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Do Clowns Creep You Out?

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Wed October 29th, 2008, 8:10 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]According to my mother, she once had to tell me that clowns weren't real because one time when I was really little, my parents took me to the circus and a clown came up to say hello. She says I started screaming and wouldn't stop. I have no memory whatsoever of this, but I still think they're creepy.[/quote]

I went to a circus when I was about 7 and was terrified of the clowns. I only went as I wanted to see the animals - now of course I hate the thought of wild animals in circuses :mad:

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Post by michellemoran » Wed October 29th, 2008, 8:25 pm

I'm not too fond of the old-style ventriloquist dolls either.
Oh, me neither!!! And although I don't usually mind them, there are times when even dolls can give me the creeps. Before my husband and I bought our current house, we were taken on a tour. In one of the guest bedrooms, the entire room was filled with dolls in what looked like suspended motion. A doll in a rocking chair, a doll with her hands raised to a bigger doll, dolls sleeping on the bed and looking out the window. I seriously almost turned around and left.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed October 29th, 2008, 8:39 pm

[quote=""michellemoran""]Oh, me neither!!! And although I don't usually mind them, there are times when even dolls can give me the creeps. Before my husband and I bought our current house, we were taken on a tour. In one of the guest bedrooms, the entire room was filled with dolls in what looked like suspended motion. A doll in a rocking chair, a doll with her hands raised to a bigger doll, dolls sleeping on the bed and looking out the window. I seriously almost turned around and left.[/quote]

My mother-in-law had this doll that had its face locked into a permanently crying position. Ooh, that doll gave me the willies! It was a doll marketed for children, too (as opposed to collectors), which I could never understand--what child would want a doll that looked so utterly miserable and that would continue to look sad even after the child "fed" and cuddled it?
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Post by michellemoran » Wed October 29th, 2008, 8:46 pm

what child would want a doll that looked so utterly miserable and that would continue to look sad even after the child "fed" and cuddled it?
Yes, I've yet to see a child say, "Yup, that's the one! I'll take Miserable Baby." Makes you wonder what the toy-maker was thinking!
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