Dollmaker Heidi Loutzenhiser runs the creepy Doll Asylum in Portland, Oregon; which is also her home. The Doll Asylum has around 700 handmade macabre dolls and it will be open on Halloween Night for a limited time from 6-9pm.
Founded in 1867 by German Dr. Hermann Reinhardt, the Doll Asylum’s purpose was to receive dolls who were abandoned, neglected, or most importantly, showing signs of psychotic or murderous behavior.
Doll Maker by hobby, Dr. Reinhardt thought he could bridge the gap between the inanimate and animate and stomp out the dark thoughts that lay beneath.
While no true success was to be had in his day, Dr. Reinhardt did establish a home for those unwanted creatures and in doing so, has protected society at large.
We continue that tradition and throw open our doors to the public 2 days a year to show what his good work has wrought. We cannot guarantee your safety or mind or spirit, but we will have cookies.
Please join us Oct. 27th or 28th for a facility open house.
Source: Oregon Live