When loved ones pass away we tend to valorize the good memories as a way of keeping them alive. But sometimes, the aftermath of death reveals indisputable secrets they've been keeping - running the gamut from deeply wholesome to terrifying.
While most of us have a few secrets we keep to ourselves, there's a huge difference between a secret hobby and a secret family, and finding out key information about a loved one after they're gone can be confounding. But for some, there can be a sense of closure from knowing the full truth of their loved one.
My grandmother was a drinker the whole time I knew her. She died when I was 10 of cirrhosis. My grandparents would babysit us during summer vacation and she'd always tell us to get in the car because we're going to Timbuktu! We never ended up getting out of the car, but Timbuktu apparently had bars on the windows and neon signs in them.