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Why is seeing an old, dirty doll so creepy?

  1. Cammiebar profile image75
    Cammiebarposted 6 years ago

    Why is seeing an old, dirty doll so creepy?

    You see them in haunted houses and movies that deal with abandoned locations--old dolls that are dirty and are without clothing.  Why is it so creepy?  What's your opinion?


  2. IntimatEvolution profile image80
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    You know I have no idea why, but you are correct there is something about it that is very creepy!

  3. Daisy Mariposa profile image86
    Daisy Mariposaposted 6 years ago

    I think it's because seeing the old, dirty doll in a location such as a haunted house causes you to wonder what happened to the child who used to play with the doll. You begin to imagine all sorts of terrible things happened to the child.

  4. YogaKat profile image86
    YogaKatposted 6 years ago

    In particular it is baby dolls who convey the creepy feeling.  An old, dirty barbie doll - so what?  It's the idea of a baby being neglected and forgotten - just left somewhere.  The baby should be dead from neglect.  Yet the baby's face is still happy and alive - like a weird ghost.

  5. JohnGreasyGamer profile image83
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 6 years ago

    I don't think there's a certain answer, but I'm guessing that it's a psychological factor..... a reminder of innocence, or just their gaze. Who knows? Surrealism is my best bet.