Let’s start with a random question of the day: when you think of toilets, what pops straight into your mind? If we would have to guess, we'd say that you picture a sparkling white porcelain throne or the perfect place to come up with brilliant new ideas. Or perhaps you think it's a mysterious device that transports you half an hour into the future in a flash? While descriptions may differ from person to person, we bet that the word "threatening" was the last thing on your mind.

But when it comes to these Twitter accounts, it captures the essence of what they’re all about. Aptly named 'Toilets With Threatening Auras', these pages that go by the handles @scarytoilet and @cursedbathrooms curate the best of spooky bathrooms found online. It's full of pictures of some of the most bizarre and straight-up terrifying lavatories from every corner of the world.

So if you have a passion for disturbing things, then this post might be right up your alley. We at Bored Panda have scoured the accounts and wrapped up a collection of pics that have true horror movie potential. Continue scrolling, hit upvote on the best of the worst, and be sure to check out Part 1 of this post right here!

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

That is disturbing.

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CosmicWolf1031
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4 months ago

It looks like a horror game and/or movie

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Hans-Martin Salzmann
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4 months ago

The 3 toilets have no water connection. I think they were just placed or stored there.

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"I'm sorry in advance for the nightmares," the creator of the @cursedbathrooms Twitter account writes in the description, and from the looks of it — they have a point. Ever since the page was created in January 2011, it never stopped sharing images of the wackiest and most bizarre lavatories that we pray never to step foot in.

The other page in question, @scarytoilet, has only been active for a few years but has already gained a strong foothold on the platform. As of this writing, it has amassed over 236K users on Twitter and a staggering 584K followers on Facebook. The creator of these pages, a UK-based freelance filmmaker Phil Wilson, collects the weirdest toilets from around the world and offers one of the most perplexing galleries online where the pictures range from humorous to straight-up terrifying.

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Stardust
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4 months ago

Would a drunk or high person see this as normal?

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europaleta
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4 months ago

Looks comfy. Thumbs-up.

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JoyfulZebra
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4 months ago

"Hey, what's up!"

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"I was having a night in with my nan and she started talking about her toilet and how she felt it was threatening," Phil told Vice about how he came up with the idea to start his project. "It just spiraled from there." He first started posting these baffling images to Facebook and created the Twitter account "once the original page took off." In the beginning, he scoured the internet and went down Google rabbit holes for extremely intimidating toilet photos. But later on, the pages accumulated enough of a following so he could mainly share new posts from fan-submitted images.

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

Marking their territory, I see.

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Stardust
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4 months ago

“Come pee here while I stare at you creepily and will murder you in your sleep”

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Hannah Hudson-Lee
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4 months ago

That's on the Forth Railway Bridge in Scotland. I've seen it from the train. I've never had the honor of parking my breakfast there though.

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"I generally get about 200 messages a day, so it takes quite a lot of time to sift through it all," the creator of the page told Curbed. You see, Phil considers himself a pretty normal guy with an unusual hobby. He is grateful for all the support his community — "wonderfully odd people" — has given him, so he tries to respond to every comment his pages receive. But can you guess Phil’s biggest takeaway from running the account? "The internet’s a really weird place," he said, and we couldn’t agree more.

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Stardust
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4 months ago

We wake up to another peaceful day only to see the most common species: toilutus commodus shitus. It coexists with humans and is rarely seen in the wild but when we do see them there, they are a beauty to behold

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Joanne O'Brien
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4 months ago

After going to Taco Bell

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Cody
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4 months ago

Must of stocked up during the great covid toilet paper run.

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But looking through these puzzling pictures does beg the question, how does Phil know which photos capture the essence of a menacing toilet and which ones fall a bit short? Well, he mentioned to INSIDER that there are a few criteria to consider when deciding whether a loo has a threatening aura. "I look for one of two things; actual intimidation, like something derelict or unsettling you wouldn’t usually see associated with toilets," he explained. "Or something funny, which most of the content has become." When asked whether he has any ideas for the future of his project, he said, "At the moment I'm content with just providing a daily dose of toilet."

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Lawrencium
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4 months ago

I sure hope that thing was empty!

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Kay Kelly
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4 months ago

There goes that old saying 'dont s**t where you eat.

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Esha
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4 months ago

So..how the kids doing?

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To learn more about this emerging trend of uneasy and disturbing images that seem to rule the internet, we previously reached out to Frank T. McAndrew, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Knox College. "The 'cursed image' is an internet phenomenon," he told Bored Panda. "It is an image that is unsettling because there is something not quite right about it, but we often cannot pinpoint exactly why it is so disturbing." 

"It may combine things that should not go together (a cherry pie with a bleeding human face baked into it?) or it presents an object in a context where it does not belong," the professor continued. When asked why they make us feel uncomfortable, McAndrew explained that we humans dislike the feeling of uncertainty. "We like to make sense of the world around us, and things that defy our expectations or things that are difficult to categorize throw us off our game."

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Steffi Rose
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4 months ago

Accurate sign

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Cody
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4 months ago

Well at least it has instructions...

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Stardust
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4 months ago

No, just no

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But as we can see from these two Twitter accounts, masses of people enjoy looking at creepy and ridiculously strange images while scrolling through their social media feeds. "People who are tolerant of ambiguity or open to new experiences may be drawn to them because they offer a pleasant diversion from normality and present us with a cognitive puzzle to solve," he noted and added that other people simply find them unpleasant.

"We are programmed by evolution to intently focus on unexpected or unusual things in our environment. It is essential to determine if such things pose some sort of threat to us or not, and cursed images hijack the part of our brain that is responsible for protecting us," McAndrew concluded. 

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Lawrencium
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4 months ago

Well.. that's fun guys.

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Lawrencium
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4 months ago

COVID has been hard on us all....

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Stardust
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4 months ago

Harry’s toilet under the stairs in the cupboard

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Víctor García
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4 months ago

Rock paper scissors

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Stardust
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4 months ago

The ministry of magic is having some problems I see

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Stardust
Community Member
4 months ago

You have to be spiderman to use this toilet

Sa Ruuu
Community Member
4 months ago

Actually if you look at the trap door looking piece against the stairs, it has a latch to let it down so you have a mini landing to walk to the toilet

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Powerful Musk Ox
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4 months ago

No way that's up to code 😂

CosmicWolf1031
Community Member
4 months ago

“Hey jerry where’s your toilet?” Oh it’s up stairs you just have to use the ramp. “Huh? Oh I see.”

Lawrencium
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4 months ago

"Moooom! Tell Sally to stop doing her Zoom calls on the stairs! I'm trying to poop here!"

Erin Eubanks
Community Member
4 months ago

You put the plank down and go in. Someone comes by and puts the plank back up. Now you're stuck.

Katinka Min
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4 months ago

Having live in London, none of these constructions surprise me, anymore.

Brenda
Community Member
4 months ago

Lordy

Shelley Herter
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4 months ago

But hey, there are flowers to dress it up...

Rachael Peterson
Community Member
4 months ago

There’s a handy folding walkway attached to the stairs!

GramDB
Community Member
3 months ago

NoOOo!

Paloma
Community Member
4 months ago

imagine going to the toilet at night?

Anne Roberts
Community Member
4 months ago

Watch your step.

Lorna Anne Skinner Emmons
Community Member
4 months ago

That's what happens when you tell them you want a toilet halfway up the stairs. Use your words call it a "bathroom" to get the whole room.

Cat Girl
Community Member
4 months ago

Now combine this with the one where you are outside

Theresa McCreary
Community Member
4 months ago

Probably not OSHA compliant.

Darlie Klinginsmith
Community Member
4 months ago

The little floor pops out so you can step up to use it in this obvious, TINY HOME!

Nona Wolf
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4 months ago

How to make sure the guest bath always stays clean.

Madie
Community Member
4 months ago

Imagine having just THE WORST need to have a s*it, that way you just can't even walk normally and the only toilet available is that one. What a nightmare.

𝔓𝔲𝔯𝔭𝔩𝔢 ℜ𝔞𝔢𝔑
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4 months ago

Winchester mystery bathroom.

Razmo
Community Member
4 months ago

Cursed house wtf

Adrienne Mcginley
Community Member
4 months ago

Nope. I can hold it.

Jeremy Evans
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4 months ago

harry potter

Amjad Ali
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Sa Ruuu
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4 months ago

I cannot stress how much I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, incredibly, truly do not understand how people fetishize scat/urine. It makes my skin crawl and stomach sick even thinking about it

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Stardust
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4 months ago

Looks like slime

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Stardust
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4 months ago

Narnia but it’s a bathroom

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K4l1m3r0
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4 months ago

Looks like one of those weird stockphotos

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Stardust
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4 months ago

Pissing for couples. A lovely way to show your wife that there’s no need to divorce at all. Couple toilets, availible at your local mall

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Stardust
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4 months ago

Only noodle people can use the sacred commode

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Stardust
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4 months ago

Reminda me of this: imagesqtbn...sqpCAU.png imagesqtbnANd9GcQsU0Vl_CfaierezAMy3WK7Gwg4IJzhJNqp_QusqpCAU.png

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Lawrencium
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4 months ago

It's always awkward passing Jerry from nextdoor when walking up to our apartment...

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Stardust
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4 months ago

Holy c**p

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CosmicWolf1031
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4 months ago

For a second I thought it was wallpaper

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Stardust
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4 months ago

We’re watching you

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

Peeza!

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Stardust
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4 months ago

You can take an aim from several metres away

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Lara Verne
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4 months ago

Wrong. That top shelf is more stable than my mental condition.

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Stardust
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4 months ago

Nope nope nope

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Stardust
Community Member
4 months ago

That is a camera? If so then the people watching from it must be having a blast or be uncomfortable

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Stardust
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4 months ago

Satans abode near the commode

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Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
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4 months ago

"Soo.. two more and we're done. What would you say are your strengths and weakness?"

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Lawrencium
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4 months ago

Just make sure you camera/mic are off during the Zoom meetings...

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Stardust
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4 months ago

According to who does it ever smell nice? (Unless you eat scented soaps for dinner)

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Camo Pena
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4 months ago

hard pass

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Stardust
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4 months ago

I believe this showed up in one of my dreams a few months ago

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Stardust
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4 months ago

The stairs concern me more

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Stardust
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4 months ago

Someone had tacobell I see

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Heather Menard
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4 months ago

Poor tortoise

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Stardust
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4 months ago

When you ate too much ice and needed to p**s

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