Historical Photos That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

It’s a sad reality that we never know when our final day on this Earth is coming. It happens to everyone, even people that seem untouchable. Between celebrities, heads of state and other notable figures, even those that were just going through a routine day can meet their untimely demise. When a photo is taken of someone just before it happens, it can be haunting to know that it was the final photo taken. Here are 40 of them that are sure to send chills down your spine.

Xenia Ignatyeva

A recent fad in Russia is sort of a contest to take selfies in the most dangerous of situations, mostly on top of large buildings. Xenia Ignatyeva was just 17 years old when she became part of this trend, climbing up on a railway bridge and taking a selfie. While trying to catch herself on the way down, Ignatyeva accidentally grabbed a live wire that shocked her, causing her to lose her balance and fall to her death.

Uruguayan Flight 571

On October 13, 1972, Uruguayan Airlines Flight 571 took off. The plane would crash while over the Andes, and 28 of the 45 passengers survived the crash. More than two months later, 16 of the 28 were found still alive. They survived by eating the other dozen survivors during this time period.

Vicki Weaver

The United States Marshals Service and members of the FBI sieged on Naples, Idaho on August 21, 1992. The agents were looking to book Randy Weaver for failure to appear on charges, and he was at Ruby Ridge with his wife Vicki. Here is Vicki shown from surveillance footage before she was killed by FBI sniper fire.