Everyone has a little bit of nostalgia for the past, but all too often we only remember the good times and forget about the bad times. Case in point, these next photos will definitely make you realize that the good old days weren’t really all that good. In fact, they were downright creepy!

Check out these 18 freaky pictures from the past that will surely have you thanking your lucky stars that it’s 2018:

1. They’re all gonna die!

A clown poses with a family in 1962. That doesn’t explain the ax.

2. Just keep smiling…

Miss New Zealand passed out during a photo shoot before the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants in Long Beach in 1954.

3. Someone call an exorcist!

No need. They are actually German ballerinas in 1977 stretching their calves via specialized holes to step on in the wall, although this image has widely been shared with the false explanation of the girls being inmates to an asylum.

4. The stuff nightmares are made of.

Just a father pranking his son.

5. Witches and wizards and goblins, oh my!

A still frame from the silent horror film Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages, 1992.

6. Just a normal day…

Everyone continues their day-to-day lives in the destroyed city of Hue, Vietnam in 1968.

Are you a Mickey Mouse fan? You might not be after seeing this next photo…

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