Really disturbing ...
The Yorkshire Museum in England has closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that has not stopped them from engaging and keeping the knowledge going while at home. They have started weekly hashtag challenge #CURATORBATTLE, and it's all about getting super creepy with history.
Yorkshire Museum challenged museums around the globe to share their #CreepiestObject, and we have to say, some of what has been shared is enough to give anyone night terrors.
MUSEUMS ASSEMBLE! It's time for #CURATORBATTLE! 💥— Yorkshire Museum (@YorkshireMuseum) April 17, 2020
Today's theme, chosen by you, is #CreepiestObject!
We're kicking things off with this 3rd/4th century hair bun from the burial of a #Roman lady, still with the jet pins in place...
CAN YOU BEAT IT? 💥 pic.twitter.com/ntPiXDuM6v
Welp, no sleep for us tonight ...
Because this is totally normal and not freaking us out at all.
@RedHeadedAli how can we ignore such a call to arms?— Norwich Castle (@NorwichCastle) April 17, 2020
This particular item has caused a few nightmares for our followers this week.
Our #CreepiestObject is...this pincushion! Complete with tiny children's heads. You're welcome, Twitter.#CURATORBATTLE pic.twitter.com/0YdmCE5dYD
So, yeah ... this is absolutely terrifying.
Our museum joined twitter solely to participate! This contribution is an early 19 c. wax child mannequin from Germany. It was stored face-down in a heated attic for many years, flattening its features into a snout. Please enjoy. #CreepiestObject #CURATORBATTLE pic.twitter.com/W3kitF7Utt— Museum of Fear and Wonder (@MuseumFear) April 21, 2020
I don’t think this little museum in #Limoux France is on Twitter but absolutely everything they have on display is terrifying and I am still having nightmares. #CreepiestObject pic.twitter.com/jILCuIEEUI— Jane Zacharzewski (@dzyrl) April 19, 2020
Watch your head ...
Wait, the head of a what?
Hold up! We’d be totally remiss if we didn’t jump on this #CreepiestObject train. We’re way a-head of you with the severed noggin of Peter Kurten, real-life #Vampire of Dusseldorf! 🧛🏽♂ You can fang us later for the #nightmares. #CuratorBattle pic.twitter.com/7uritZMmIc— Believe It or Not! (@Ripleys) April 20, 2020
Just … wow.
What’s with all the creepy and cursed fish folk?
If you have not had enough of this madness, hop on Twitter yourself and search the hashtag #CreepiestObject. Just don't thank us all at once ...
What's the creepiest thing you have seen shared in this #CreepiestObject challenge? Share your nightmares with us in the comments.