10 Dark stories behind some famous photos

Ever wondered what stories some pictures are hiding? At times, they will have really dark stories behind them. This is truly the case when it comes to these photographs. Let’s look at the dark stories that these pictures have to tell.

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1 Photo of the Schutzstaffel Officer Initiation

This photo taken in 1938 depicts the initiation ceremony of thousands of Schutzstaffel officers of Adolf Hitler. These officers were responsible for running the concentration camps. Imagine the multitude of dark stories that would have followed this initiation ceremony.

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2 Portrait of John C. Calhoun

This portrait of the seventh Vice-President of USA certainly has a dark story to tell. The image depicts a man staring a distance with a stone cold look. Apparently, Calhoun was responsible for the torturing and killing of many slaves.

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3 Mugshot of Charles Manson

This is yet another dark photo with a dark story. Manson was the head of a supremely evil family and was responsible for numerous murders during the 1960s. His victims included the unfortunate actress Sharon Tate.

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4 The portrait of a Victorian Family

What may look like an innocent family photo has a dark story behind it. The girl with a small smile on her face is actually dead. It seems that the Victorians used to pose with their dead to remember the deceased’s last day on earth. Creepy!

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5 A Photo of two children with Static Electricity in their Hair

Don’t let the two brothers smiling gleefully at the camera deceive you into thinking that there is no dark story here. Their hair is standing up because the peak they are standing at is about to be struck by lightning. The two suffered severe injuries but survived eventually.

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6 A Picture of John Lennon with a Fan

Though it looks like just another day where Lennon is signing autographs while a fan eagerly looks on, there is an extremely dark story behind it. The ‘fan’ is actually David Chapman, who would kill him with a gun a few hours after this encounter.

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7 The Last Picture of a live William McKinley

Next in our list of dark stories hidden behind the pictures is this photograph that depicts a smiling McKinley, who was the 25th President of USA. Soon after this image got clicked, McKinley was shot twice in the stomach and soon succumbed to his injuries.

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8 The photo of a Soviet Prisoner

This image can immediately tell you that it has a very dark story behind it. In Russia, the prisoners used to get tattooed while they served their sentence. Thousands of prisoners were infected with tetanus, syphilis and AIDS.

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9 The Photo of a Scuba Diving Couple

This picture depicts how Gabe Watson murdered his wife Tina Watson while they were scuba diving during their honeymoon. In the image, you can see Tina lying motionless behind her husband, after he disabled her air regulator and held her underwater until she passed out.

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10 The Photo of a Pre-teen leading a Toddler

This seemingly innocent photo has an extremely gruesome tale to tell. The toddler named James Bulger would eventually be kidnapped, tortured and killed by the ten year old who is leading him through the crowd.

After leading this list, you will always wonder if even the most innocent looking pictures have any dark stories hidden within them. Most often than not, they will have unpleasant histories behind them.

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