Graveyard Shift Haunting Photos Taken Moments Before Tragedy Struck  

Mick Jacobs
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Tragedy often strikes when least expected, and sometimes only pictures can capture the startling horror. Unlike the morbid photos killers take of their victims, the vast majority of pre-tragedy photos never hint at carnage and confusion. Instead, these images possess an eerie otherness, as if they are tensed in preparation for the disasters to come.

Some pictures taken before disasters may even seem pleasant or harmless in appearance, like normal-looking photos with terrifying backstories. The more haunting pictures immortalize some unlucky subjects right before death. In fact, Robert Overacker was captured on film right before his tragic Niagara Falls demise. 

As a forewarning, these photos show some rather upsetting content, so proceed with caution. You might be surprised, though, to see how life looks right before tragedy strikes.

Robert Overacker Falls To His Death When His Parachute Fails To Deploy At Niagara Falls, 1995

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Photo: Unexplained Mysteries/Youtube

Pavel Kashin Performs A Stunt Shortly Before Falling Off Of A Building, 2013

Pavel Kashin Performs A Stunt ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Haunting Photos Taken Moments Before Tragedy Struck
Photo: Planet Parkour TV/YouTube

Sean And Michael McQuilken Pose Before Being Struck By Lightning, 1975

Sean And Michael McQuilken Pos... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Haunting Photos Taken Moments Before Tragedy Struck
Photo: FactFiction/Youtube

William Sanders Alerts Columbine High School Of A Shooting Before Being Shot Himself, 1999

William Sanders Alerts Columbi... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Haunting Photos Taken Moments Before Tragedy Struck
Photo: Columbine Valley Police Department