Hopefully, the guy made it out alive and did not lose his balance after taking that selfie. If not, would be such a waste of a handsome guy, right?
Don't Try This at Home
You don’t have to be a professional Pole dancer to know you avoid stunts while holding a drink in your hand. I'm really hoping that the guy knew the dancer in this situation. Otherwise, he's may not be a happy camper. This is one of the reasons, many people avoid traveling by public transportation- they're usually filled with weirdos.
I wonder whether the man knew he'd be part of the dancer's performance or did the cameraman just happen to catch the exact moment when his day ruined.
Not the Sharpest Tool In The Shed
Seriously, guys? Using a front loader to hoist up a ladder and take down a tree? They definitely didn't plan this out well, but sometimes you've got to take one for the team so that others can learn from your stupid mistakes.
Some men sure love living life on the edge...
Where Do Babies Come From?
The tales of storks delivering babies dates back to the Roman era. Many cultures from the past centuries also saw storks as a symbol of good luck. In Fact, in nature, storks are known for being very nurturing parents to their offspring, even after they've learned to fly. Maybe, this is where the story originates?
Besides good fortune, storks have been associated with family values and commitment. Especially in ancient European Cultures.
See Ya Later Aligator!
When this airboat accidentally landed in a swamp full of alligators, it had the tourists petrified. Ironically, in the photo, the tour guide seems to be the most wear out of all the passengers, despite her having more knowledge about how to handle such a situation. There's no tragic ending here. Everyone managed to exit the swamp without a scratch.
In may have been hard to remain calm, but truthfully, the alligators would have been scared of seeing the machine land in the waters, and run away. How cool would it be if they'd actually helped the passengers have a miraculous escape?
Jet Ski Stunt at Niagara Falls
In the year 1995, as part of a righteous cause to spread consciousness for the site, Robert Overacker tried to jet ski across the Niagara Falls. He toppled over and died when his emergency parachute did not open. Herein, he is seen falling into the falls.
Robert was 39 years old at the time of his death that occurred on October 1st, 1995, in front of an audience of 3000 people.
This picture was timed to perfection. Apparently, it was taken only a second before the car nose-dived into the below waters. Well, there was nobody in the car, if that is what you are wondering.
Pity to waste such a beautiful vehicle.
Like a Scene From "Jaws"
Meet Seth, he is a risk-taker, to say the least. He was aware of the shark lurking around and decided to continue surfing anyways. Surprisingly, the shark simply sniffed Seth, yeah, like a dog. Fortunately, both Seth and the shark did not get hurt.
One plausible reason for the man sticking around despite the presence of the shark was because he thought he would startle the shark, who would then attack, hence, he decided to stay put to see what was in store for him.
Saved by the Gator
Deputy Chuck Lamm pointed a gun at a 6-foot alligator, yes, an alligator. The animal began to sneak up on him as the officer was trying to pull someone over. After staring at Lamm for 20 minutes or so, the gator simply walked back to the nearby waters. And as for the person that Lamm was attempting to pull over, he escaped of course.
Who wouldn’t take such an unexpected opportunity to get out of a ticket? I bet that guy was thankful for his second chance and hopefully stays out of trouble next time.
The Fluffy Feline Missile
If we could shoot our kitties out of big, silly cannons, this is surely what the furball projectiles would look like. With that look of determination, this critter must have been chasing after something seriously exciting. Felines don’t tend to exert themselves like this unless they think it’s worth it. If I could imagine a kitten being shot from a large cannon, then, this is exactly how I'd see a furball bullet. With such a determined look on its face, it's safe to say that this cat is chasing something she finds exciting. Felines don't usually go to these lengths unless its something really worth their while.
This cat still looks adorable with her body levitated in the air, wouldn't you agree?
Pigeon's Secret Weapon
This hs to be one of the most amusing photos of this bunch – the timing here is immaculate. Seemingly, the child has been targeted by the pigeon, unleashing its bird-like revenge (You must be new to the Internet if this is your first time seeing this photo because it's been shown everywhere).
Word of caution. Pigeon droppings can pose certain health risks, and several advisories forbid feeding pigeons due to the potential health hazards.
This picture poses quite a few questions, like why would they place a mirror in such an awkward place? Were the bartender and other staff members aware of how it looks? Or maybe it's for amusement? Actually, I have a lot of questions about this photo.
Regardless of the weird leg-upper body proportions, the bartender is still pretty cute.
On Their Way to Space
During 1986, the NASA Space Vehicle satellite Challenger burst open only 73 seconds post being launched. All of the seven squad members died. In this photo, they are seen, elatedly, getting ready to board the vehicle only a few hours before.
In 1986, the NASA Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger broke apart just 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members were killed. Here they are as they joyfully prepare to board the craft just hours earlier.
A stuntman in the Making
Whoever this kid is, he seems to be enjoying himself. His face has, “look what I can do mom!” written all over it. His sister is definitely getting a kick out of her brother’s vulnerability. Though mom looks a bit concerned, she knows that it will end well, and it does. Unfortunately, he didn’t get any cool battle scars out of it.
This kid sure seems to be having the time of his life. He has the “check me out mom!” look on his face. His sister seems to be enjoying her brother’s act, but the mom definitely looks concerned, surely praying that her son's stunt will end well – and surely it does. Too bad, the kid didn’t even get a cool scratch to show when he told the story.
When You Have Jokester Husband
This woman sure seems to be freaking out! Her “sweet” husband thought that putting a stingray to her back would be fun. She was not hurt but has become famous - or rather, infamous - for her face reaction. Her hilarious expression has been an inspiration for several memes on the internet. After Steve Irwin’s sudden death by a stingray, who can blame her for being wary, especially because going they are in fact poisonous.
The pain from a stingray attack can be unbearable. If bitten, put saltwater to sanitize the wound and apply pressure to slow the bleeding and to allow the venom to ooze out.
Jared Michael is counted as one of the lucky ones in this compilation. The train conductor saw Jared ahead of time. He was, in fact, able to stick his foot out of the running train and kick Jared away from the train tracks. Such moments are when you learn valuable life lessons.
The train in the photo moves next to the routes of Peru Rail, which travel from Cusco (and other small destinations) to Machu Picchu. Luckily for the survivor, the train moves at an extremely low pace and that is the reason the train conductor was able to save the guy.
This pilot manages to escape seconds before his Harrier accidentally shoots in the sky at an aerial exhibit. Luckily, no one was hurt. Others even believed that this act was part of the show. “What a grand finale” they must have thought? The photographer must be compensated for his courage.
The Harrier aircraft is named after a bird of prey that goes by the same name. During the 1960s, they were innovated by a British developer, Hawker Siddeley.
Ship Nearly Loses Its Cargo
This cargo ship was on the verge of toppling over, yet, the rescue boat sailors s were not very worried. Perhaps, the ship was in more control than perceived. However, the good news is that the ship did not flip over, and no one was injured. The scene made for some awesome pictures. Incredibly, only 4 of those
If you’re wondering why the ship cargo is stacked so unsafely, you’re not alone. Especially for such a long journey?! It’s a miracle only 4 of them hit the waters.
Mission Impossible- Feline Style
If this dog was aware of the cat hanging from the door frame, it'd be way more excited about it? This cat could drop at any time and give that poor dog a serious scare. On the other hand, maybe it’s such a standard occurrence that he doesn’t care.
Maybe this cat is practicing its stunt routine.
School Yard Dodgeball
Getting hit in the face by a ball, especially while sporting glasses, can be quite painful. It's like the frames instantly transform into weapons. To look at the bright side of things, this epic capture could make for an amusing profile picture on a dating site. Other than that, this woman will probably avoid playing ball sports with her glasses on.
She seems so bewildered in that second when the ball hit her face, poor girl.
The Tragedy That Inspired the Classic Movie
This is the final photo taken of the ill-fated lavish ship Titanic prior to its sinking in the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912. Over 1500 peoples died in the unfortunate nautical accident.
Due to a collision with an iceberg, the Titanic sank during the ship’s maiden journey from Southampton to New York City.
When Photography Goes Wrong
This has to be Photoshopped, because what museum would house one of their pieces under plexiglass and leave the other out in the open? Also, why would a museum allow guests to walk up to the pieces without having their pedestals bolted to the ground? There are so many questions behind this photo.
If this photo turns out to be real, that poor guy will have to cough up a fortune for his mishap.
Deadly Bee Sting
This fact may be sad form some: After a bee stings someone or something, it's cannot recover the stinger. As caught in this amazing photo, the bee flees the scene only to leave behind its weapon, but also some of its digestive tract, abdomen, nerves, and muscle. It dies shortly after.
It's best to avoid getting stung by the bee, for the bee and your sake. Bee stings can be very painful and some people suffer allergic reactions from them.
Titanic Reenactment Fail
Perhaps, this couple thought that reenacting the iconic scene from the ‘Titanic’ movie would be fun. Whatever they were posing for, surely failed, it looks like that seagull is seen swooping down to bite the lady’s nose. They seem to be good sports about the mishap, I wonder how the seagull took it?
If they had noticed the seagull approaching, they could have tried to get him in the frame, that would have been even more epic!
Was the Party That Bad?
Beware, this photo is not for the easily disgusted. Apparently, the young lady was trying to maintain her poise, while being aware her stomach wasn't agreeing with her. As her friends gathered around her to appear in the picture, she could not suffer the discomfort any longer.
The girl’s condition sure must have turned into a party spoiler for the crowd. Well, we hope the woman got the required medical attention.
Just looking at this picture, will make you want to go snorkeling, right? Especially if you can manage to catch a school of fish photo-bombing your picture. It must be a weird feeling to swim among so many sea creatures. You can imagine that you're visiting SpongeBob SquarePants at Bikini Bottom.
This guy should definitely keep this one to show his grandkids.
The Suprise right Around The Corner
You may be surprised to know that many people, including adults, have a dreadful fear of clowns. The baker seems to be oblivious to the fate that awaits him as he seems to be happily strolling along. To be surprised is one thing, but facing your biggest fear can make one lose it completely. Sad to see that all those yummy pastries will go to waste!
This should teach the guy to pay more attention and keep in mind the fact that people may be approaching from the other side.
Water Ski Adventure
The guy is wearing water skis designed to be a bit larger, thus safer than normal ones. Though he seems to be flying and not skiing, I’m sure he experienced one heck of a jerk. Although, the scene looks set for a definite collision, fortunately, there wasn’t one. He landed alright, but not without a few injuries.
It seems like the driver of the speed boat was out to get revenge on the poor guy who was attempting to have some fun during his water skiing adventure.
The U.S. Figure Skater's Team Fatal Voyage
During 1961, a Boeing 707 airplane hurtled while going from New York City to Belgium. 73 people died in the catastrophic air crash. This crash, sadly, took the whole U.S. National figure skating team, which was on its way to the World Figure Skating Championships at Prague. The group seems happy to be heading to its destination.
The Sabena Flight 548 started from Idlewild International Airport and plunged at Zaventem Airport in Brussels on Feb 15th, 1961. A total of 73 people were killed: 72 were onboard and 1 on the ground.
The Infamous Hindenburg
During 1937, the German passenger airship called the Hindenburg burst into flames and was destroyed in New Jersey. 36 people were killed in the accident. This photo shows the airship a little before tragedy struck.
On May 6th, 1937, the Hindenburg tragedy took place at Manchester Township in New Jersey in the United States. There were a total of 97 people onboard the aircraft.
Mother Nature's Wrath
Destruction hit the Southeast Asian region on December 26, 2004, when a gigantic Tsunami battered the coast. 230,000 people died in the catastrophe. 31-year Deborah Garlick was vacationing in Thailand during that time and was one of the lives lost. Deborah’s guardians got this photo, not yet developed, on her camera, after reclaiming her possessions.
Apparently, an earthquake underneath the Indian Ocean was responsible for triggering the Tsunami that resulted in the killing of around a quarter of a million people from 13 different countries.
Plane in Flames
This is the perturbing final image of the Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182. The star-crossed airplane crashed with another aircraft above San Diego on September 25th, 1978, at 9:00. All 137 travelers on board died, as well as 7 others on the ground. Twenty-homes were damaged due to the collision’s impact.
This air crash was Pacific Southwest Airlines' first-ever deadly crash and occurred in spite of being handled by 5 well-trained pilots.
The Heroic Woman in Blue
In this photo you can see Moira Smith – an NYPD agent – can be seen taking a wounded man away from the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist assaults. After a couple of minutes, she entered the World Trade Center's south tower to assist in the evacuation process of other victims when the building crashed down. She was the only female NYPD executive to die that tragic day. Also, she was the first police personnel to recount the attacks after seeing the first tower struck by the aircraft.
The woman needs to be applauded for her bravery; in the face of disaster, she showed tremendous courage. Hats off to her and others like her who risk their lives to save others!
This impromptu picture was taken right before Biggie Small was hit by gunshots in a drive-by shooting incident at Los Angeles in California. He succumbed to his injuries an hour post the shoot-out.
Biggie Smalls was also known as the Notorious B.I.G. and is counted among one of the best rappers of all time.
The First Outbreak
The initial Ebola epidemic, during 1976, led to the death of 280 persons. In this photo, the nurse -Mayinga N’Seka – was captured only days prior to her succumbing to the virus that she had helped eradicate.
Zaire, which is a sovereign state in Africa, witnessed the Ebola outbreak in the year 1976 that claimed Mayinga N’Seka’s life. The state is now called the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
When St. Louis Tragically Lost Its Mayor
William Becker served as the mayor during the years 1941-43. On the fateful day of August 1, 1943, he partook in a demo session for a new airplane. Right after take-off, the plane’s right wing came apart, and all ten passengers met their death. This photo features the crew before taking off.
The glider was being towed by a transport plane for a ride around the city. Promptly after the towing cable was released, the right wing of the plane tore apart and it dived 1500 feet down, resulting in the loss of 15 lives.
That's Got to Hurt!
It looks like this guy was attempting some sort of backflip or somersault into the pool. The whole thing would probably look pretty great if it worked out in his favor...but it worked out in our favor because this is one epic photo. Hopefully he alright though.
He must have calculated his distance from the pool all wrong for this to happen.
Celebration Followed By Tragedy
Groom, Martin Colquhoun, was left devastated after his beloved mother was killed in a car accident on her way home from his wedding. This was his last picture taken with her. What was supposed to be a joyous occasion to remember, will now mark the day this unfortunate calamity happened.
Martin’s mom, Mary Baird, was killed as a result of her taxi being hit by a car that was escaping the police. Her killer was Steven Boonie who was speeding in the car that hit the taxi. The incident occurred in November 2015.
The Unsuccessful Take-Off
This photo is of the 2000 Air France Flight 4590 (en route to New York City from Paris) when a fire broke out during takeoff. All 109 passengers aboard were killed. Most of the travelers were heading to New York to take a cruise that was going to Ecuador. This was the sole fatal event ever for the Concorde aircraft. Post this accident, this kind of plane was withdrawn from operations.
On July 25th, 2000, the airplane went over debris when taking off, leading to the malfunctioning of the tires and fuel tank. Subsequently, the engine failed and the plane caught fire and crashed into a hotel near Gonesse.
The humongous, flowy blue skirt sure caught the eye of that monkey, it even distracted him from his meal. Maybe he was wondering whether the outfit would serve him as some sort of an umbrella. Or maybe he could use it as a shelter?
We wonder whether the girl was aware of the lurking monkey peeking beneath her skirt.
This is precisely the reason why you should test all of your nuts and bolts on your vehicle– more than once! Perhaps performing off of those 'doughnuts made him dizzy". Lucky for him, the guy escaped with only a small bruise.
The crowd got more than their money's worth with this show.
Baseball Game Mishap
Yes, baseball games are enjoyable, but if you like being close to where the action takes place, you must spend considerable time watching out for stray balls (and bats). In the attempt of watching your favorite team score a home run, you may be risking the danger of a baseball, or, if you're extremely unlucky, even a bat, hitting you right in the face. Just like the man in the photo below.
Getting hit by a baseball is enough to ruin anyone's game experience. But getting hit by a bat? That's a sure trip to the hospital. We just hope this man didn't have any serious bone fractures.
A Dangerous Profession
The Brazilian-based Formula One automobile race driver, Ayrton Senna, right before the collision that leads to his death in Italy in during 1994. He is recalled as one of the ace Formula One racers of all generations.
Ayrton Senna was the winner of three Formula One Championships for McLaren during the years 1988, 1990, and 1991. Also, he is considered to be one of the best Formula One drivers that the world has seen.
The Man Who Fell From Space
Russian astronaut, Vladimir Komarov, was the first Soviet citizen to venture into deep space on more than one occasion, and is the first person to die on a space expedition – he expired when the Soyuz 1 space vehicle hurtled after rebounding on April 24, 1967, due to a parachute malfunction. Nonetheless, because he died when the vehicle hit the ground, he is not believed to be the first human casualty in the infinite space. Here the burnt remains of Komarov are being scrutinized by Soviet executives through his open-casket funeral. Just a piece of his heel bone survived the collision.
A detailed account of the 1967 incident pertaining to Komarov’s death is provided in the book ‘Starman’ that was published in 2011. The book’s authors are Piers Bizony and Jamie Doran.
Depression Took the Best of Him
Ian Curtis was the lyricist and vocalist for Joy Division, a popular punk orchestra during the end 1970s and beginning 1980s. Curtis suffered from depression and epileptic fits for a large part of his life, and his anguish was palpable in his compositions. Curtis is seen here with his newborn daughter Natalie, only a couple of days before he committed suicide at the tender age of 23 years.
Ian Curtis was found hanging in his Manchester kitchen on May 18, 1980.
Motorcycle Ride Claims Life of Young Artists
Reggaeton musician Ramon Gonzalez, more popularly known to his fanbase as- Jadiel, died in Rochester, N.Y. while riding a motorbike. He was only 27 years old. This was the final picture that he posted on Instagram – suggesting that he was a safe rider who wore both a face shield and a helmet. Unfortunately, the protective gear was not enough to save him from the crash.
Ramon Gonzalez was born in Puerto Rico and died as a result of a car colliding with his motorcycle on Route 104 in the vicinity of Rochester’s Maplewood Park.
The Daredevil's Fatal Failure
Circus celebrity and noted tight-rope walker, Karl Wallenda, was a real adventurer and often performed stunts without a safety net. During 1978, at the age of 73 years, he attempted to walk 121 feet over the ground level, amid two hotel buildings in Puerto Rico. Sadly, he was unable to accomplish his stunt. He fell off the rope and died. The mishap was filmed and the spectators were traumatized.
Karl Wallenda was Heartthrob Nik Wallenda’s great-grandfather. Karl fell to his death on March 22nd, 1978, in San Juan, Peurto Rico.
The Pregnant Mother's Life Was Not Spared
Sharon Tate was a popular female actor and model during the 1960s. She along with her director spouse, Roman Polanski, were a fortnight from the delivery date of their first child when she was mercilessly killed by associates of the notorious “Manson Family” sect, as guided by Charles Manson. Four others were slain in the assault. This picture was taken a little before that doomed and ill-fated night.
The Tate Murders took the lives of 5 innocent people at the hands of four members of the Manson Family who invaded Sharon and Roman’s house at Cielo Drive in Los Angeles. Polanski was not in the house at the time of the murders as he was in Europe shooting a film.
Their Last Selfie
In this poignant 2012 image, the Latin-American pop icon, Jenni Rivera, is captured playing it up for the camera aboard a flight, surrounded by her lawyer, press representative, cosmetologist, and fashion designer. Soon after this joyful image was put up on Instagram, the aircraft hurtled. No one on the flight survived the crash.
Jenni Rivera was reportedly murdered as per the orders of Drug Lord, El Chapo, as the singer was prohibited to stage a performance in Monterrey, Mexico, where she gave her last performance before dying.
Caught In a War
In this picture, we can see a regular, joyful gang of friends as they are hanging out in metropolitan Beirut. But, the tragedy that hit soon after taking this photo is hard to believe. A couple of minutes afterward, a bomb went off among the mob and slew the 16-year old teenager sporting a red-colored hoodie, Mohammed Shaar.
Mohammad was 16 years and of Lebanese origin when he died due to a car bomb that led to the killing of a renowned politician.
The Last Time With Their Father
Sep 10th, 2001: James Joseph Kelly and his two sons went for a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. The game was called off due to heavy rains, but the three enjoyed themselves even then. Terribly, Kelly died the following day on in the terror acts on the World Trade Center.
James Joseph Kelly was employed as a Bond Broker with Cantor Fitzgerald and was stationed at the 105th floor of the World Trade Center.
Reckless Behavior Leads to Car Crash
There are many appalling selfies in this compilation. In this image, 32 years old Courtney Ann Sanford, smirks as she faces the camera in a selfie she put up on Facebook when driving. Preoccupied, she bridged the median and died in a dreadful car mishap. The slogan posted along with this image? “The happy song makes me HAPPY!”
On April 24, 2014, Courtney died when her car collided with a truck. Consequently, her car hit a tree and caught fire. At the time of her death, she was employed with Maxim Health Care Services.
Calamity at the Grand Canyon
Through the 1982 shooting of Twilight Zone: The Movie, an untoward helicopter mishap lead to the death of Vic Morrow and two adolescent actors. Six more additional helicopter farers were bruised. The whole scene was shot on camera and resulted in a revamp of the movie interest legislation. This image captures the moment right before Morrow was executed. Film Director John Landis and many other executives of the production squad incorporating explosives expert Paul Stewart were sued on murder counts. They were later freed. The actors’ family members had an out-of-court settlement amounting to millions of dollars from civil suit proceedings.
A tourist named Colleen Burns of Orlando was visiting the Grand Canyon with friends in 2016. She moved to the side of a trail to allow another hiker to pass, slipped and plummeted 400 feet to her death. Burns had posted this happy photo to Instagram just hours before her fatal accident.
Tragedy on the Movie Set
Through the 1982 shooting of Twilight Zone: The Movie, an untoward helicopter mishap lead to the death of Vic Morrow and two adolescent actors six more injured. The whole scene was shot on camera and resulted in a revamp of the movie interest legislation. This image captures the moment right before Morrow was executed. Film Director John Landis and many other executives of the production squad incorporating explosives expert Paul Stewart were sued on murder counts. They were later freed. The actors’ family members had an out-of-court settlement amounting to millions of dollars from civil suit proceedings.
The photo was taken at a place called Indian Dunes, which is near Santa Clarita, Los Angeles, United States. The two child actors who were killed due to the accident were Myca Dinh Le and Renee Shinn Chen, who were 7 years old and 6 years old respectively.
On Their Way to the Top of the World
This image captures voyagers, George Mallory, and Sandy Irvine, as they attempted to ascend Mount Everest during 1924. Alas for them, this was their final picture prior to dying. It is not known until today, whether they managed to arrive at the highland’s apex before their deaths.
According to reports, the duo died because they were stuck in a cruel snowstorm and also, there was also a dip in barometric pressure around the peak of Mount Everest.
The Assassination That Started WWI
Here is an image of Archduke Franz Ferland of the Austro-Hungarian throne with his spouse, Sophie, who was the Countess of Hohenberg. They are seen here in Sarajevo as on June 28th, 1914, moments prior to being slain. Their assassination resulted in Serbia’s ally partners to proclaim war on each other, triggering the start of World War 1.
Getty ImagesThe objective of the assassinations was to separate the South Slav provinces of Austria-Hungary so they could be integrated with Yugoslavia.
James Dean's Tragic Fate
This was the final picture snapped of renowned, Hollywood idol, James Dean. He is fleetingly seen at a Petrol pump along with his Porsche 550 Spyder in 1955. This image was taken a few hours prior to his deadly car collision in that same automobile. The wrecked car strangely vanished in 1960 from a shipment crate after being seen in a safe at a driving show.
The car accident occurred at Cholame, California, United States when Dean was 24 years of age.
The Assassination That Sparked Controversy
On Nov 22nd, 1963, a convoy was ferrying President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and they were going to Dallas. This is the last photo snapped of JFK while he was living. He was hit by gunshots and murdered by assassin Harvey Lee Oswald, who was stationed at the school book archive building, after a couple of minutes.
As the motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza, the President was murdered. Kennedy died from 2 gunshots in the upper part of his body. It was reported that Oswald acted on his own, but conspiracy theorists believe he had allies.
The Guitarist's Last Performance
Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as “Dimebag Darrell”, was the song composer and guitar player of the metal group Pantera. During a show on December 8th, 2004, show, Marine Nathan Gale rushed to the stage and lethally shot Dimebag Darrell. He murdered three others as well. Fans performed CPR on the much-loved guitarist, but the damage had been done and he was declared dead on the arena.
Darrell was 38 years old when he was killed when performing on stage at Columbus in Ohio in the United States.
The Deadly Air Disaster
On Jan 7, 2012, a hot air balloon hit a high voltage electricity chord and viciously burst into flames when trying to make a landing. It hurtled towards the north of New Zealand city, Carterton, executing 10 travelers along with the pilot. It was the deadliest air catastrophe to take place in New Zealand since the year 1963.
The accident occurred due to an error of judgment on the pilot’s part; he was found to be under the influence of cannabis at the time of the tragic event.
The Plane Crash That Took the Whole Team
It was quite a tragedy for the sports community during November 2016. A Brazilian-based football team, Atletico Chapecoense, was going to a championship match in Medellin, Colombia. They booked a chartered airplane and snapped this picture in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where they were laid off, prior to embarking on their concluding flight. Many other team members eagerly posted their images on social media accounts prior to taking off. They would never be heard of again. The captain called the emergency room, stating electricity outage. Soon after, the airplane hurtled into the mountains, taking out 71 people. Initially, there were 6 survivors, but subsequently, one more player succumbed to injuries at the medical center.
This accident occurred as a result of extremely low fuel levels and delayed emergency landing. In all, the flight was poorly planned.
The Devastating Ferry Accident
Over 300 persons, the majority of them were high school pupils, died as a result of the sinking of the Sewol ferry on April 16th, 2014. The ferry was found to be overfull and architecturally flawed. Prior to the boat overturning and sinking, the pupils filmed videos and messaged their parents. The crew had guided the worried students to remain in their rooms while they were packed with water. Some were kidding around, unaware of how grave the situation was becoming. Here is an image from a video that a pupil was taking when the ferry was already full of water.
The government was held responsible for South Korea’s boat tragedy that was one of the most traumatic maritime accidents of all time. Lack of security measures and poor rescue work were the reasons given.
The Mysterious Tale of Amelia Earhart
During 2017, a picture was found inside the National Archives. This specific photograph holds significance because it shows lost aviator, Amelia Earhart, and seemingly, suggests that it was snapped after the collision. This indicates that she primarily must have survived the accident, her fate remains unknown as she was not seen alive again by the ones searching for her. The image, though captivating, does not hold answers to her disappearance.
Amelia Earhart is most popularly known to be the first female aviation pilot to traverse solo across the Atlantic Ocean. For this feat, she was awarded the United States Distinguished Flying Cross. She was declared dead in absentia after she disappeared on July 2nd, 1937 at the age of 41.
John Lennon's Infamous Death
Seen here is the renowned Beatle member, John Lennon, as he gives autographs to fans out of his New York City apartment building. The other man besides John is Mark David Chapman, who fired shots and murdered the icon only a few minutes after this photo was taken. It is considered one of the most unforgettable assassinations in history.
John Lennon was assassinated on 8th December 1980, after he returned home from Record Plant Studio accompanied by his wife, Yoko Ono.
Last Smile Before the Catastrophic Flight
Anna Sergeeva was a 25-year-old beautician, heading for a holiday. She reserved a last-minute trip to the town of Rostov-on-Don, a place where she had resided before moving to UAE for employment in the beauty industry. The picture here is a selfie Anna took prior to the flight taking off. Sadly, it was to be her final one. Flight FZ981 hurtled in South Russia slaying all 62 travelers and crew executives on board.
The investigating agencies concluded that the crash happened due to technical difficulties, human error, and rough weather conditions on the day of the flight.
A Cloud of Ashes
On May 30th, 1980, Jim Hobson (19 years old) and his pals were water skiing at Saddle Dam Park. There were not aware that Mt. St. Helens was going to erupt nearby. The upsurge ensued after many earthquakes in succession around the region and is believed to the most destructive volcanic outbreak in 100 years. Luckily, the lads escaped unhurt from the accident and even carried on skiing while gazing at the eruption awe-struck; the boys were not harmed, but 57 people were killed during that calamity.
Jim Hobson along with his friends – Dave Pritchard, Ralph Morgan, and Robert Morgan – were camping at Saddle Dam Park’s Yale Reservoir when they witnessed the eruption.
The Wedding That Was Just Not Meant to Be
The bride to be, Collette Moreno (left), and her best friend, Ashley Theobald (right) were heading to Missouri for Moreno’s bachelorette party when they took this picture. Unfortunately, just minutes after this photo was taken they got in a horrible car accident which Moreno didn’t survive the collision.
Collette was taken to a hospital in California where she was pronounced dead from her injuries. Theobald was driving the car and during her attempt to pass another car, she crashed into it. They never made it to the wedding.
It remains a mystery whether or not the photo was real or fake. The guy survived the selfie. But really, who would be that careless with their life?
Jared Michael did not necessarily think this plan through. In an attempt to get a selfie standing in front of a moving train, he put himself directly into harm’s way. He decided to position himself on the tracks, directly into the path of the moving train. However, Jared should be thanking his lucky stars for what happened next…
This amusing family picture of two brothers (Michael McQuilken, 18 years, on the right, and his brother, Sean, 12 years old, left ) was captured during a camping expedition in 1975, at California’s Sequoia National Park.
The duo was hit by lightning right before the photo was taken and luckily, both stayed alive.