Since its Ramadhan and all the nasty demons and ghouls are spending their MCO in hell, there’s no better time to show you the creepiest objects that museums from all over the world have in their archive.
From porcelain dolls that lean too close for comfort towards the uncanny valley, to wads of mysterious looking hair and skeletons of ancient people, these museums are challenging each other to see who can freak us out the most with their disturbing collections.
This all started when the Yorkshire Museum posted on Twitter with the #CuratorBattle and #CreepiestObject. They shared an unsettling looking picture of a hair bun taken from the grave of a Roman lady. Yikes, this is giving me major Ju-On vibes…
MUSEUMS ASSEMBLE! It’s time for #CURATORBATTLE! 💥
Today’s theme, chosen by you, is #CreepiestObject!
We’re kicking things off with this 3rd/4th century hair bun from the burial of a #Roman lady, still with the jet pins in place…
CAN YOU BEAT IT? 💥 pic.twitter.com/ntPiXDuM6v
— Yorkshire Museum (@YorkshireMuseum) April 17, 2020
From there, other museums joined in and now we have an eclectic assemblage of wonderfully creepy things that we can view through our computer/mobile screens (because I doubt any of us would be daring enough to see them in person). Here are some of the coolest/scariest ones I’ve found:
The Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall has plenty of weird, wonderful and creepy objects! This is a taxidermy fox with a wax death mask!#CreepiestObject #CURATORBATTLE pic.twitter.com/hIiP83rXhY
— Kenn (@Kenn30574599) April 21, 2020
Whatever this is, it can stay the heck away from me…
— Wohnungs-Noll (@Sabine_Noll) April 20, 2020
If your child is interested in this particular sculpture, congratulations! They’ll either grow up to become a doctor or a serial killer.
— Shelley⚓ (@wheresshelly) April 21, 2020
Isle of Dogs but with creepy kittens.
— Joe (@MrMonkus82) April 20, 2020
The live action version of The Little Mermaid (2020) is looking kinda morbid, don’t you think?
Don’t look at me…I’m hideous! #CreepiestObject
— Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History (@yalepeabody) April 21, 2020
Migi from Parasyte is looking healthy these days!
Imagine rummaging through an archive and unwrapping this 👇
MC 490A: Broken Dolls head in many parts with fair hair c.1920
— Egham Museum (@EghamMuseum) April 17, 2020
The build-your-own demonic doll set! 😍 Exorcist sold separately.
@RedHeadedAli how can we ignore such a call to arms?
This particular item has caused a few nightmares for our followers this week.
— Norwich Castle (@NorwichCastle) April 17, 2020
Two’s company, three’s a crowd but four’s a feverish nightmare…
You’ve heard of the haunted doll Annabel, now get ready for Isobel!
Dating back to 1851, she is one of the older dolls in our collection. The brand of doll was known as “Mad Alice” because their beautiful wax faces cracked over time giving them a “Mad” look. pic.twitter.com/wc6ldIY9HY
— Chelmsford Museum (@ChelmsMuseum) April 24, 2020
I can’t wait for this queen to get her own spin-off horror franchise!
Well, those were the creepiest ones I could find but if you’re still curious, you can head over to Twitter and search #CreepiestObject to see more. And if you’re a real masochist, check out the hashtag when it’s 3AM to see if your clock stops working ala The Conjuring – ‘cos that means you’ve got a special visitor…
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