Being a horror junkie, I have come across all kinds of terrifying photos and videos.
Though many of them have certainly creeped me out, most haven’t actually gotten under my skin and haunted my dreams. That’s because they weren’t even half as unsettling as this freaky performance.
In his work entitled, “Transfiguration,” French artist Olivier de Sagazan sculpts his face into monstrous statues that look like they came straight out of the “Silent Hill” games. When you see it for yourself, I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that I definitely wasn’t expecting to come away this disturbed.
The sounds make it so much worse.
Well, I’ll be lucky if I get any sleep after seeing that. Anyone have a night-light I can borrow?
Having a perfectly clean face is something that a lot of people strive for, as evidenced by the billion-dollar skincare industry. In fact, you probably have a collection of cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and exfoliators hanging out in your bathroom…so how would you feel if I told you that your face is covered in mites right now?
Don’t freak out. D. folliculorum and D. brevis are the two species of mites that love chilling in our pores. Over the course of its 14-day lifespan, a mite will eat, sleep, and mate from the comfort of its own little pore.
These parasites are found on the faces of basically all adults. No matter how hard you scrub, you won’t be able to prevent new mites from moving in.
Fortunately, they’re pretty much harmless. Some believe that they are linked to rosacea, but that doesn’t affect too many people, and it’s not life threatening. We all just have to accept the fact that our faces are crawling with these little guys.
For those of us who don’t live in or around deserts, it’s almost impossible to imagine the intensity and sheer scale of a real sandstorm. These things, while not as famously terrifying as tornados, can reach massive sizes and wreak their own special brand of havoc. For proof, just take a look at the video below.
It features the crew of a big rig truck somewhere in China (likely the Gobi Desert). They were transporting a large piece of machinery when they came across a massive sandstorm. Instead of driving through it or turning around, they stopped, got out, and shot some video.
I’ll agree that it looks pretty amazing, but I wouldn’t want to be out in the open when one of these things rolled in.
When you want a snack at the office, the airport or maybe even at school, you look for the glorious vending machine. Very rarely do they ever offer anything healthy… but that might change.
These aren’t your average vending machines. The convenient automated appliances aren’t just for snacks and Red Box rentals anymore. In fact, in Australia they’ve introduced one that will cook you up a toasty pizza! It only has two choices, hot salami or margherita, and they are a bit pricey at $12 each, but hey…pizza is pizza! Take a look at this video showing off the clever culinary invention:
And it’s simply the latest in the line of oddball options others have come up with over the years. Check out these other bizarre vending machines that have popped up all over the world.
If you’re like me and you panic every time something grazes your foot in the ocean, then you’re not going to like this.
A huge swarm of small crabs was spotted by researchers more than 1,000 feet below the surface off the coast of Panama, stampeding like wildebeests across the ocean floor. At first, the team thought it was some sort of underwater cloud. They quickly figured out, however, that the mass was very much alive.
The crabs have been identified as Pleuroncodes planipes, which are more commonly known as red crabs. Scientists aren’t quite sure why such a crazy amount of these critters clustered together, but they think it might’ve had something to do with the nearby Hannibal Bank Seamount, which, for whatever reason, attracts a wide array of sea life.
When I was little, my parents used to tell me that lightning was just God and the people in heaven having a really elaborate photoshoot.
Nothing says summertime quite like an afternoon thunderstorm. The loud crashes of thunder mixed with the flashing imagery of lightning provide the perfect cinematic entertainment without having to pay to go to the movies.
As cool as thunder and lightning may be, the latter can also be incredibly dangerous. There are an estimated 100 lightning strikes on Earth every second, and each bolt can possess around one billion volts of electricity. Nearly 2,000 people are killed each year as a result of being struck by lightning.
Check out these 18 insanely awesome yet terrifying lightning strikes.
1. This incredible lightning strike at a train station caused a massive explosion that forced the cancellation of many departing trains.
I get the distinct feeling that this guy never had trouble getting ready for talent shows back in the day.
When it comes to simple, entertaining performances, juggling is the old standby. There seems to be one person in every family who can round up some fruit in the kitchen and show off over breakfast (even if it doesn’t last long and an orange goes flying).
But this man’s affinity for juggling is next-level amazing.
9. The H-bouya toy is designed to plug into your USB port, and its eyes turn red and blink every time the “h” button is pressed on your keyboard. The disturbing part about this is that the “h” in the name may also mean “erotic” in Japanese.
When people say you need to be a vigilant driver, you really should take them seriously. While accidents aren’t a guarantee, anything that does go wrong while operating a large, moving piece of machinery is instantly 10 times more dangerous than it would be otherwise. Even a moment of distraction can lead to disaster.
Unfortunately, though, being a cautious driver can only get you so far. There are just some circumstances that are truly too random for you to predict. Case in point: what happened to the poor driver in the video below. They’re being careful and watching the road, but there is no way they ever expected this…
Just wait for it.
Oh man, I really hope they were up to date on their car insurance. Freak accidents like this scare the heck out of me.
If you’re a believer in the paranormal or you have a thing for alien conspiracies, then you probably know the story of Betty and Barney Hill. The Hills were the first alleged victims of alien abduction back in 1961.
Their story was the first of its kind, and it heavily influenced alien lore in the United States and around the world as we know it today.
Our story begins with Betty and Barney driving home to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, after spending a weekend in Niagra Falls. While on a lonely stretch of road, the couple spotted a strange craft flying across the moon.
As the Hills continued to drive, the craft kept moving across the sky as if it were following them. But then it stopped on the road in front of their car. That’s when Barney got out of the vehicle. He later said that he could see between eight and 11 humanoid figures peering at him through the windows.
While he watched the craft, Barney said that he could hear the voice of the ship’s captain in his head telling him to stay where he was.
Barney tore the binoculars away from his eyes and ran back to the car screaming. He floored it as the craft ascended. A minute later, their car began to vibrate. Their minds fell into a bizarre trance, and before they knew it, they were 35 miles away from where they first spotted the UFO.
When they woke up the next morning, the Hills remembered encountering the craft, but nothing else.
About 10 days after their harrowing experience, Betty began having vivid nightmares that brought everything back to life. Betty, who had always kept a dream journal next to her bed, wrote all of them down. She remembered meeting an alien medical examiner who assured her that they just wanted to run some tests on her and Barney to learn more about the differences between their species and humans.
In 1964, these dreams and memories began to take their toll on the Hills, and they were referred to Dr. Benjamin Simon. The Hills wanted Dr. Simon to hypnotize them and help them remember what really happened that night. Here’s what they said.
While there are those who question the authenticity of this story, there is one aspect of their tale that has turned hundreds of people into believers.
While aboard the craft, one of the aliens showed Betty a star map with the location of their home planet. During a hypnosis session, Betty drew the exact star map she saw in incredible detail. At the time, it looked like an undiscovered star system that telescopes could not yet see. A decade after she drew the map, technology advanced to the point where this particular star system could be seen from Earth. Surprisingly, it was exactly the same as the one Betty remembered.
Whether you believe it or not, the story of Barney and Betty Hill’s abduction is thrilling. For the sake of my sanity, I hope it’s fake. If it’s not, I’m going to need to protect my thoughts. Time to buy some foil!