Bargain Hunt viewers 'switch off' as 'haunted' doll with dead owner's eyes and hair leaves them terrified | The Sun

BARGAIN Hunt took a sinister turn this week when it featured a vintage doll with a frightening presence.

Fans of the BBC One show, were left uneasy and looking away from the screen as presenter, Charlie Ross, met with a doll named, George.

The antiques expert, suffered a headache during the show which aired at the end of last week and was filmed at Newark Antiques Fair in Nottinghamshire.

While the teams hunted for bargains, Charlie, 72, met with Marie Wesson from Nottingham Haunted Museum. She brought with her a collection of Victorian items, each with a connection to death.

The most chilling item was a vintage doll named, George, who had a dead man’s glass eye and hair.

It was common during the Victorian era for bereaved families to carry around lockets of their deceased loved one's hair, usually in a piece of jewellery. They would also have effigy dolls made using their hair.

Introducing the doll, 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.

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

It’s believed the doll has a foam body and dates back to 1930s Texas. Charlie was taken aback, asking whose hair and eyes were used in the doll.

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."

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Charlie pulled a face, clearly a little spooked and said he could “feel a bit of a headache coming on.”

Viewers at home felt uneasy too, one wrote: "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 airs weekdays from 12:15pm on BBC One.

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