Museums can be pretty creepy places and one museum in Yorkshire England, recently threw out a challenge to curators all over the world to show what they considered to be creepy items in their collections.
The curators took to Twitter using the #CreepiestObject and showed off some that perhaps we could have well done without seeing!
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
Someone spotted this Japanese merman from the Horniman Museum in London.
— Joe (@MrMonkus82) April 20, 2020
And speaking of James Wan movies, I think someone discovered the whereabouts of the real-life Annabelle.
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
Even more evil-looking dolls! This one is surely cursed. Just look at her! Or better yet, maybe don’t.
— Shell Grotto (@shellgrotto) April 17, 2020
There is almost nothing more disturbing that a plague mask from the 17th century.
Thanks for thinking of us @HottyCouture and wow, will we be having nightmares tonight with all these #CreepiestObject|s ! Here is the one we just can't hide from you, one of our many creepy gems – our Plague Mask (1650/1750)! #curatorbattle pic.twitter.com/JrMjqAJSIM
— Deutsches Historisches Museum (@DHMBerlin) April 17, 2020
These pincushions could have a whole movie made about them.
@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
This is an actual heart with pins and needles stuck in it to break evil spells.
Sheep's heart stuck with pins and nails and strung on a loop of cord. Made in South Devon, circa 1911, "for breaking evil spells", @Pitt_Rivers collections #CreepiestObject #CuratorBattle pic.twitter.com/z5vdCFCU4S
— Dan Hicks (@profdanhicks) April 17, 2020
Taxidermy can be pretty creepy too.
I’ll see your eye and raise you a box full of eyes.
— Michiel (@upstalbeam) April 21, 2020