Real ‘Squid Game’ doll and can be found in a Korean village

  • The laser-eyed doll who guides contestants through a bloody version of the children’s game “Red Light, Green Light” in the first episode of “Squid Game” exists IRL.
  • She can be found guarding the entrance to a horse-drawn carriage museum several hours from Seoul.
  • “Squid Game” is expected to be Netflix’s most popular original series.

“Squid Game” is the number one trending show on


this week and – according to the


service – is one of the most successful original series the streaming service produced.

It’s no doubt because of the truly terrifying overgrown doll that dominates the show’s first episode. And guess what?

She is real.

The doll – the centerpiece of a bloody play of “red light, green light” in the show – resides in Jincheon County, a rural area about three hours north of Seoul.

She guards the entrance to a horse-drawn carriage museum called Macha Land, according to Koreaboo.

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The producers of the show borrowed the doll for filming, but have since returned it, although apparently it is now missing a hand, which TBH only increases the general feeling of unease.

Squid Game doll standing at the entrance to the horse-drawn carriage museum

The doll, without a hand, returned to its post in Macha Land.


A version of the doll also mysteriously appeared to a mall in the philippines to discourage jaywalking.

As Insider’s Palmer Haasch reported, “Squid Game” has already spawned hundreds of thousands of fan videos on TikTok, many playing to the singing sound of the doll leading the deadly “red light, green light” game.

Is it only a matter of time before she personally haunts your nightmares with her ”mugunghwa kochi pieotsumnida“air?

Insider has reached out to Macha Land for comment.


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