Eerie Photos From The Past That Will Keep You Staring

By Sarah Norman | June 12, 2023

Did you feed your pet rock today?

Collected here are some enchanting photos of the past that will bring these moments back to life. You’ll find hilarious fashion fads, strange cultural trends, political protests, influential music, and various defining moments in history and pop culture. Come flip through these captivating photos that have left us in complete awe. 

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Ah yes, the Pet Rock, the best, worst collectible conceived in 1975. Advertising executive Gary Dahl conceptualized the product, proving that marketing really is everything in business. These smooth stones from Mexico's Rosarito Beach (which you could always choose to decorate with paint and googly eyes), were marketed like live pets and sold in custom cardboard boxes complete with breathing holes. The fad only lasted about six months but it’s amazing it ever got going in the first place. Dahl sold about 1.5 million Pet Rocks at a whopping $4 each and became a millionaire…. An actual millionaire selling people rocks as pets. 

Jimi Hendrix at age 15 with his first electric guitar, 1958.

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Pictured here is rock legend Jimi Hendrix, or as he was still known as in this photo, Johnny Allen Hendrix. Even back in elementary school, Hendrix had a habit of rocking out… of course it was with a broomstick he’d pretend was a guitar.In 1957, Hendrix happened to find a ukulele tossed out in a trash heap, so he began following along to Elvis songs.

By mid-1958, Hendrix was 15-years old and the proud owner of his very first acoustic guitar, which he scored for a whopping 5 bucks. Within three months of playing with his band the Velvetones, he knew he had to go electric.