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Twitter is losing its mind after a woman brings home a super creepy doll from an antique shop.

In horror films, victims always ignore the warning signs.

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Most people die in horror films because they ignore the obvious warning signs that they are going to be killed.


In “Psycho,” Marion Crane pulled up to a shady motel ran by a creep that munches on candy corn and stuffs dead birds. No wonder she wound up dead in a shower.

The kid in “The Shining” kept telling everybody that some “redrum” (read it backward) was about to go down, but nobody paid attention.

The shark in “Jaws” chowed down on at least four people and a dog before the mayor decided to finally close down the beach.

Twitter user @NerdyVixen has received sufficient warning that her days are numbered after she picked up a doll at an antique shop that Marilyn Manson would probably think twice about bringing home.

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Just like any victim in a horror film, she gave the doll a good ol’ fashioned name, Abigail, ignoring the fact that it sounds the name of a woman burned at the stake in the 1500s.

The supernaturally-concerned folks on Twitter immediately warned Nerdy Vixen of her grave mistake.

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She loved the responses.

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She also shared a creepy photo of where Abigail sleeps at night. Watch out BB-8!

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Nerdy Vixen fed Abigail some pizza to distract her from the desire to consume human flesh.

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Nerdy Vixen told The Daily Dot she purchased Abigail because of a “sense of sadness/loneliness” that overcame her when she first saw the doll. So far, she hasn’t run into any troubles with her dear Abigail, but if strange things begin happening she’ll “burn some sage, ask her to stop” and then, if that didn’t work, “I suppose I could just take her to a different antique shop. Or build a glass case,” she said.

No, Nerdy Vixen, a glass case won’t protect you from Abigail, the resurrected victim of the Salem witch trials, you should probably take precautionary measures and incinerate the doll with fire before anything bad happens. But, then again, that may only make her more powerful.

Good luck.

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Chick-fil-A is the third-largest fast food chain in America, behind McDonald's and Starbucks, raking in over $10 billion a year.

But for years, the company has faced boycotts for supporting anti-LGBT charities, including the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Paul Anderson Youth Home.

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The Paul Anderson Youth Home teaches boys that homosexuality is wrong and that same-sex marriage is "rage against Jesus Christ and His values."

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In 2012, Chick-fil-A's CEO, Dan Cathy, made anti same-sex marriage comments on a radio broadcast:

I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, "We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage". I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.

But the chicken giant has now decided to change it's says its charitable donation strategy because it's bad for business...Not because being homophobic is wrong.

The company recently lost several bids to provide concessions in U.S. airports. A pop-up shop in England was told it would not be renewed after eight days following LGBTQ protests.

Chick-fil-A also has plans to expand to Boston, Massachusetts where its mayor, Thomas Menino, pledged to ban the restaurant from the city.

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"There's no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are," Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos told Bisnow. "There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message."

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Instead, the Chick-fil-A Foundation plans to give $9 million to organizations that support education and fight homelessness. Which is commendable regardless of the company's troubled past.

"If Chick-Fil-A is serious about their pledge to stop holding hands with divisive anti-LGBTQ activists, then further transparency is needed regarding their deep ties to organizations like Focus on the Family, which exist purely to harm LGBTQ people and families," Drew Anderson, GLAAD's director of campaigns and rapid response, said in a statement.

Chick-fil-A's decision to back down from contributing to anti-LGBT charities shows the power that people have to fight back against companies by hitting them where it really hurts — the pocket book.

The question remains: If you previously avoided Chick-fil-A because it supported anti-LGBT organizations, is it now OK to eat there? Especially when Popeye's chicken sandwich is so good people will kill for it?

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