Eerie Last Known Photos That Reveal A Darker Side Of History

By | November 24, 2022

The "Lost Patrol" shortly before their test flight through the Bahamas

These look like normal pictures, but what happened after they were taken is shocking. Many photos from history show a glimpse into a world that we’re not ready to see...but for some reason we can’t tear our eyes away from them. This set of disturbingly beautiful photographs will give you goosebumps and make you want to show everyone you know. Beware, some of these photos are truly chilling, others will hit you in the gut, and others are so poignant that they’ll instill a new sense of wonder within you.

These rarely seen photos of moments before things went wrong might fill you with dread, others will astonish, but each of these fascinating moments provide insight into our past, no matter how dark it can be.

For mature audiences only. Viewer discretion advised.

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Flight 19 on December 5, 1945 was supposed to be a routine training mission off of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The six aircraft and 27 crewmen were supposed to train in a three-hour exercise known as “Navigation Problem Number One,” where they’d practice bombing runs - it was nothing out of the ordinary. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. that day the flight’s leader Lieutenant Charles C. Taylor radioed back to the base to say that he didn’t know where he was and that his plane’s compass wasn’t working. 

The rule of thumb for pilots in the Atlantic Ocean is that they should fly west towards the setting sun, but rather than do that Taylor lead his planes east because he believed he was hundreds of miles away in the Florida Keys. The planes went down shortly after 6 p.m., but when the Navy sent planes out to find the missing men and their crafts they couldn’t find anything. Navy Lieutenant David White later recalled:

They just vanished. We had hundreds of planes out looking, and we searched over land and water for days, and nobody ever found the bodies or any debris.

Marilyn Monroe and Buddy Greco reconnect during the final weekend of her life

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The final weekend of Marilyn Monroe’s life has never been discussed as much as the way she was found on Sunday, August 5, 1962; naked, face down in her bed with her phone in her hand. Just days before she was hanging out at Cal-Neva with Frank Sinatra and pianist Buddy Greco after being unceremoniously dumped by Robert Kennedy. Despondent and heartbroken, she did her best to have a good time with her hosts and to keep them from realizing she was depressed. Greco told the Daily Mail

When she arrived that Saturday, you'd never believe that she had a care in the world. I was sitting with Frank [Sinatra], Peter Lawford and a bunch of other people, outside Frank's bungalow, when a limousine pulls up and this gorgeous woman in dark glasses steps out. We'd said hello a few times, but were never properly introduced. When Frank introduced us, I said: ‘You won't remember me, but I was the piano player when you auditioned for the Benny Goodman band in 1948.’ She got emotional at that and hugged me. She had such warmth - and I was moved. Somebody took some wonderful shots of that moment, of us hugging.

According to Greco, Monroe drank throughout the day until she was blisteringly drunk by the evening and fighting with Sinatra. The trip, her last, was a disaster. He said that she left the next morning and that was the last time anyone saw her alive.