Some disturbingly horrifying moments are captured in these photos for all time to come. The people in these photos probably wished the events never happened, but history cannot be changed. What is done cannot be undone.
These photographs are reminders of such events.
A gunman identified as Michael Gonzales aims his pistol at local village politician Reynaldo Dagsa while he was taking this picture of his family. Dagsa was assassinated by the gunman in Manila on New Year’s Eve 2011.
The photo shows Tyler Hadley, a Florida teen at the party that he threw for his friends after he killed his parents. Freakishly, bodies were hidden in the bedroom at the time of the party. He was later arrested and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
A Life Lost
This image grab from a CCTV footage shows 2-year-old James Bulger being led away by a 10-year-old boy who would later murder him.
In 1987, Pennsylvania State Treasurer R. Budd Dwyer shot himself at a crowded press conference after continuing to proclaim his innocence following his conviction on corruption charges and facing a lengthy prison term.
Gone Without A Trace
A photo of Tara Calico, a girl who was went missing in September 1988 in New Mexico, was found from a supermarket parking lot in June 1989. The boy in the photo was identified as Michael Henley, also of New Mexico, who had disappeared in April 1988. She is presumed dead but her body was never found.
In The Path Of Disaster
Michael McQuilken, right, 18 and his brother, Sean, 12, captured in a photo moments before being hit by lightening on California's Moro Rock in 1975. They fortunately lived to tell the tale.
A Haunting Moment In History
The most disturbing picture perhaps is this one. It shows 13-year-old Omayra Sanchez pinned down by house debris caused by a volcano disruption in Colombia in 1985. Rescue workers failed to save her despite a 60-hour struggle to dislodge Omayra from a neck-deep pool of cold, muddy water. She later died of exposure.