Pictures are worth a thousand words and they can tell a lot about a certain moment in our past. Often we can get caught up in the moment without realizing what awaits us in the future. Unfortunately, in the moments after the photo, we can face a wide variety of misfortunes without any warning. Below, we’ve put together photos that offer insight into the eerie moments just before disaster struck.
In an attempt to raise awareness for the homeless with a jet ski stunt over Niagara Falls, Robert Overackers’ parachute failed to open in mid-air, leading to a fatal crash landing. An hour after this photo was taken, he was confirmed dead at Greater Niagara General Hospital.