You've probably already heard of the internet’s beloved corner of Reddit known as “Oddly Terrifying,” which is home to a whopping 2.5M members. The community is dedicated to sending chills down people’s spines by sharing images that are hard to look at, yet tempting to watch, in a strange way.

“It’s hard for us to look away from unsettling photos and videos because they challenge our usual ways of perceiving and cataloging the world, disrupting our sense of ordered reality and even suggesting that reality might be something other than we thought it was,” Lisa Yaszek, a Regents Professor of Science Fiction Studies at Georgia Tech, previously explained the phenomenon to Bored Panda.

This time we wrapped up the newest batch of oddly terrifying images, so pull your seat closer! After you’re done, more of the same goodness awaits in our previous features here and here.

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Tinkerbells Message "Dream" Casting A Contradicting Shadow

Tinkerbells Message "Dream" Casting A Contradicting Shadow

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#2

Looks Like The Tree Absorbed Someone

Looks Like The Tree Absorbed Someone

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Down With Agent Hedgehog!
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anyone else randomly just thinking of Thalia Grace from the Percy Jackson books? You know, the pine tree?

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While we may feel completely safe while watching uncanny images, glancing into weird and terrifying-looking objects, places, and people, encountering something odd and terrifying in reality is rather different. So in order to find out how terrifying experiences and events affect our personalities and behavior, as well as ways to build resilience to them, we spoke with Dennis Roberts, an American clinical psychologist based in Paris from the Paris Psychology Centre.

#5

This Rock Kinda Looks Like The Megalodon

This Rock Kinda Looks Like The Megalodon

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#6

Statue Was Invaded By Bee's And This Happend

Statue Was Invaded By Bee's And This Happend

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Roberts explained that frightening experiences can be challenging for us, but it's important to remember that they don't really change who we are. “Sometimes people can experience events that are so overwhelming that they feel that they will never be the same again. And that's understandable,” he said.

According to Roberts, what really changes, though, is our sense of security in our environment. “Someone who has been in a severe car accident, for example, might say that they have trouble feeling safe in a car following the accident. Their personality hasn't changed, but their sense of safety in that environment is now different,” he explained.

#7

Dall-E Generated Image Titled "Last Selfie On Earth"

Dall-E Generated Image Titled "Last Selfie On Earth"

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#9

This 800 Year Old Tree In Japan

This 800 Year Old Tree In Japan

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It is perfectly normal to feel distress after any terrifying events. But you may wonder why some people get PTSD after these events and some don't. Roberts said that it’s hard to answer because we really aren't completely sure. “There seem to be some possible answers, but there is more research to be done. It might be a mix of previous experiences, underlying beliefs about ourselves and the world, and maybe even genetic predisposition.”

According to Roberts, “what matters is the idea that if someone feels that their reaction to a traumatic event has become problematic, perhaps they are having trouble sleeping because of nightmares, or they are experiencing intrusive memories, or they are having trouble with severe emotional reactions, then they should seek help.”

#10

The Remains Of The Astronaut Vladimir Komarov, A Man Who Fell From Space, 1967

The Remains Of The Astronaut Vladimir Komarov, A Man Who Fell From Space, 1967

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Caffeinated Hedgehog
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aside from this picture, also terrifying is the last recorded transmission before his spacecraft fell to Earth.

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#11

Pulled Up The Carpets In Newly Purchased House To Find This

Pulled Up The Carpets In Newly Purchased House To Find This

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Nadine Bamberger
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Winchester probably used that house at some point to trap a demon. Feel protected.

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#12

A Close Up Look At A Longhorn Beetle's Face

A Close Up Look At A Longhorn Beetle's Face

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The psychologist argues that there are good treatments available now, based on good research, and help is available. “If someone is in this position, perhaps a conversation with their primary care physician might be in order, or a talk with a psychologist or other mental health provider would be the best place to start,” Roberts said.

#13

A Humbling Message Outside A Cemetery In The Middle Of The Woods

A Humbling Message Outside A Cemetery In The Middle Of The Woods

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K4l1m3r0
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Clever and not really unsettling. I think the message is beautiful actually. Reminds me of: Don't ever laugh as a hearse goes by, for you may be the next to die..

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#14

I See Your Empty Chair In A Storm Drain And Raise You This Clown I Saw While Geocaching After A 10 Minute Trek Underground

I See Your Empty Chair In A Storm Drain And Raise You This Clown I Saw While Geocaching After A 10 Minute Trek Underground

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Limey Cheesehead
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Someone has a sick sense of humour...I would laugh after I cleaned the mess out of my pants (ha ha).

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#15

Something Got Out

Something Got Out

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JoJo Anisko
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The flanges on the doors suggest the out-opening doors were forced inward?

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Roberts argues that it's most important to acknowledge to ourselves that something frightening or overwhelming has happened, and to remind ourselves that it's ok to feel scared in those times. “I can accept that I was scared and it was a frightening experience. That sounds obvious, but a lot of people get themselves into mental health trouble by deciding that they can never let themselves think about what happened. A thought, a memory, is just that.”

#16

What Has He Done

What Has He Done

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Emma S
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm guessing this was to prevent grave robbing, which was very common years ago. Edit: Just Googled these. Apparently they're called mortsafes and were common in Victorian Britain to prevent body snatchers. Back then medical schools and such would pay good money for a dead body for research so people would dig up and steal the bodies of recently dead people to sell. Like Burke and Hare, but they didn't rob graves but killed people to sell instead.

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#17

Dangerous Blanket

Dangerous Blanket

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Down With Agent Hedgehog!
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cat: LET ME OUT HOOMAN THIS INSTANT, I HAVE HELD YOUR FINGER PRISONER

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#18

This Creepy Sign Somewhere In The Philippines

This Creepy Sign Somewhere In The Philippines

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Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The children are slightly transparent and are wearing clothing from the 1800's.

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The psychologist reminds people who went through difficult things that “it isn't dangerous to remember, and if we make a big effort to avoid thinking about or remembering something, we are probably not going to get the results we want. It is often the struggle to control our thoughts and memories that makes things worse,” Roberts concluded.

#19

Body Riddled With Parasites As A Result Of Eating Raw Pork For 10 Years

Body Riddled With Parasites As A Result Of Eating Raw Pork For 10 Years

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Remi (He/Him)
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Trichinosis I guess. Though the patient having eaten raw pork for 10 years doesn't really make a difference. You just have to eat the wrong raw pork once to catch this little bugger and then the severity of the decease depends on how your body handles things. The worm larvae are encapsulated so they're protected from stomach acids and only come out after they've moved to the intestines.

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#20

What're The Chances My Neighbors House Has A Dead Body?

What're The Chances My Neighbors House Has A Dead Body?

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Deborah B
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd say the chances are "Worth calling the non-emergency police line and asking them to do a welfare check." high. If they're not dead, they may be hoarding animals, or be unable to care for themself.

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#21

Daughter Made This For Me In School. I Love It But

Daughter Made This For Me In School. I Love It But

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#22

This Is George. He Lives In My Bathroom And Eats Bugs

This Is George. He Lives In My Bathroom And Eats Bugs

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#23

Wind Turbine After Being Hit By A Tornado In Texas

Wind Turbine After Being Hit By A Tornado In Texas

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#24

Alien Bedside Lamp

Alien Bedside Lamp

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#25

A Coworker Heard I Baked And Requested A Cherry Pie For A Friends Birthday. I Made Her This

A Coworker Heard I Baked And Requested A Cherry Pie For A Friends Birthday. I Made Her This

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#26

The Ronald Mcdonald Statue In Front Of The Mcdonald’s In My Town

The Ronald Mcdonald Statue In Front Of The Mcdonald’s In My Town

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#27

Last Night I Hear A Tapping And Snaps. Looked At The Window And..this Is On The Outside. Not The Inside.(I Am In A Two Story House, Second Floor. Under The Window Is A Roof Above The Front Door)

Last Night I Hear A Tapping And Snaps. Looked At The Window And..this Is On The Outside. Not The Inside.(I Am In A Two Story House, Second Floor. Under The Window Is A Roof Above The Front Door)

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#28

The Warning On Nuclear Waste Disposal Sites Designed To Be Read Hundreds Of Thousands Of Years Into The Future

The Warning On Nuclear Waste Disposal Sites Designed To Be Read Hundreds Of Thousands Of Years Into The Future

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Nadine Bamberger
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope future generations will figure it out quicker than we were able to decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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#30

Just Found Out About Arboreal Salamanders And Their Teeth, Wouldn’t Expect It From What’s Basically A Gummy Lizard…

Just Found Out About Arboreal Salamanders And Their Teeth, Wouldn’t Expect It From What’s Basically A Gummy Lizard…

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Jules
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And very pleased with himself he looks too

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#31

The Muscles On A Hairless Chimp

The Muscles On A Hairless Chimp

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Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was impressed by the muscles, but as I kept scrolling I noticed the love spuds.

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#32

People Offering Prayers At The Yamuna River, India, Which Is Frothing From Industrial Waste

People Offering Prayers At The Yamuna River, India, Which Is Frothing From Industrial Waste

CraneoDeVanGogh Report

Jules
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my god. What are we doing to this planet!!!!

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#33

I Am Currently Working Construction At A New Amazon Fulfillment Center (650,000 Sq Ft). This Is The Fourth Of Fifth Floor. That Is Fog In The Background

I Am Currently Working Construction At A New Amazon Fulfillment Center (650,000 Sq Ft). This Is The Fourth Of Fifth Floor. That Is Fog In The Background

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Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Centuries from now archaeologists are gonna dig these places up and think they are huge prayer rooms or something religious.

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#34

Our Hr Team Just Received A Stapelia Flower As A Thank You From A Candidate. There's A Note Warning Not To Touch It Because It Will Sting And Not To Smell It Because It Smells Like Rotten Flesh

Our Hr Team Just Received A Stapelia Flower As A Thank You From A Candidate. There's A Note Warning Not To Touch It Because It Will Sting And Not To Smell It Because It Smells Like Rotten Flesh

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JoJo Anisko
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did someone tell this candidate "Don't call us, we'll call you." Seems pretty aggressive?

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#35

I Live On Part Of An Old Rice And Cotton Plantation. I Know A Slave Cemetery Is Somewhere In The Area But No Records Survive Showing Precise Location. We Got A Ton Of Rain A Few Days Ago. This Was Uncovered By The Water After A Few Feet Of Erosion

I Live On Part Of An Old Rice And Cotton Plantation. I Know A Slave Cemetery Is Somewhere In The Area But No Records Survive Showing Precise Location. We Got A Ton Of Rain A Few Days Ago. This Was Uncovered By The Water After A Few Feet Of Erosion

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KM
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Would a wooden coffin really survive this long in the ground? Or is that not what I'm seeing?

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#36

The Lower Dungeon Of Warwick Castle. An 'Oubliette', Where Prisoners Were Dropped And Forgotten About

The Lower Dungeon Of Warwick Castle. An 'Oubliette', Where Prisoners Were Dropped And Forgotten About

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1410c
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is very likely this was never used as a cell but as a latrine instead. To post an excerpt: "An example of what might be popularly termed an "oubliette" is the particularly claustrophobic cell in the dungeon of Warwick Castle's Caesar's Tower, in central England. The access hatch consists of an iron grille. Even turning around (or moving at all) would be nearly impossible in this tiny chamber. However, the tiny chamber that is described as the oubliette, is in reality a short shaft which opens up into a larger chamber with a latrine shaft entering it from above. This suggests that the chamber is in fact a partially backfilled drain. The positioning of the supposed oubliette within the larger dungeon, situated in a small alcove, is typical of garderobe arrangement within mediaeval buildings. These factors perhaps point to this feature being the remnants of a latrine rather than a cell for holding prisoners."

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#37

Hoover Dam Spillway Tunnel, 50 Feet Wide & 600 Feet Deep. You Can Hear Rushing Water Down In The Darkness. The Walkway Above Gives A Sense Of Scale

Hoover Dam Spillway Tunnel, 50 Feet Wide & 600 Feet Deep. You Can Hear Rushing Water Down In The Darkness. The Walkway Above Gives A Sense Of Scale

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Inigo Montoya
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's one drunken frat boy night out away from a news headline.

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#38

Cross Section Of An Asbestos Laden Cigarette Filter. Kent's Micronite Filter Cigarettes Were Marketed As "Good For The Lungs"

Cross Section Of An Asbestos Laden Cigarette Filter. Kent's Micronite Filter Cigarettes Were Marketed As "Good For The Lungs"

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Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The "snow" used in Citizen Kane is all asbestos. It was common in Hollywood to use asbestos in snow scenes.

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#39

Brazil Man Known As "Diabão" (Big Devil), Famous For Doing Numerous Surgeries To Look Like The Devil, Celebrates The End Of Mask Mandate By Completely Removing His Ears

Brazil Man Known As "Diabão" (Big Devil), Famous For Doing Numerous Surgeries To Look Like The Devil, Celebrates The End Of Mask Mandate By Completely Removing His Ears

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Nordic And Sneezing
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tell me you need therapy without telling me you need therapy

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#40

This Strange Device Was Used To Prevent Masturbation In British Mental Hospitals Patients During Xix Century

This Strange Device Was Used To Prevent Masturbation In British Mental Hospitals Patients During Xix Century

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