A picture is worth a thousand words – from happy memories to terrifying ordeals. Some photos are taken on purpose like a photojournalist telling the story of those affected by a war-torn country. Other photos are taken without the intention of telling any story at all; they capture a moment because they are at the right place at the right time or wrong place at the right time in some cases.

Our entire lives can be recreated through the power of pictures from our moment entering the world to our first grandchild’s. They also make us remember times we’d like to forget. The following 12 photographs are so chilling, they lean toward the latter. However, just about every one of them is a reminder that we can’t forget.

12. “Falling Man”

It is believed that more than 200 people lost their lives on 9/11 due to either falling or jumping from the World Trade Center. This photo, known simply as “The Falling Man” is the most well-known.


11. Mysterious Documentation Of Their Death

In April of 2014, Kris Kremers, 21, and Lisanne Froon, 22, were Dutch tourists backpacking through Panama. They hiked near a Baru volcano and were never heard from again. Their remains were found months later, along with photographic evidence that turned out to be quite mysterious and chilling. The photos start out with normal photos of their trip and hike but things take a chilling turn and the final photos show Kremers’ red hair soaked in blood. Their deaths are still a mystery, but local officials say a hiking accident claimed their lives.


10. Vulture Stalks Its Prey

This photo was taken in the Sudan of a vulture stalking a young emaciated boy named Kong Nyong. Thankfully, Kong was rescued and has recovered from the famine.


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