This sounds like the plot of a Stephen King novel… Dozens of creepy dolls washed ashore on the Gulf Coast in Texas since January 2021.
‘There are a lot of nightmares out there’: Creepy dolls keep washing up on the Texas coast https://t.co/tGMScmvNqx
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“The creepiest are the ones that have lost all their hair,” according to Jace Tunnell, director of the Mission-Aransas Reserve at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute.
Tunnell says the first one they found was “the head of a sex doll.” He says they posted a picture of it and didn’t realize what it was. “We got a lot of followers on the page after that,” Tunnell admits.
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute said that first doll head, found in January 2021, was purchased by a member of the public for $35, and the money was donated a sea turtle rescue program.
Tunnell said the dolls are now being kept in a bucket to be sold at the reserve’s annual fundraising auction.
Texas researchers find dozens of creepy dolls on Gulf Coast beaches https://t.co/9sBZOUY67D
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They plan to sell the rest of the dolls at the reserve’s annual fundraising auction.
The director said these dolls are just a perk alongside their scientific work.