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Old 04-16-2019, 04:02 PM
 
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Dolls creep my husband; brand new or antique. He was same when our children were young and had brand new Cabbage Dolls.

I used to collect Antique Dolls and went to many shows. However, many a time I would see a very collectable doll, which gave me a very bad feeling. Did not want to pick it up, let alone buy it, but a new from the factory doll? Going overboard?

Husband, skeptic on most things, is terrified of my 1957 Shirley Temple Doll. My parents bought it for me from the factory brand new. The only history that doll can have is MINE. Yes, I know people can bring this on themselves, but hubs you don't trust ME after 45 years????? Shirley sits in a drawer where he cannot see it. All he says is, "You and your family are weird". We put a curse on Shirley? Umm, NO.

Doll phobia whether someone believes in the paranormal or not.
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:58 PM
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Dolls creep my husband; brand new or antique. He was same when our children were young and had brand new Cabbage Dolls.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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When I was a child & into my teen yrs, I collected porcelain dolls. I probably have a good 20-25. They're all still in my room back at my parents' house. I bought them ALL NEW & I displayed them all on a metal rack in my room. I never thought about haunted dolls back then & nothing creepy, etc. ever happened.

I also had 2 Cabbage Patch dolls (bought new too) & I don't know what we did w/ them. I had them back before we moved into the house my parents have now.

Re: my porcelain dolls, I don't know what I'll do w/ them. I've been in my room in the last few or so month, but haven't specifically looked at my dolls for about 5-6 yrs. I don't know if I'll eventually keep my favorites & sell the rest of just throw them all away or what.

Now, my dad died peacefully in his sleep at age 87 at my parent's house downstairs, so unless his spirit transferred into one of those dolls, then I wouldn't know how any of mine would be haunted.
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:38 AM
 
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Even as a child I never liked dolls. I tried to like them, but,
ultimately, I just couldn't. Dolls and statues... nightmare
material for me, as a kid.

They don't bother me much now, as an adult. Awhile
back, I was given a collectible doll as a gift, and
she’s great, but I’ve got her hiding in the closet because
my cat wouldn’t stop trying to nibble on her flowers.
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:40 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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I have mentioned before that I definitely have "statue phobia." One example out of a few: my mother has this West African warrior statue which is only about a foot tall. He is made of ebony and carries a spear. No matter where she places him or in which direction, when she returns he is always facing west. I thought she was imagining things, so one day when I was home alone, I took the statue and laid it face down and turned it in another direction as a joke on my mom. About 30 minutes later (I was still home alone), I came back for a look because I was going to prove to her that she was being ridiculous. The statue was standing once again and facing west. I've played around with the little guy a couple of times after that and the little dickens was always back on his feet and facing west. I've not bothered him again.
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:47 PM
 
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Dolls fit into my phobias along with Clowns and the Cheshire Cat.
no idea why. i guess it is a too early to understand childhood thing.
when i see them on TV, i change the channel, just as my wife does
when she sees snakes and spiders on the nature/science programs.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:18 PM
 
Location: South Australia
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Well, I admit being a little creeped by dolls after I saw "Chucky".. Some old dolls have teeth, and they are downright rights scary (seen on Antiques Roadshow)

Although I quite liked them as a kid, these days clowns give me the creeps


The ironic thing is I'm an atheist, and don't believe in the paranormal. I guess some of the gullible, superstitious Catholic still lingers

I've never really enjoyed horror films; they give me nightmares.
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:11 PM
 
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Fascinating! I didn't know doll phobia was so common.

I don't know about phobia, but I sure do have doll aversion. I have always thought they were very creepy and never had one. I really hate clowns too.

Now statues---that's a new one. My fantasy is for a statue to come to life (and I don't mean those awful mime-guys). There were a couple movies where mannikins came to life and that I like.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:29 PM
 
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Yes one of the best scenes is in The Devil's Advocate when the Devil as Al Pacino (Milton the law firm mentor) is tempting (Connie Nielsen) and lecturing Keanu Reeves on all 'his' accomplishments and being a 'fan of man', while in the background the massive white sculpted mural (ex nihilo) all begins to come to life.



As for dolls, certain types always seemed creepy to me no problem with (IMO) obvious art (Russian nesting dolls, little porcelain figurine miniatures etc..) in old women's houses I recall as a youth either visiting with my mom or some such thing, but it was the more anthropomorphic they are they creepier they seem to me. One of my childhood friends mom had a doll collection in an upstairs room and it always seemed odd / creepy to me. Specially Talking Tina another Twilight Zone classic!

I have a few Rodin mini sculpture replicas: the kiss, the thinker, and another which never have bothered me. I wish the female would come to life as the famous mannequin in Twilight Zone episode (Ann Francis) or the full length fantasy movie with Ava Gardner as the sculpture (One Touch of Venus) who comes to life. My luck would be the approximately 9 inch tall ecstasy comes to life. There was the twilight Zone episode with Robert Duvall which worked in reverse (Miniature). Maybe I disappear as a new sculpture by her sort of a variation on The Kiss.

Best horror one I can think of off top of my head, was the Trilogy of Terror 70s movie episode with Karen Black being chased by the voodoo hunter doll.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:33 PM
 
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Island of the Dolls is eerie.



[IMG] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Is...%27_Island.jpg [/IMG]

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