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 Creepy Costume, Unknown YearPhoto: /u/PapayaSF / RedditIs this unsettling?
A Clown Standing On Stilts, Unknown YearPhoto: /u/WendyRunningMouth / RedditIs this unsettling?
A Girl In A Mask With Her Doll, Unknown YearPhoto: A Redditor / RedditIs this unsettling?
A US Navy L-8 Blimp That Continued To Fly After Its Crew Allegedly Disappeared, 1942Photo: /u/Carp69 / RedditIs this unsettling?