Is your dolly sick?
WHAT IS SAD DOLL DISEASE?
Sad doll disease is an affliction that can affect certain types of hard plastic dolls. Predominantly from the middle of the 20th century.
In the 1990s, museum curators began to notice that certain dolls in their collections were changing in some quite spooky ways. Their limbs were shrivelling and yellowing, small red circles were appearing on them. Usually about the size of a ten pence coin. Strangest of all, they were crying tears of reddish brown liquid.
Once one doll became afflicted, other dolls in the cabinet would be sure to follow, earning the name: Sad Doll Disease.