Meet George, the Creepy Doll Made With a Real Person’s Hair and Eyes

Nottingham’s Haunted Museum is home to many macabre and fear-inducing attractions, but few as disturbing as George, a 1930s doll reportedly made using a dead person’s eyes and hair.

Marrie Wesson, who founded the Haunted Museum of Nottingham with her husband in 2018, recently met antique expert Charlie Ross on BBC’s popular TV show Bargain Hunt. She brought along a couple of her most disturbing exhibits, one of which was George, a bizarre-looking doll dating back to 1930s Texas that managed to freak out Ross with its sulking expression and bright blue eyes. As it turns out, there is more to George’s creepiness than his facial expression. He comes from a time when people made such dolls in memory of their loved ones, only in his case, the person who made him used the loved one’s actual hair and their glass eyes…

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“He came to us from Texas and, back in the day, they would make things like George in memory of passed loved ones,” Wesson said on the show. “The difference with George is the passed loved one… George now has his glass eyes and hair.”

Asked about George’s origins, Marrie Wesson said that the person they got it from came to them because his family was experiencing “a lot of paranormal things with him,” and they apparently wanted nothing more to do with the doll.

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“They would get headaches and their eyes would start hurting, so they took him to a few mediums and apparently George wants his eyes and hair back, he can’t rest without them,” the museum owner added.

Obviously, all this paranormal stuff is impossible to prove, but judging by viewers’ reactions, most people would rather George had remained in Texas, just to be safe. Would you want him anywhere near you?


“That doll should have stayed in Texas, I can’t look at the TV, I hate dolls,” one Bargain Hunt fan tweeted.

If disturbing dolls are your thing, check out Okiku, the creepy Japanese doll that allegedly grows human hair.

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