Humans have always been obsessed with preserving images of daily life. But with the advent of modern photography in the 1800s, we have been able to capture and preserve more than what is necessary. Over the decades since the invention of modern cameras, mysterious occurrences have been captured in hundreds of photographs that even with today’s technology are hard to explain. Keep in mind that there were no digital imaging and editing technologies when photography was still in its infancy. And altering images back then was a painstaking process. Which is why photographs of ghostly images, “monsters,” and other bizarre events from those era have baffled even the experts in the field of photography.
What follows are 33 of the world’s most spine-chilling and mysterious photographs that are yet to be explained.