Why is there a 50 foot statue of a naked Lego woman in the middle of the desert 125 miles outside of Vegas? Why does her carpet match the drapes? Some questions will never be answered, nor should they.
The Blue Mustangstatue in Denver International Airport (aka Blucifer) looks like the mighty steed that Satan himself rides. Created by Luis Jiménez, the artist died when a section of Blue Mustang fell on him, and he was literally crushed by his own creation. Who doesn't want to be welcomed to Denver by a creepy-looking devil-horse?
Frogner Park in Oslo is filled with statues created by famous Norwegian artist Vigeland. Such as this tower of smushed together people. It's like if a totem pole had a baby with a funeral mound. Creepy.
This terrifying statue of a man eating children sits in the middle of Bern, Switzerland, presumably where children can see it. The statue has been there since 1546, but nobody knows why it was erected. Probably as a warning to the children that kept on hitting their baseballs into the man's yard?
René de Chalon, the Prince of Orange, died in 1544 during the siege of Saint-Dizier. Instead of honoring his life with a normal statue (because that would be too easy), his wife requested that he be honored, "not a standard figure but a life-size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” Even though the statue is pretty creepy, it used to be worse. He used to be holding his actual dried up heart.
The Holy Trinity Church in Westminster isn't an active church. Which is a good thing, because Lucifer has taken residency inside the structure. The installation, created by Paul Fryer, depicts the devil tangled up in power lines. Even the Prince of Darkness has to watch where he's going!
Another one of Vigeland's creations in Frogner Park is a sculpture known as Man Attacked by Babies. Because that is a very real fear we all have. Why is he naked? Why is he being attacked by babies while he's naked?? Why is nobody else questioning this???
This statue in Prague was erected to honor Kafka. Obviously, the best way to do that is to display a statue of a man being butt-raped by a giant skull for some reason? The statue is located at Prague Castle's Daliborka Tower, a major tourist attraction, so make sure you cover your kids' eyes!
Prague has more than its fair share of creepy statues. These weird, faceless babies, for example, are just one of the Czech city's fucked up works of public art. The statues were created by artist David Cerny, so if you want an answer to the question, "What kind of drugs was the artist who made this on?" that's the man you're looking for.
The Indian Sculpture Park in Ireland has a ton of fun statues! And by fun, we mean creepy AF. On the surface, The Split Man looks like it's a statue of a man cutting himself in half with a sword. Really, it's meant to make you think about how not being able to dedicate yourself to one goal can make you unhappy. Somehow we missed that meaning, but sure?
Cemeteries are known for their creepy statues. So in order for a cemetery statue to be noteworthy for being creepy, you know it's got to be so creepy it'll give you nightmares for the rest of your life. The Kiss of Death Statue int the cemetery of Poblenou in Barcelona is just that.
This statue located in the English seaside town of Ilfracombe in North Devon has been called, "a bit Hannibal Lecter-ish." Not only is she naked, but you can see inside of her. Maybe "Hannibal Lecter-ish" is an understatement?
You'll never look at garden gnomes the same way again. Zwerglgarten (which translates into "Dwarf Garden) in Austria is home to some of the creepiest mini-men imaginable. Even worse? Some of the dwarfs were modeled on actual dwarfs that were kept around as entertainers and servants of Prince Archbishop Franz Anton Harrach.
Just when you thought clowns couldn't get any creepier... Clown in a Dress (aka Clownerina) hangs high above a CVS in Venice, California. Presumably to frighten away potential customers, like a modern day scarecrow?