None of these children were seen again after taking these old photos; they were too terrified to come back to the mall, lest they run into another creepy Easter Bunny!

But did you know that the hare that later became the Easter Bunny came to be associated with churches because many believed it was a hermaphrodite? In fact, the belief that a rabbit could reproduce without losing its virginity lead to hares being linked to the Virgin Mary! Looking at these vintage photos and having this link in mind, either Virgin Mary was actually a scary monster, or the bunnies took a shortcut evolving into cute and fluffy critters as we know them today.

As for the eggs, it all started with Orthodox churches abstaining from eating eggs during Lent. German protestants continued the custom of eating eggs but not fasting and brought it to the US in the 18th century. With them came the tradition of the Easter Hare (or really pops clad in an Easter Bunny costume) bringing eggs as gifts to good children.

So now that you know where the Easter Bunny came from, what do you think of creepy vintage photos? Which one is the scariest? Vote on your favorite, or post your own childhood photos below!

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Easter Bunny From Hell

Easter Bunny From Hell

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#3

The Easter Bunny Was Scarier In The 80s

The Easter Bunny Was Scarier In The 80s

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#4

Creepiest Easter Bunny

Creepiest Easter Bunny

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DariaB
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

An alien trying to keep up with Earthlings' traditions.

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#5

Really? You Call This Nightmare A Bunny?

Really? You Call This Nightmare A Bunny?

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#6

Go home Easter Bunny, You're Drunk

Go home Easter Bunny, You're Drunk

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#7

And That's Why, Children, you Can't Trust Anybody Who Is Offering You Candy

And That's Why, Children, you Can't Trust Anybody Who Is Offering You Candy

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#8

Hello, I Am Your New Nightmare. Sweet Dreams!

Hello, I Am Your New Nightmare. Sweet Dreams!

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#9

My Son's School Easter Picture

My Son's School Easter Picture

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#10

Huh?

Huh?

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dunkaroos
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The kids that look calm & happy have no survival skills.

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#11

Umm.. Mom? Is This How You're Betraying Me?

Umm.. Mom? Is This How You're Betraying Me?

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#12

Yes! Two More Children On My Menu!

Yes! Two More Children On My Menu!

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#13

The Easter Bunny Is Coming

The Easter Bunny Is Coming

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#14

Umm... What About No?

Umm... What About No?

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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's like a Plague Doctor / Shroud-Eater. O_O

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#15

Daddy, Save Us!

Daddy, Save Us!

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#16

This Bunny Is Totally Laughing Evil Laugh on The Inside

This Bunny Is Totally Laughing Evil Laugh on The Inside

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#17

I Wasn't Too Thrilled About This Back In 1948 Either

I Wasn't Too Thrilled About This Back In 1948 Either

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#18

The Year I Met The Easter Bunny

The Year I Met The Easter Bunny

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ColourMaster
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok, who's idea was it to take a picture with this guy?!

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#19

Ruuun For Your Lives!

Ruuun For Your Lives!

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TYMIIR GORDON
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

bruh look at how he is holding that other one in the blue

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#20

The Bunny Grinch That Stole Easter Somewhere Around 1971

The Bunny Grinch That Stole Easter Somewhere Around 1971

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#21

Poor Baby In Giant's Hands

Poor Baby In Giant's Hands

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#22

Those Creepy Eyes

Those Creepy Eyes

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#24

The Easter Bunny Is Real

The Easter Bunny Is Real

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#25

And I Keep Asking Why, Oh Why

And I Keep Asking Why, Oh Why

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Pi
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminds me of Mike Myers in "The cat in the hat"

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#26

Why, Mom?

Why, Mom?

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#27

Nooo

Nooo

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--Jiyho--
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

oh no no no umm anyone else see the bunny no no no no

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#28

Easter In The 1970's.

Easter In The 1970's.

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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As you can see, my little sister was already hypnotized by those red eyes..

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#29

This Bunny Would Scare Anyone

This Bunny Would Scare Anyone

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#31

My Friend Used To Be The Easter Bunny At The Mall

My Friend Used To Be The Easter Bunny At The Mall

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#32

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

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#33

One Moment Before The Disaster

One Moment Before The Disaster

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#34

Did I Really Deserve This?

Did I Really Deserve This?

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#35

Easter Bunny Photo Fail

Easter Bunny Photo Fail

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#36

My Cousins Are Fond Of The Easter Bunny

My Cousins Are Fond Of The Easter Bunny

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#37

My Maddie And The Easter Bunny

My Maddie And The Easter Bunny

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#38

My Nephew Really Likes The Easter Bunny

My Nephew Really Likes The Easter Bunny

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#39

Layla was not impressed

Layla was not impressed

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dunkaroos
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Layla? That kid is definitely a Dwight.

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#40

Kid In The Corner!

Kid In The Corner!

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AshleyBoasso
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seeing it's Walmart I wonder if that bunny has anything on under that costume

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#41

Pretty Sure She's Traumatized

Pretty Sure She's Traumatized

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#42

Thank You Ma'am For This Kid,Finally I Will Have A Nice Dinner Tonight!

Thank You Ma'am For This Kid,Finally I Will Have A Nice Dinner Tonight!

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#43

Noo, Won't Take It, This Lollipop Is Probably Poisoned

Noo, Won't Take It, This Lollipop Is Probably Poisoned

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#44

My Grandbaby Emma Jean

My Grandbaby Emma Jean

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#45

I'm Sorry, But Nobody Will Hear Your Scream, Kid

I'm Sorry, But Nobody Will Hear Your Scream, Kid

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Isabella Hernandez
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bro every kid in this world screams and they will hear him if they are infront of there parents

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#46

Is It Our Last Easter, Bro?

Is It Our Last Easter, Bro?

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#47

This Rabbit Doesn't Eat Carrots. He Eats Children!

This Rabbit Doesn't Eat Carrots. He Eats Children!

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#48

My Son Was Not A Fan Of Mr. Cottontail

My Son Was Not A Fan Of Mr. Cottontail

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Twins: Brady And Madison

Twins: Brady And Madison

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dunkaroos
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The kid on the right looks like its head is about to explode from the trauma.

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Little Bro To Sis: Ain't No Way I'm Sitting Here

Little Bro To Sis: Ain't No Way I'm Sitting Here

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dunkaroos
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did the bunny punch the boy in the nose?

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#51

Why Would You Choose To Punish Us Like That?

Why Would You Choose To Punish Us Like That?

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#52

Take Me Out Of Those Hands, Somebooody

Take Me Out Of Those Hands, Somebooody

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dunkaroos
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"At least fix my unibrow before a photo op, mom. Geez."

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#54

Plan: Escape

Plan: Escape

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dunkaroos
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The older one is chill because she's sacrificing her sister so she can go free.

#55

Easter Bunny Not As I Remembered

Easter Bunny Not As I Remembered

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#57

Rex Fighting The Easter Bunny

Rex Fighting The Easter Bunny

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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To be fair... this is the White Rabbit from Disney's Alice in Wonderland... NOT an Easter bunny.

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