Chilling Historical Discoveries Captured More Than Expected

By Sarah Norman | August 31, 2023

Look closer at these rare photos that show dark and mysterious revelations thought to be lost to history, they each show a piece of the past that was once believed to be buried. The photos and stories collected here will take everything you know about history and turn it upside down, changing much of what you thought you knew about the past.

Each picture that we've included here deserves a long look. Not only because they're truly spectacular shots, but they provide stories and insight that you won't find in history books... just keep in mind that not all of these stories are suitable for young eyes.

Proceed with caution... these must-see chilling historical photos may frighten and disturb. Each of them shows more than you expect, are you ready to have your world turned upside down?

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There's something breathtaking about seeing a person work with an animal, especially an animal with the ability to fly away and never return. To hunt with an eagle in the way that the Kazakhs do is to find a symbiotic relationship with the eagle and realize that there is no controlling it, but instead you're harnessing its power and energy.

Kazakh hunters spend years with their eagles, teaching them how to hunt and return to their owners as part of a team. One young Kazakh woman explained the nature of the relationship to the BBC:

You don't really control the eagle. You can try and make her hunt an animal - and then it's a matter of nature. What will the eagle do? Will she make it? How will you get her back afterwards?

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Standing high above the Atlantic Ocean on the cliffs of Tintagel, this haunting, eight foot high bronze statue of King Arthur was constructed by Welsh artist Rubin Eynon.

Rather than focus on the legend of King Arthur, the statue is meant to evoke the feeling of royalty that runs through the area, one that many people in the English countryside feel has all but disappeared from the minds of the people who live there. Eynon explained:

There was a culture of feasting here, which suggests that the people who lived here were very powerful and had connections with the late Roman and Byzantine empire. I think it’s appropriate to speak of kings.

This statue of a lonely king was such a massive undertaking for its creator that it took a helicopter to fly it to the top of the cliffs and carefully put it in its final resting place.