Another Trip to Uncanny Valley

We stopped by the Olmsted County History Museum. It was underwhelming…until you turn the corner from the exhibit on the 1883 F5 tornado aftermath (which wasn’t what I would exactly describe as cheery). Then it was a horror show.

My five-year-old absolutely refused to enter the room below. I think he was upset because he saw a commercial for a new TV series: The Headless Horseman.

Sometimes a mannequin is better WITH A HEAD. OMG. :(
Sometimes a mannequin is better WITH A HEAD. OMG. 😦

But, before the headless military officers, there’s the surgery theater. My mother was particularly bothered by one of the mannequin doctors. “He’s looking right at you!” Yes, on top of the horrible scene, the Dr. Grimm gives you the stink eye. Sweet.

"Grumble, grumble, grumble."
“Grumble, grumble, grumble.”
"I frequently contemplate ways to murder Dr. Grimm."
“I frequently contemplate ways to murder Dr. Grimm.”

Here’s the surgery that the Clinic so nicely invites you to watch for learning/entertainment. So what I am saying is that my Sunday afternoon is booked, people. I’m busy breathing germs into a surgery theater.

Pretty sure the patient is awake during her eyeball removal surgery.
Pretty sure the patient is awake during her eyeball removal surgery.
The nurse says to the doctor, "How little ether to give to keep her slightly aware during this gruesome procedure?"
The nurse says to the doctor, “How little ether to give to keep her slightly aware during this gruesome procedure?”
"I think we killed her. Huh."
“I think we killed her. Huh.”

There’s also a spooky nurse watching over a child having some kind of conniption or demonic possession.

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Can't blame this mannequin from having a conniption. That icky doll is just awful.
Can’t blame this mannequin from having a conniption. That icky doll is just awful.
"Hush child. The monsters will eat your toes if you aren't quiet."
“Hush child. The monsters will eat your toes if you aren’t quiet.”
The word her hand covers up? Nightmare. Every Baby's NIGHTMARE.
The word her hand covers up? Nightmare. Every Baby’s NIGHTMARE.

(Please refrain from commenting on the Clinic and the wonderful work done there. I will just delete your comment. This is solely a commentary on the creepy museum. Because >_< WTH with the mannequins?)

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