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.
A Girl On A Horse Beside Santa Claus, Unknown YearPhoto: /u/curlysass / Reddit19,4875,119Is this unsettling?
American Airlines Flight 191 After An Engine Fell Off During Take Off, 1979Photo: /u/Carp69 / Reddit15,8584,363Is this unsettling?
The Shrunken Head Of A Missionary, 1935Photo: /u/eat_a_pizza / Reddit16,3764,945Is this unsettling?
Twins In Homemade Costumes, 1930sPhoto: /u/eat_a_pizza / Reddit14,6885,368Is this unsettling?