The Simpsons have never been known to be scary (it is a comedy after all). However, one phenomenon has made the rounds over the internet this past week making everyone freak out in unison. It turns out that the show has secretly been giving us horrifying  images in plain sight: front facing characters.

The characters on The Simpsons rarely face forward and its almost accepted that their natural position is in ‘profile’. So you can forgive the fans for not noticing when someone faces forward. However, when this was pointed out last week it became nearly impossible to not think about it.

Some of the images are quite awful to look at and naturally the fans freaked out. There’s just something quite bizarre about the images, it’s as if they’re cursed; Even the seemingly ‘nice’ ones look off putting.

Here’s a look at some of the ‘best’ ones: