Heavy shadows, monotone colors, and faded edges can make historical photos terrifying. Though not the most inherently scary photos, pictures from the past can have a haunting and unsettling eeriness to them. Many historical photos aren't meant to scare viewers, but due to their sometimes macabre or unusual nature, they can't help but send shivers down a person's spine.
The homemade costumes, dreary dolls, and unblinking eyes turn what could have once been the most mundane or fun photographs into low-key nightmares.
Blanche Monnier, Secretly Locked In A Small Room For 25 Years, 1901Photo: /u/Carp69 / Reddit31,6142,044Is this unsettling?
Portrait Of German Architect Carl Weber And His Wife, Emily Of Stratford In 1850, Just Hours After She Died7,6171,031Is this unsettling?
Stowaway Keith Sapsford Falling From A Plane, 1970Photo: /u/Carp69 / Reddit23,4253,725Is this unsettling?
A Girl And Her Doll, Unknown YearPhoto: /u/PapayaSF / Reddit21,8484,350Is this unsettling?