Every October, the usual suspects emerge: vampires, werewolves, ghosts, skeletons. But there is a category of monster that has been right under our noses and totally overlooked for decades: the sports mascot. Having taken a deep dive into this bizarre sporting tradition, we've found some extremely disturbing figures. If you need a good scare this Halloween season, just turn off all the lights and find some footage of the following.
WuShock, Wichita State Shockers
WuShock is what would have happened if Frankenstein had built his flat-headed monster out of Gary Busey, Gordon Ramsey and Bart Simpson. Is he laughing? Is he angry? Does he want you to, in fact, have a cow? That face tells you everything you need to know. (The answers are yes, yes, and yes.)
The Phanatic, Philadelphia Phillies
It's a question everyone utters when they encounter the Phillies' Phanatic for the first time: What is he? Well, the Phanatic is tired of your interminable questions. The Phanatic doesn't have time to deal with your impertinence. If you're not careful, when you leave the stadium, The Phanatic will be waiting outside, hiding behind your car, ready to press his green, horned face up against yours. "Ask. Me. Again," he'll growl menacingly. "Go on. Ask."