Chilling Photographs That'll Change Your Perspective

By Sophia Maddox | June 16, 2023

Photographer Rocco Morabito was in the right place at the right time in 1967 to capture a daring feat of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation high above the ground. 

Things aren’t always as they seem. This collection of photographs will show you a view of history – its people, places, and events – that offers a different perspective than what we see in our history books. You will see famous people before they were stars, the final moments of some people’s lives, fads and trends of the past, and some intriguing slices of life in days gone by. History is full of fascinating little tidbits that make for wonderful stories. All we need to do to find them is to change our perspective.

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A utility worker's life was saved thanks to a quick-thinking co-worker. (Pinterest)

Electrical utility workers J.D. Thompson and Randall Champion were working on some low voltage lines in 1967 when Champion accidentally made contact with a live line while harnessed to the pole. The shock stopped his heart and breathing. His co-worker, Thompson sprang into action. When he reached Champion, he performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until he felt a faint pulse. Then he helped lower Champion to the ground where another co-worker did CPR. Champion survived and lived for another 35 years. Photographer Rocco Morabito was on his way to another assignment when he happened upon the scene. He was able to capture this dramatic photo. 

Grotesque and frightening, the gargoyles atop Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral were meant to ward off evil spirits. 

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Fantastical stone monsters guard Notre Dame Cathedral. (pinterest)

The fearsome gargoyles atop Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral have been the subject of fascination since the gothic church was built in the Middle Ages. In fact, it is hard to think about the famous cathedral without envisioning its many stone gargoyles. According to legend, the gargoyles were put in place to ward off evil spirits and prevent bad vibes from entering the building. But the gargoyles have another, more practical, function. The stone demons hide the drain spouts that funnel rainwater off the roof to the cathedral. Did you know that no two gargoyles at Notre Dame Cathedral are the same? Each one is unique, giving rise to the idea that each one has its own distinct personality.