Fort Paull is an old, Napoleonic era fort in the North of England near Yorkshire. From 1861 to 1964, Fort Paull was an active military site. Today, it”s a historic heritage museum operated by the Friends of Fort Paull.
One of the fort”s current attractions is an extensive collection of wax figures that attempt to illustrate significant events in military history. Unfortunately for the operators of Fort Paull, these wax mannequins are more terrifying than informative, as Redditor Billogi found out last year during a visit. Lucky for us Billogi managed to take a few pictures before fleeing in terror. This museum literally looks like a dungeon.
A wax executioner with a few heads on pikes.
Some sort of medical center?
“Who”s ready for a shave and haircut?”
A doctor or a butcher?
That mannequin looks suspiciously happy.
The one on the left looks a little bit like Rocky.
No historical wax museum would be complete without Hitler.
Death by firing squad.
Why is there someone jumping out of that cake?
Some sort of zombie butler?
Reconstruction of an air-raid bunker.
An old-timey gangster mannequin.
What is supposed to be happening here?!
There”s nothing creepier than a wax mannequin wearing a gas mask. Nothing.
This is what I imagine Jack the Ripper looked like.
Looking for wax land mines.
“The admiral will see you now.”
History is usually pretty terrifying all on its own. There shouldn”t be any need to throw extra creepy wax mannequins into the mix. Maybe Fort Paull should start advertising itself as a haunted house instead of a museum?