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Nightmare fuel: 21 porcelain dolls attached to bamboo stakes pulled out of Alabama swamp

Photo: Marty Roney, Montgomery Advertiser

Here’s your nightmare fuel for the day.

Last week officials from the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office pulled 21 porcelain dolls attached to bamboo stakes out of the Bear Creek Swamp in Prattville, Ala.

“I noticed the dolls several weeks ago while driving through the swamp working on a stolen vehicle report,” Chief Deputy Joe Sedinger told The Montgomery Adviser. “I just thought they were a Halloween prank, and really didn’t give it much thought after that.”

But when residents took to social media to talk about the dolls, deputies decided it was time to retrieve them. Using a canoe, the officers paddled to the dolls and pulled them up. “I admit it looked kind of creepy,” Sedinger told The Montgomery Adviser in the understatement of the year.

No one has come forward to claim the dolls. Yet.

This isn’t the first time Bear Creek Swamp has been involved in eerie happenings. Last year the swamp was featured in SyFy Channel’s “Deep South Paranormal.” One of the legends surrounding the swamp claims a woman’s baby died there in the 1800s, and now her ghost is still out there looking for her child. Chanting “We have your baby” three times supposedly summons the woman. The swamp is said to be haunted by the ghosts of an Indian tribe that lived near the area, too.

What are you theories on the terrifying doll discovery? Who put them there, and why? Let us know in the comments below.

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