Let’s be honest, tragic accidents and crimes on the news are commonplace enough that we can easily tune them out these days. With stories out there about serial killers like Ted Bundy and the Zodiac Killer, straightforward murder by intruder can seem almost mundane in comparison. Disturbing content pretty much goes with the territory for true crime fans, but there’s something about these eight 911 calls that will chill even the most desensitized of listeners.
This list runs the gamut of gruesome crime from murder to terrorism, and features real recordings that force you to experience the terror of each situation alongside the victim. Be forewarned, in a category of 911 calls, the bar for disturbing is set pretty high.