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21 Real Photos With Backstories That Are Freakier Than Any Movie - OMG

APRIL 15, 2015  —  By Mike Cahill  
Mike Cahill

Mike Cahill

Mike is ViralNova's resident Editor of the Weird. If it makes you say "OMG! That's terrible!!!" then Mike probably wrote it. Despite the subject of his articles Mike is surprisingly well adjusted. When he's not writing, he's making music, performing, and producing podcasts.

The appeal of horror movies is that they give people a way to experience the thrill of terror without actually having to put themselves in harm's way. For the vast majority of us, the movie theater will be the closest we ever get to genuine horror.

For others, though, the horror of demons, ghosts, and murderers has real-world significance. These are the people who look closely at real life and realize just how chilling it can be. For evidence of this, look no further than the following pictures, stripped right from the headlines. The world is a scary place indeed.

Warning: a few of these are NSFW.

1. Aerial view of the Jonestown mass suicide.

2. This woman in this photo is actually dead. Her husband took it two days after she passed away. There's no word on what her cause of death was.

3. A little Polish girl who grew up in a concentration camp drawing a picture of "home."

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