As a horror fan, I love looking up creepy pictures on the internet and letting my imagination run wild. Sometimes, I don’t even want to know the story because the freaky mystery is just too good…

However, it’s cool to know what’s truly inexplicable, what’s a fake, and what’s just an honest mistake that became an Internet Urban Legend. Read on to discover the real-world explanations behind 10 creepy viral images!

#10. Satan’s Underground

1What it looks like: a Satanic Underworld – The graffiti reads ‘Hallo Satan, ich liebe dich’ (‘Hello Satan, I love you’)

Explanation: this bunker was found under a wood in Northern Germany, twisting for many dark miles beneath the surface. It’s pretty creepy still, but many underground facilities remain in Germany, relics from WW2.

#9. The Masked Figures

2What it looks like: creepy masked people were caught on camera by an unsuspecting film crew.

Explanation: this happened to a bunch of film students in New Zealand, and while the police were summoned to investigate what these suspicious loiterers were up to, there has been no news report of any violence in the area. It’s most likely that this was just a viral prank. More on these creepy creatures here.


3What it looks like: The television is sending a terrifying message: You Are Going To Die Tonight.

Explanation: The TV had bad reception and was paused at an amusing moment.