Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new topic! Atlas Obscura is one of my favorite books of all time, and it’s chalk full of wacky and wild landmarks from around the world. I’ve decide to share some of my favorites with you guys. I hope you enjoy it, so, let’s begin!
The Poison Garden Location: Alnwick, Northumberland Description: This dangerously gorgeous garden is home to some of the most lethal plants on the face of the Earth. The place is decorated with Skulls and Crossbones that worn THESE PLANTS CAN KILL! I have always wanted to visit this place because I’m a real fan of these plants. The garden is open from March to December.
The Jellyfish Lake Location: The Island of Palau Description: This small saltwater lake houses about a million jellyfish that bob up and down, feeding on plankton. The jellyfish don’t sting, and they make the entire lake gorgeous and mesmerizing.
Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s time for us to take a look at some more crazy entries. I hope you guys are ready to be confused and astonished. Now, let’s begin!
Slugbud (The Buddy Pokemon) #372 Water/Poison Type Possible Abilities: Hydration (Heals status effects in the rain) or Sap Sipper (Absorbs Grass-Type moves and converts them into an Attack boost) Evolves into Slughug at Level 30 and Slugfugg at Level 48 Female Only Appearance: A cute fusion of Goomy and Mudkip Ht: 1’04” Wt: 13.2 lbs Base Stats: HP: 55 Attack: 60 Defense: 65 Sp. Atk: 35 Sp. Def: 45 Speed: 20 Base Stat Total: 280 (Pretty decent for a first evolution) Weak to Electric, Ground, and Psychic
Entry: This Pokemon is your best buddy. It’ll stick by you through tough times to comfort you.
Uwotto (The Xeno Pokemon) #228 Psychic/Steel Type Possible Abilities: Compound Eyes (Increases accuracy of moves by 30%) or Intimidate (Lowers foe’s attack) Appearance: An awesome Xenomorph encased in pure metal. Gender Ratio 50/50 Evolves from Ayylamo holding a metal coat Base Stats: HP: 80 Attack: 110 Defense: 105 Sp.Atk: 90 Sp.Def: 100 Speed: 80 Base Stat Total: 565 (Great stats and has the greatest base stat total of all non-legendary Psychic Pokemon) Immune to Poison and Weak to Ground, Ghost, Fire, and Dark.
Entry: U fuckin wot m8 swear down on me grandmum I will wreck ye swear down.
Hello fellow mythology lovers! It’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating mythical creatures. I hope you guys are ready for some truly insane creations. Now, let’s begin!
Bubak: The Bubak is a fearsome creature of Czech mythology. It’s depicted as a scarecrow with a skeletal body and unsettling face. It essentially is the Bogeyman of Czechoslovakia. The Bubak has a cry that sounds like an innocent baby, and it uses this to lure in victims. It is said that it travels between the world of the dead and living in a cart pulled by black cats.
Peluda: The Peluda is extremely dangerous creature of French folklore. The beast has the head and tail of a snake, feet of a tortoise and the quills of a porcupine. The Peluda is said to have attacked La Ferte-Bernard during the medieval times. Its breath is highly corrosive, and can wither crops easily. It can also fire its quills like arrows, and is nearly invincible. Its only supposed weak point is its tail and parts of its neck.
Hello boys and ghouls, and Happy Halloween! I hope you guys are having a frightening day! As per usual during this time, I will be discussing a very creepy topic. Today’s post will be on disturbing and creepy mythical creatures. Now, let’s begin this ghoulish post!
Nuckelavee: The Nuckelavee is a fearsome creature from Orcadian mythology. It’s depicted as a being with the body of a horse and the torso and head of a man. It has one crimson eye, and a large protruding mouth, similar to that of a pig’s. The beast is very aggressive, and will attack humans on sight. It’s also said that his breath is poisonous, and will cause decay and disease. The only way to stop this monster, is to find a place with water, as this creature is unable to wade through it.
Inkanyamba: The Inkanyamba is a dangerous sea creature of South African folklore. It’s usually depicted as a huge serpent with a horse’s head. It has a terrible temper, and is known for causing seasonal storms.
Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s time for us to take a look at some creepy comic book characters. I hope you guys are ready for a scare! Now, let’s begin!
VerminReal Name: Edward Whelan Status: Genetically Altered Human (Villain turned into Flawed Hero) Ht: 6’0” Wt: 220 lbs First Appeared: Captain America #272 (August 1st, 1982) Creator: Marvel Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength, speed, and agility, Heightened sense of smell, Claws and razor-sharp teeth, Mentally controls small animals
Edward was horribly abused by his father as a child. Fortunately for him, suppressing the torment melded the young kid into a incredibly successful genetic researcher. As an adult, he worked with the villainous geneticist, Armin Zola. Everything was going well, until he found out that Zola was using humans as test subjects. In an act of horrific experimentation Edward was transformed into a hideous Rat-Human hybrid called Vermin. Vermin fought with Spider-Man, and would’ve killed him if Kraven didn’t send him back to the sewers. Upon the second fight with the Web-Slinger, Edward was beaten, and sent to the Ravencroft Institute, a mental institution for the criminally insane. He soon was cured of his mental stability by the brilliant Ashley Kafka. Vermin then defeated Zemo, and now has joined the hero team known as the Thunderbolts.
Doctor Destiny Real Name: John Dee Status: Supervillain First Appeared: Justice League of America #5 (June-July 1961) Creator: DC Power/Weapons: Dreamstone which brings people’s nightmares to life
John was a genius and frequent foe of the Justice League. During his time in prison Destiny invented the Materioptkion, a stone that has the power to manipulate nightmares. Before this invention, he created a chemical with the power to make dreams come true. Unfortunately, all of his test subjects died, so he decided to use the chemical on himself. He was soon thwarted again by the Justice League, who decided to hire a psychiatrist to stop his criminal activities. This seemed to work at first, but Destiny then lost his ability to dream. Upon leaving prison, his body was white and closely resembled a walking skeleton. Destiny then made it his goal to destroy the Justice League. He recreated the Dreamstone once again, and used it on the team to bring their nightmares to life. Despite these new powers, he was thwarted one more time by the team, and seemingly died at the hands of Darkseid.
Hello guys and ghouls! Welcome to the holiday special! Every day this week, I will be posting a new creepy topic. Now, let’s start this ghoulish week with some creepy paintings!
Anatomical Pieces by Theodore Gericault 1819 Oil on canvas
This is a very visceral work by “French Realist”, Gericault. It’s a “Still-Life piece which depicts many human body parts. The heavily detailed and realistic-looking parts give the viewer a sense of dread. However, I find this piece to be morbidly gorgeous in its own way. The severed arm has its bones intact, and the meticulous preservation of them makes it a true sight to behold.
The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch 1480-1505 Oil on 3 oak panels
This incredible piece was made over the course of 20 years, and the insane detail definitely shows Bosch’s talents. The work is supposed to depict life’s greatest pleasures including; sex, lust, wrath, sin, and leisure. The first panel portrays 3 fleshy, nude figures in a beautiful green garden with a phallic, pink fountain. The second panel portrays more nude figures and some absolutely gorgeous flora and fauna. Some of the people are having sex, and floating across a giant river in apple-shaped boats. Then, we get to the third panel, and them mood changes dramatically! I believe it to be Bosch’s depiction of Hell, due to the many demonic creatures, and tortured human souls. Some figures are bound by chains, and others are actually used as instruments! I have always loved this painting, and would love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.
Some readers may find this disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised!
Hello fellow researchers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more terrifying SCPs. Now, grab your Class S protective equipment, and let’s begin!
SCP-1182 The Clockwork Octopus Object Class: Safe
Description: SCP-1182 is a small octopus sculpture approximately 171 mm in length and 76 mm in breadth, weighing 312 grams. It is constructed from a combination of wire, copper, and titanium alloy. The head of the octopus contains a clockwork contraption that serves no documented purpose. When held by a subject (who will henceforth be referred to as SCP-1182-1), SCP-1182 and SCP-1182-1 will become effectively invisible. SCP-1182 causes the subject to camouflage perfectly with their surroundings. The sculpture causes an as of yet unexplained reaction on SCP-1182-1’s pigmentation, giving it the properties of an octopus in disguise. This also means that the subject can only achieve full invisibility while naked, as the effect does not extend to clothing. The camouflage is distinctly much better than that of a common octopus, as SCP-1182-1 blends in to the point where it is impossible to distinguish their position. If SCP-1182 is released, the subject appears to “blink” back into existence. The last thing to note is the mental effect that the SCP has on the subject. When held, the SCP will give the subject to perceive the room as being filled with water. The effects only occur if SCP-1182 comes in contact with skin.
SCP-548 The Ice Spider Object Class: Euclid Description: SCP-548 is a female cobalt tarantula (Cyriopagopus lividus), 7.3 cm long. Its venom undergoes a highly endothermic reaction on contact with living tissue; a single bite, injecting less than 0.5 mL of venom, causes an average temperature drop of 38OC in the affected area. One bite is sufficient to cause localized frostbite in a human, and may even be lethal should the venom reach the central circulatory system. Victims smaller than SCP-548 are frequently frozen solid. SCP-548’s feeding structures are normal for a spider of its species except for the maxillae, which are extremely hard and serrated. It feeds by delivering a venomous bite, then dragging the prey to a safe place while it cools. While secluded, it proceeds to grind the prey’s still-frozen tissue into edible fragments. This feeding style requires unusual mouthpart strength.