Long before the advent of the internet and the masters of Photoshop, the vast majority of photographs taken were indeed candid. Everything shown in the film was really in the frame. Sometimes the picture shows a really unique and mysterious phenomenon, such as ghosts, strange creatures, and even UFOs.
That is the case for the following creepy pictures. So far, scientists cannot explain how they appeared.
1: Kicking Off Creepy Pictures With A Monster Monkey
A few decades ago, a viral theory about the existence of Bigfoot circled the world. Somewhat later, it even found a relative - a monkey-ferret.
A Florida resident took this creepy picture in his backyard. He also claimed to have been bitten by a strange creature, like a monkey. Researchers suggested that this animal could be a bear. But most are convinced that it really was a monkey from a supernatural place.
2: Creepy Pictures Prove The Existence Of Giants
Few today would believe that the Earth was once inhabited by giants because no significant evidence has been found.
However, in a photograph taken by Gregor Sporri in 1985 in Egypt, he shows a mummified finger almost half a meter long. It is the same size as an adult's forearm. It is also difficult to imagine a person with such a nail's growth.
3: Speaking On A Cell Almost A Hundred Years Ago
In a black and white commercial for Charlie Chaplin, shot in 1928, casual women become visible in the background. They would have gone unnoticed had it not been for her behavior.
The woman put her hand to her ear like all people when talking on a cell phone. It may just be an itchy ear, or it was very noisy on the street, but it reminds us very much of our contemporaries, talking on the phone on the go.
Belfast film director George Clark said he sees this footage as proof of the existence of time travelers. Many tend to believe that a woman is holding a hearing tube in her hand. But then it's not clear why she smiles and speaks something.
4: UFO In A Painting
At this point, the inexplicable phenomenon is not found on a camera picture but in a painting. Take a look at the Virgin of Saint Giovannino, from about 700 years ago. A strange object can be seen over Madonna's left shoulder. If you look closely for it, it is very similar to a flying object.
5: Creepy Pictures Of Lights In The Sky
In February 1997, several unknown objects, similar fireballs, appeared over the American city of Phoenix. Representatives of the US Air Force photo commented, noting that it could be an atmospheric phenomenon.
As with many mysterious, creepy pictures, it is hard to believe the official version. In addition, it was recorded as another series ten years later, and once again - in 2008.
6: Fighting Aliens
In February 1942, just amid World War II, there were many mysterious flying objects in the night sky of Los Angeles. American anti-aircraft guns opened fire on them, and the fight itself was captured in the photo.
It is still unknown how it is possible for not s single plane to crash and whether all those lights were, in fact, one ship. The U.S. authorities did not comment on this picture.
7: The Waverly Hills Sanatorium
This sanatorium opened in 1910 - it was a hospital for people with tuberculosis. The only cure for this terrible disease was fresh air and sunlight. Unfortunately, no more than 5% of patients survived. About 8,000 people were killed in the hospital. The exact number of deaths is unknown. There are still dead bodies near the sanatorium, and among them is the body of nurse Mary Lee, who is said to have contracted tuberculosis.
According to another version, she became pregnant by one of the doctors and was found hanging with a chandelier in room 502. The creepy pictures captured the eerie figure of Mary Lee in the footage. They say she's still wandering the hospital corridors ...
8: The Man Standing Behind The Lady's Back
94-year-old senior lady Denis Russell went on a trip (we already know what a dangerous event it is!), and her relatives were just taking pictures. It's funny that the lady doesn't look scared - she didn't find anything strange in the picture. But her family was more superstitious.
Dennis died, and relatives started sorting through old photos and came across this one. And then they turned their attention to the man standing behind the older lady's back. It turned out that he was Denis' husband, and everything would be fine, but only by that time he had been dead for ten years ... And those who were more careful noticed another face - right above the red car. See?
9: A Hospital Mystery In Creepy Pictures
Terrible things are happening in hospitals. The nurse on duty drew attention to a terrifying dark figure walking back and forth through the patient's body. The woman unknowingly called her a "demon."
A few hours later, the patient died. And although some said the nurse simply imagined it, video cameras from the chamber confirmed the testimony of the witness. They really saw a horrible creature walking around the hospital.
10: The Visitor Of The Grave
This is a story from the 40s taking place in Australia where Ms. Andrews buried her daughter. She came to visit the grave of Joyce, who died before she was 17 years old. When she photographed her daughter's grave, she was shocked to see an unknown child sitting on the ground.
When paranormal researcher Tony Healy visited a cemetery in the 1990s, he noticed that two girls about the same age as the child in the photo were buried next to Joyce's grave.
11: Amityville House Is Full Of Creepy Pictures
In November 1974, 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo Junior killed his parents and four siblings at his home located on 108 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York. He was sentenced to 6 life sentences, and this story became one of Amityville's creepy attractions. Their house is considered to be inhabited by ghosts. But, despite the tragic events, there was a family that dared to move there. George and Katie Lutz settled into the house with their three children.
It sounds like a horror movie, right? However, they didn't last long - for sure; even things weren't completely unpacked. After 28 days, the family left their new home. According to George, the couple woke up every night at precisely 3:15 - precisely when the members of the DeFeo family were killed. George also heard gunshots and noise. It was a photograph taken in 1976, and many believe it shows John DeFeo, one of the dead guys.
12: One Of The Creepy Pictures Shows Uninvited Passenger
In 1959, Mabel Chinnery decided to visit her mother's grave. She went to the cemetery, asking her husband to take her to his car.
After the visit, Mabel took a picture with her husband behind the wheel. And, showing the film, she noticed someone expressive in the back seat.
13: The Time Traveler
The painting, which was allegedly created in 1941, shows the reopening of the South Fork Bridge in British Columbia. It attracted a lot of attention on the internet, primarily because of the man in the middle of the picture, who seems to have strayed from another time.
His clothes, sunglasses, and camera, for many, are proof that he is a time traveler. To this date, however, it has not been determined whether the photo was processed in photoshop or was incorrectly dated.
14: Creepy Pictures For All Eternity
At first glance, there's nothing unusual about this picture, but it's the creepy story behind it. The picture shows the English lawyer and philosopher Jeremy Bentham, who died in London on June 6, 1832.
According to his wish, after his death, he was mummified by the method of the New Zealand Māori. This picture is, therefore, his mummy. His head was destroyed in the process of mummification, so it was replaced with a wax model.
15: Elephant's Foot
In this creepy photo, we see the so-called elephant's foot from Chernobyl. After the nuclear catastrophe on April 26, 1986, the dissolved material, formed during the melting of the reactor core, hardened and took on such a shape.
The elephant's foot is located in reactor four below the reactor floor, and immediately after the accident, it was lethal due to extremely strong radioactive radiation. A few minutes spent next to this mass mean certain death. The elephant's foot is still radioactive today, but it is well enclosed under a new sarcophagus.
16: An Apocalyptic Scene
Pictured is a mass of children and adults with gas masks staring at the photographer. The image, circulating on the internet, was allegedly taken on the Japanese island of Miyake-Jima, which was hit by a series of earthquakes in the summer of 2000. The quakes caused a powerful volcanic eruption, spewing fragments of lava ten kilometers high.
In August 2000, about 4,000 inhabitants of the island were evacuated to safety because there was a danger of an avalanche of mud from volcanic ash due to precipitation. Even more dangerous was the sulfur dioxide emitted by the volcano in huge quantities. In 2005, residents were allowed to return to the island, although sulfur dioxide concentrations remained high. Therefore, they were advised to wear gas masks.
However, the photograph shown was not taken on Miyake-Jima, although it is suitable to illustrate the story. It is not known where it originated.
17: Josephine Myrtle Corbyn
Josephine Myrtle Corbyn was born in 1868 in Lincoln County, Tennessee, with a genetic disorder called "dipygus." She had two pelvises, two pairs of legs, and two genitals.
At 13, she performed in specific American performances, a mixture of circuses and sorcerers. At 19, she married James Clinton Bicknell and gave birth to five healthy children: four daughters and a son. Contemporaries described her as a very intelligent person, talented in music. She died in 1928 in Texas.
18: Creepy Pictures From The Ural Mountains
Seven mountaineers lost their lives in the mountains of the Urals in 1959. Rescuers, as you can see in the picture, said they had never seen anything like it. Namely, the mountaineers left their tents barefoot for no reason. They were probably trying to escape from someone or something.
Experts cited hypothermia, severe chest fractures, and severe head injuries as the reasons for their deaths. One of them had a torn tongue. And besides all that, their clothes were radioactive.
19: Incident On Lake Falcon
This is Stefan Michalak. He allegedly saw a UFO while walking in the woods near Lake Falcon in Manitoba, Canada. Yes… He said he heard some voices inside the parked plane, so he decided to get closer.
However, as soon as he approached, the door of the spacecraft closed, and it flew into the sky. The hot air from the plane's engine ignited his clothes. When he arrived at the hospital, doctors found traces of burns on his chest and abdomen that looked like a grate. Just as you see in the photo.
20: Creepy Pictures Of Giants Among Us
The folklore of the Amazon people is full of stories and legends of greats. This giant skeleton was reportedly discovered in Brazil and may be evidence that giants once lived among us. Is it real? Pretty suspicious. However, all types of "non-standard" remains have long been found in this region.
In 2004, the rover Opportunity discovered curious spherical microscopic formations on Martian soil. However, at the end of 2012, an even more curious shot was taken, clearly showing several much larger spheres. These spheres, which consist of hematite, may mean that there was water on the Red Planet in the past.