What happens after we say cheese? For the subjects of the following photographs they probably didn’t predict the answer to be a morbid plot twist. 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, not in the least expecting to be caught in a natural disaster or a horrific plane crash. Some of these pictures appear so unassuming and cheerful that it makes what followed all the more horror story-like.
The only thing that's more morbid than these creepy photos was the trend of picturing your dead relatives, as though they were alive, during the Victorian era in England. After this, you might get a clue of what's in store with this scary pictures list.
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 Bored Panda round-up of some of the most creepy historical photos taken before a tragedy.