10 creepy photos and the stories behind them
An impartial technique captures real-life events with photographic accuracy. Some pictures immediately cause a storm of emotions and create an appropriate mood for the audience, others, on the contrary, seem absolutely incomprehensible until you find out what exactly is happening on them. It all depends on the skill of the photographer and on a lot of accidents.
We offer you to look at the photos, each of which has a tragic, and sometimes creepy story behind it.
At first glance, it seems that this is a completely ordinary, unremarkable picture "for memory", which is made by military cadets. But when you find out that these are cadets of the "kamikaze school", it is this unremarkability that plunges into real horror. 17-year-old Corporal Yukio Araki (in this photo taken on May 26, 1945, he holds a puppy) went on his last flight the very next day after this picture was taken of the pilots of the 72nd Division in Bansei, Kagoshima.
A Buddhist monk performs a funeral rite
On November 25, 2011, one of the passengers waiting for a train at Shanxi Taiyuan Station in China attracted the attention of others by sleeping in an uncomfortable position for too long. When the surrounding people finally decided to wake him up, it turned out that the elderly man was already dead and it was impossible to help him. A monk, who was among those waiting for the train, conducted a religious ceremony so that the soul of the deceased could find eternal rest.
The team of the British expedition "Terra Nova" at the South Pole on January 18, 1912
From the very beginning, there was more politics than science in this expedition. Its leader, Robert Scott (in the picture he stands in the center) and his colleagues had to overtake the team of Raoul Amundsen and come to the South Pole first, so that the honor of this achievement would go to the British Empire. But when the travelers, exhausted by scurvy and frost, finally reached their cherished goal, it turned out that the Norwegians were far ahead of them — by an evil irony of fate, a blizzard for a whole month destroyed the traces of the pioneers ' stay and all the snow was trampled by dog tracks. In addition, the Pulheim camp was left at the calculated place, and letters addressed to Scott's group were lying in the tent.
On the way back, four people died — this is their last photo.
Vulture and the girl
This creepy photo was taken by Kevin Carter in 1993 in the Sudanese city of Ayod. The child's parents ran to the plane that arrived with humanitarian aid for food, and the exhausted girl slowly crawled after them, stopping every now and then to rest. Gryph was watching the girl closely. These birds do not attack their prey, but prefer to wait until everything happens by itself. In addition, there was a photographer nearby, so the scavenger could only wait. This picture brought Kevin Carter fame, a Pulitzer Prize and a flurry of accusations of inhumanity. Just three months after the award was presented, the photojournalist committed suicide.
The remains of cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov
Vladimir Komarov died on April 24, 1967 at the end of the test flight of the Soyuz‑1 spacecraft. During the descent to the ground, the main parachute of the descent capsule did not open, and as a result, the device caught fire from hitting the ground. The charred, deformed remains were taken to Moscow by a special commission, which was completely unrecognizable. The ashes were placed in an urn and immured in the Kremlin wall. But work continued at the accident site, and after a while several more fragments of the body were found. These remains were buried in the steppe at the site of the death of the descent capsule.
Suicide selfie of passengers of flight MH17
15-year-old Gary Slok, along with his mother Petra Langeveld, was flying to Kuala Lumpur for a vacation. Just three hours after this selfie was taken, a plane flying over the territory of Ukraine was shot down. None of the people on board managed to survive.
Self-immolation of a monk
In 1963, the discontent of the Buddhist majority in South Vietnam reached a critical point against the background of the repressive regime of then President Ngo Dinh Diem. In May of that year, Buddhists gathered in the city of Hue to defend their rights. The government very harshly dispersed the demonstrations of the discontented, and as a result of these dispersals, nine Buddhists died. On June 11, 1963, two elderly monks committed an act of self-immolation in Saigon to protest against the general cruelty.
Friends to the grave
This archaeological find was made in Iran in 1972. Two young men who lived around 800 BC died when the invaders set fire to the city. People suffocated from the smoke, but they supported each other until the last minute.
This picture was taken during the fighting near the French village of Courcelette in September 1916. The person in the photo was the victim of a concussion, one of the many signs of which are disorders of mental activity. Such a view is a consequence of trauma and is found in post-traumatic stress. In addition, it is worth noting that at that time people did not smile in the photos.
A little concentration camp prisoner draws a house
After the end of the war, the girl, who actually grew up in a concentration camp, was sent to an orphanage for mentally unstable children. When the teachers asked her to draw a house in the classroom, the girl depicted an eerie chaos, most of all resembling a coil of barbed wire. At the top of the board is written "Terezka" — this is the name of the little artist.
Keywords: History | Photography | Tragedy | Emotions | Horror