Museums Compete Over Who Has The Creepiest Object


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Yorkshire Museum started the whole debate with this tweet. They certainly have a creepy object but the question was whether other museums could best it.

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PEI Museum made a huge impact in the battle. This thing called “Wheelie” is off-putting on its own but the fact that it moves on its own is terror personified.

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A toy bear with a cup that has the ability to look like it’s drinking isn’t that bad. However, once you take a look at those cold, red, terrifying eyes, it’s a different story.

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Just being a wax child mannequin would be enough to make most people get pretty scared. The snout that was formed after being in storage adds just enough to the creep factor.

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Here’s one that is certainly among the strangest that you’ll find anywhere. A gambler would actually use this real human finger bone as a means for good luck. We hope it was worth it.

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No, this is not an alien, though many people in the comments have noted the similarities. It’s actually someone’s diving suit from way back in the 18th century.

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Even Ripley’s Believe It or Not got in on the action. They shared this photo of Dusseldorf and even made sure to include a vampire pun. You can’t beat that.

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The Ashmolean Museum decided to say that they knew they wouldn’t be able to top the original hair bun. However, what they shared was still something to behold.

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Honestly, disturbing is probably the best word to use to describe what this whale eardrum looks like. It somehow resembles a pork rind and a fetus at the same time.

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Well this gets one giant “nope” from us. These are apparently costumes designed for children and we’ve never been more scared in our lives. Seriously, what the heck?

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The Natural Science Museum has a strong case for winning this whole thing. This terrifying mummified mermaid of sorts is kind of hard to look at.

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Yes, you read that right. Those are indeed the tiny heads of children included in this piece. What was the point of making this object in the first place?

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There is a bit of a creep factor in this one but it’s actually mostly just really cool. It’s a creative idea to pull this off using crab claws and such. Weird but cool.

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We have a serious question here. Who would actually want to put this in their bathroom. Imagine the feeling of seeing this as soon as you got done showering.

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On its own, this is creepy enough. However, when you consider that it is a plague mask, it becomes creepier. Throw in the decayed look and you’ve got a potential winner.

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We just want to know why this looks the way it does and why it’s in a museum. They should replace the Annabelle doll from those movies with this one because it’s way scarier.

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Can something be both cute and creepy at the same time? That seems to be what this cat is out to do. It’s not even from a museum but it’s worthy competition.

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Fans of the “Harry Potter” franchise should be able to recognize what a Hand of Glory is. The fact that there’s a real mummified one at the Whitby Museum is creepy.

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This explanation turns something creepy into something that will shake you to your core. A severed leg that sprouted its own legs and apparently a face? Looks like something out of the “Silent Hill” franchise.

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Remember how the natural Science Museum shared a mermaid earlier? Well, this take on it is somehow way more creepy and will give you nightmares.


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