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Charlotte McIntyre

Bargain Hunt expert horrified over 'haunted' doll with dead owner's eyes and hair

Bargain Hunt expert Charlie Ross was introduced to a doll with a dead man's eyes and hair in a sinister turn of events on the BBC show.

In an episode that aired last week, Charlie was confronted with the spooky doll at Newark Antiques Fair in Nottinghamshire.

The antique expert met with Marie Wesson from Nottingham Haunted Museum who brought along a collection of Victorian items, each with a chilling secret.

One haunted doll, named George dates back to 1930s Texas and had a dead man's eyes and hair.

Marie said: “He came to us from Texas and, back in the day, they would make things like George in memory of passed loved ones.

The doll were fixed with dead man's eyes and hair (BBC)

“The difference with George is the passed loved one... George now has his glass eyes and hair."

Charlie asked somewhat warily about the origin of the doll's eyes and hair.

Marie said: “The family member who passed over. He came to us because the family was experiencing a lot of paranormal things with him."

“They would get headaches and their eyes would start hurting, so they took him to a few mediums and apparently George wants his eyes and hair back, he can’t rest without them," she continued.

Charlie Ross came over uneasy after looking at the creepy doll (BBC)

The Bargain Hunt expert pulled a face and remarked: "I can feel a bit of a headache coming on.”

BBC viewers shared Charlie's sense of uneasy as one horrified fan tweeted: "That doll would have stayed in Texas," before adding: "I can't look at the TV, I hate dolls.”

Another said: “See those haunted dolls on Bargain Hunt BBC today? George had the hair and eyes of the dead person as they won't rest until they get their hair and eyes back…”

Bargain Hunt viewers were horrified by the spooky object (BBC)

The Victorians are known for their fascination with death and Queen Victoria's very public mourning of her husband Prince Albert's passing changed the way people perceived death.

After Albert's death in 1861 for four decades, Queen Victoria mourned him until her own death in 1901.

Many Victorians chose to carry around lockets of deceased their loved one's hair in jewellery, or have effigy dolls made in their memory.

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