1. Amityville Horror House
During the investigation of the Amityville Horror house a series of photos were taken in the stairwell. One of the infra-red photos taken you can see a picture of a little boy with a strong resemblance to the youngest DeFeo son John Matthew peering around the corner.
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Here is collection of creepy pictures that have become most famous through the history.
2. Cabinet of Curiosities, or the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography
Most of the anatomical collection belonged to Frederik Ruysch, a professor of botany and anatomy. He made a unique collection of anatomy and embryology. In 1717, partial to fancy Peter the Great bought 937 of its member agents. Ruysch, who collected his collection of half a century, has agreed to sell it only to the Russian Tsar. Ruysch believed that this man knows how to appreciate the rarity and able to preserve this extraordinary collection for posterity.
3. Crystal Palace
At the Crystal Palace exhibition of 1851 in London, a new intriguing instrument was introduced to the visitors, the stereoscope. Today those views are a perfect source of photographic documentation for the last half of the 19th century.
4. A wax interpretation of Edward Mordrake
A wax interpretation of Edward Mordrake, a 19th century heir to an English peerage. He supposedly had an extra face on the back of his head, which could neither eat nor speak, although it could laugh and cry.
5. Gas Mask Parade
“Gas Mask Parade”, Tokyo, by Masao Horino. 1936-1939
6. Isla de las Muñecas (Island of the Dolls)
Don Julian Santana Barrera was the caretaker of the island. The story goes that Julian found a little girl drowned in mysterious circumstances while he was not able to save her life. Shortly thereafter, Julian saw a floating doll near the canals. Most probably, the doll belonged to the girl. He picked up the doll and hung it to a tree, as a way of showing respect and support the spirit of the girl. Julian was apparently haunted by the spirit of the girl and started hanging more dolls in an attempt to please her spirit. He soon realized the dolls themselves were possessed by the spirits of dead girls, and continued to collect creepy dolls hanging them over the entire island. According to those close to him, it was as if Julian was driven by some unseen force that completely changed him. After 50 years of collecting dolls and hanging them on the island, Julian was found dead, drowned in the same spot where the girl did. Many people on the island believe that Julian has joined the other spirits of the island.
7. Photograph by Gabriel Moulin
Photograph by Gabriel Moulin, 1915. To purge himself of worldly concerns, a member of the elite Bohemian Club participated in a 1915 Cremation of Care ceremony. This private club of influential men still meets annually north of San Francisco and uses this symbolic ritual to kick off its summer retreat.
Loss of nose due to an injury, and replacement by a finger in 1880. Surgery by Dr. E. Hart, photo by OG Mason, both of Bellevue Hospital, NY.
9. Ruth Brown Snyder
Ruth Brown Snyder was an American murderer. Snyder became the first woman executed in Sing Sing since 1899. She went to the electric chair only moments before her former lover. Her execution (by “State Electrician” Robert G. Elliott) was caught on film, by a photograph of her as the electricity was running through her body, with the aid of a miniature plate camera custom-strapped to the ankle of Tom Howard, a Chicago Tribune photographer.
10. Snowman at summit 1902
Snowman at summit 1902. Silhouettes of three men in hats and a child in snow-filled landscape standing in front of a monumental snowman sculpture.
11. The Mummies of Venzone
For hundreds of years, a mystery surrounded the cathedral of Venzone, a small city in the province of Udine, Italy. Instead of decomposing normally, bodies buried in the tombs beneath the cathedral were perfectly preserved and still recognizable decades later, a fact which led the townspeople to periodically retrieve and commune with their dead loved ones. In modern times, scientists finally traced the source of this wonder to Hypha tombicina, a microscopic, parasitic fungus that rapidly dehydrates the bodies before decomposition can even begin.
12. The Taiyo Department Store
The Taiyo Department Store fire was a fire at the Taiyo Department Store, a department store in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The fire started at 1:15 p.m. on November 29, 1973; 103 people died.
13. Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith
Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith were two African-American men who were lynched on August 7, 1930 in Marion, Indiana. They had been arrested the night before, charged with robbing and murdering a white factory worker, Claude Deeter, and raping his white girlfriend, Mary Ball.