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Sometimes you don’t need a horror movie to get the goose bumps. In fact, all it takes to get your palms sweaty and feel that uneasy tingliness creeping over you is to take a walk on the weird side of the internet.

This Instagram account titled “Terrifying Society” is one such online destination dedicated to sharing everything from horror conspiracies to creepy reels, scary facts and posts not for the faint-hearted.

Below we wrapped up some examples shared on the page that describes itself as “the scariest side of Instagram.”

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Considering how fast the car was probably going, and that he had to pedal hard enough that long to overcome it, this is both emotionally and physically impressive to me. This guy is great.

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They do a great job of filtering water, but why would you want to eat those nasty things knowing what they've just filtered!

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Some time ago, Bored Panda spoke with Lauren McMenemy, a creative coach and London-based writer of gothic-influenced folk horror who shared some very interesting thoughts about people’s fascination with spooky and mysterious things. Whether it’s a Netflix horror show, a gothic novel, or some spine-chilling photographs, there’s something captivating about things that frighten us.

Lauren, who is working on a novel set in the world of the Victorian occult, is no stranger to all things horror and she believes she has some answers. “We are often fascinated by what we do not understand, and curiosity is a big part of the lure of horror and the supernatural,” she said.

She believes that our brain is always trying to rationalize that shadow in the corner, or the mysterious light in the sky. “But often we’re not satisfied by the rational explanation. We crave something more than what’s right in front of us,” the creative coach explained.

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is only a theory. Lots more research needs to be done. Especially since yersinia pestis is a bacterium and hiv is a virus. There is no reason why they should be related. A lot of new theories say that the black death was multiple diseases and one of them may have been a virus that has given people resistance to hiv. Its likely but to call this a fact is just not true yet.

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Hiroshima Peace Park and Memorial Museum is a very emotional place to visit.

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Moreover, “this fascination with the supernatural is a way to be curious about the big questions about life, death and what happens after. It can also provide an escapism from the drudgery - or the chaos, as in recent times! - of everyday life.”

Lauren argues that often, “we’re drawn to scary stories because it’s a way to experience fear in a controlled environment.” In this way, we can put the book down or turn the movie off if it gets too much. “It’s a cathartic way to explore that curiosity without putting ourselves into real and present danger. As Stephen King once said: ‘We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones,’” she said.

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Isn't it ironic don't you think....he waited his whole damn life just to take that boat and as the ship went down he thought, well isn't this nice

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's another one in Pennsylvania that's been burning about as long. Buffy should really get on that one of these days.

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When speaking about horror writing, Lauren says that this genre is often misunderstood. “When I say I write horror, I’m often greeted with a raised eyebrow - people assume I am obsessed with slasher movies and want to write the next installment of the Saw franchise, that I love a bit of gore.”

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However, that’s far from the case. As a horror writer, Lauren is way more interested in exploring the quieter sides of horror, “especially gothic and folk horror which takes its cues from folklore and traditions.”

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look, we need more details. Was there pizza? Nobody goes to a party without pizza. Also, one experiment is not conclusive evidence!

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Helen Marlo, a licensed clinical psychologist and Jungian psychoanalyst and a Professor of Clinical Psychology and the Department Chair at Notre Dame de Namur University, also told Bored Panda in a previous interview that most of us are painfully aware that darkness, what some call evil, exists.

“We may satisfy some human, psychological needs when we engage with it through the news, movies, or documentaries,” she said.

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Marlo argues that “when watching another story, and in particular, these dark and traumatic stories, we witness another person’s narrative. Narrating one’s own story, especially if we have a story that includes trauma, is emotional and hard.” Meanwhile, “watching another’s story can give us a sense of gaining understanding or relief for ‘free,’ because we are hearing about another’s story but not doing any of the hard, psychological work to create our own story.”

Marlo explained that “it is a little like someone who reads a self-help book and imagines they will get better by reading about another person’s process. This is especially true if the story that we are fixated on has personal or traumatic meaning for us.”

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember watching on TV at the time, as he lay slumped on the stage, the curtains were drawn quickly, and the adverts started, with no notice at all, which i thought was weird.. I found later on, next day in the papers he has died.. He was a great showman, and sorely missed...

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I believe Netflix has a documentary. It was fascinating and I’m still on the fence if he faked it or was real.

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Moreover, becoming immersed in another’s dark story can be a vicarious version of what psychologists call, ‘identification with the aggressor.’ “Rather than being the victim, one identifies with the aggressor and their story, and can displace unthinkable, dark impulses onto the person they are viewing, who may be doing things they may not be able to think about but wish to do.”

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Marlo explained that “they may also feel more powerful, safer, strong, dominant, and in control by viewing another doing unthinkable things but they are watching and don’t have to act it out in their real life where it would have negative consequences internally and externally.”

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Please take 10 seconds to Google locations, dear editors, it might interest people. This is the Sedlec Ossuary in Kutná Hora.

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Venomous* If it bites you and you die, it’s venomous If you bite it and you die, its poisonous.

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww , it's similar to what we wear! Must've looked cute not gonna lie

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11 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Proof the education system and the evaluation system for our education needs some work done Edit:thx everyone for the insightful replies...thinking about what everyone said...it makes alot of sense but i dont think i expressed my view in clear detail..although i wholeheartedly agree that it could also be the parents fault,stupidity or even the individual suffering mental illness...but what I mean when I say needs evaluation is that considering it was a teenager he should be more aware of what he is doing,if the teen was "stupid" then it is a different case but considering the age factor and the fact that most teenagers are actually aware of the fact that such substances are dangerous and the movies are based off pure fiction..also i would like to clarify that this would be in the case of it being an individual who is receiving education...i also agree that proof maybe a strong word but during my thought process it was more like an example on why the system should be reevaluated

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Step 1: Make a mask that looks like your own face. Step 2: Make it obvious that it is a mask you're wearing. Now everyone will assume you are a totally different person, because who would hide behind their own face?

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Out of curiosity, why would you take a photo of your murdered husbands glasses?

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Quick research: the sources are scarce and it's doubted that it's more than a myth

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