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Seemingly Normal Pictures With Unsettling Backstories

List RulesVote up the innocent images with unnerving backstories.

From notorious murderers sitting courtside at an NBA game to a photograph takes just seconds before mortal peril, these images might look innocent, but they each have a truly unsettling backstory. Here is a look at a few normal pictures with terrible backstories. Vote up the images that cause the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up. 

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    14903 VOTES

    Final Footprints

    Photo: u/moto2four / Reddit

    Posted by Redditor u/moto2four:

    Final footprints of a 4-year-old girl that drowned in the pond pictured

    Super unsettling?
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    12412 VOTES


    Photo: Unidentified crewman of the Captain Theo / Wikipedia / Fair Use

    Posted by Redditor /u/neverlearnedhowto:

    This picture was taken by the crew of a ship who saw this girl (11) floating on a disintegrating float. Her whole family was murdered on a sail boat by their hired captain who left her to drown with the sinking boat. She miraculously made it to the life float. She drifted for four days, no water, no food, being burned by the sun. Upon hearing that she had survived, the captain killed himself.

    Super unsettling?
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    11905 VOTES

    The Red Car

    Photo: Unknown / Wikipedia / Fair Use

    Posted by Redditor /u/98finishing:

    This photo before the Omagh bombing in Northern Ireland. Almost immediately after this photo was taken, a bomb was set off in the red car beside the boy on his dad's shoulders. The father and child survived miraculously, but the photographer and 28 others died, while around 220 were injured.

    Super unsettling?
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    11679 VOTES

    Mark Jackson's Basketball Card

    Photo: supremecollection / eBay

    Posted by Redditor /u/puckit:

    In the background are the Menendez brothers sitting courtside after they killed their parents.

    Super unsettling?