This is a 19th Century Japanese tsunami warning that says, “Remember The Calamity Of The Great Tsunamis. Do Not Build Any Homes Below This Point.” It’s a gentle reminder about the power of Mother Nature and how we’re helpless against her (via Bored Panda).
This sign loudly proclaims that no one with active diarrhea is allowed in the pool. This makes a lot of sense, but it still doesn’t negate the fact that these kinds of signs make our stomachs churn with nausea. We’re not sure we’d get into this pool knowing that there was previously a problem of people with diarrhea swimming in the water (via Bored Panda).
This sign isn’t cheerful in any way, shape, or form. A disease that killed 30-50% of the population in 1348 is a large amount. Knowing that the Black Death entered England through this port makes us grateful for our current medical technology and inventions (via Bored Panda). But that’s not to say that other unchecked viral threats aren’t floating around, so we need to stay vigilant overall.
At least this sign, like many of the other creepy signs on this list, is honest. Seeing a sign that says the fire danger is “catastrophic” is terrifying to say the least. At least it helps us prepare for the worst-case scenario should we run into any brushfire (via Bored Panda).
The individual standing behind the door makes this one of the creepiest signs on this list. He looks like a murderer waiting for his prey. Topping it off, the sign in front of him says “please keep this door closed,” and we’re sure we would keep that door closed and locked forever (via Bored Panda).
We’re not sure we’d want to shout if we saw a mountain lion in our vicinity. Or fight back if that mountain lion attacked us. Again, creepy signs that warn about vicious animals make our hearts pound faster than normal. It’s one way to induce extreme panic, to say the least (via Bored Panda).
Like one of those creepy signs that shed light on the reality of the situation, it’s quite heart-wrenching to read something like this. It might mean that children were killed in this area from car accidents and people not paying attention to the speed limit. At least this is a sign that will make you think twice about the speed you’re driving (via Bored Panda).
This sign in Alaska warns people to close the door so no bears get inside. Imagine you’re sitting at dinner, and suddenly a bear enters your living room? That’s one way to freak out. These kinds of creepy signs, although frightening, help us stay safe (via Bored Panda). Hopefully this sign led to less bears getting inside this location as a result of it being displayed.
This sign says, “it’s better to correct an unsafe friend than to bury one.” While that holds a lot of truth, it doesn’t make it that less creepy. It’s absolutely better to correct an unsafe friend and seems like a gentle reminder about the fragility of life (via Bored Panda).
Imagine you were walking on this bridge, and you’re the eleventh person? That’s one way to induce panic and run in the opposite direction. Apparently, if there are more than 10 people on the bridge, the bridge breaks. If we were walking on that bridge, we’d want to keep it to one person at a time (via Bored Panda).
This sign is helpful. If you were expecting an easy hike, this sign would put you in your place. Even though these kinds of creepy signs warn us about the danger ahead, they’re helpful and could save us a lot of trouble in the end. We’re curious what this hike is like. If we were well prepared, we’d probably go ahead and keep on walking. Sometimes, adventure can be worth the risk (via Bored Panda).
There are many creepy signs out there that warn about the fragility of bees. This sign says, “if we die, we’re taking you with us.” It holds a lot of truth. If there are no more bees, then the diversity of fresh produce would decline, which would lead to a hugely negative impact on human nutrition (via Bored Panda).
Whoever planned on digging here in the first place, they’re quite brave if not a bit foolish. This gravestone says, “do not dig – radioactive material from nuclear research. There is danger to visitors.” While this would pique our interest, it would also cause us to safely tiptoe around the area until we leave (via Bored Panda). We’re not really sure why anyone would want to be considering digging here if that is the case.
This sign looks like something straight out of a horror movie. Creepy signs that forewarn about aggressive animals are frightening enough, but when you see the actual animal standing behind it with its eyes glowing in the dark, is something that would make us back up and sprint in the opposite direction (via Bored Panda).
This sign says, “do not grab Hamish by the horns.” We’re not sure who’d grab the Hamish by the horns, considering that he looks strong and aggressive. From a distance, the Hamish seems friendly, and we can admire him from afar (via Bored Panda). But of course, there are probably several foolish people who did decide to grab Hamish by the horns, creating the need for this sign in the first place.
This is a sad sign to read at a dentist’s office. They must’ve had trouble in the past if they needed to put this sign up. It says, “if you use meth, disclose it to us because the dental anesthetic will kill you.” Hopefully, people reading this sign will consider that and be open and honest with the dentist. It’s always better safe than sorry (via Bored Panda).
Imagine you’re licking your fingers clean from a sandwich you just ate at a ball game only to look up and see this warning? It says, “if you purchased sandwiches or wraps at the stadium, please bring them back immediately.” Creepy signs like this that warn us about what’s to come is something that would make our stomach churn, food poisoning or not. We wonder how many people got sick that evening (via Bored Panda). This obviously isn’t what fans want to see when they spend their money on food at a stadium.
A lot of us are fit and adventurous, so reading this sign would make us think. It’s one of those creepy signs that warn us about what’s to come. It says that many heat related deaths occurred 15 minutes from the top. It’s a sign that would cause you to drink a lot of water and listen to the warning signs of heat stroke in your body, like fatigue and headache (via Bored Panda).
As creepy as this is, it’s also sad. It says, “when the light is on, speak softly, because someone is saying goodbye.” If we saw that light on, it might even make us tear up. It’s a good sign to have, though, to make sure people in the room are respecting those who are passing on (via Bored Panda).