What happens after we say cheese? For the subjects of the following photographs they probably din’t predict the answer to be a morbid one. We have all seen post-tragedy photos of terrible accidents, but there is something particularly ominous and haunting about pre-tragedy photos. Smiling families, groups embarking on explorations and daring stunt attempts. Some of these pictures appear so unassuming and cheerful that it makes what followed all the more disturbing.
William Shakespeare famously said “Men at some times are masters of their fate,” but as you will see in the following photos this is not always the case. Scroll down below with caution to see the GIGGAG round-up of some of the most creepy pre-tragedy photos, and vote on the ones you found the most shocking.
That feeling of absolute helplessness.
She's a hero!
Giant space Tiger - I'm from Northern Ireland- lived through the troubles and the situation is extremely complex. Best not to make political comments on a situation you don't understand. We are just grateful that those days have passed and we can go about our lives without worrying about being blown up or shot.
This is heartbreaking. . Can you imagine how terrified this 14 year old was on realizing his fate?
Thats absolutley awful....
I remember this happening because it was a huge atrocity and because there were a lot of people on board heading to a conference on AIDS. So doctors, researchers, and a lot of people who were working towards a cure.
Which is why you need a reserve parachute. And a reserve reserve parachute. And a reserve reserve reserve parachure.
Looks like a scene in a movie
I've heard about them. The man protected his girlfriend by throwing her to the ground out of harms way when the gunman started shooting. She survived thanks to his quick reflexes and selflessness. A true hero.
The fault is of the parents, not keeping an eye on their child. Harambe may have been dangerous, but so is letting your child wander around at that age. They should have been supervising.
He doesn't look ok.
This is really sad.
it's incredible how he was actually killed. An assassin had tried to throw a bomb under their passing car, but it missed and exploded the car behind, the assassin then took his cyanide pill, but it was faulty and just caused him to throw up (a lot) so he panicked and threw himself in the river, but it had been a long hot summer, so the river was shallow... Ferdinand then was rushed away but later wanted to go and see the survivors or the earlier bomb, it was when he was on his way there that he was shot.
I saw that happen... it was PE class and we were playing soccer on the upper field at Junipero Serra High School in San Diego. We watched the PSA jet go across the sky on fire until it hit the ground
I am honestly curious how 4 people managed to survive. That is incredible luck.
And now people who are "inspired" by the book have to be rescued from their own lack of preparation. They obviously didn't think about what happened IRL
More stupid then tragic