Renee Shin-Yi Chen's Porcelain Baby Doll
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Renee Shin-Yi Chen


Porcelain Baby Doll


When held by a child it will decapitate, and mutilate them terribly. They will be found dead unless an adult takes the doll out of the child's hands in time.




Holding it

Collected by

Artie Nielson


The Dark Vault


Podium 19

Date of Collection

Mid 80s


Origin[edit | edit source]

In the early morning hours of 'The Twilight Zone Movie' taping on July 23, 1982, two children, Myca Dinh Le (age 7), and Renee Shin-Yi Chen (age 6), were filming on location in Ventura County, California, between Santa Clarita and Piru. They were performing in a scene for the Vietnam sequence in which their characters attempt to escape from a pursuing U.S. Army helicopter out of a deserted Vietnamese village. The helicopter was hovering at about 24 feet above them when pyrotechnic explosions damaged it and caused it to crash on top of them, killing all of them instantly. Morrow and Dinh were decapitated by the helicopter rotor. Chen was crushed by a helicopter strut. Her spirit was filled with hatred and jealousy over her short life. So her hatred absorbed into the doll, compelling it to murder any child with the good fortune of being alive. It also smiles when people walk by it.

It is first seen in the season one episode "Breakdown", and can be seen in other episodes in the Dark Vault. Also it is seen again in another episode knocked over.

Effects[edit | edit source]

When held by a child, it will decapitate and mutilate them in a gruesome manner. They will be found dead unless an adult takes the Doll out of the child's hands in time. It can walk and run on its own. Around adults it acts like a regular doll, though it may still move if it feels it is not being observed. To deactivate it, an adult must pat it on the rear 3 times.

Agents have noted that, if the artifact is stared at, the face smiles wickedly and evil laughter can be heard emanating from it.

Storage and Handling[edit | edit source]

Stored in the Dark Vault.

Neutralizer gloves are mandatory. The Doll will laugh when removed from the neutralizer field and will start to move on its own. Quickly place in a tub of neutralizer to deactivate the artifact.

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