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The creator of the doll ‘Momo’ that has been terrorizing scores of people insists there’s nothing to fear as the hideous creation has rotted away.
The 43-year-old Keisuke Aiso, speaking from his nightmare factory in Tokyo of Japan said that Momo is dead.
“It doesn't exist anymore, it was never meant to last. It was rotten and I threw it away. The children can be reassured Momo is dead - she doesn't exist and the curse is gone,” he told The Sun.
Actually known as ‘Mother Bird,’ it was made-up in 2016 and displayed at an alternative art gallery in the Japanese capital as part of an annual exhibition that gallery personnel has now faced death threats for.
It depicts the naked torso of a woman with a bird's lower half. The artist admitted that his intent was to panic people with the creation that was inspired by horror movies. But it allegedly turned out to be the face of a sickening online trolling effort victimizing children, even making its way into Peppa Pig videos.
It was also the subject of the 'Momo Challenge' where children were 'challenged' to interact with an unknown number and participate in sickening acts.
In a haunting voice, scarey threats allegedly encounter those who view the tainted videos.
There were numerous reports earlier of schoolchildren being affected gravely by the challenge. However, the artist does admit that he's glad his work is getting exposure - despite an eye being the only leftover of the original piece.
He also said he feels 'responsible' for the wave of fear that the doll and its perceived menace has caused.
“People do not know if it is true or not but apparently the children have been affected and I do feel a little responsible for it,” he said.
The artist was inspired by a Japanese ghost tale about an adult female who dies in childbirth and come outs as a bird woman to haunt the area where she died.
By Sowmya Sangam