If You Live Near Green Bay And You’re Afraid Of Clowns…Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

Have you ever wondered how it is that clowns became associated with all that is horrible and terrifying in the world? I wonder this from time to time for about five minutes before it becomes too creepy.

While clowns used to be restricted to the circus and occasionally TV, they seem to be becoming a more frequent sight in various cities around the world. The latest sighting? Green Bay, Wisconsin…

Here is the nightmare in question spotted walking the streets of Green Bay earlier this week. One local has dubbed him (or her?) Gags the clown.

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This brave local resident had the fortitude to take a few pictures of the clown walking mysteriously into the night with handful of black balloons. They even created a Facebook page where locals can share their encounters with Gags.

While there is no clear origin of Gags, some speculate that he might be part of a horror movie that’s shooting in town.

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Of course, Gags could simply be a prank orchestrated by a local radio station or store to drum up business.

Whether Gags is real or fake, I know that I’m glad he’s stalking the streets of a town other than mine.

(via Unexplained Mysteries)

Personally, I would put my money on Gags being a prank of some kind. At any rate, he’s a terrifying presence that I hope is soon brought to justice.

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18 Of The Creepiest Billboards Ever Seen On People’s Drives To Work

Coming across strange and sometimes hilarious billboards has always been the best part of driving for me.

One of my favorites that I get to see every day in my city reads, “Real Christians Obey Jesus’ Teachings” in a completely threatening way. But trust me, that is nothing compared to the other strange and disturbing billboards people have driven past.

Whether they’re threatening you with going to Hell or using animal corpses to get their point across, the following billboards will seriously creep you out.

1. Meet your next president, America — Dollary Clump.

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2. These are the same people behind the “Real Christians Obey Jesus’ Teachings” billboard.

3. I’m really not sure what this is trying to promote.

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4. None of your damn business.

5. “Did I really die?”

6. I’m onto you, forest demons.

7. What exactly does this creep have to do with hair loss?

8. “Or you’ll swim in a pool of blood.”

9. You’d better hide, litterers. The hunt is on.

10. Well, this is completely disturbing.

11. Using a quote from Hitler on anything is a really bad idea.

12. Seriously, WTF?

13. Wait, what?

14. Here’s a great way to freak out everyone on the road.

15. For what?

16. There is a billboard that actually bleeds in New Zealand.

17. I know what my next nightmare is going to be about — and it’s not “The Grudge.”

18. That’s not intimidating at all…

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Well, I’ll give them this. They definitely aren’t boring. I’m not sure that’s a good thing, though.

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This Japanese Artist Does Something Amazingly Creepy And Artistic

It’s rare when you find art that is at that perfect intersection of creative and creepy. I think it’s safe to say, though, that Tokyo-based artist Shinji Nakaba knows how to strike that balance.

Since 1974, Nakaba has been in the jewelry-making business. His speciality is making unique and beautiful pieces that he calls wearable sculptures. His latest project? This series of intricately carved pearl skulls.

“I just want to bring brand-new life to something that has no value,” said Nakaba about his work.

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Nakaba doesn’t just work with precious metals to create his art. Some of his pieces are made with aluminum beer cans, plastic bottles, or even just plain old garbage.

For this series, Nakaba struggled to find the right medium for carving.

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He went through coral, crystal, ivory, and even precious stones before settling on pearls without cores.

Without a core, Nakaba is able to achieve a smoother carving without worrying about the pearl shredding or peeling.

“I’ve experimented with different types of materials to carve out skulls, but the ones I carved out of pearls are by far the best in terms of the durability. I also thought the contradiction between pristine pearls turning into these dark objects seemed even more appealing. I would call them ‘Fairy Skulls,'” writes Nakaba.

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“Only pearls can make my idea of ephemeral beauty into reality.”

If I could afford it, I would buy several dozen of these.

(via Mystical Raven)

For more amazing “wearable sculptures,” make sure to visit Nakaba’s website here. You can also find him on Etsy and you can purchase pieces from him here!

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If Your Doctor’s Office Has One Of These In The Lobby, You Should Probably Leave

When it comes to surgical procedures, those of the cosmetic variety are often the most controversial.

Some view these surgeries as miracles that help people lead their best lives, while others see them as being emblematic of society’s fixation on appearance as it relates to self-worth.

Regardless of our personal views, we can more or less agree that surgery in any form is nervewracking. That’s why what this Korean doctor decided to do is extremely problematic.

Back in 2014, this photo of human jawbones encased in glass columns made the rounds on social media. They belonged to a surgeon in Seoul, South Korea.

Inside the columns were the leftover jawbone fragments of roughly 1,000 patients. Business was obviously booming, but how did this doctor manage to produce so much medical waste?

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Well, there was one common procedure to blame.

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Chin surgery has taken off with South Korean women over the past few years in an effort to adhere to strict standards of beauty. It involves shaving away parts of the jaw to create a more tapered appearance.

Can you imagine how painful recovery must be after this?

(via Rocket News)

Luckily, the South Korean government ordered the clinic to take down its “art” installation. Not long after, they launched an investigation into the practice. There’s no word on whether or not this clinic is still around, though. This doc and his team probably should’ve just disposed of all those bones.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/korean-plastic-surgeon/


These Creepy 10 Places Will Make Your Skin Absolutely Crawl. Get Me Out Of Here.

There are places on this Earth that feel inherently wrong. You wouldn’t think that a building or area could be evil… but these may be. Just passing by one of these buildings in a car could make your skin crawl. Each of these places have been tainted by their strange and macabre history. Even though they are just creepy remnants of their past, there is enough darkness left that they terrify passers by. If you live near any of these, check them out. However, you might want to bring a buddy, a flashlight and some holy water.

1.) Riddle House: This house in Palm Beach County, Florida, was originally a funeral parlor. In the 1920’s the house became privately owned by Karl Riddle. Joseph, oen of Karl’s former employees, committed suicide by hanging himself in the attic of the house. The man hated men, so he terrorizes any man that steps foot in the house.

2.) Helltown: The northern part of Summit County in Ohio is called “Helltown.” In the 1970s, Boston Township was the site of a government buyout. There was a mass eviction of its citizens. Now, boarded and burned houses stand alone in the woods. There is a steep drop off at Stanford Road, immediately followed by a dead end. It’s named The End of the World. In Helltown, people have been haunted by hearses, chased by phantom trains, plagued by the stench of a slaughterhouse and terrorized by moving trees.

3.) Stull Cemetery: Stull, Kansas, is a small rural town in Douglas County. In the early 20th century, the town experienced two major tragedies. First, a father was burning a farm field. Once the controlled burn died down, he found his son’s corpse in the ashes. Then, a man went missing and was later found hanged from a tree. Now, the Stull Cemetery has a reputation for being evil. Rumors exist stating that Stull Cemetery is one of the seven gateways to Hell.

4.) The Ridges: The Athens Lunatic Asylum in Athens, Ohio, eventually came to be known as The Ridges. Trans-orbital lobotomies, lost patients, a haunted tuberculosis ward and Satanic cemeteries are just a few evil parts of its history. It’s known as one of the most haunted places in the world.

5.) Humberstone and LaNoria: These are two abandoned saltpeter mines in Chile. In 1872, the town was founded as a mine and business boomed. After the Great Depression, the business declined, the workers were almost treated as slaves and then business collapsed in 1958.

The area was abandoned by 1960. Now, the two towns are so haunted, the residents of nearby Iquique refuse to enter them.

6.) Byberry Mental Asylum: Patient maltreatment was rampant at the Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry. The hospital was founded in 1907 and it exceeded its patient limit quickly, maxing out at over 7,000 in 1960. Due to the atrocious conditions and the sub-human treatment of its patients, the hospital was closed and abandoned in 1990. It was demolished in 2006, but the site is still haunted by all of the terrible things that have been done there.

7.) Leap Castle: This Irish castle had a long and gruesome history. Families have fought over control of this castle and one man was even brutally murdered in the chapel. It’s now known as the Bloody Chapel. The castle is rumored to be haunted by a vast number of spirits, including a violent, hunched beast known only as the Elemental.

8.) Shades of Death Road: This New Jersey road stretches out over seven miles of countryside. Along the road lies a body of water, which most call Ghost Lake. One day during the 1990s, some visitors found hundreds of Polaroid photographs scattered throughout the woods. Most of the disturbing images showed a television changing channels, others showed a woman or women, blurred and somewhat difficult to identify, lying on some sort of metal object, conscious but not smiling. Local authorities couldn’t identify the source of the photos.

9.) Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum: In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, there is an institution known as the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. The former high school was converted, in 1975, to Security Prison 21 by the Khmer Rouge. It was used as a base to torture and murder prisoners. Many prisoners were tortured and tricked into naming their family and associates as traitors. The ghosts of the estimated 17,000 victims of Tuol Sleng continue to roam the halls. This was a home to death and torture.

10.) The Mines of Paris: Beneath the streets of Paris, there are many empty tunnels, but they are not to be confused with the Catacombs of Paris, the famous underground ossuary. Exploring the mines is illegal, and penalties include heavy fines. The mines are now abandoned, and it is nearly impossible not to get lost. Thousands of human bones litter the tunnels, due to overcrowding in many of Paris’ cemeteries. Weird paintings adorn the walls. Venturing down into the mines isn’t recommended, because there is no guarantee you’ll return.

It’s strange that something inanimate and still could inspire so much fear in people. There shouldn’t be anything naturally terrifying about a house or hotel, but something about these structures just makes it hard to sleep at night. Share these creepy places with others by clicking on the button below.

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