Many people like to go to sparsely populated places to explore nowadays.
Some of them may even form travel groups through the Internet and head to long-abandoned buildings, providing those who follow them online, thrills and chills.
A Japanese social media user (@enuenuenubi) recently uploaded a photo on Twitter, showing an enormous, mounted animal similar to a seal.
The broken and peeling appearance of the animal showed the head portion of it exposed with stuffing covering the ground surrounding it.
The scary creature led the social media user to exclaim that the ruins created their own monster.
— えぬびい (@enuenuenubi) August 21, 2021
In addition, based on the setting of the photo, the stuffed animal didn’t appear to be placed in a museum, so the social media user was somewhat puzzled as to why it was there.
According to a local blogger, the mounted animal is a seal and is located in the abandoned Taiyo Elementary School in Haboro Town, Japan.
The elementary school was originally built for the children of miners and was closed in 1971. It was later used as a campsite by the city government but it was also closed in 2000.
After the photo was posted, it immediately led to social media users commenting that they will never be able to unsee the image with many adding that they will definitely be having nightmares that night.
Others said that the seals they’ve seen look nothing like the rotting lump that is situated in the building.
Some also urged the social media user to leave the site immediately as it looked like a scene straight out of a horror film.