15+ Startling Pics That Look More Sinister Than They Really Are


An initial glance at something can sometimes offer a wildly inaccurate perspective into what's actually going on. Look a little harder and it all becomes clear.

But sometimes, that first glimpse has the power to make things seem downright sinister.

1. Like us.

Reddit | CYBERSson

This is a downright creepy photo on first glance. Even after a closer look, I'm still more than a little bit unnerved.

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2. Ghostwriter.

Reddit | pkbaxter

This monitor is sitting firmly on the desk, right? Because, between you and me, it looks like it's spookily levitating in mid-air.

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3. Pensive Muppet.

Reddit | lynivvinyl

Imagine sitting in a waiting room, totally bored, then glancing up to see this sight. I'd probably walk right out of there.

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4. It's right behind you!

Reddit | thegreatgavsby

People in Istanbul are used to the many stray cats throughout the city, but this one appears a little larger than most.

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5. Don't let go.

Reddit | wellReinsure32

This is a fun perspective trick. From almost any other angle, this pic would look like what it is: a guy lying down in a tunnel.

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6. Someone's at the door.

Reddit | spetznaz11

Doorbell cameras are a good thing. Before they existed, we'd just blindly open the door to whoever or whatever was standing outside.

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7. Don't lose your head.

Reddit | marivaldinhaReborn

I'm still having some trouble getting my head around this one. Did someone in this hug literally dislocate their head?

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8. Bird Person.

Reddit | nwa747

This perfectly-timed photo gives the impression of a crow that's mastered bipedal movement. It was a good run for us humans, but clearly the birds run things now.

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9. It has a body, right?

Reddit | sozazac

Cows are big animals, which makes it a little bit weird that this cow's head is enough to completely block out the rest of its body.

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10. Jurassic Park theme intensifies.

Reddit | bedgarter

This guy is doing an impressive core workout, but all I see is a spooked tyrannosaurus rex running away from the camera.

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11. Don't forget your peepers.

Reddit | youngack

Either someone wears glasses that look a lot like googly eyes, or these glasses are capturing the reflection of the light.

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12. Shouldn't someone help her?

Reddit | shortFoil780

The way this sign is fastened — combined with the model's frankly disturbing body alignment — make this look a lot worse than it really is.

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13. Noooooo!

Reddit | miklescosta

This is a next-level perspective trick. As far as I can tell, the 'falling' person just had to jump in the air in a certain way to make this possible.

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14. How'd you get in there?

Reddit | randomhiro7

Apparently, this dog is just peeking around the corner from behind a door, but I could swear it had become one with the wall.

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15. Ghost pants.

Reddit | wowsuchwows

On the left side of this pic, it looks a lot like a leg wearing pants with no body attached.

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16. Nothing creepy at all.

Reddit | Aukrust

If more of Stephen King's novels took place in the mountains, this would look just like a scene from one of them.

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17. They're here.

Reddit | SoVeryKerry

If you have spooky UFO-looking ceiling lights, you'll occasionally be able to look out your window and see spooky UFO-looking reflections.

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18. Fog fishing.

Reddit | Eyekosaeder

I find the fog to be super creepy, but this random dude evidently likes to lean right into that creepiness.

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19. Nice sunset.

Reddit | lukasaeg

Don't worry, this isn't a wildfire.

You could be forgiven for thinking this was a pic of a blazing inferno, but it's actually just a brilliantly vivid sunset.

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20. Don't crack the coffee.

Reddit | borneatsea

What would cause a cup of coffee to look like this? I have no idea, but I'm pretty sure this cup is cursed.

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