When you think of a playground, chances are you picture some children having fun riding on a merry-go-round, climbing the monkey bars, or getting excellent laughs on a swing.
Those are pretty familiar sights in a public park that you never really associate the term “playground” with anything other than a beautiful, joyful time.
If you want the kids to have a more adventurous experience, you will probably take them to a campground in an RV park or on a fishing trip in a local lake and perhaps build a tent in the backyard.
There is always a ghost house in the county fair for a little bit of horror during Halloween. The point is that there is a specific place for a different kind of excitement.
Unfortunately for many kids out there, having “varied options” for outdoor entertainment is a luxury.
In many places, the only playgrounds nearby are not adequately maintained and or have been entirely abandoned for quite a while, transforming a fun place to play into a creepy piece of land filled with malfunctioning, inappropriate, and sometimes downright dangerous playground equipment.
Here are some of the creepiest playgrounds captured in photographs.
10 The Centipede
Let us start with the creepiest of them all; one version of merry-go-round looks eerily the same as a scene you see in the 2009 horror film The Human Centipede, if not worse.
The film’s basic idea is to surgically join multiple people together by creating a connection from mouth-to-anus.
Even horror-movie lovers thought the premise was just too scientifically incorrect and gross more than it was scary. A playground pictured above is more or less the same thing, with the addition of a dog and a giant lizard.
9 Buried Witch
Children love sandpit in the middle of a playground. They get to run around and build a castle out of sand grains and then destroy it just for fun.
Dirt inevitably brings to the inside of their shoes, but it is alright as long as they have a great time.
However, in a Swedish sandpit, a strange witch figure that seems to have been buried neck high in the center of the pit is overlooking the area. It doesn’t help that the witch appears to be clutching an innocent girl in her fist.