These are real-life photos so don’t say we didn’t warn you. The back-stories that go with it are even more interesting. You’ll never guess these things could actually happen in real-life. They’re like things that could only happen in movies and that’s even scarier.
But if you’re brave enough to face your fears, then go ahead and check our list of Creepy Photos That Will Give You Nightmares. Just a tip, though, better check these photos during daytime or your nightmares might give you a heart attack. Also, don’t forget to look behind you, you’ll never know who’s watching.
1. Killer Clown
Clowns are usually comic performers who usually use slapstick or mime comedy style to entertain their audience. They are usually seen in circus or kids’ birthday parties. Way to go to destroy childhood memories by twisting clowns’ playful nature to that of evil and dark humor. But there are some people who are irrationally scared of clowns. That’s a different story.
The clown photo above is an actual person named John Wayne Gacy, Jr. He is also known as Pogo the Clown. But underneath the colorful costume, he is a serial killer and rapist who sexually assaulted and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois.
He would disguise himself as Pogo the Clown and trap his victims to this address by force or deception. A clown at day and killer at night. I guess I’ll have a hard time trusting clowns from now on.
2. Cannibal Killer
If you cross paths with this guy on the streets at night, what would you do? He definitely doesn’t look friendly and this is an exemption to the saying, ‘don’t judge a book by its cover.’
This guys name is Joe Metheny and is nicknamed the Cannibal Killer. Back in 1976, he admitted to murdering at least 8 people. In a police confession, he said, “My murder rampage started out as revenge but ended up as a passion for the taste of blood and the overwhelming sense of power one gets for taking the life of another.”
After chopping his victims bodies’ he froze them and added the human meat to his open-pit beef stand. He said, “I cut the meat up and put it in some Tupperware bowls then put it in a freezer. I opened up a little open-pit beef stand. I had real roast beef and pork sandwiches. They were very good. The human body taste was very similar to pork. If you mix it together no one can tell the difference.” Creepy and disgusting.
3. Alcatraz Ghost
Alcatraz Island and Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary have been named as one of the most haunted places in America and the most haunted prison in the country.
The Native Americans have claimed to encounter evil spirits on the island long before the prison was built. And famous writer Mark Twain documented the eerie atmosphere of the island after visiting it as “being as cold as winter, even in the summer months.” Even prisoners, rangers, and visitors have reported a wide range of suspected paranormal activity on Alcatraz.
Just like this British couple who had an encounter while visiting the island. Sheila Walsh took a photo of a visitation block window where there was a figure of a woman, dressed in what looked to be the 1930s or 40s clothing and hairstyle. The woman can be seen staring directly through the window at the camera from inside the inmates’ visitation waiting room. On the left is what the window is supposed to look like. Be careful of the photos you take, you’ll never know who could appear in them.
Believe it or not, this is an actual photo of a dead boy. Yes, post-mortem photography was a thing back in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, during the Victorian era. It was a normal part of the American and European culture.
The photographers were hired by grieving families and the postmortem photographs not only helped in the grieving process but often represented the only visual remembrance of the deceased and the photograph was considered one of the family’s most precious possessions.
Just imagine how challenging it was since there was no photoshop back then and the Department of Health would definitely freak out. Good thing the practice became obsolete.
5. Last Photo
How would you feel knowing that you’re living your last moment and breathing your last breath? Scared as hell, right? That could be how this girl probably felt.
This is the last known photo of 14-year-old Regina Kay Walters before she was murdered. The photo was taken by her murderer, Robert Ben Rhoades, a serial killer, and rapist. He even cut her hair, made her wear a black dress and heels before killing her. Sick.
Robert Ben Rhoades was a truck driver who had a torture chamber in the back of the 18-wheeler truck that he drives. The photo was taken in an abandoned Illinois barn. He is believed to have tortured, raped, and killed more than 50 women.