Rarely Seen Photos Depict The Most Inexplicable Human Acts In History

By Sarah Norman | November 20, 2023

Ian Curtis with his daughter, days before he hung himself in 1980

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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The death of Ian Curtis is one of those acts that shows that no matter how much personal success and wealth someone accrues that happiness is hard to find. While performing with his group Joy Division in the late ‘70s Curtis gave voice to the dark urges of millions of listeners with songs like “Disorder” and “She’s Lost Control,” but he couldn’t find peace for himself.

After finding success with Joy Division Curtis and his wife gave birth to their daughter Natalie, and while that should be the happiest moment for some people for Curtis Natalie was one more thing holding him to his marriage. Before the band left for their first American tour in 1980 Curtis hung himself in his family’s kitchen while listening to Iggy Pop’s “The Idiot.” 

Sharon Tate poses for one of her final photos

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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.