Gt St Mary's Passage, Cambridge 160706Sometimes mannequins deliberately have a spooky, disturbing and uncertain reality.  Many are headless, many are faceless; sometimes the head is just strange, sometimes deformed; occasionally a chimera takes centre stage.  Figures are left armless and legless; dismembered, invariably naked, body parts litter windows.   The slick hard sell becomes a zombie land of horrors.

Automatonophobia: the fear of anything that falsely represents a sentient being, includes, ventriloquist dummies, animatronic creatures, mannequins, scarecrows, and wax statues.

Photo: Gt St Mary’s Passage, Cambridge, July 2016

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2 Responses to Automatonophobia

  1. highrnaker 1 says:

    Well researched and written! Glad to read what was happening behind the shocking headlines

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