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These 12 Creepy Vintage Photos Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

Redbook Logo By Alex Aronson of Redbook | Slide 1 of 13: As the sun sets on the summer season and the leaves begin to change, it's time to welcome autumn, and along with it comes Halloween – a season ripe for all things spooky and macabre. And while it's the perfect time of year to have horror movie marathons and bake delicious fall treats, it's also the perfect time to look through some seriously creepy vintage photos and revisit some of the eerie traditions, chilling crimes, and nightmare-inducing phobias of centuries past.From the vintage tradition of "spirit photography," which was a camera trick used to capture pseudo-paranormal images, to old pictures that might trigger a few different phobias, these vintage photos reveal a lot about the past. And, of course, it's not an eerie trip down memory lane without revisiting the downright creepy trend of post-mortem photography, where families would pose with deceased loved ones. These scary throwback pictures capture it all... one bone-chilling frame at a time.

As the sun sets on the summer season and the leaves begin to change, it's time to welcome autumn, and along with it comes Halloween – a season ripe for all things spooky and macabre. And while it's the perfect time of year to have horror movie marathons and bake delicious fall treats, it's also the perfect time to look through some seriously creepy vintage photos and revisit some of the eerie traditions, chilling crimes, and nightmare-inducing phobias of centuries past.

From the vintage tradition of "spirit photography," which was a camera trick used to capture pseudo-paranormal images, to old pictures that might trigger a few different phobias, these vintage photos reveal a lot about the past. And, of course, it's not an eerie trip down memory lane without revisiting the downright creepy trend of post-mortem photography, where families would pose with deceased loved ones. These scary throwback pictures capture it all... one bone-chilling frame at a time.

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