While most memories fade, for better or worse, some sights remain seared into your brain like a brand on a bull’s ass. This is often because they are simply so striking, startling, or, more often than not disturbing. These are the things that, once seen, cannot be unseen.
In the past you’d spend your whole life searching for (or avoiding) such cursed images but now there’s an entire Instagram account dedicated to the phenomenon that’s bluntly titled you.can.not.unsee.these.images.
According to BuzzFeed, the account was created by a man named Archit Singh who achieves the desired uncanny valley effect by mixing together unexpected faces and bodies from various famous people and pop cultural characters. This results in nightmare creations like a Voldemort/Dumbledore mashup among others.
Adding to the sense of confusion for many viewers globally is the fact that many of these mashups feature Indian celebrities and politicians that people from other countries may not be familiar with and the account does not identify them, leaving us to scratch our heads at who exactly Obama’s face has been blended with. One thing that’s clear is that for some reason there’s a lot of Billie Eilish.