「Morbid Mindfulness」
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asylum-art:

Fábio Magalhães

Fábio Magalhães works with self-reference painting. Metaphorically connecting images of his own body, feelings and banal situations, he aims at pointing out conditions inconceivable to be portrayed but through artifices and distortions of reality. As for this, his art pieces are the result of a modus operandi that makes part of the photographic universe and results in a kind of parallel reality, materialized in the universe of painting. In which, he creates contours of a disturbing reality.

viciieuse:

Human cross-sectional slices, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago.

unexplained-events:

Anthropomorphic Tree

Anthropomorphism which is the recognition of human-like characteristics or form in animals, plants or non-living things. This tree, which can be found in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, has roots which have taken a human-like form.

unexplained-events:

Wycliffe Well in Australia is said to be the area with the most UFO activity the entire continent. The place has become very popular with tourists and enthusiasts, and many theories have popped up as to why the place is so popular for sightings. Some speculate that two major ley lines cross there, others that the UFOs are military experiments from a nearby military base.

malformalady:

Human heart showing vessels at the Mütter Museum, Philadelphia

Photo credit:  by Robert Clark

mikha-marin:

19th century musical instrument (technical classification: “Chordophone-Lyre-plucked”) made from a human skull, antelope horns, skin, gut, and hair.

yxxck:

florderst:

shawnali:

The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands. 

I don’t care if people unfollow this is spectacular

This post just fucked me up literally

welcometothe1jungle:

Dead bodies piled up in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after the British troops liberated the camp on April 15, 1945.

Serial.Killers

angrynerdyblogger:

The paranormal is pretty creepy, that’s a given. But sometimes, the non-paranormal explanations of things are pretty creepy, too. The human brain is capable of some really unexpected stuff, and some of the most common encounters people have with the paranormal also have biological explanations, too.

  • Sleep paralysis: Often said to be the work of evil spirits or demons, sleep paralysis is actually caused by the brain falling asleep before the body. The brain then enters REM sleep - the sleep where dreams are found - when the body is still conscious, causing the images from the dreams to be displayed as hallucinations. There is no explanation, however, as to why instances of sleep paralysis are nearly always horrific.
  • Deja vu: While rumoured to be the work of a glitch or time jump, deja vu can also be caused by a person getting a brief glimpse of something before the brain has had a chance to construct a full conscious picture. This image or experience then becomes a trigger, causing the person to be flooded with feelings of overwhelming familiarity when faced with a situation only slightly similar. Sometimes, the person won’t even notice the trigger, making them believe they have familiar memories of a place they’ve never been to before.
  • Doppelgänger: Not much is known for sure about this phenomena, where a person literally sees a double of themselves, but in the paranormal world, it’s said to be an omen of ill health or death. However, in psychiatry, there is the term heautoscopy, which is used to describe the experience of seeing your own body from a distance. It can also occur as a symptom of epilepsy or schizophrenia.

There is still a lot of debate, considering no two people’s experiences with these things will be the same, and sometimes other factors come into play (a person with deja vu knowing things they simply couldn’t know, for example), but sometimes, creepy experiences are literally all down to your brain. That’s pretty intimidating.

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