While we’re all terrified of turning around and seeing a gruesome creature looming over us – the chances are it will never actually happen.
But unfortunately these pictures shared by people from across the globe show that sometimes our nightmares can indeed become reality.
From frog’s legs poking out of a lollipop, to a giant snake slithering out of the microwave, these pictures are sure to send shivers down your spine.
Some users posted pictures of creepy crawlies, while others opted for pictures from the edge of a deadly drop – either way, they wished those involved wished they hadn’t gone there.
As adorable as their parents might think they are, some social media users have posts of their children wearing masks are enough to stop you sleeping for a week.
Don’t eat that: A gruesome gallery of pictures shared by people across the globe show moments that look like they’re straight out of a horror film. This person wished they hadn’t taken a bite out of their ice lolly, when they saw a frog’s leg poking out of it
Dressing up as a witch or wizard is all good fun and games, until you find a giant spider and a swarm of its babies hiding inside your hat
This child probably didn’t realise they looked like something straight out of a horror film when they raided the dressing up box
It was teeth-chatteringly cold in this part of the world – even the snowmen are feeling it
Phantom bride: The photographer at this wedding shoot didn’t realise the results would be creepier than expected, with the bride looking like she is back from the dead
Kitchen nightmare: This giant yellow snake slithering around the kitchen is enough to stop you sleeping for a week. It’s not clear whether it is a domestic pet or an unwanted intruder
While this safari park worker is just doing his job, to the rest of us he looks like he’s risking being eaten by a boat-full of deadly crocodiles
These abandoned cars have been left for so long a family of spiders have managed to weave a terrifying web between them
This couple appear unfazed that their terrifying contact lenses and golden teeth are enough to keep you awake at night
This little girl’s pink sandals and leggings are undeniably adorable, but her choice of mask makes her look like she’s an extra in a horror film
Eating fresh fish is good for getting enough Omega 3, but this one will keep you awake at night
We’re all scared of spiders creeping out from the nooks and crannies around our homes, but this blue-legged tarantula is not the kind you’d expect to find lurking on top of the bookshelf
He’s behind you: This unsuspecting selfie-taker was having a great time strolling through the woods, until he realised there was a giant beast lurking behind him. It is not clear whether he was attacked or not
What this giant pink bunny statue is doing next to an apartment block is unclear, and wh yit’s got a decapitated body in its paws is even more of a mystery
This beautiful landscape is ruined by the grip-reaper shaped rock attached to the fence
Don’t go in there: None of us really want to think about what’s actually lurking down the plug hole, especially when it’s a snake
This clown hiding behind a shipping container is not the one you want at your children’s birthday party
Not only is the height from the top of this building dizzying, it’s also deadly
Falling from a parachute to your death is truly the stuff of nightmares. Unfortunately for this woman, it became a reality