Sunday, June 13, 2010

Somethin' a Bit Creepy

So one night last year I was flipping through TV channels and came across this:

Uhhhhh . . . .

I was totally speechless and didn't know what to think. I felt as though I needed to speak with a therapist someone immediately to make sure I had really witnessed this. REBORNS. Wow!

So apparently there is a culture of twisted people, mostly creepy women, who are collectors of these disturbingly lifelike doll babies. How did this even come about?

I still don't know what to think about this, but when I saw it re-air once when Uka was around I had him watch it with me. He was just as disturbed, but at the same time, we both found it fascinating. It's actually kind of sad. One woman had taken care of her grandkid when her daughter was dying of cancer but when she recovered she took the grandkid back and moved around the world. The grandmother never saw the grandkid again (she couldn't afford airfare) so instead she had a replica made of her grandson. 

These dolls can even have breathing mechanisms installed to mimic babies' breathing patterns. I do have to admit, as a Type A woman, the attention to detail that is given to creating these dolls is remarkable, but I think it would be better re-directed elsewhere. 

Here's another clip that had blocked embedding but it's a more highly viewed clip than the one above if you're curious to see more.

Anyway, have any of our readers seen this documentary or heard of reborns? What are your thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. I've heard of them, and seen those dolls, and i think it is the creepiest thing I have ever seen. I have a thing about all dolls except barbie types anyway, lol. They creep me out. I think I saw or read something scary with dolls in it when I was really young (Not Chucky though) and got traumatized. o_O