A Daredevil’s Final Jump
Russian daredevil Pavel Kashin was a notable Parkour enthusiast who went to great lengths to fulfill his passion. In an attempt to backflip off a roof wall, he lost his balance and fell 16 stories to his gruesome death. His friends captured the chilling effort.
TransAsia Airlines Flight 235
This 2015 domestic flight crashed shortly after takeoff when one of its engines suffered a flameout. The plane clipped a taxi, plummeted into the Keelung River, and took the lives of all but 15 of the 53 passengers and five crew on board.
Jayan’s Deadly Stunt
Famous Indian actor Krishnan Nair, popularly known as Jayan, was filming a climactic scene on the set of Kolilakkam in 1980 before this helicopter crashed with the actor dangling from its landing skids. Jayan later succumbed to his injuries.
A Facebook Shoutout
Gabriela Hernandez took to Facebook to post this chilling photo in 2013. Seconds later, she hanged herself. She gave a shoutout to “Julio” and wanted to show her smile, saying “you made me very happy while this lasted.”
The Falls Fail
Daredevil Robert Overacker attempted to jet ski over Niagara Falls in 1995 to raise awareness for the homeless. His parachute was defective, and Overacker fell to his death.
10 Seconds Before Plummeting
Thrill-seeker Andry Retrovesky often risked his life to pose for photos. Just seconds after performing this stunt, the teen fell nine stories and died two hours later.
The Mysterious Death Of Nine Russian Students
During the Dyatlov Pass incident of 1959, nine experienced ski hikers were forced to flee their camp in minimal clothing with sub-zero temperatures. Investigators concluded an “unknown compelling force” took their lives.
The Granite Mountain Hotshots
The brave men of the Granite Mountain Hotshots set out to battle a massive wildfire in Yarnell Hill, Arizona. In a tragic twist of events, the fire overran the team and took the lives of 19 of the 20 members, making it the greatest loss of firefighters since 9/11.
Not The Encore Anyone Expected
In 2003, the band Great White was performing at The Station nightclub in Rhode Island when the group’s pyrotechnics and flammable sound insulation broke out into an uncontrollable fire that took 100 lives, including the guitarist’s.
Before The Fire In The Sky
This photo was taken just moments before the seven-person crew boarded the Space Shuttle Challenger, which exploded only 73 seconds into its flight and took their lives.
Before The Towers Fell
It was one of the most horrific days in American history when terrorists flew into the Twin Towers. This chilling image shows the two iconic buildings before they collapsed.
The Glider Disaster Of 1943
Mayor William D. Becker, along with several St. Louis politicians, were aboard a military glider for a test run when the aircraft crashed and took everyone’s lives in 1943.
The Ultimate Time-Out
A little boy is held captive in what appears to be a caged basket. There’s no telling if this is how he was brought to the asylum or if this was some sort of punishment, but it is definitely anything but pleasant.
Something You Never Want To See
We’re not sure if this long pen-like object is being placed between this man’s eyes or if it’s actually being inserted into his eyeball. Either way, this probably isn’t a relaxing experience.
Dolls Are Patients’ Best Friends
As if this creepy doll dressed in pajamas isn’t enough, the patient is holding onto it almost as if it were a real child. Whether the patient was committed to the asylum along with his doll or discovered it while hospitalized, nothing can make this picture any less haunting.
Just A Typical Day Here
This is a scene that can only be described as one of complete and utter chaos. Some men look to be attempting to sleep, while others appear to be burying themselves under their mattress. In any case, the universal feeling is that of defeat.
The woman behind this door is probably longing to be free from her imprisonment, attempting to get the attention of an employee. With a look of craze and desperation upon her face, this patient looks ready to try just about anything to break free.
BASE Jumping from Sapphire Tower in Istanbul during Probase Birden Sapphire Showdown
American daredevil Dean Potter performed a number of pulse-pounding, must-see stunts during his career, before one of those stunts cost him his life.
The expert climber, tightrope-walker and BASE jumper left behind a considerable body of work, thanks to his penchant for filming his stunts with help from professional camera crews.
Potter, 43, died along with climbing partner Graham Hunt, 29, when a BASE jump went awry at Yosemite National Park on Saturday night. The two had jumped from a 7,500-foot ledge with wingsuits on but failed to deploy their parachutes before hitting the ground, park rangers said.
These astonishing shots show contestants in an adrenalin-packed contest leaping from a glass bridge to the mountainous terrain below.
The jumps were photographed at the world’s longest glass cantilever bridge called the ‘Cloud Bridge’ because it feels like you’re in the sky.
The photographer was capturing a qualifying session at the World Low Altitude Parachute Jump contest in Yunyang county, Chongqing, China on Wednesday.