54 Chilling Images With Little Known Stories From History

By | September 19, 2022

Men protesting prohibition, 1925.

When you look back at history there are moments that you can’t help but feel like you’ve lived. Big, sweeping, epic moments that are etched in stone. But even more fascinating are the stories that exist between the bullet points. These jaw dropping photos that tell the unknown stories are sure to amaze. Click ahead with fervor and plow through pictures and anecdotes about everything from World War II to Madonna, and even the early years of Walt Disney.

That’s not all we have. There are eye opening looks at Mother Nature, natural disasters, and indigenous people that you’d never see unless you ran into HD. Keep some eye drops handy because there’s a lot to learn and photos that will astound. Onward! 

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This is what you call a group of patriots. From 1920 to 1933, Prohibition caused a significant amount of chaos in North America after the government made it illegal to produce, import, transport, or sell alcohol. While Prohibition reduced overall alcohol consumption by half during the 1920s, it also created a considerable amount of anger among people who just wanted a drink. 

Members of organized crime found a way to make sure people got their liquor, but there was a price. The men in this photo aren’t mobsters, they’re just regular Joes who wanted to let the government know how they feel. 

17 year-old Juliane Koepcke was sucked out of an airplane in 1971 after it was struck by a bolt of lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground, strapped to her seat and survived after she endured 10 days in the Amazon Jungle

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On December 24, 1971, Koepcke and her mother were traveling from Lima to Pucallpa, the city with an airport closest to Panguana, to visit their family. Things were going well on the flight until they flew into a thunderstorm. The plane was struck by lightning and started going down, Koepcke remembers the “quiet” free fall into the Peruvian jungle before she passed out as she entered into the trees.

Koepcke landed without her mother and with a broken collar bone. She managed to drag herself from her seat and find a bag of candy to eat for sustenance. She was discovered by forestry workers on January 3, 1972. She’d been in the rain forest for 11 days.