15 Strange Photos That Are Borderline Nightmare Material

Jordan Claes
ice cream bowls
reddit | MaeSolug

The internet is a wonderful and glorious place. it helps us to get through our day and connects us with the ones we love, as well as the world at large.

However, it can also be a breeding ground of terrors, the likes of which our feeble minds can't even begin to comprehend. See what I mean and check out these 15 strange photos that are the epitome of nightmare material.

Now is not the time to take pictures — now is the time to get the hell out of there!

attic name written on wall
reddit | n515o

"Found this in my girlfriends[sic] loft. She only moved in 3 months ago and says she has never been up there. Guess what my name is..." - Reddit u/n515o

Why would there be a cement-filled bucket and a cinder block with a rope through it at the bottom of a dam?

cinder blocks and cement bucket
reddit | Alex_qm

I've seen enough mob movies to know that the answer isn't one I want to explore too thoroughly. Would you call the police if you happened upon this or just run away in terror?

I really hope the previous owners were collectors...

ball and chain
reddit | franco-noce

According to Redditor franco-noce, this was found in the basement of their new house on the day that they moved in. If it were me, I'd call the police. I couldn't sleep at night wondering if my basement was the scene of some grisly murder.

What on earth was Kinder Surprise thinking?

This is a video of a real-life commercial that Kinder Surprise ran back in 1989. I understand that the '80s was a different time, but how on earth could anyone have thought that seeing this Creepshow would inspire anyone to eat chocolate?

If the hospital is supposed to be abandoned, then why is there a light on?

abandoned hospital
reddit | killHACKS

I'm really really hoping that this is just a trick of the light. Otherwise, the only other possibility would be that this is a ghost hospital — and I simply can't allow myself to believe that.

So it's official — I'm never sleeping again.

note on windshield
reddit | killHACKS

As if the note itself wasn't creepy enough, according to the Reddit post this user's tires were also slashed. It just goes to show that you should never cut someone off on the highway. You never know what they might do...

A rice cooker with too much water.

rice cooker
reddit | anhtuan2985

Is this what actually happens when you put too much water into a rice cooker?! Why on earth does it look like it's spitting blood? This is definitely one appliance I will never buy.

What's in the shed?

abandoned shed
reddit | PepsiPlease

This looks like the type of thing that you'd see on The Walking Dead. Part of me knows that there couldn't be a horde of hungry zombies awaiting inside, but another part of me is smart enough to realize that I shouldn't be the first person to open that door.

I never thought that sharks could look scarier than they already do.

upside down sharks

That is until I saw a photo of them upside down. Is it just me or does anyone else see the evil-looking face in the silhouette? This is freaky beyond belief.

There's so much wrong with this I don't know where to begin.

chicken bear
reddit | venividivici-777

I am fairly certain that aside from maybe Hannibal Lector, no parent on earth is going to want their child playing with a teddy bear made from the carcass of dead chickens. This looks like something out of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

What's the going rate for a child these days?

children for sale
reddit | TheTrueTurk

Thinking of the depth of depravity a mother must be driven to in order to sell her own children sends a cold chill running down my spine. The only thing worse is envisioning the kind of person who would actually buy them.

This looks like the poster for the latest James Wan movie.

bridge with snow
reddit | smells-fishy

It's amazing how a little fog and snow can cause the most simple everyday items to all of a sudden turn sinister. If I saw this out the front of my windshield I would most definitely turn the car around and find another way.

If you hear carnival music start to play — get out.

red balloon in hallway
reddit | Wheezybee

According to the post made by Reddit user Wheezybee, they work the graveyard security shift at their local mall. As they were making the rounds, they saw this single red balloon floating down the hallway at 4 AM. Pennywise, however, was nowhere to be found.

Run. Go as fast as you can.

doll buried in woods
reddit | SalaGamet

I've seen Child's Play and Annabelle enough times to be able to recognize a haunted doll when I see one, and brother — that is one haunted doll. I can't even begin to fathom the evil you've unleashed upon yourself.

It's enough to make you never eat ice cream again...almost.

ice cream bowls
reddit | MaeSolug

So clearly at some point in time, there must have been a 4th bowl that reads "For ice cream." Now that this is an incomplete set, it seems incredibly menacing and makes the illustrations seem all the more frightful.