Eerie Auction! Step Right Up and Buy the Doll that Haunts Texas
It's finally available... that creepy Texas doll missing from your collection.
Creepy dolls, a fiberglass mermaid, and a prosthetic leg were only some of the things found in the sand during a cleanup of Roberts Point Park in Port Aransas, Texas.
That's right! Found in the sand. With barnacles!
Now they are set to be auctioned off to benefit a local wildlife rehabilitation group.
The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve at the University of Texas Marine Institute said the items due to be auctioned Saturday in the annual Tony's Trash to Treasure auction at Roberts Point Park in Port Aransas were all collected from the reserve's beaches during the past year.
A two-year study conducted by the UT Marine Science Institute found beaches along the Texas Coastal Bend receive 10 times the amount of washed-up trash as Gulf of Mexico beaches in Florida and Mississippi.
It's not the first creepy doll to be going up for auction in Texas. Turns out this is a trend.
One of the latest Texas auctions filled with haunted dolls made headlines in 2022 when John Oliver paid $10,000 for water-damaged and barnacle-encrusted dolls featuring missing limbs, hair, and eyes.
Not creepy at all.
Tony's Trash to Treasure auction is happening this Saturday, May 20th. The annual sale, which benefits the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK), will begin at 10 a.m. at Roberts Point Park located at 301 J C Barr Blvd, Port Aransas, TX 78373.