Last month, something strange happened in the neighborhood of Talega in San Clemente, California: creepy porcelain dolls appeared on the doorsteps of eight different families, dolls they claimed resembled their daughters.
In the end, it turned out to be nothing more than a “friendly” gesture from a member of the community, but the initial concern underlined a peculiar, yet deep-seated, fear. A fear of dolls.
What is it that makes certain dolls creepy? Is it the uncanny valley? The way they look mostly human and yet so lifeless? Well, below are examples of some of the stranger dolls I’ve come across on the Internet.
Creepy or not, you decide.
If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a porcelain doll’s head looks like, here’s your chance.
Shiny Happy Doll People
They were happy to get out of the house for once. The photographer at the studio, however, was somewhat confused when she asked him to photograph her “children.”
Every night they perform, dressed in suit and tie. But when the show’s over and the lights dim, back into the window they go. And wait.
Look for the golden arches. Then run.
Jules Vernon’s Doll Family
They were a close-knit family. But once a member, always a member.
An Abandoned Doll
Left forgotten in the woods, the creepy abandoned doll waited to be found by a new owner. Unfortunately, there were never any takers.
She’ll make you laugh. Forever.
The Patented Soul Knob
Captain Oogie, on the other hand, will ensure you never laugh again…
It doesn’t feel happiness or sadness, fear or worry. The automaton clown is content to play its music box song and smile into obliviion.