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Thomas the Tank Engine arrives at Strasburg Rail Road for Thomas & Friends: A Day Out with Thomas Tour 2014 at Strasburg Rail Road Museum on September 12, 2014 in the Ronks community of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
People Are Suddenly Creeped Out By 'Thomas The Tank Engine'--And Now We Are, Too

A New Yorker article that takes an in-depth peek into the world of Thomas the Tank Engine has people questioning everything they thought they knew about the beloved children's stories. 

Let's explore the not-so-magical land of Thomas and his so-called "friends."

The hilarious piece opens our eyes to the traumatic experiences and twisted behavior of the show's characters, in what was supposed to be a magical land where trains were happy and alive.

Like that time a train was ripped in half by another train:

Or the time when they blocked Henry away for life:

Another character, Smudger, also received a cruel death sentence:

Check out these trains' faces right next to a train graveyard:

The article took us back to our childhoods, maybe not in the best way:

Do you remember Thomas the Train Engine a bit differently now?

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