting someone in the ambulance. You slow down and watch out of curiosity and interest.”

Nekhya plans to add more modern torture devices, and hopes the museum will teach people the “darkest chapters of human history,” and how not to repeat it.

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