25 Photos With The Creepiest Backstories [18+] – Part 2
There has always been wars and natural disasters all over the world. We bring you another collection of photos with the creepiest backstories. Check the out below.
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1. The Falling Man
The photo was taken Associated Press photographer Richard Drew. It shows a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:41:15 a.m. during the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City. The identity of the man is unknown. Read more on Wikipedia.
2. The last photo of Salvador Allende
During the Chilean coup of 1973, Salvador Allende, President of Chile, made his famous farewell speech to Chileans on live radio. The president spoke of his love for Chile and of his deep faith in its future. Shortly, after the speech he committed suicide, but there has been great controversy regarding the circumstances of his death. Allende supporters have always dismissed the military junta’s version of events because they believe he was assassinated. Allende’s family stands by the official version of events, in which he committed suicide instead of accepting Pinochet’s offer of leaving the country in an airplane. Here’s the last photo of the president, taken shortly after the speech. Photographer: Luis Orlando Lagos. Read more on Wikipedia.
3. Bhopal disaster
The Bhopal disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy, was a gas leak incident in India, considered the world’s worst industrial disaster. It occurred on the night of 2–3 December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The leak caused 558,125 injuries, including 38,478 temporary partial injuries and approximately 3,900 severely and permanently disabling injuries. Others estimate that 8,000 died within two weeks, and another 8,000 or more have since died from gas-related diseases. The photo was taken by Raghu Rai. Read more on Wikipedia.
4. Biafra, 1969
Almost 3 years of war In Bafria have ruined the lives of more than a million people. The photo was taken by Don McCullin. He was petrified of seeing more than 900 starving children living in a camp.
5. Breaker Boys
A breaker boy was a coal-mining worker in the United States and United Kingdom whose job was to separate impurities from coal by hand in a coal breaker. Breaker boys were primarily children. American photographer, Lewis W. Hine, shows the condition of child labor in a coal mine located in Pennsylvania.
6. Burning Monk
The photo below taken by Malcolm W. Browne shows Thích Quảng Đức (1897 – 11 June 1963, born Lâm Văn Túc), a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963. He was protesting the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government. The Monk didn’t even move, he remained absolutely still while burning.
7. Fire Department aims high-pressure water hoses at civil rights demonstrators
This photo was taken by Charles Moore in 1963. It shows a result of an argument between the officers and civil rights demonstrators led by Martin Luther King Jr.
8. Dr Fritz Klein is standing in a mass grave
Fritz Klein, a German Nazi physician, standing in middle of a mass grave at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. His job was sending prisoners to gas chambers.
9. Earthquake in Sichuan, China
The photos taken by Mads Nissen shows a man distressed after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in China. Read more on Wikipedia.
10. Fallen Soldiers in Wootton Bassett
Helen Fisher kisses the hearse carrying the body of her 20-year-old cousin, Private Douglas Halliday, as he and six other fallen soldiers are brought through the town of Wootton Bassett in England.
11. Battle of Gettysburg
The photo was taken by Timothy O’Sullivan in 1863 during the American Civil War. The photo showos dead Federal soldiers on battlefield.
12. Kent State shootings
John Filo’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of Mary Ann Vecchio, a 14-year-old runaway kneeling over the body of Jeffrey Miller minutes after he was shot by the Ohio National Guard. Read more on Wikipedia.
13. The Falling Soldier
The Falling Soldier (full title: Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, Cerro Muriano, September 5, 1936) is a photograph by Robert Capa, claimed to have been taken on September 5, 1936. Read more on Wikipedia.
14. Lynching of young African American men – read more about Lynching in the United States [18+]
Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith were African American men who were lynched on August 7, 1930, in Marion, Indiana, after being taken from jail and beaten by a mob. They had been arrested that night as suspects in a robbery, murder and rape case.
15. Migrant Mother
Florence Owens Thompson was the subject of Dorothea Lange’s photo Migrant Mother (1936), an iconic image of the Great Depression. “I saw and approached the hungry and desperate mother, as if drawn by a magnet. I do not remember how I explained my presence or my camera to her, but I do remember she asked me no questions. I made five exposures, working closer and closer from the same direction. I did not ask her name or her history. She told me her age, that she was thirty-two. She said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields, and birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires from her car to buy food. There she sat in that lean-to tent with her children huddled around her, and seemed to know that my pictures might help her, and so she helped me. There was a sort of equality about it.”
16. Napalm Girl
The iconic photo taken in Trang Bang by AP photographer Nick Ut shows Phan Thi Kim Phuc, a nine years old girl running naked on a road after being severely burned on her back by a South Vietnamese attack during the Vietnam War. Read more on Wikipedia.
17. Survivor from a Hutu Death Camp – Rwanda, 1994
This is a picture of a man who had just been liberated from a Hutu death camp where mainly members of the Tutsi tribe were being incarcerated, being starved, beaten, abused and systematically killed.
18. Saigon Execution
Eddie Adams’ photograph of Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executing a Vietcong prisoner, Nguyễn Văn Lém on February 1, 1968 during the Vietnam War.
19. The Body of Che Guevara, 1967
From one iconic image of Che to another, the Bolivian army took this photograph after capturing and killing the Marxist revolutionary leader as proof of his demise. His death, needless to say, dealt a heavy blow to the socialist movement.
20. Kosovo Refugees
Carol Guzy, the first woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography, received her most recent Pulitzer in 2000 for her touching photographs of Kosovo refugees. The picture below portrays Agim Shala, a two-year-old boy, who is passed through a fence made with barbed wire to his family. Thousands of Kosovo refugees were reunited and camped in Kukes, Albania.
21. Tank Man
A man who stood in front of a column of tanks on June 5, 1989, the morning after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 by force. This photograph was taken by Jeff Widener of the Associated Press. Read more on Wikipedia.
22. Torture and prisoner abuse in Abu Ghraib prison
This infamous photo from May 2004 shows U.S. Army Spc. Lynndie England with a naked detainee at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad.
23. Starving boy
A missionary holds the hand of a starving boy in the Karamoja region of Uganda, April 1980.
24. Wait for Me, Daddy
The photo, taken by Claude P. Dettloff on October 1, 1940, shows The British Columbia Regiment marching down Eighth Street at the Columbia Avenue intersection, New Westminster, Canada. While Dettloff was taking the photo, Warren “Whitey” Bernard ran away from his mother to his father, Private Jack Bernard.
25. Racial segregation
The photo taken by Elliot Erwitt symbolises the apartheid in South Africa.