John Lennon gives an autograph to his killer, an unsuspecting father and daughter are photographed next to the car with explosives, the girl makes a selfie a few minutes before death... Yeah, for each of these photos is a scary story.
Look at these pictures without reading the captions under them. What do you see? Happy children, bright clowns, strange skeletons, and school photos. Think, images as images. But each of them has its own history — a terrible and shocking. Now look and read what hides behind each of these photos, at first seemingly normal.
Two seconds after Mary Macmeeken photographed his brothers — Michael and Sean — on top of Morro rock in Sequoia National Park, California, which was struck by lightning. All three of them traveling around the state of the Sierra Nevada in August 1975, survived only Michael (right).
John Lennon and his assassin
This photograph, taken 8 December 1980, John Lennon gives an autograph to Mark David Chapman, the man who would kill him less than six hours. Originally Champman been a fan of the Beatles, but after he became a religious fanatic and turned away from your favorite band, furious with the words of John that "the Beatles" become "more popular than Jesus."
When Lennon came out of his apartment, heading to the recording Studio, Chapman stopped him and asked for an autograph. Unsuspecting musician signed a record and went about his business. A few hours later, when Lennon returned from the Studio, Chapman saw him, shouted: "Hey, Mr. Lennon!", and then shot him five times. Chapman remained at the scene when the police arrived, he was sitting on the pavement and serenely read "catcher in the rye".
Family photo of the 19th century
Photography of the Victorian era, which belongs to the genre of postmortemom. What is it? If nothing to explain, these photos do not scare me. Is is possible to note a certain strangeness embodied the characters, but this can be attributed to the peculiarities of photography of the XIX century, when the exposure was several minutes, during which I had to sit still. In fact, the people pictured postmortemom dead. For example, the woman in the photo died in childbirth.
The photography studios of that time there was a special device for fixation of bodies. For example, tripods, helping to keep the human body upright. Most impressive is dead with open eyes. Often the dead open the eyes and buried them in special way to the mucosa does not dry out and grew turbid. Sometimes cut off the eyelids, sometimes on the blink of an eye draw the iris and pupils.
At first glance it seems that the photo is an ordinary clown. But behind his mask, he's a serial killer and rapist John Wayne Gacy, known as the "killer clown". This killer raped and killed 33 people, including children and adolescents. When John was 9 years old, he became a victim of a pedophile. Maturity was known as an exemplary family man and workaholic, who fed his family by working as a clown at parties. About him shot a dozen films, including "Catch the killer" and "the Gravedigger of Gasi". Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson have dedicated songs to him. Became the prototype of the clown Pennywise in the novel king's "It".
This picture looks like a normal class photo, but if you look at the top left corner, you can see two teenagers who pretend they send the guns to the camera. This is Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the notorious students who staged the massacre at the school "Columbine" in 1999. During the massacre they shot 37 people (13 of them mortally), and then shot themselves.
Suicide on the bridge
A newspaper reporter who shot the fog that covered the Yangtze river in Wuhan, considering then the photo, and was horrified to find that the picture captures the fall from the bridge, a few seconds behind him jumped his girlfriend. Unfortunately, such cases are not uncommon. According to official data, every two minutes in China, someone is trying to settle scores with life.
The Agony Omaira Sanchez
13-year-old Omayra Sanchez is one of 25 thousand victims of the floods that occurred after the eruption of the volcano Nevado del Ruiz on 13 November 1985. Once in the trap from the wreckage of the building before you die, the girl stood three days neck-deep in the water. Became world famous thanks to the photographs taken by the photojournalist Frank Fournier shortly before she died.
Photo French girls, Blanche Monier, which for 25 years held in isolation in a dark room, naked, and hungry, surrounded by rats. In the room she was locked mother, who did not agree with the choice of the choice of his daughter. After anonymous tips in 1901, this unfortunate woman who was once energetic brunette, was found by French police. Originally thought that she would not pull through, and, although physically she more or less returned to normal, her sanity never restored.
Terrorist attack in Omagh
This photo of father and daughter was taken on 15 August 1998 in Northern Ireland, in minutes, before a red car, stuffed with explosives, detonate, taking with them the lives of 29 people and wounding around 220. The attack, responsibility for which was assumed by the terrorist organisation a Genuine Irish Republican army, were the deadliest during the conflict in Northern Ireland that took more than 30 years. Photo found on the camera, which pulled out from the rubble, depicted on her man with her daughter miraculously survived.
17-year-old Russian girl, Xenia Ignatyeva took a selfie on a bridge in St. Petersburg in an attempt to impress your friends. However, after reaching the highest point of the bridge, the girl stumbled, lost his balance and grabbed the cable at a height of 10 meters, which was under tension. The shock threw her off bridge where the body of Xenia found the police.