This Creepy AF ’90s Clown Character Is Still Terrifying Today

When I think back on my childhood, there are characters I will never forget.

Whether it’s Big Bird and Elmo from “Sesame Street” or Steve and Blue from “Blue’s Clues,” there are some amazing television characters that have shaped my life. They’re part of the reason I still love television today.

However, there are also plenty of characters I don’t remember or never got to see. In the United Kingdom, for example, Mr. Blobby was on a late-night variety show that pranked celebrities. Even though he’s not an actual children’s character, the show told people he was, and now he has a cult following in the U.S.

Watch as Mr. Blobby thoroughly disturbs the contestants on this game show. Beyond his creepy clown looks, his voice is insane.

Read More: This Video Will Make You Suspicious Of What Your Kids Are Up To While You’re Asleep

Yikes. I think I’ll stick with fuzzy monsters who teach me how to count to ten. Not that there aren’t plenty of creepy kids’ characters from the States…

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This Terrifying Deep-Sea Shark Really Earns Its Spooky Name

Sharks have been the nightmare of fishermen and beach-goers for ages.

When I picture a shark, it’s usually a great white or a hammerhead, because that’s what I’ve grown up seeing in movies and nature documentaries.

But lurking down in the deep sea is a truly terrifying creature that really lives up to its name: the goblin shark.

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Between its pink skin, needle teeth, and retractable jaw, this thing has got all the makings of a monster.

Even though they’re found pretty much worldwide and have been around for 125 million years, goblin sharks are usually no threat to humans.

Because they live so far below the ocean’s surface, they rarely even interact with us. Instead, they prefer to eat small fish and crustaceans and mind their own business. They’re even called “lazy” and “sluggish” by scientists who study them.

When goblin sharks have been captured alive, they’ve only lived for a short time in aquariums before dying, so not much is known about their behavior or reproduction.

I wouldn’t get in a goblin shark’s way, though. This rare footage shows the shark’s jaw protruding as it bites the wetsuit-covered arm of a diver.

Yikes! As science advances, we can only hope to learn more about goblin sharks and all the other creepy creatures of the deep.

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This Bright Flash Was Witnessed Overnight In Siberia — What Could It Be?

On Tuesday, October 25, a bright flash lit up the sky near Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia.

The mysterious flying object has left many scratching their heads over what exactly it is. At first, people thought it was the ICBM RS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile launched by Vladamir Putin’s military in Orenburg, but that missile testing would have been seen much earlier in the day.

Some experts believe it is a man-made object, while others think it is a bolide, which is a large meteor that explodes in the atmosphere before it touches the ground. Either way, it must have been an incredible (and unsettling) sight for those who witnessed it.

Some are even saying that it may be a UFO. What do you think?

Read More: Even Celebrities Are Freaked Out By What Was Spotted Flying Over Los Angeles

I’m inclined to believe that it probably was some kind of meteor, but who knows? I’m definitely no expert on the subject.

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7 Of The Coolest (And Creepiest) Mysteries From World War II

Even after countless books, movies, and TV shows have been written and produced about the Second World War, there’s still so much that those of us on the outside don’t know.

From the lost identity of a man who changed the tides of the war to the disappearance of a high-ranking Nazi, here are some of the greatest mysteries surrounding World War II.

Heinrich Müller

To this day, the German head of the Gestapo, Heinrich Müller, remains the senior most figure of the Nazi regime ever captured. Although historians found a death certificate that says he died in Berlin in 1945, it’s impossible to prove its legitimacy.

Some reports say that Müller was spotted in Cuba and Argentina long after that. At one point, a man in Panama named Francis Willard Keith was believed to be Müller himself. Even Müller’s wife thought it was him! Unfortunately, fingerprint scanning proved that this wasn’t the case.

U-530

Even after Admiral Dönitz ordered the war’s end, German U-boat U-530 did not surrender. Instead, it traveled to Mar del Plata, Argentina, and eventually gave itself over to the Argentinian Navy. The suspicious thing about this craft is that the sub’s captain, Otto Wermuth, refused to explain why it took them two months to get to Argentina, why they dismantled their own deck gun, why the crew had no identification, or why there was no log on the ship. Some speculate that their secrecy covered up the ferrying of high-ranking Nazis to South America, including Adolf Hitler himself.

The Amber Room

The Amber Room was used by Russian tsars to entertain their guests for centuries. Filled with beautiful amber panels and priceless gold pieces, the room was considered the Eighth Wonder of the World…until World War II, when the room, along with the rest of Catherine Palace, was raided by the Nazis.

While some believed that the room was taken to Königsberg for display, it actually disappeared from the face of the Earth. A replica was constructed in 2003, but the whereabouts of the original are still unknown.

The Body from Operation Mincemeat

When the Allies decided to take back Italy, they figured that the best way to do so was to make the Germans think they were going to Greece. They did so by planting classified documents on a dead body, but those documents actually contained falsities designed to throw Germany off track.

When the fallen soldier carrying the identity card of “Major Martin” washed ashore in Punta Umbría, Spain, the Germans thought they’d stumbled upon a game changer. Operation Mincemeat was a success, but the true identity of Major Martin is still a mystery. There are those who believe he was John “Jack” Melville, a sailor who died in the explosion of the HMS Dasher. Others say it was a homeless alcoholic from Wales named Glyndwr Michael.

Herschel Grynszpan

On November 7, 1938, a young Jewish refugee named Herschel Grynszpan shot and killed Nazi diplomat Ernst vom Rath in Paris. This assassination provided the Nazis with the pretext to start the Kristallnacht program, which effectively kicked the Holocaust into high gear.

Grynszpan almost escaped, but the Nazis seized him when they invaded France. His trial was supposed to be a symbol of Jewish betrayal, but due to the war, it kept getting postponed. If Grynszpan survived the war at all, he never came forward to family or friends. He was last seen in 1943.

Who betrayed the Frank family?

It may be the most recognizable story from the war, but some parts of it are still shrouded in mystery. The main question is this: Who alerted the Nazis to the Frank family’s whereabouts? The son of Otto Frank’s friend Tonny Ahlers came forward to say that his father betrayed them. There are some who believe it was Wilhelm van Maaren, the warehouse manager. To this day, nobody knows for sure.

Glenn Miller

Between 1939 and 1943, Glenn Miller was a best-selling recording artist whose most notable tracks included “Moonlight Serenade,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” and “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” While traveling to entertain troops in France during World War II, his plane mysteriously vanished over the English Channel. There are some who believe that the plane crashed due to faulty equipment, but there is another strange theory that says it was accidentally hit by a bomb from an Allied aircraft.

(via Reddit)

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg seem pretty hell-bent on covering every single aspect of the war in a slew of Oscar-nominated films, but the fact that there are still so many unsolved mysteries from this dark time in history suggests that there’s really no way to examine everything. After all, dead men tell no tales.

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This Motion Test For ‘Mama’ Is Scarier Than The Actual Movie

I love scary movies — and when I say love, I mean LOVE! I spend every October scaring myself silly…but even I’ve never seen anything quite like this motion test for the 2013 film “Mama.”

I watched the movie a few years ago, and while it was entertaining, it wasn’t exactly memorable. Although it was produced by the legendary Guillermo del Toro, creator of “Pan’s Labyrinth,” the plot failed to deliver, in my opinion.

However, this behind-the-screens motion test is a different story entirely. It’s going to be a long time before I can get these images out of my head!

Seriously though, what is her arm doing?!

It’s just not natural…

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Well, I guess I’m never sleeping again. Thanks a lot, “Mama”!

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The Real Story Of Sweeney Todd Is Far More Disturbing Than The Penny Dreadful Version

Most of us are familiar with the grisly story of Sweeney Todd, otherwise known as “the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

This murderous character killed his victims by luring them into his barbershop and slitting their throats as they sat in his chair. He then pulled a lever that dropped them down through a trap door into his basement. After they were dead, he cut up their bodies with the help of Mrs. Lovett, the pie shop owner next door. That’s when the devious pair turned their victims into meat pies to sell to unwitting customers.

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Up until now, it’s been assumed that this story is entirely fictional, but what if I told you that it might have been inspired by real events?

In the story, the infamous pie shop was located on Fleet Street in London.

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But in the 14th century, the Rue des Marmousets bakery was actually located in France near the Notre Dame Cathedral, a popular tourist area.

And it sat right next door to — you guessed it — a barbershop.

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Like Sweeney Todd’s character, the resident barber lured foreigners inside with promises of a close shave.

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While they waited in the chair, he slit their throats and took them into his basement, where he and the baker ground their flesh and used it to make meat pies. Sounds familiar.

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They kept this up for three years, until a dog was found barking outside of the barbershop. It refused to leave that spot for three days.

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The dog belonged to one of their victims, who they mistakenly thought wouldn’t be missed.

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But the man hadn’t traveled to Paris alone, and when his wife found their dog barking and suspected that it had something to do with his disappearance, she called the police. They later found a pile of human bones in the basement.

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As punishment for their horrific crimes, the killers were burned to death.

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Their shops were torn down, so nothing remained to prove that these events were real, except for a bronze statue of the dog that blew their cover.

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Well, there goes any sense of comfort we once had about these monsters only existing in plays and movies.

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This Questionnaire From Serial Killer Richard Ramirez Is Very Disturbing

From 1985 until his death in 2013, serial killer Richard Ramirez (aka The Night Stalker), was in prison. During this time, Ramirez managed to earn himself quite the devoted fan club. Behind bars, he was never short on letters to read and respond back to. At one point, someone sent Ramirez a friendship questionnaire, not unlike something you would send to a new pen pal.

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Between April 1984 and August 1985, Ramirez killed 13 people in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.

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The serial killer was known for his savage violence after breaking into people’s homes in the dead of night. Often, his targets were chosen completely at random.

Because he had so much time on his hands in prison, when he received the friend questionnaire, Ramirez actually took the time to fill it out and mail it back. To say some of his answers are a little politically incorrect would be an understatement.

Here is the full transcription of the form:

Full Name: Richard Ramirez

Date of Birth: 2-28-60

Height, Weight, Shoe Size: 6’1′ 180 – 12

Hometown: Texas

Marital Status: Single

Family: 5

Wheels: Lamborghini in the SQ parking lot ha

Brothers: 4

Sisters: 1

Most Treasured Honor: My dick

Perfect Woman or Man: Me

Childhood Hero(s): Jack The Ripper

Favorite Tv Shows: The Munsters

Favorite Movies: Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Night of the Living Dead

Favorite Songs/Singers/Musicians: Led Zep, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Ozzy, AC/DC, Billy Idol

Hobbies: Slicing + Dicing + Spicing up Rump Roast

Favorite Meals: Women’s feet

Why You Wrote Me: Cause your up on the times. Or so it seems. And your fine.

Recommended Reading: All murder books. True Crime magazines

Last Book Read: Marquis DeSade – Julliette + Justine

Ideal Evening: Full moon, sex + drugs all night

Every January 1st, I Resolve: Can’t say here. ha

Nobody Knows I’m: ??

My Biggest Regret: Not carrying a gun at all times

If I Were President, I’d: rule w/an iron heart and a rock hard dick

What I Don’t Like About People: Everything. 99% of the people suck. I like most women though.

My Biggest Fear: Nothing. The Supernatural maybe.

Pet Peeves: ?

Superstitions: ?

Friends Like Me Because: I aint got friends. Associates only

Behind My Back They Say: ??

If I Were An Animal, I’d Be: A Tyrannosaurus

Personal Goals In Life: ??

Favorite Color: Black

Favorite Number: 666

Political Views: None, all politicians can eat shit

Thoughts On Crime: It’s a wheel. Your either the driver or the one who gets crushed by it. Try and avoid altoge?

Thoughts On Drugs: Great. They should be legalized

Thoughts On Sex: Great. Everything goes.

Sexual Likes/Dislikes: Great. Everything is good. Except Fags. Women Lesbians are ok.

Describe First Sexual Encounter: Prostitute. I was 12 yrs old

What I Expect From Friendships: Nothing

Religious Thinking: Satanic evil motherfucker

What You Are Thinking Now: Can I suck yr toes

(via Reddit)

Despite being condemned to death at his trial, Ramirez’s sentence was never carried out. He died an unrepentant killer in prison from B-cell lymphoma in 2013.

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This 1980 Movie Is So Controversial That The Director Was Arrested…For Murder

What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever seen? Well, the 1980 Italian-made, cult horror hit “Cannibal Holocaust” is almost certainly scarier than your pick. The movie is considered one of the great cult horror movies of the last 40 years, but it’s not without its fair share of controversy. It’s still banned in a number of countries, and for reasons you’ll soon learn, the director was arrested for murder after its release.

The plot of “Cannibal Holocaust” follows a documentary film crew that goes missing in the Amazon rainforest while trying to find and film real-life cannibals living there.

The movie opens with a rescue team recovering the missing crew’s cans of film.

The found footage is then flown to New York, where a television station wishes to broadcast it. After that, we learn of the terrors the crew inflicted on the natives as well as the horrors the natives inflicted onto them.

Needless to say, upon its release, the film provoked quite a bit of controversy. Because the violence is so realistic and shocking, after the premiere, Italian police confiscated the footage and arrested director Ruggero Deodato.

After his arrest, the courts charged Deodato with murder.

They believed he may have actually killed some of the actors during filming. Making matters worse, Deodato had forced his stars to sign agreements not to appear in any media for one year after the movie. The intent was to make the premise of “Cannibal Holocaust” seem more realistic.

In court, Deodato (pictured below in 2008) was forced to explain how he and his crew achieved some of the more brutal death scenes.

The actors were forced to come out of hiding and present themselves to the court. Eventually, police dropped the charges, though authorities in Deodato’s native Italy still decided to ban the film.

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I know I’m supposed to be disgusted at this point, but I actually really want to check this movie out. If you’re looking for a good movie this weekend, you can rent the whole thing on YouTube.

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