Dolls haven't always been associated with all that is creepy in the world. (We have Hollywood and pop culture to thank for that.)
Still though, maybe they were onto something…at least when it comes to the hyperrealistic kind of dolls, casually referred to as reborn dolls. These little suckers are, well, let's just say you wouldn't want to be locked in a room with them after dark.
The reborn toys are just like regular dolls, except they're made by speciality artists with the goal of having them resemble a human infant as closely as possible.
While that might be creepy enough in and of itself, some doll makers have used technology to make their dolls even more realistic, as you can see in the video below.
Collectors of unborn dolls vary from grieving parents trying to recreate a child that was lost, all the way to regular doll and toy collectors.
The jury is still out on whether these dolls actually help with the grieving process for parents who lost a child.
Because they look so real, every summer you hear stories of people who have left their reborn dolls out in their cars, which then causes passersby to call the police.
Personally, I find these kind of hyperrealistic dolls to be disturbing. However, I acknowledge that they do help people deal with their grief and even though they might creep me out, that's no reason to condemn them.