35 of the most disturbing photos ever taken

Last updated on February 19th, 2024 at 09:58 pm

Motel Manager James Brock pours Muriatic Acid in the Monson Motor Lodge Pool to evict black swimmers, 1964.

De Beer mine worker is X-rayed at the end of his shift before leaving the diamond mines. In Kimberley, South Africa, October 1954.

The last moments off a man who jumped in a tiger enclosure, 2014.

Princess Diana her Bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones and Driver Henri Paul shortly before the fatal crash.

Unidentified, the picture is believed to have been taken by Rodney Alcala, serial killer and sex offender. He had a collection of pictures of many anonymous people, some of whom were his victims. It is not known who this woman is or if she is alive.

Coal miners returning from the depths after a days work, Belgium, c. 1900.

A tunnel rat explores a hole between “floors” of a Viet Cong tunnel system. These changes in elevation were among the most dangerous situations for tunnel rats because they could not ensure no traps or enemies were present before going through.

Photo of Jeffrey Dahmer at high school with a fellow student.

A trapper boy, one mile inside a mine in West Virginia, 1908.

Survivors from the 87th Floor of the World Trade Center (North Tower) Wandering in the Dust after the Collapse of the South Tower – New York City, September 11, 2001

The last security footage of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson walking inside the gym of his high school on January 10, 2013. The following day, his body was found rolled up in a gym mat.

A Japanese soldier wades into the sea off Cape Endaiadere, New Guinea, with a grenade against his head moments before it goes off, defying an Australian soldier calling on him to surrender, December 18, 1942

A baseball team of prisoners whose executions were delayed only as long as they kept winning, c. 1910.

A pod that allows a user to take their own life. At the push of a button, the pod would fill with nitrogen gas, rapidly lowering oxygen levels.

Taken at the Michigan Carbon Works factory in Rougeville, the pile of bison skulls in this photo was slated to be processed and used in making products like bone glue, fertilizer, bone ash, bone char, and bone charcoal.

This photo captures 28-year-old Marcy Borders, a Bank of America employee at the World Trade Center as she takes shelter in an adjacent office building following the collapse of the South Tower.

British POWs after their release from Japanese captivity in Singapore, 1945

An X-ray of the pelvis of Albert Fish reveals needles he had inserted into his pelvic area for pleasure.

Josie (6 years old), Bertha (6 years old) and Sophie (10 years old) worked regularly at the Maggioni Canning Company.

A photo taken shortly before a huge wave hit the shore during the devastating 2004 tsunami.

Magician Joe Burrus is lowered to a “grave” in a casket as he prepares to perform a stunt. Burrus passed away after the casket collapsed under the weight of the concrete poured on top of it.

Acute radiation sickness, photos taken in a specialized clinic, Soviet Union, after the Chernobyl disaster of April 26, 1986.

The haunting look of an 18-year-old Russian girl after being liberated from Dachau, April 29, 1945.

A photograph from 2019 shows two Colombian soldiers giving a final salute as they free fall. The rope that was carrying them suddenly broke during an airshow.

This X-ray reveals a tear gas canister that was fatally embedded in a protester’s brain during anti-government protests in Iraq in 2019.

Jean Libbera, aka “The Double-Bodied Man,” had his parasitic brother, Jacques Libbera, connected to him from his chest-stomach area.

A photo of Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, captured on December 19th, 2016, moments before he was tragically assassinated by an off-duty Turkish police officer, who can be seen in the background.

Alison Parker, a young journalist, met a tragic end during a live television broadcast in 2015. While conducting an interview, she and her cameraman, Adam Ward, became the targets of a former coworker, who shot them. The image shown here captures a moment from that last interview.

Child patients sit bound and tied to a radiator inside the psychiatric hospital in Deir el Qamar, Lebanon in 1982.

Picture of a man with Schizophrenia before and after his Lobotomy

The last photo taken by Bill Biggart, the only journalist who lost his life. covering 9/11.

A Chinese woman whose feet were bound from childhood, late 1800s.

A photo of a possibly Shell-shocked soldier during WWI.

In 1907, a British sailor is seen unshackling an enslaved man who had been chained for three years.

Budd Dwyer moments before he took his own life on live televison.

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