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Spending enough time online will sometimes lead you to some of the weirdest parts of the internet. One good example is the WTF subreddit, which lives up to its name, for better or worse. 

From this online group, you’ll find bothersome images on different levels. Some of them involve farm animals in the backseat of a car, while others feature utterly creepy photos from their late grandmother’s collection.

This list continues from a previous one we compiled. Scroll through it and prepare to be weirded out today. 

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Started Work This Morning, Put My Headset On, Felt Something Furry In My Ear, Looked And There Is A Bat In My Headset

Started Work This Morning, Put My Headset On, Felt Something Furry In My Ear, Looked And There Is A Bat In My Headset

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John Wayne Gacy Did Construction For My Grandparents And We Found His Business Card While Going Through Some Stuff Today

John Wayne Gacy Did Construction For My Grandparents And We Found His Business Card While Going Through Some Stuff Today

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Since our last article, the WTF subreddit’s followers have grown from around 700,000 to its current 7.1 million. It continues to be a resource of photos and videos showing the bizarre side of life. You’re about to see still images that may induce goosebumps. 

#4

Saw A Ton Of Vultures On A House Today. I'm Not Sure What This Implies. Google Says Either A Gas Leak Or A Body

Saw A Ton Of Vultures On A House Today. I'm Not Sure What This Implies. Google Says Either A Gas Leak Or A Body

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#5

I Freaked Out A Little When I Met This While Cross Country Skiing

I Freaked Out A Little When I Met This While Cross Country Skiing

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#6

My Tarantula Had Babies

My Tarantula Had Babies

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1 week ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Left to right: "Richard", "Beth", "Adolf", "Hermann", "Elizabeth", "Eva", "Aaron", "Stanley", "Nick", "Norah", "Asta", "Hezekiah", "Winthrop", "Adele", "Wednesday", "Mary", "Henry", "Coleman", "Trump", "Hans", "Anne", "Robert", "Fester", "Walter", ""Marcello", "Sarah", "Alva", "Heinz", "Dolly", "Elon", "Jeffrey", "Milhouse", "Jezebel", "Annabelle Lee", "Austin", "Dargah", "Simone", ""Optimus Prime" , Nigel", "Harold", "Suzanne", "Norman", "Jesus", "Nipper", "Sylvester" , "Caligula" , "Thelma", "Eden", "Diphtheria", "John", "Paul", "George", "Ringo", "Nicole", "Cap D'Adge", "Simms", "Snidely", "Astrid", "Nancy", "Scarlett", "Tracey", "Kaiser", "Frazier", "P.J.", "Judy", "Karina", "Newton", "Alzheimer", "Harvey", "Homer", "Marge", "Bart", "Lisa", "Alphonse", "Chrysler", "Bridgette", "Nonlinear", "Ants-Pants", "Smiley", "Huguette", "Auna", "Abraham", "Dashiell", "Oculocutaneous", "Simpson", "Duesenberg", "Fergie", "Joan", "Faith", "Wilma", "Ellsworth" , "Cindy", "Sampson", "Morton", "Charmaine", "Gary", "Garry", "Rudolph", "Rebecca", "Sandy", "Cartwright", "Cynthia", "Quasimodo", "Wilson", and "The Spider Formerly Known as Prince"

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This growing list suggests one possible theory: humans may be innately drawn to disturbing images. According to media scholars Annie Lang and Bridget Rubenking, there is an evolutionary explanation

“An attentional bias toward disgust—no matter how aversive—would better equip humans to avoid harmful substances.”

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As psychology professor Frank McAndrew explains, creepy images and things are about “the uncertainty of threat.” Our gut sounds the alarm about possible danger, but the signals aren’t clear enough to urge immediate action. 

“So much of [what is creepy] is about wanting to be able to predict what’s going to happen, and that’s why creepy people creep us out – because they’re unpredictable. We find it hard to know what they’re going to do next,” McAndrew said.

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Some experts draw a line between being scared and creeped out. As philosophy professor Dr. David Livingstone Smith told ABC Australia, "Creepiness is an attitude of simultaneous fascination and repulsion."

"When we encounter something creepy, we're drawn to it at the same time as wanting to get away from it," he explains.

#15

Every Damn Time I Visit My Local Shopping Center, This “Frog-Head Child Cult” Water Fountain Gives Me The Creeps

Every Damn Time I Visit My Local Shopping Center, This “Frog-Head Child Cult” Water Fountain Gives Me The Creeps

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Despite their longstanding involvement in many children’s parties, clowns often fall under the creepy category for many people. This fear is called coulrophobia, which affects 1 in 10 adults. 

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Studies have shown that the clown’s painted face distorts the person’s real appearance, stirring feelings of distrust. Dr. Smith concurs. 

“Their fixed facial expression is mask-like — it belies that characteristic of a living breathing human being,” he explains.

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An Octopus With 32 Tentacles That Was Found In The Waters Of South Korea

An Octopus With 32 Tentacles That Was Found In The Waters Of South Korea

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A 2016 study published in the New Ideas In Psychology journal theorized that men are more likely to be perceived as creepy because “males are simply more violent and physically threatening to more people.”

The study likewise theorized that women are more likely to perceive a sexual threat from someone classified as “creepy.” 

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Pic From My Friend’s Flight This Morning

Pic From My Friend’s Flight This Morning

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Planes don't need to be pretty to fly. Just some interior liner panels, Not needed.

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Martin Laurello Could Turn His Head 180° & Was Known As The Human Owl. He Was A Sideshow Performer Who Lived From 1886 To 1955

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Note: this post originally had 45 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.

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