21 Real Photos That Are More Horrifying Than Any Scary Movie

Scary movies are made to give the audience a thrill and the adrenaline of being frightened without ever being in the presence of any real danger. But since movie theaters are the closest most of us will ever get to terrifying scenes, we often fail to realize that the real horrors are right in front of us, in this thing called real life.

We’re not just talking about hauntings and exorcisms here. Even for those who don’t believe in the supernatural, the real world has its chilling moments. Don’t believe us? Just check out these pictures and headlines to see what a terrifying world we live in indeed.

The World’s Most Beautiful Suicide – Woman Jumps Off 86th Floor of Empire State Building

In May 1947, LIFE magazine devoted an entire page to this picture taken by photography student Robert Wiles. The photograph is of 23-year-old Evelyn McHale after she jumped off the observation platform of the Empire State Building. McHale left the world with a note about her husband saying, “He is much better off without me. . . . I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody.