The past can be like a foreign country, everything is different and you’re just not sure you are getting the full picture. Perhaps if you were familiar with the news or jokes of the day these photos could be like old-timey memes without the caption. Yet, since it is another time with no context provided they just serve to weird us out a bit. Like, c’mon, what really is going on here? Kids riding crocodiles, toddlers with handguns and a freaky running theme of bunny costumes…Actually, come to think of it maybe it’s not so far from where we are today.
Here is a collection of photos from the past made by Auntyacid that look downright quirky and bizarre, but keep an open mind!
1. Marching hares or nightmare critters? You can’t really tell the difference…
Well, I wouldn’t want to be around when these critters go march!
2. I wonder why that kid is not wearing a mask. This looks sinister to me!
3. Can it be the Bogey Man?
Who gave this these toys?
4. Professional looking lads!
5. People really loved rocking horses back then.
6. Who needs horses when you have these two?
7. Is that a dead stuffed crocodile and a kid posing on it? Yeah, it is!
Ride on my toothy steed!
8. Little kids dressed as fluffy bunny rabbits.
9. This may be some kind of a college ritual back in the days…
10. The only way to stop people from cheating on a test.
11. ‘May I play you a tune?’…’Huh?’
12. Imagine meeting these guys in the woods today.
13. Even the sheep look a bit shocked, or is it just me?
14. Her head is on the chopping block
And the girls are all giggles!
15. A sailor on a warship combing a stuffed fox’s head while a cat nudges it.
That’s perfectly normal!
16. Maybe it’s Halloween time so he went for an Alien mask.
17. Something tells me he’s not giving that deer a piggyback
18. When you are all alone…Oh, wait, you aren’t alone! There, there, the bear is with you…
19. This birdman has some pretty convincing wings.
There’s also a double-barreled shotgun just propped up against a tree stump. I don’t like this situation.
20. Who is scarier?
Is that his pet or what?
21. Balancing on….the air?
22. That’s the strangest combination I’ve ever seen.
23. People used to be insanely brave back then…
24. How do you do good Sir?
Here are more creepy photos to give you the chilly-willies!