Be Afraid! Be VERY Afraid! Here’s Proof That the Past was Absolutely Terrifying

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When you think back on your past, what comes to mind? If you’re like many people, you probably recall good times. You might be looking at life through rose colored glasses though.
That’s because there are many parts of the past that are downright terrifying. If you aren’t sure you agree with that, have a look at these scary photos. Each one proves just how afraid the past should make you.
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Old Hearing Device

They say this device was used to amplify hearing, sort of like a modern hearing aid works. It looks more like a scary military tactic, but it’s a good idea. Thank goodness a better model has evolved.
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Piece of Art

This is actually an artistic rendering of Odin with his ravens. It looks pretty nightmare inducing though. What do you think?
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Portrait

It appears that this boy was having his portrait taken. It’s unclear why he’s wearing antlers. The effect is sort of eerie though.
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Scary Toys

Believe it or not, these are actually a child’s toys. Yes, there was a child who loved playing with these creepy looking dolls.
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Creepy Santa

All kids love to go visit Santa at Christmas time. Kids today would probably be terrified if St. Nick if he looked like this. This kid doesn’t seem to be alarmed though.
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Little Boy’s Doll

How could this doll not be scary to a child? Apparently it’s not all that alarming to this little boy. He doens’t seem to be scared at all.
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Hospital Visit

As if it isn’t bad enough that this little girl is in the hospital, she gets visited by this group of fearsome characters. There’s something creepy about clowns to begin with. Throw in that scary Santa and the stuff of nightmares is born.
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Mickey Mouse Club

You might think the Mickey Mouse Club is a fun place to play. Well, not when it looks like this. Those masks are downright creepy.
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Scary Movie

This is actually a scene from an old horror movie. It’s definitely a good reason to be thankful that the past is behind us.
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Spooky Halloween

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that these kids are dressed for Halloween. Imagine running into them in the dark of the night.
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Try to Concentrate

This helmet was designed to help the person wearing it concentrate and block out distractions. It looks more like a scary costume from a horror movie though. Thankfully, this product didn’t last into the modern time period.
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Melted Wax

This might look like a few dead bodies, but it’s actually a collection of wax figures that melted in a fire. That makes it slightly less spooky, but these figures may still haunt your nightmares.
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Dead Daughter

You might not notice it at first glance. But look closer and you may realize that the daughter is actually dead. That’s right, this family portrait was taken after these parents lost their child.
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Family of Ventriloquists

Even in today’s day and age, there’s something really creepy about ventriloquists. This older version ups the creep factor quite a bit. Would this give you nightmares?
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Freckle Removal

It looks like this girl is in some sort of torture device. The truth is that she’s trying to have her freckles removed. The scary part is that it didn’t seem to work.
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