Since the invention of photography back in the 19th century, numerous mysterious photos featuring unexplainable things have been taken. These days, with all the modern technologies, and sophisticated photo editing programs, almost every “mysterious photography” is immediately accused of being fake or a hoax. In past decades though, there was no such thing as Photoshop and yet, a number of old, in some cases even black and white photos with disturbingly baffling content have survived until the present day. As these pictures could not have been edited back in the time when they were taken, some of them have never been explained (at least not convincingly). We have searched the web through and compiled a list with 25 Mysterious Photos That Might Never Be Explained. From eerie ghostly figures and time travelers to unexplainable natural phenomena, sea monsters and extremely strange deaths, all of the photos featured in this post have left experts baffled, lacking any definite explanations to what really happened in them. If you like eerie stories and creepy mysteries, you will certainly enjoy watching these 25 Mysterious And Creepy Photos That Might Never Be Explained. And if you want even more spooky photos check out these 25 Creepy Vintage Halloween Photos Too Scary To Handle.
Tulip staircase ghost
Rev. Ralph Hardy, a retired clergyman from White Rock, British Columbia, took this famous photograph in 1966. Originally, he only wanted take a picture of the elegant Tulip Staircase in the Queen’s House section of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. Upon development, however, the photo revealed a shrouded figure climbing the stairs. Experts who examined the original negative concluded that it had not been tampered with. The vicinity of the staircase is rumored to be haunted and unexplained footsteps have often been heard there.
In March 1997, thousands of people saw strange lights of various descriptions. There were allegedly two distinct events involved in the incident: a triangular formation of lights seen to pass over the state, and a series of stationary lights seen in the Phoenix area. While experts have come up with several theories to explain this bizarre phenomenon, it is still not known what exactly those thousands of people actually saw on that day.
Battle of Los Angeles
Also known as the Great Los Angeles Air Raid, the Battle of Los Angeles was a rumored enemy attack and subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage which took place from late 24 February to early 25 February 1942 over Los Angeles, California. According to some modern UFO-logists, the picture of the supposed attack that appeared in local newspapers back then might have actually shown an extraterrestrial aircraft.
Elisa Lam death
Another creepy story that happened in Los Angeles, the death of Elisa Lam has been a mystery since it happened in 2013. A 21 year old student, Lam was found dead in a rooftop water tank at the Hotel Cecil where she was staying. While it’s not entirely known how she got onto the roof which was barricaded at that time, there is a very bizarre video footage showing her in the hotel´s elevator on the day of her disappearance. In the footage, Lam is seen exiting and re-entering the elevator, talking and gesturing in the hallway outside, and sometimes seeming to hide within the elevator, which itself appears to be strangely malfunctioning.
Time travelling hipster
In a picture taken on the occasion of the re-opening of the South Fork Bridge in Gold Bridge, British Columbia in 1941, an alleged time traveler can be seen. It was claimed that his clothing and sunglasses were modern and not of the styles worn in the 1940s. The camera that the man is holding in his hands also looks inappropriately modern and advanced for that period. As the photo went viral on the internet recently, the man is now often referred to as time-travelling hipster.