Friday, August 2, 2013

LOTD Classic Of The Day: The Tourist Of Death

It all started with a photo.
This chilling picture turned up in the days following 9/11, and reportedly came from a camera found in the rubble of the World Trade Center. Was it really possible that someone managed to photograph one of the hijacked planes mere milliseconds before impact? And if so, what became of the unknown man in the photo, and the person(s) who took it?

The photo turned out to be a hoax, of course, and most people dismissed it as such. But, a few believers remained, and their numbers grew as more photos of the same mysterious man at other disasters began to surface. More and more people became convinced that this man was not some innocent sightseer in the wrong place at the wrong time, but something much more nefarious: a time- traveling harbinger of doom -- a Tourist of Death, if you will -- inexplicably present at every great disaster of the millennium, a witness to our suffering and an ever-present reminder of our powerlessness.

The pictures you are about to see seem to support this theory. Are they real or are they hooey? Decide for yourself.

Pearl Harbor (1941)
JFK assassination (1963)

Lee Harvey Oswald shot by Jack Ruby (1963)

Sinking of the Titanic (1912)

Mt. St. Helens eruption (1980)

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1914)

Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan (1981)

Munich Olympics (1972)

Hindenburg disaster (1937)

Lincoln assassination (1865)

Watergate scandal/Nixon resignation (1974)

Julius Caesar assassination (44 BC)

Orleans "Waking & Dreaming" LP (1976)

Loch Ness Monster appearance (1955)

Challenger disaster (1986)

Custer's Last Stand (1876)

Kent State shootings (1970)

Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" (2004)

Godzilla attacks Tokyo (1965)

Battle of Gettysburg (1863)

Tom Robinson trial (1960)

Ishtar (1987)

Hiroshima bombing (1945)


  1. That guy really gets around! I hope I never see him in real life.

    I have three favorites: the little head bobbing sideways in the water behind the Loch Ness monster, the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction, and in the "To Kill a Mockingbird" trial. Hahaha! :D

  2. I think this guy was at my last dinner party.



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