12 Photos Taken Right Before Something Bad Happened

by Unbelievable Facts6 years ago

7 A Filipino politician captured his murderer in this photo before being shot and killed.
The gunman (left) and his accomplice (right) are captured on the family photo taken by the murdered victim
Image credit: EPA via dailymail.co.uk

A Filipino politician, Reynaldo Dagsa, perfectly captured his murderer just before he was shot and killed. Dagsa was celebrating New Year’s Day with his family and went ahead to take a picture of his wife and kids. Just then, a man shot him in the head. In the picture, it is clearly visible that the man is pointing a gun at Dagsa.

The shooter was identified as Arnel Buenaflor, a member of the Pasaway Gang. Apparently, people associated with Dagsa were involved in a shootout with the gang months earlier. The murder of Dagsa was done for revenge. (source)

8 Andrey Retrovsky accidentally fell from a nine-story building trying to post the perfect Instagram photo. This is what his last photo looked like just before he fell to his death.

Andrey Retrovsky just before falling from nine-story building
Image credit: drewsssik/Instagram

Deaths from trying to take the perfect selfie or the perfect photo have haunted the world for quite some time now. But nothing can be more disheartening than the death of a 17-year old boy who lost his life trying to get the perfect picture to post on Instagram.

The above photo is the last photo of Andrey Retrovsky who was trying to get a shot that looked like he was falling from a building. Unfortunately, he actually fell. Even though he was secured with a rope, it was unable to hold him once he started falling.

Reports say that he didn’t die immediately but succumbed to his injuries a few hours later. (source)


9 Robert Overacker was raising awareness for charity by planning to jet ski over Niagara Falls and deploy a parachute to land safely. But somehow, his plan failed, and this picture captured the last seconds of his life before he drowned in the water.

Robert Overacker on jet ski at Niagara Falls
Image credit: screengrab via Clay Schmitt/Youtube

Robert Overacker was a stuntman from California. On October 2, 1995, he planned to jet ski over Niagara Falls, deploy a parachute, and safely land on the other side. He had been planning this stunt for years and attempted twice before but was talked out of it by his family. But on 2 October 1995, he finally decided to go ahead with it.

Overacker had specially designed parachutes with thrusters that were supposed to deploy as soon as he let go of the jet ski. But something went wrong and the parachute didn’t open. Overacker fell to his death in Niagara Falls. Below is a video that captured his stunt:



10 A 14-year-old boy fell to his death on takeoff from Sydney Airport after hiding in a wheel well. An amateur cameraman was testing out his camera when he accidentally captured the fall.

Keith Sapsford, the 14-year-old boy who fell out of a Japan Airlines
Image source: news24.com

Keith Sapsford, a 14-year-old boy, was hiding on the wheel well of a plane owned by Japanese Airlines. Apparently, he was attempting a stowaway on the plane. As the plane took off, Keith was thrown out of the wheel well as the plane changed pitch.

An amateur Australian photographer, John Gilpin, was taking photos of planes taking off when he accidentally got a shot of Keith’s fall. Gilpin didn’t know any of this until he developed his film a week later. The photo was first seen in the Life magazine. (source)

11 A photographer was taking snaps of air pollution on the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge when his camera lens captured a man committing suicide. Seconds later, a woman jumped in.

Man committing suicide while a photographer was taking snaps of air pollution on the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge
Image credit: Reuters via ibtimes.co.uk

An unnamed reporter was working on the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge taking photos of the air pollution that had been blanketing the bridge when his camera captured something he never expected to shoot. He didn’t realize that when he was concentrating on the settings of his camera, he accidentally captured a man jumping to his death from the bridge.


The reporter later recalled, “To be honest I didn’t even see the first person jump because I was concentrating so much on the camera settings, and I didn’t realize at first that I had snapped the man jumping to his death.” It was only when people started screaming that someone had jumped that the reporter looked up and heard the man hit the waters. Seconds later, a woman jumped from the exact same spot. Above is a photograph taken by the reporter. (source)

12 Paul Walker, moments before his car smashed into a pole and took his life.

Paul Walker is pictured for the last time before the car smashed into a pole and burst into flames
Image credit: JFXimages/WENN.com via dailymail.co.uk

None of us can forget the day we got the news that Paul Walker was no more. Moments before his ghastly death, Paul Walker was photographed leaving a charity event with his friend and financial advisor Roger Rodas in a red Porsche. Less than a minute later, their car hit a post and burst into flames claiming the beloved actor’s and his friend’s life. These photos depict his last moments. (source)

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