Someone from Cumbria Superheroes, a costume company, is now patrolling the streets of Whitehaven dressed as Batman after hearing that many children had been left traumatized by the clowns lurking around their towns.
London police are taking the clown sightings seriously, with Commander Julian Bennett stating:
"We are currently assessing a small number of reported ‘Killer Clown’ incidents in London, three of which meet the threshold of a criminal offense. Our primary responsibility is identifying and investigating those incidents where a criminal offense has occurred. However, anti-social behavior can leave people feeling scared, anxious, and intimidated and I would urge those who are causing fear and alarm to carefully consider the impact their actions have on others."
Crazy clowns beware! The Caped Crusader will knock you down before you know what hit you!
The chapel is decorated with thousands of dead people's remains, coincidentally underneath and ancient burial site. The bones were used from residents of a former graveyard which became full up after a period of war and disease. Skulls and body parts can be seen any direction you look. All of the bones decorating the chapel have been bleached to retain their white color.
The chapel, officially called the Sedlec Ossuary, was founded in the 1200's and became the final resting place of over 30,000 people by the 1400's. With no more room to bury anyone else, all the remains were eventually dug up and used for decoration in this underground chapel.
In 1870, a family hired an artist named František Rint to turn the bones into the decorations that you see today in the images of the chapel.
Take a peek at the bone chilling imagery this chapel has to offer below and let us know what you think. The grand chandelier you'll see is apparently made from a copy of every bone in the human body and forms the centerpiece of the cavernous building.
Their reasoning was not for financial gain or global recognition, but to raise awareness on human trafficking in the remote region.
22-year-old nun Jigme Konchok Lhamo stated:
"When we were doing relief work in Nepal after the earthquakes last year, we heard how girls from poor families were being sold because their parents could not afford to keep them anymore. We wanted to do something to change this attitude that girls are less than boys and that it's okay to sell them. Women have power and strength like men."
Kung Fu Nuns
From honor killings in Pakistan to feticide in India and child marriage in Nepal, women face a barrage of threats, although growing awareness, better laws and economic empowerment are bringing a slow change in attitudes.
This was the fourth journey they have made involving meeting locals, government officials, and religious leaders to spread messages of gender equality and respect. They also deliver food to help the poor, help villagers get medical care, and are dubbed "Kung Fu nuns" due to their training in martial arts.
"People think that because we are nuns, we are supposed to stay in the temples and pray all the time. But praying is not enough. His Holiness teaches us that we have to go out and act on the words that we pray. After all, actions speak louder than words."
The Drukpa nuns said the earthquakes were a turning point in their understanding of human trafficking and that they felt a need to do more than travel to diaster-hit mountain villages.
Emmanuel Viola, an Italian illustrator and digital artist, spun Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, and Snow White into hipster, gothic, modern ladies with tattoos, piercings, and a rebellious attitude, resulting in some incredible artwork! View some of the other pieces below and make sure to check out the official page.