The old saying goes that a picture can paint a thousand words. Yet we know that everything can change in an instant when we tell a story from a different perspective. These following photos are all seemingly normal at first glance – but when you read their sinister backstories you will be shocked to find out the real-life murders these images hide.
It’s time to look again and see things as they really are.
Best Friend From Hell
In March 2015, best friends Cheyenne Antoine (left) and Brittney Gargol, then both 18-years-old, took this photo together before heading out for a night in Saskatoon, Canada. When Gargol failed to return home, Antoine claimed they had been to a few bars before getting into a fight and she left her friend with an unknown man. Antoine had also posted on Gargol’s Facebook wall, “Where are you? Haven’t heard from you. Hope you made it home safe.”
It was later made clear that Antoine’s Facebook post was an attempt to throw investigators off the scent as she knew exactly what had really happened to her friend that night. The black belt Antoine can be seen wearing in the photo was found by Gargol’s body which had been recovered from the side of a road.
The Last Photo of Travis Alexander
On June 4th, 2008, Travis Alexander was killed by his ex-girlfriend, Jodi Arias, whilst he was in the shower at his home in Mesa, Arizona. The couple were in a long-distance relationship together but when they broke up, Arias moved to where Alexander was living.
Arias took this chilling photo of Alexander in the shower before stabbing him 29 times. Alexander’s injuries were some of the most brutal ever seen; his jugular vein, common carotid artery, and trachea had been slashed alongside sustaining several defensive wounds on his hands. He was found with a gunshot wound to the head but the autopsy stated he was likely already dead before he was shot.
The Valentine’s Day Killings
In 1971, 19-year-old Jesse McBane and his girlfriend, 20-year-old Patricia Mann, posed for a romantic photo together before they attended Valentine’s Dance at Watts Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, where Mann was training as a nurse. The young couple were both happy and had their whole lives ahead of them both as promising students.
The couple had left the dance early and when they did not return home that night a search party was formed. McBane’s locked car was found parked at Hillandale Golf Course on a secluded road known as Lovers Lane. Later on February 25th, a man found what he believed to be a mannequin’s leg in the nearby woods and when he looked closer; the bodies of the young couple could be seen lying next to each other. Both had been tied to a tree, their upper bodies slumped over and there were signs they had been tortured to death with ropes used for strangulation.
Tinder Date Tragedy
This is the last image of Sydney Loofe before she was murdered by her Tinder date in November 2017. Her family knew something was amiss when they had not received a phone call in four days and her cat was left unfed.
52-year-old Aubrey Trail and 25-year-old Bailey Boswell, who was using the pseudonym “Audrey” on Tinder, had arranged to meet with Loofe. Authorities first became suspicious of Trail and Boswell when they posted Facebook videos in which they adamantly professed their innocence – before police even charged them or found Loofe’s body.
Selfie With A Killer
In 2011, 17-year-old Tyler Hadley invited friends to his family home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, for a house party and he posed for this selfie. As 60 people played beer pong, smoked cigars, and enjoyed alcohol – the bodies of Hadley’s murdered parents were upstairs in the bedroom. Blake and Mary Jo Hadley had been bludgeoned to death by their son with a claw hammer.
Hadley later confessed around 1 am when he was drunk: “I killed my parents.” When a friend refused to believe him, he stated, “I’m not lying to you. If you look closely enough, you can see signs.” He then said to look in the driveway and they would still see his parent’s car parked there.