The ornately arranged skeletons of Rome's Capuchin Crypt, circa 1900.
A 19th-century anthropologist showing off his pair of shrunken heads from Ecuador.
A young girl brought to life by French inventors in the 18th century.
This portrait of child getting cozy with Krampus, circa 1900.
And this picture of an unannounced visitor to a child's slumber in 1860.
A portrait of "Lionel the Lion Faced Boy" during the height of his fame in 1907.
Lon Chaney as a friendly neighborhood clown, He, in the 1924 MGM silent movie He Who Gets Slapped.
The grotesque sight of a headless woman performing in a Coney Island sideshow in 1945.
The crime scene on the night of Nov. 11, 1974, that inspired The Amityville Horror.
A dinner table set up for 14 unsuspecting guests in 1946.
The childlike scrawl which reads, "For heavens sake catch me before I kill more. I cannot control myself," written by the Lipstick Killer in 1946.
Four unidentified flying objects glowing in the sky at 9:35 a.m. on July 15, 1952, in Salem, Massachusetts.
A lone scientist descending into the radioactive darkness of Chernobyl in 1986.
The medium Eva C. forcing a luminous apparition between her hands on May 17, 1912.
A ghostly apparition caught on film during a wake, circa 1920.
A salesman's collection of glass eyes, circa 1900.
The dripping doll heads of a toy factory, circa 1900.
And this woman who decided she'd prefer to be a doll herself in 1865.
A pair of entertainers unpacking their "dummy" friend in 1925.
A patient undergoing experimental electrical stimulation in 1856.
This macabre scene of a mortician haunted by his day job in 1910.
This farmer with the brilliant idea of dressing his scarecrow as a skeleton in 1937.
A visit from the angel of death in 1863.
And a bit of casual company, circa 1910.