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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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
2 months ago

It's angry because it was left outside all night

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#2

How Y’all Doin?

How Y’all Doin?

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
2 months ago

Eggman, mothman and batman

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#3

Ssshhhhhh

Ssshhhhhh

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Viva Patata
Community Member
2 months ago

The meteor kitty in its natural habitat.

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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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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
2 months ago

Your secret's safe with me, buddy.

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#5

Choo Choo

Choo Choo

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That One Weirdo
Community Member
2 months ago

I have two words to describe this...STRAYA MATE!!!

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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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TmKhr
Community Member
2 months ago

Sometimes it's best to keep things simple

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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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Nelson Ricardo
Community Member
2 months ago

You can't carry a kitten and look that angry.

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#8

Sign Me Up

Sign Me Up

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Buttered_Crumpet
Community Member
2 months ago

How to put the 'fun' in funeral

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#9

P00p

P00p

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Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
2 months ago

8 poop..

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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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I I
Community Member
2 months ago

Thanos looks pissed

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#11

Happy 2020

Happy 2020

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Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
2 months ago

Just like me..

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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
Community Member
2 months ago

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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Robert T
Community Member
2 months ago

Bet he's a barrel of laughs. :D

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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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Fus
Community Member
2 months ago

Rick Sanchez would be proud.

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#15

6 Feet

6 Feet

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Cleo Carter
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

2020/2021 summed up

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#16

Gotta Lock Up The Chanclas

Gotta Lock Up The Chanclas

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Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Fliplock..

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#17

Life Finds A Way

Life Finds A Way

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SentimentAndBadJokes
Community Member
2 months ago

This one is wholesome 🥰

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#18

???????????

???????????

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
2 months ago

Because he can.

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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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TmKhr
Community Member
2 months ago

"WEeeEEEe!... *BONK* ouch!"

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#20

It’s All... Poland?

It’s All... Poland?

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wow that's fantastic
Community Member
2 months ago

always has been.

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#21

Tag Urself I’m The Pizza

Tag Urself I’m The Pizza

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Cupcake168
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

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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#22

Staircase To Heaven

Staircase To Heaven

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Cleo Carter
Community Member
2 months ago

How? Why? Where it’s going?

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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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Magic Lion Mike
Community Member
2 months ago

Bojack horseman is that you?

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#24

Good Morning

Good Morning

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
2 months ago

Australia, perchance?

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#25

Young Love

Young Love

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I I
Community Member
2 months ago

fckn tree

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#26

Perro

Perro

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I I
Community Member
2 months ago

DODGE COIN 2021 VS 2018

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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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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
2 months ago

Bothered by racism? Just be more white.

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#28

Are Ya Ready Kids

Are Ya Ready Kids

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TmKhr
Community Member
2 months ago

Spongebob Scarepants

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#29

.......... .

.......... .

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I I
Community Member
2 months ago

spooky

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#30

Sus

Sus

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Magic Lion Mike
Community Member
2 months ago

Minions Live action movie coming soon

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#31

That’ll Do

That’ll Do

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로희
Community Member
2 months ago

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
2 months ago

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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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
2 months ago

Finally, I can scratch my ankles without bending down

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#34

Tag Urself I’m Dunphreys Darkness

Tag Urself I’m Dunphreys Darkness

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
2 months ago

Where's the Corona Crown?

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#35

Omw To Refill My...

Omw To Refill My...

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

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
2 months ago

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

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#37

Sorry Bro

Sorry Bro

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TmKhr
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks very safe

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#38

Close Enough

Close Enough

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
2 months ago

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
2 months ago

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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That One Weirdo
Community Member
2 months ago

Isn't this a puppy?

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