25 Mysterious And Creepy Photos That Might Never Be Explained

Thanks to modern technology and sophisticated photo editing programs, almost every mysterious or creepy photo is accused of being fake. In past decades though, there was no such thing as Photoshop and yet, a number of old creepy pictures with stories have survived. As these pictures could not have been edited back in those days, some of them have never been fully explained (at least not convincingly). Are the scariest photos in history real or are they fake? We’ll let you be the judge. Get ready because you’re about to see creepy things hidden in pictures, ghost pictures, disturbing death photos and much more. If you like eerie stories and creepy mysteries, you will certainly enjoy these 25 Mysterious And Creepy Photos That Might Never Be Explained. And if you want even more spooky photos check out these 25 Creepy Vintage Halloween Photos Too Scary To Handle.

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Hook Island sea monster

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In 1964, French photographer Robert Serrec spotted and took a quick picture of what resembled a giant snake-like creature resting on the sea floor off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Some sources claimed it could have been a long tarp or something similar. However, no credible explanation has ever been found for this bizarre photo.


Hessdalen lights

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Since the 1940’s (possibly earlier) there has been a strange light phenomenon observed in the Hessdalen Valley, Norway. The spectacle has a form of white or yellow light of unknown origin standing or floating above ground level. Between 1981 and 1984, the lights were observed up to 20 times per week but have drastically reduced in frequency since then to about 10–20 times per year. Despite ongoing research and numerous working hypotheses, there is no convincing explanation of the origin of these lights.


Coopers´ family photo

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Back in the 1950´s, the Cooper family from Texas moved into their new house. Once there, they took a family photo but when the picture was developed, the image of a body falling from the ceiling was clearly visible. As further investigation on this story has brought no plausible explanation, there exist many speculations; including one that argues that the shadow is the ghost of the previous owner of the house.


Time traveler

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On footage from a Charlie Chaplin´s promotional film shot in 1928, there is a woman who appears to be talking into a cell phone. Needless to say, back in the 1920´s mobile phones were yet to be invented. Nevertheless, even the lady´s gestures and behavior is eerily familiar to what we see on the streets nowadays.


Falcon Lake incident

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In 1967, Stefan Michalak reportedly encountered an unidentified flying object near Falcon Lake, Canada. Michalak was close enough to touch the object but then, it suddenly lifted off, knocking him on his back. Michalak claimed to have been burnt by the object´s exhaust vent that was covered with a grid. The hot gases even left burn marks on his chest as it can be seen in the photo. After this bizarre accident, Michalak got very sick, suffering from symptoms typical of radiation but the nature of the burns has remained a mystery.

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