The Eight Creepiest Things Found in Muammar Gaddafi's Palace
4. Gay Porn
People should have the right to be whoever they want to be and with whomever they wish and certainly a regime like Gaddafi's worked to stamp out any form of resistance or individuality that wasn't in line with his own. That being said, this next item couldn't be creepier if the rebels found a cache of topless male Abercrombie and Fitch ads in Gaddafi's home.
Some rebels and reporters touring the compound shortly after Gaddafi and his family fled found a copy of a DVD called Boyz Tracks in an office area, hidden under a stack of catalogues for expensive cars and yachts. To be fair, it's hard to tell if it belonged to Gaddafi himself and let's face it, as tough as times are right now, nobody wants that job.
3. A Mermaid Couch With His Daughter's Face
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Apparently, power hungry rulers have enough compassion left over to take care of and provide for their family and Gaddafi was no exception. His children had just as many amenities as the next child could hope to have if, of course, that child was a Hilton daughter whose father built hotels on top of untapped oil fields.
One of the most infamous possessions that also produced one of the most recognized images in the wake of Gaddafi's toppling is the specially made golden couch that Gaddafi commissioned for his only daughter, Ayesha. The pure gold couch was made into a mermaid and because that wasn't creepy enough, it also features her striking likeness.
2. An Underground Lair
An evil madman should have an equally evil undisclosed location. All the famous movie villains have them. Dr. Evil lived inside a giant hollowed out volcano. Francisco Scaramanga, the Man with the Golden Gun, lived inside a giant uncharted rock in the middle of an ocean. I presume the villain from Goldeneye had at least a cot on that giant satellite thingy.
Gaddafi also had a home away from home in case of an emergency. Rebels discovered a long series of winding tunnels and bunkers nearly 40 feet underneath his compound. Reporters describe the series of secret rooms and hallways as a creepy, deathly silent corridor of desolation and despair. Rooms were filled with used camera equipment and videotapes indicating the location where Gaddafi would record his threatening addresses to his people. They even found his famed golden golf cart smashed into a wall. The creepiest part is the tunnels may have secret exits that reach to all corners of Tripoli.
1. A Scrapbook of Pictures of Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
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It's no secret that American leaders on both sides of the political aisle cozied up to and had their picture taken with the now fallen dictator. It seems, however, that Gaddafi may have had a crush on one of them.
Rebels found a book containing hundreds of pictures of Condoleezza Rice in one of his offices. The two met during one of Rice's many overseas trips with foreign ministers and heads of state and Gaddafi seemed to take a shine to her after a visit in 2007 when he told Al Jazeera, "Leezza, Leezza, Leezza, I love her very much" and called her his "darling black African woman." Still no word if the rebels found a notebook with the words "Mr. and Mrs. Muammar Rice" scribbled in hearts on the inside cover.