Items took a terrifying flip immediately after a museum in northern England challenged rival institutions to tweet photos of the creepiest object in their collections.
Yorkshire Museum’s Twitter account was flooded with unsettling photos as the most recent version of its weekly #CuratorBattle hashtag garnered world-wide notice amid the coronavirus lockdown.
The museum kicked off the April 17 installment of the level of competition with this photo of a “3rd/4th century hair bun from the burial of a Roman lady, however with the jet pins in position.”
In response, other museums shared unnerving photographs of children’s toys, dolls, “mermaids” and even a plague mask:
Bringin’ our A-game for this #CURATORBATTLE! What is it? Just a CURSED CHILDREN’S TOY that we located inside of the partitions of a 155-yr-outdated mansion. We simply call it “Wheelie” – and it MOVES ON ITS Own: Team put it in a person area and discover it in a different location afterwards on…. #Creepiestobject pic.twitter.com/FQzMzacr8a
— PEI Museum (@PEIMuseum) April 17, 2020
Action Aside ALL.
These are hand-made products of figures taking part in playing cards and of gold miners hauling gold nuggets to the floor. BUT the figures are built from crab’s legs and claws… Normal Victorians, they liked bizarre/creepy stuff. #CreepiestObject pic.twitter.com/A5NHiPGnVh
— York Castle Museum (@YorkCastle) April 17, 2020
Can I offer you ‘Tirpitz’ in this article? Saved from drowning right after her German ship sunk the South Pacific, served as a mascot on HMS Glasgow for the relaxation of the FWW, finally auctioned off for pork (raising £1,785 for charity) in retirement. No surprise she appears like she’s witnessed factors. pic.twitter.com/gYdkvK60Yb
— Imperial War Museums (@I_W_M) April 17, 2020
In a lot of strategies, we would like we could un-see this total thread. And we most absolutely are not able to beat the hair bun. But we’ll just depart this below… pic.twitter.com/rVSPVETSSP
— Ashmolean Museum (@AshmoleanMuseum) April 17, 2020
Turn the creep up to 💯 and verify out this iron mask that was exhibited in the @TowerOfLondon as an Executioner’s Mask. Having said that, due to its grotesque appearance, we imagine it can be far more probably element of an elaborate scold’s bridle – an iron muzzle made for general public humiliation 😱 pic.twitter.com/1nG4mMZRex
— Royal Armouries (@Royal_Armouries) April 17, 2020
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