58 Chilling Sculptures That Show A Different Side To History Than We Already Know

By | March 6, 2020

A Creepy Aquarium Sculpture At Oregon Undersea Gardens

Some photos are so chilling, it's just hard to look away. Even more so, a photo of a sculpture carries with it so much mystery that we just can't help try to uncover the real story behind it's eerie complexity and take a closer look.

These are the most chilling and unsettling sculptures that have graced the planet. They leave us clues about a different side to history than we already know…and will leave us yearning for more.

We gathered a collection of photos and stories that may not have been newsworthy at the time but are more meaningful today than ever. Click ahead and try not to gasp!

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This creepy statue can be found at Oregon Undersea Gardens, a former aquarium where locals and tourists visited to learn about underwater life while paying a visit to Keiko, the orca whale who starred in Free Willy before he was sent to Iceland and released back to the wild. This statue was in place for most of OUG’s time of operation and it never failed to freak out visitors who were new to the property. Wouldn’t you feel unhinged if you were learning about marine life and suddenly found yourself in close proximity to a down and dirty octopus attack?

Undine Rising from the Waters

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Created in 1880, Undine Rising from the Waters was painstakingly carved by Chauncey Bradley Ives. He was inspired by the stories of Mediterranean sea spirits who medieval locals believed to be “soulless mortals.” After Baron Heinrich Karl de la Motte Fouqué wrote the novel Undine where one of these creatures gains a soul while marrying knight with whom they’re in love the western world became obsessed with this myth. With this sculpture Ives shows the moment that sprite spills out of the water draped in a white veil to take their husband’s life. The marble sculpture is one of the more realistic carvings that’s ever been produced.