Chilling Photographs That'll Change Your Perspective

By Sophia Maddox | July 7, 2023

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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This bizarre-looking fish is the giant ocean sunfish. (Wikipedia)

There are all kinds of crazy-looking creatures in the world’s oceans and the giant ocean sunfish is no exception. Even without a tail, the giant ocean sunfish ties for the heaviest bony fish in the world. They can reach more than 4,000 pounds in adulthood. With its shortened body and missing tail fin, the giant ocean sunfish looks like a massive fish head at first glance, but don’t be fooled. This is a complete fish that can maneuver around quite well despite its missing tail fin. Divers are often taken aback by the sight of a giant ocean sunfish but they have no reason to worry. The sunfish eats only smaller fish and crustaceans. It is big but it is not a threat to humans. 

Like a scene from a horror movie, the figurines at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London melted into monstrous figures after a fire broke out in 1925. 

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Not the scene of a vicious attack, but the aftermath of a fire at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. (Wikipedia)

Frenchwoman Madame Marie Tussaud had a knack for crafting figures out of wax that so closely resembled the models that it was creepy. She began displaying her wax figures in her home before opening her famous wax museum in London. Her creations attracted huge crowds of admirers. There is one problem with wax, however. It melts. When a fire broke out in the museum in 1925, many of her wax figures were completely destroyed. Many others, like the ones shown in this photograph, survived but were horribly disfigured by the melting wax, turning them into grotesque figures.