Vintage Photos that will Freak You Out (23 Photos)

Some may think that the advancement of technology and the growth of the Internet are what ruined the human race…but these photos prove the opposite. It’s obvious that, as a species, humans have been very strange for quite some time…

1. An expertly taken “ghost” photo by a particular enthusiast…

Guardian Angel

2. Horrifying (and nearly fatal) facial injuries to a German soldier in World War I.

3. Either some kind of elephant trick…or moments before disaster?

4. Salvador Dali embracing the weirdness we have all felt at one time or another.Dali With Shells

5. She’s got crabs.

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6. A photo from the Victorian era (no surprise there).

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7. A mental hospital’s inmate, lost in his own mind.

The psychiatric unit of a hospital in Haute Savoie, France

8. Some tribes sharpen and file down their teeth…

9. The “human serpent” distracts other soldiers on the front (France, World War I, 1915).

Distractions at the front; the 'human serpent', France, World War I,1915.

10. A photograph of Will Thomas, taken by William Hope (1863-1933), with a ghost in the background (that they apparently really wanted to include).

Will Thomas with an unidentified spirit, c 1920.

11. Max Factor takes precise measurements of a young woman’s head and face with his “Beauty Calibrator” (1932). Beauty has never been so horrifying.

12. The New Year’s festival of the Sylvester Klause at Urnasch in the Appenzell region of Switzerland…which is full of its own kind of horror.

Improbable Trees Festival In Urnasch, Switzerland -

13. Well, they said this opera singer sounded just like a little bird.

Sings Like A Bird

14. The “giraffe women” of Burma. (That can’t be comfortable.)

Giraffe women of Burma. London, about 1930.

15. When the circus visited a children’s hospital (circa 1930), clown Charlie Smith didn’t exactly make anyone feel better.

Scared Stiff

16. A silent, suffering inmate of an insane asylum.

Barefoot female mental patient suffering

17. Once again, Victorian portraits rule everything.

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18. A man proudly sits with his severed head collection.

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19. …NOPE.

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20. The fact that they wanted to make this fake photo is creepier than anything else.

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21. Even the dead can be…useful.

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22. You don’t believe in witches, you say?

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23. A clown in a burnt-out house, USA, 1975. Welcome to my nightmare.

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via – viralnova


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