Mysterious baby doll faces have been appearing in and around Denver Airport for the last few months, and authorities have said they are unable to explain what the eerie faces mean.
Freaked out members of the public have posted various photo’s of the faces on social media that have appeared on curbs, medians and buildings.
“I’ve seen one over at Capitol Hill and another at Speer and Downing at the bridge,” Elaine Wahlquist said. “I’ve commented to my husband, ‘Look at those.’ But he never seems to notice them.”
Most of the faces are pink and less than 6 inches long, but there are other sizes and colors. Some have also been torn down or broken in recent months.
Several pink faces were plastered below a sign for Strictly Nails Salon at Downing Street and Alameda Avenue, but owner Pam Schwasinger had overlooked them until they were pointed out.
“I don’t know. I think they’re … they’re a little disturbing,” Schwasinger said.
But not everyone is disturbed.
“We thought it was cool so we left it up,” said Joseph Ramirez, owner of Mutiny Information Cafe on South Broadway.
Ramirez said the faces first appeared last summer, but he said he and the other owners have no idea who is behind them.
“I remember we were all texting each other, sending each other pictures like, ‘Who is this? Who did this?’” Ramirez said.
Several artists said they know the man behind the faces, but he is not taking credit or commenting on the meaning of the work.
“Somebody who likes baby dolls?” Schwasinger said. “I do not know.”
“Not even going to speculate,” Ramirez said. “It’s art for arts sake. I don’t know.”
Maybe that’s the point.
“It keeps the conversation going. I mean that’s good art isn’t it?” Ramirez said. “Right on. Keep doing it. Whoever you are.”