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!