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A woman has shown off her collection of 'werepups' on This Morning, saying she loves taking them out in public in a pram to 'freak people out'.
Evette Solomon is the proud matriarch to a family of 16 werepup dolls, which look a lot like hyper-realistic baby dolls but... with a lot more hair.
Solomon, from Long Beach in California, appeared on This Morning today via video link, telling presenters Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes all about her unusual collection.
When Langsford wanted to clarify that the dolls weren't actually real, Solomon replied: "They're real, you can touch them. They're made out of silicone.
"People [say], 'Oh, you think they're real' - they are real, you can touch them."
Speaking about why she likes to own the werepups, Solomon continued: "I love horror stuff. The first one I saw was at a horror convention.
"I love horror movies, the whole genre, and they're cute. They're fun.
"It's fun to take them out in public and freak people out."
Solomon even likes to pop the werepups in a pram from time to time, just to really confuse people, saying they attract 'all different kinds of reaction'.
She recalled: "Probably in 2014 or 2015 I actually went to England with my friend Erin.
"We met up with one of our friends, Simon, and he took us to Brighton Beach.
"And it happened to be holidays so there were groups of children everywhere walking up and down the pier.
"This group of teenage girls - probably 13 or 14 - were following us and staring at us because I was holding Elias [one of the werepups].
"And I turned around and I said, 'This is what happens when you smoke when you're pregnant,' and they screamed and ran."
Solomon admitted that collecting the werewolf pups wasn't exactly the cheapest hobby, but explained how a lot of craft goes into each one - with some even boasting real human hair or cat teeth.
"I have some that I paid over $1,000 for," she said.
Holding up Elias, the first werewolf pup she got, Solomon said: "Elias, some of his hair is real. I sent the artist, Asia [Charity Eriksen, WerePup creator], some of my husband's and so some of that is real human hair.
"Some of them have had dog hair - just anything that you can punch because it's punched in one hair at a time."
Showing viewers another doll, she said: "Argyle, he has tiny little cat teeth.
"My friend Tracy has a farm and she has skulls and different animals that have died on her farm and she dug up a cat and sent me the skull and I sent it to Asia and she put it in Argyle's mouth. He has little cat fangs."
Viewers watching at home were a bit baffled by what they saw, with one comparing them to characters from The Grinch while others said they were 'creepy'.
Those Werepups look familiar :joy::joy: #Thismorning pic.twitter.com/Yf3qTlWi0e
- Ashleigh (@Ashleighw13) September 11, 2018
One viewer tweeted: "I can understand re-born dolls... but... werepups @thismorning #werepups #dolls."
Another said: "Her friend dug up a cat, sent the skull, and she then put the cats teeth in the dolls mouth LOOL...Lady you need Jesus."
A third added: "What in the f*** is going on?"
Quoting Holmes, one wrote: "Oh she's definitely lost something Eamonn... her marbles."
But many others saw no problem with Solomon's collection, arguing it made her happy.
One said: "Look, each to their own right? If this makes her happy than so be it. If she likes werewolves than so be it."
Another agreed: "At least she's happy with her collection and not harming anyone."
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