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Grandma's Murder Clown

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HeyNannyNanny Tue 12-Mar-19 16:10:07

More of a WWYD than AIBU...

My fantastic Grandmother knitted me this toy, around 10 years ago.
She was a very skilled knitter and it is extremely well made and clearly an enormous amount of time, love and skill went into making it.

My Grandmother has since passed away.

I loved her very very much and have several treasures that she made that I keep on display to remember her by.

"Chucky", sadly, lives in an airtight box in the loft, in case he decides to kill us in our sleep.

It seems offensive and a waste of such talent to keep him hidden away, but, frankly, he's terrifying.

I'd also feel bad giving him away, as he was made especially for me and customised to me etc and, like I say, Grandma dedicated a lot of time in him.

WWYD about the scary sentimental clown living in the attic?

HeyNannyNanny Tue 12-Mar-19 16:11:47

If it helps, he's about the size of a toddler.

SweetieJar Tue 12-Mar-19 16:12:13

I normally hate clown dolls but that has to be about the least scary clown I've ever seen-knife aside-.

TheLightSideOfTheMoon Tue 12-Mar-19 16:12:40

Gah! Been there.

I had to turn down a family heirloom porcelain doll. It was clearly possessed.

Keep him in the loft. He's happy up there with the bats and spiders.

HeyNannyNanny Tue 12-Mar-19 16:12:46

(for clarity, Grandma didn't knit the knife, that's my boyfriend's staging)

HeyNannyNanny Tue 12-Mar-19 16:13:19

@SweetieJar That's how he lures you in...makes you think he isn't scary.

ALargeGinPlease Tue 12-Mar-19 16:14:00

Have you got a (locked) out house you could keep it in?

cornflakes5 Tue 12-Mar-19 16:14:16

Oh OP I think he's sweet. Possessed...by a fairy, maybe!

What is that on his hat? And is he carrying little buckets?

ALargeGinPlease Tue 12-Mar-19 16:15:03

Also what's in the bucket it's holding, is it the head and hat of something else?

SaucyJack Tue 12-Mar-19 16:15:08

Is that Lucifer’s claw on top of his head?

KismetJayn Tue 12-Mar-19 16:18:28

@TheLightSide if the possessed doll is still available, I freaking love them. Looove them. My collection have just been moved back into my bedroom as STBX has gone into the spare.

Your grandma wouldn't want you keeping something that upsets you. eBay him, someone else will love him.

EcclesThePeacock Tue 12-Mar-19 16:21:01

Keep him in case you need to scare off a spate of cold callers etc.

Clawdy Tue 12-Mar-19 16:22:05

Aw, he looks sweet, not scary at all.

WarpedGalaxy Tue 12-Mar-19 16:22:20

Well, it doesn't matter what you do really, OP. When he's ready, no amount of locked chests and loft hatches will stop him form finding and murdering you; if you sell or give him away he'll murder his new owners then come back for you; if you burn the house down with him in it, he'll rise from the ashes OR his spirit will possess another animate object like your child's favourite teddy and he'll find you and murder you; if you move away and leave him behind he'll find you and murder you.

Bottom line: you're doomed anyway so, you know, just relax and enjoy life to the full while you still can.

TheQueef Tue 12-Mar-19 16:22:41

Leave that fucker in view of a window, you'll never be burgled.

Genderwitched Tue 12-Mar-19 16:24:20

Charity shop, don't think twice.

Your memories of your Grandma are the precious things, not that, it's hideous.

TheLightSideOfTheMoon Tue 12-Mar-19 16:24:39

Possessed doll went to aution and some weirdo bought it for about 7K.

This was after I declined, 11 of my female cousins declined, then the wives/girlfriends of my male cousins also declined and my mum for some reason (maybe she watched The Boy?) didn't want to keep it.

I feel sorry for her. Whenever I see a horror movie ad I go into meercat mode expecting to see her in it.

If shit scary dolls are your thing you need to go to the Isle Of Wight Doll And Toy museum. I'm no wimp. I watch scary films, I go through the Chamber Of Horrors, but after walking through that museum I was white and visably shaking.

EcclesThePeacock Tue 12-Mar-19 16:29:54

* Charity shop, don't think twice.*

What, for some cause the OP particularly detests?confused

HeyNannyNanny Tue 12-Mar-19 16:34:18

Its an icecream on his hat and he is holding paint buckets and a paintbrush.
I like icecream and art.

BananasAreTheSourceOfEvil Tue 12-Mar-19 16:35:34

Keep him to use if your boyfriend annoys you.

Puts his shoes on the sofa? Gets Grandmas Murder Clown in his bed.

Finishesthe milk then puts the empty carton back in the fridge? Hide grandmas murder clown in his sock drawer for him to suddenly find.

Channel the evil for your own use.

FooFighter99 Tue 12-Mar-19 16:36:43

I had one of these growing up!! Given to me by my Gran (though she didnt make it)

No idea where it ended up... probably in the same place as my creepy porcelain dolls

HeyNannyNanny Tue 12-Mar-19 16:37:02

@BananasAreTheSourceOfEvil yes. This is the kind of advice I need in my life!

HeyNannyNanny Tue 12-Mar-19 16:39:03

I've always been a fan of bad taste bathrooms, perhaps we can keep him in the loft until we have a bigger house and then he could be liberated to the downstairs loo? Suspended over the door or something

TwoleftUggs Tue 12-Mar-19 16:40:53

Haha my grandma also knitted these clowns for me and my cousins. We’ve got the whole collection between us, I wonder what evil things those clowns could get up to if we actually put the family all together.

clairethewitch70 Tue 12-Mar-19 16:43:55

For anyone interested in making one, it is from a pattern book by Jean Greenhowe grin

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