Rarely Seen Photos Depict The Most Inexplicable Human Acts In History

By Sarah Norman | May 27, 2024

Sharon Tate poses for one of her final photos

We like to think that the world is safe… that everything is going to be okay. Unfortunately there are people out there who commit the kind of vile acts that are horrific enough to make you completely lose faith in humanity.

From atrocities committed against an entire race of people to the crimes of a loan person acting on their darkest desires, the following stories and pictures that accompany them will chill you to the bone. If there's a silver lining to be had in their hair raising stories it's that most of the people involved in these despicable moments in history were caught and put to justice. Still, you'll want to make sure you read these stories of the horrors that man can commit with the lights on.

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One of the most startling crimes of the 1960s revolved around the brutal slaying of a very pregnant Sharon Tate and her friends while they were staying at 10050 Cielo Drive, the former home of producer Terry Melcher. At the time Tate had no idea that Melcher accidentally made an enemy of the psychotic cult leader and wannabe singer-songwriter Charles Manson after denying him a recording contract. This photo is one of the last few taken of Tate before her death and it shows just how gorgeous and vulnerable she was. When Manson’s followers broke into the house of Cielo Drive and did away with the people staying there they not only snuffed out the young life of Tate, but her unborn child. 

Budd Dwyer moments before he ended his life on live television

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It’s safe to say that politicians aren’t great at handling a scandal. In some cases they deny deny deny, in others, they take to social media, but when Budd Dwyer, the acting Pennsylvania State Treasurer, found himself mired in a kickback scandal in the late ‘80s he decided to take his own life. On January 22, 1987, he called a press conference where he gave a statement on the unnerving visual that people were about to see. During a speech before shooting himself in the head Dwyer said:

I am going to die in office in an effort to ‘…see if the shame[-ful] facts, spread out in all their shame, will not burn through our civic shamelessness and set fire to American pride.’ Please tell my story on every radio and television station and in every newspaper and magazine in the U.S. Please leave immediately if you have a weak stomach or mind since I don’t want to cause physical or mental distress. Joanne, Rob, DeeDee [sic] – I love you! Thank you for making my life so happy. Goodbye to you all on the count of 3. Please make sure that the sacrifice of my life is not in vain.