I just came back from my Jamaican honeymoon and there's already something weird going on in New Bedford.

The downtown is well known for its art but this piece stands out from the rest. It's downright creepy. Someone attached a baby doll head to a decapitated plastic owl and no one seems to know where it came from or why it's there.

I'm sorry, but I need some answers pronto, please and thank you.

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The half-baby, half-owl creature spawned behind Rose Alley Alehouse atop a wooden post surrounding a dumpster used by Cork Wine and Tapas. Sitting a good eight feet off the ground, it's not easy to miss.

Photo Credit: Juliette Locke
Photo Credit: Juliette Locke

"It's the most terrifying thing I've ever seen," a manager at Rose Alley told me.

She's not wrong.

Look, I'm not bashing the baby doll owl, I'm just looking for the backstory here, the reason behind it. Nobody wakes up and says, "You know what? Today, I'm going to screw on the head of a baby doll onto the body of an owl and leave it in a high-traffic walking area for laughs and giggles."

Or maybe that's exactly what someone said.

Rose Alley said it doesn't have anything to do with this, though it is apparently home to the OG owl head.

If anyone knows the person or people behind this freaky-looking thing, please let me know. I have so many unanswered questions. Email me at Gazelle@Fun107.com or shoot me a message on the Fun 107 app.

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