Chilling Photographs That'll Change Your Perspective

By Sophia Maddox | October 6, 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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The train conductor was behind schedule so he had increased the train's speed before the crash. (

Someone forgot to hit the brakes. Literally. When the Granville-Paris Express came roaring into the Gare Montparnasse station, the conductor had the train going too fast and he failed to apply the brakes. The train crashed through the station and plowed through the back wall to dangle above the street. Miraculously, none of the passengers or crew on the train were severely injured but, sadly, one innocent person the street below was killed by falling bricks. The train hung from the building for a few days, giving plenty of time for folks to flock to the scene with their cameras for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opp. 

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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.