54 Chilling Images With Unknown Stories From History

By Sophia Maddox | June 29, 2023

17 year-old Juliane Koepcke was sucked out of an airplane in 1971 after it was struck by a bolt of lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground, strapped to her seat and survived after she endured 10 days in the Amazon Jungle

When you look back at history there are moments that you can’t help but feel like you’ve lived. Big, sweeping, epic moments that are etched in stone. But even more fascinating are the stories that exist between the bullet points. These jaw dropping photos that tell the unknown stories are sure to amaze. Click ahead with fervor and plow through pictures and anecdotes about everything from World War II to Madonna, and even the early years of Walt Disney.

That’s not all we have. There are eye-opening looks at Mother Nature, natural disasters, and indigenous people that you’d never see in your normal life. Keep some eye drops handy because there’s a lot to learn and photos that will astound. Onward! 

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On December 24, 1971, Koepcke and her mother were traveling from Lima to Pucallpa, the city with an airport closest to Panguana, to visit their family. Things were going well on the flight until they flew into a thunderstorm. The plane was struck by lightning and started going down, Koepcke remembers the “quiet” free fall into the Peruvian jungle before she passed out as she entered into the trees.

Koepcke landed without her mother and with a broken collar bone. She managed to drag herself from her seat and find a bag of candy to eat for sustenance. She was discovered by forestry workers on January 3, 1972. She’d been in the rain forest for 11 days. 

Marilyn Monroe relaxing in her home, 1951

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Before Marilyn Monroe was the blonde bombshell that everyone knows she was an actress performing bit parts in any film that she could scrounge up. However, the tide turned for her in 1950 when she appeared in The Asphalt Jungle. By 1951 she was the toast of the town after appearing at the 23rd Academy Awards

The same year she appeared in Home Town Story, As Young As You Feel, Love Nest, and Let’s Make It Legal. These were huge for her at the time, but they were nowhere near as big as the films that would come her way only a couple of years later.