hidden mom creepy photoAs someone who hasn't taken a new family photo in over a year, I know how difficult it can be to get small children to be still for the camera. To look into the lens, not have a runny nose, and definitely not be screaming and/or hitting. But my own family photos have got nothing on those that were being taken during the humble beginnings of photography. You know, those days before the timer, before the auto focus, and especially before you could shoot 15 frames a second.

Which is why parents were even more challenged to get their little ones still and looking lovely for the family photo. But I can't help but wonder -- why couldn't mom be in the picture, instead of being hidden under a rug, blanket, or something equally as creepy? You realize you now have a photograph of your children that's a complete horror show, right?

Yep, these are by far the creepiest pictures of children, with their mothers hidden in the background, you've ever seen.

 

creepy familly photoThis calls to mind the velvet lining of a baby casket. NOT the look you would want to go for in a baby photo. Nightmares are on tap for tonight.

creepy familly photoIs that the Dark Nun coming to take you away? What. The. Freak? Also, does this baby have some kind of spotting disease that has since been eradicated by vaccines?

creepy familly photoOopsie! There's a pair of knees!

Are you totally creeped out by these photos?

 

Images (top to bottom): Crafty Dogma/Flickr, depthandtime/Flickr, Crafty Dogma/Flickr, Crafty Dogma/Flickr