Eerie Photos Not Suitable For All Viewers

By | October 28, 2022

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You’ve heard that a photo is worth a thousand words, but photos like the collection here have stories with so much more to say. These pictures give an insight into what life was like in eras as disparate as the 18th century and the 1970s. You’ll see what life was like for a kid in America during the baby boom, and how the Native people of America lived long before the modern metropolis existed. These rare historical aren’t just informative, they’re a fun look at a time long gone, and maybe a time that you wish you could go back to. Prepare to be astonished and read on!

People Living with a Normal Life with Mummies in Venzone, Italy in 1950

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What a ghastly tradition! The residents of Venzone, Italy, hang out with the mummified remains of their dead relatives. They live with the corpses in their homes, seat them at their dining tables, and take them out for some fresh air, as this photo shows. The macabre tradition began back in the 14th century. When the Great Plague swept through the village, so many residents died that there wasn’t room in the cemetery to bury them, so the bodies were stacked up in the church basement. Fast forward 300 years to 1647 when the church was being rebuilt. The bodies, now mummified, had to be moved, but the residents believed that God had sent their ancestors back to them. So families reclaimed their mummified relatives and took them home. The tradition continued until the 1950s and was photographed by Life magazine photographer, Jack Birns.