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23 Haunting Pictures That Will Scare The Living Hell Out Of You

Take a journey into the darkest corners of history to witness the spooky and the curious. Viewers beware: This one is not for the faint of heart.

Posted on October 25, 2019, at 12:53 p.m. ET

Introducing the BuzzFeed News newsletter JPG — this weekly newsletter will feature the most powerful images from around the internet, as well as behind-the-scenes exclusives from renowned photographers and our hard-hitting photo stories.

This morbid tableau of a medical student dreaming of his research subjects in 1910.

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Twelve-year-old Dominique Perrot and his parents identifying a portal they witnessed to another dimension in 1976.

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British psychic researcher Harry Price in his library, surrounded by his ghost hunting equipment in 1944.

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Photographs of "ghosts" taken in the 1920s by William Hope, who claimed he could document the dead with his camera.

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An anthropologist holding shrunken heads from Ecuador, circa 1900.

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A mummy purported to be the body of John Wilkes Booth is displayed at a carnival, and the police who were called to investigate the grizzly sideshow, 1937.

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The Delta Tau Delta mummy at Sewanee: the University of the South, where women in 1940 were reportedly told: "Kiss mummy or kiss me."

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This French factory where dolls are built to resemble real people, circa 1910.

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Professor Popjie's ghastly invention, Radiana — a robot built with human bones, 1925.

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A visit to the children's hospital by Charlie Smith the clown, circa 1930.

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Here's a skeleton paying a visit to Louis Armstrong during a performance, 1936.

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Here's Ozzy Osbourne channeling his inner werewolf, 1983.

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And the founder of the Church of Satan, Anton LaVey, presiding over a black mass, 1967.

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The devil that watches over Londoners from atop the Tivoli Theatre, 1927.

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A coven of "witches" poses for a portrait at a Halloween party, circa 1910.

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The lone tree atop Gallows Hill in Salem, Massachusetts, where people who were convicted as "witches" were hanged during the Salem witch trials.

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And the lonely cell where those who were convicted in Salem awaited their executions.

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Four glowing UFOs hover in the sky at 9:35 a.m. on July 15, 1952, over Salem, Massachusetts.

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The haunted "Mad Woman's Room" in Norton Conyers, a manor in North Yorkshire, England, where a woman was locked in isolation for years during the 1700s and where her spirit allegedly remains to this day.

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An illustration of a restraint bed known as "the Crib" at a New York psychiatric hospital, 1882.

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A spooky Halloween costume, circa 1905.

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And this ghoulish crew making its way to a party, 1938.

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And, lastly, here's proof that Halloween costumes will never be as scary as they were in the 1920s.

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