Cursed Images is one of the spookiest, most compelling accounts on Twitter. It’s posted hundreds of bizarre, eerie photos with no context. It leaves the viewer to speculate about the freakish circumstances of each scene and wonder where the hell these things even come from.
“Cursed images, to me, leave you with a general uneasy feeling,” the anonymous operator of the account told Gizmodo, “There could be certain qualities, like someone looking directly at the camera or an orb floating in the background.”
But where does Cursed Images find so many unsettling little treasures? A new account called Uncursed Images has started to ruin the mystery (and credit the original photographers).
Jay Hathaway is a former senior writer who specialized in internet memes and weird online culture. He previously served as the Daily Dot’s news editor, was a staff writer at Gawker, and edited the classic websites Urlesque and Download Squad. His work has also appeared on nymag.com, suicidegirls.com, and the Morning News.