12 historical photos that will give you goosebumps

12 historical photos that will give you goosebumps

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Historic photographs are more than images of statues and solemn travelers on open plains. They can often show us goosebumps-inducing events that shock and send chills down our spines. The moments captured in these photos are some of the eeriest images ever taken; they are disturbing, and each of them has a story that will shake you to the core.

Consider yourself warned, the photos here may upset you, but they are all important snapshots of history that show an eerie moment that you won't be able to shake, no matter how hard you try.

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12 historical photos that will give you goosebumps

1. A stripper must show a judge in Florida that her dancewear is hiding everything.

When three strippers were arrested in Pinellas County in 1983 for stripping at a place that served alcohol, they were in the awkward position of proving that although they worked at a strip club at the time, they were indeed dressed up. Judge David A. Demers watched as the women leaned over and showed their bikinis covering their private parts.

12 historical photos that will give you goosebumps

2. Neil Armstrong's family watches Apollo 11 take off.

Do you know the stomach ache you feel when your close friend leaves for a long trip? Imagine he goes to the moon and no one else has been to the moon and you weren't sure he would ever come back. Janet Armstrong and her family must have felt a mixture of intense anxiety, melancholy, and pride in Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew.

12 historical photos that will give you goosebumps

3. A soldier helps a boy cross the Berlin Wall.

Prior to the construction of the Berlin Wall, Berliners were allowed to move freely between both sides of the city, but this ended in 1961 when soldiers erected a barbed wire fence in central Berlin that separated the more "free" section to the west. When the original version of the Wall came up, no one was allowed to pass through it, regardless of their age, health status, or anything else that might have previously helped them get through Checkpoint Charlie. This photograph shows an East German soldier helping a boy slip through a wall and return to his family.

12 historical photos that will give you goosebumps

4. In 1981, Muhammad Ali dissuaded suicide.

By January 19, 1981, Muhammad Ali was a shadow of his former self. He was no longer a boxer, he was working with Jimmy Carter on various diplomatic assignments, and while in Los Angeles, he heard a man named Joe trying to jump out of an office building. Ali drove straight from his hotel to the building, where he went to the nearest window and began coaxing the man.

12 historical photos that will give you goosebumps

5. Suit against a bear attack, 19th century.

No, this is not a detailed Hellraiser cosplay, this is a costume that was created to protect someone from bear attacks. Although it has already been said that such suits were used for bear hunting, it is more likely that they were created so that they could be worn during bear-baiting in order to hunt them later. The costume is made of leather pants and a jacket, an iron helmet, and is covered with a layer of metal spikes.

12 historical photos that will give you goosebumps

6. Children in gas masks during the Second World War in England.

During World War II, the London Blitz conducted by Germany nearly destroyed the city. From September 7, 1940, to May 11, 1941, the Nazis relentlessly hit the city, sending Londoners underground to survive the bombing, but the threat of chemical warfare forced people to put on gas masks to go about their daily lives. Photographs of the era are surreal and frightening portraits of people trying to live real lives under the threat of inevitable destruction. One of the most upsetting things about this photo is that there are gas masks for kids, it's really scary.

12 historical photos that will give you goosebumps

7. The last frame of the last flight of the Hindenburg, a few hours before its explosion.

The Hindenburg disaster in 1937 ended airship travel, despite the many aesthetic pleasures these airships offered. On May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg flew over New York towards the New Jersey Air Force Base. All was going well until the ship touched down with her mooring mast at Lakehurst, New Jersey. As soon as this happened, the ship caught fire and began a rapid descent to the ground.

12 historical photos that will give you goosebumps

8. Vintage Halloween costume.

Think of the scariest movie monster you've ever seen. These outfits were 100% homemade and while not as elaborate as the costumes people buy today, they still manage to be fancier than anything you see.

12 historical photos that will give you goosebumps

9. George Metesky, the mad bomber who terrorized New York City in the 1940s and 50s.

This unsettling photo shows the smile of a crazed bomber named George Metesky who, during the 1940s and 1950s, placed at least 33 bombs around New York City over the course of 16 years. After he was fired by Consolidated Edison, Metesky began leaving bombs all over town, often with notes addressed to his former employer. He took a short break from his crazy activity during World War II but returned to it in 1950. Over the next five years, he left about 30 bombs at Penn Station, the Port Authority bus station, and Radio City Music Hall. Although only half of them exploded, he managed to injure dozens of people.

12 historical photos that will give you goosebumps

10. Mussolini's Italian Fascist Party.

Does anyone else feel like they're being watched? Palazzo Braschi in Rome served as the headquarters of the Federation of the Fascist Party, but it is worth noting that it was not always decorated in this way. This building was only the beginning of Mussolini's grand design for the city. If he had a way he would cover the city with propaganda that looked like the facade of this building. Can you imagine the romance of Rome if it were covered in giant, evil faces?

12 historical photos that will give you goosebumps

11. Can't concentrate on work? Why not wear "Isolator"?

Do you have trouble concentrating at work? Don't you ever finish your work on time? You need to focus, you need the Isolator. Hugo Gernsback, the science fiction writer who published the journal Science and Invention, created this frightening invention in 1925. He believed that this helmet would cut off all the noise of your life while forcing you to focus on what was right in front of you. The biggest problem with the helmet was the lack of oxygen. People wearing this device had to connect an oxygen tube to breathe. The invention never went beyond the testing phase.

12 historical photos that will give you goosebumps

12. Amusement park in Pripyat after the Chornobyl disaster.

On April 26, 1986, families in and around the Pripyat region of northern Ukraine were looking forward to taking a walk in this amusement park. No one was able to enjoy a trip to the park, which was supposed to open on May 1 this year.

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