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Museums Challenge Each Other to Show their Creepiest Object

The Yorkshire Museum recently challenged curators from other museums all over the world to contribute to the hashtag #CuratorBattle, trying to outdo each other when it comes to certain items in their collections. But their most recent challenge was the best yet, as they decided to one-up each other with #CreepiestObject. And no creepy object from the likes of Scooby-Doo or Buffy has got anything on any of these real life ones!

The Yorkshire started things off with this tangled and gross millennia-old hair bun from from Rome. It is it just me, or does that look like a Tribble from Star Trek?

Someone spotted this Japanese merman from the Horniman museum in London, and we suggest that James Wan make a movie about it immediately.

And speaking of James Wan movies, I think someone discovered the whereabouts of the real life Annabelle.

Even more evil-looking dolls! This one is surely cursed. Just look at her! Or better yet, maybe don’t.

There are almost nothing more disturbing that a plague mask from the 17th century.

Someone alert Tim Burton, because these pin cushions could have a whole movie made about them. It would be right up his alley.

Nope, this is not a lost prop from Penny Dreadful; this is an actual heart with pins and needles stuck in it to break evil spells.

Let us not forget, paintings can be creepy as heck too. This one feels like it belongs in the gallery at the Haunted Mansion!

While I am sure each of these eyes has a story, I am not sure I want to hear them before bedtime.

And I think it goes without saying that taxidermy is pretty much always creepy. But this one right here takes the cake.

I am not sure which of these qualifies as the creepiest, but I can safely say I am perfectly okay with never seeing any of this in real life ever. Museums of the world, keep it!

Featured Image: Egham Museum