The internet can’t be just about kittens and wholesome things now can it, dear Pandas? Oh, they’re absolutely fabulous things to pick up your spirits, but sometimes… sometimes you need a bit of c o n t r a s t. There can’t be any light without darkness and there can’t be blessed images without C u R s E d ones to balance out the net.

There’s one Instagram account in particular that we want to highlight today—the ‘Cursed.Aesthetic’ project that has over 177k followers on the social media platform. It’s a haven for bizarre, weird, and slightly disturbing images that suck you in and don’t want to let you go. Some of these are so enrapturing, you might not want to stop looking (and then somehow you can’t account for the last hour).

Have a scroll below, upvote the images that you found the most intriguing, and let us know what you thought of them. We know that these might be a bit too much for some of you Pandas, so here’s Bored Panda’s article about some hilariously cute cats to balance things out.

More info: Instagram (Cursed) | Instagram (Blessed)

#1

It’s A Jeep Thing You Wouldn’t Understand

It’s A Jeep Thing You Wouldn’t Understand

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#2

How Y’all Doin?

How Y’all Doin?

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The ‘Cursed.Aesthetic’ IG account also has its mirror twin, the ‘Blessed.Aesthetics’ page to offer followers an alternative if they’re not a fan of cursed images. Though, based on the number of followers alone, it’s easy to spot that it’s the cursed pics that draw in the larger crowd. Possibly because of how mind-bendingly bizarre they are, forcing us outside of our comfort zones.

Cursed images aren’t anything new on the net. They’ve been around since at least October 2015, according to Know Your Meme. The page explains that cursed images are usually photos that are disturbing to the viewer. This can be either due to the super low quality of the pic (oh no, pixels!) or because of how “abnormal or illogical” what’s pictured really is.

#4

*insert Witty Caption Here*

*insert Witty Caption Here*

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#5

Choo Choo

Choo Choo

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#6

First Day On The Job And Saw This Smh

First Day On The Job And Saw This Smh

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“Images of this or similar nature are sometimes seen as the visual equivalent to CreepyPasta. They have inspired several popular social media accounts devoted to posting various cursed images,” Know Your Meme explains, adding that ‘blessed’ images are the polar opposite of ‘cursed’ ones.

That’s not all, though—there’s also a hybrid variant of pics that are both blessed and cursed that’s called ‘blursed.’ It might sound weird, but I love that word and it’s started me down a dark-yet-well-lit path into some incredibly unusual content.

#7

Carrying That Mf Thang

Carrying That Mf Thang

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Lauren Caswell
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ive seen this before i always love her protectively evil glare

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After a Tumblr account dedicated exclusively to cursed images started publishing bizarre photos, the idea spread to other blogs. Later, in 2016, cursed photos spread to Twitter. Most recently, cursed images took a hold of TikTok users.

In April 2020, TikTokers edited their videos to include cursed images to the sound clip ‘Rhythm thief but cursed.’ There’s no doubt in my mind that cursed pics will be around for a while and spread even further across the net. It’s a good thing we’ve got so many blessed images to counter them!

#10

My Followers Watching Me Say My Vows To The Love Of My Life

My Followers Watching Me Say My Vows To The Love Of My Life

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#12

Idk How To React But This Slightly Scares Me. Deep Down I Feel An Emotion Of Pain I’ve Never Felt Before

Idk How To React But This Slightly Scares Me. Deep Down I Feel An Emotion Of Pain I’ve Never Felt Before

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Julia Atkinson
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Despite a massive head injury, he was determined to carry the Sacred Orange to safety

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#13

Ready As Ever

Ready As Ever

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#14

Oh To Be Shitting On A Toilet As The Sun Rises Over A Peaceful Alpine Meadow With No Sign Of Civilization In Sight

Oh To Be Shitting On A Toilet As The Sun Rises Over A Peaceful Alpine Meadow With No Sign Of Civilization In Sight

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#19

Wish Ya Coulda Told Me That A Little Sooner

Wish Ya Coulda Told Me That A Little Sooner

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#21

Tag Urself I’m The Pizza

Tag Urself I’m The Pizza

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Cupcake168
Community Member
1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have seen this picture for so many times and never noticed there’s an emo (edit: Goth!) with a raven and a crying bride in it as well. 😮🤭

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#23

Before I Leaped I Should Have Seen The View From Halfway Down

Before I Leaped I Should Have Seen The View From Halfway Down

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#27

Damn I Really Can’t Believe There Was 16yo In 2008

Damn I Really Can’t Believe There Was 16yo In 2008

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#31

That’ll Do

That’ll Do

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로희
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember seeing this picture not long ago and the commenters said this was a joke/satire.

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#32

Dia Is The Only True Airport

Dia Is The Only True Airport

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, that's one way to make sure no one accidentally takes your bag...

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#33

Ayo We Got Dj Lawng Arms Out Here

Ayo We Got Dj Lawng Arms Out Here

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#34

Tag Urself I’m Dunphreys Darkness

Tag Urself I’m Dunphreys Darkness

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#35

Omw To Refill My...

Omw To Refill My...

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Vic
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your path to whatever afterlife you believe in.. :-D

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#36

Honestly Goals

Honestly Goals

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Ieva Poliščiukienė
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seen this picture before, she is sitting on her bf, holding hands with mentally disabled brother

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#38

Close Enough

Close Enough

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Stephanie Did It
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When he's in the hospital, show him a picture of a respirator.

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#39

Ho(G)nk

Ho(G)nk

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The story of 'Animal Farm' by George Orwell was misinterpreted for a Russian pageant

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#40

Cute Cats

Cute Cats

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Note: this post originally had 79 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.