'Almost had a heart attack': Residents shocked as 'real-life Chucky' roams in Alabama neighborhood

'Almost had a heart attack': Residents shocked as 'real-life Chucky' roams in Alabama neighborhood
The pictures of the 'real-life Chucky', who was spotted walking on the streets of Pinson in Alabama, have now gone viral (Kendra Walden /Facebook)

On July 14, the fear of moviegoers in the 80s came to life when a real-life Chucky, the evil possessed doll from 1988's movie 'Child's Play', was spotted by the side of a road. Jackson, a 5-year-old boy from Pinson, Alabama, who was dressed up as the evil doll, made people on the streets laugh and worry at the same time.

Kendra Walden, a Pinson resident, who saw the boy dressed as Chucky, posted on Facebook, “Dear parents of the little boy in the Chucky costume in Pinson. GET YOUR KID…. I almost had a heart attack." She added, "We took some pictures of him. We found it to be very funny."

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The character, Chucky, first appeared in the 1988 movie and went on to appear in a number of major motion pictures and a television show.

Walden said that when she saw the “real-life Chucky”, she thought she was hallucinating. But, later realized that it wasn't a hallucination but a five-year-old kid waiting on a car to pass, according to a report by CBS.

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The photos Walden posted received more than 15K comments and 103K shares, proving that she wasn't the only one who enjoyed the fake horror. “Could you imagine seeing this in person?” one user commented on the photos. “This is terrifying while at the same time brilliant,” another said.

Britnee Reed, Jackson's mother, told WDHN that he frequently wears his costume around the house and the neighborhood and dresses as Chucky for Halloween. “That’s just kind of how his personality is,” Reed said. “He dresses up in different costumes throughout the week. He loves to make people laugh,” she added.

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Reed claimed that she first learned about the viral images while she was at work and a coworker showed them to her. Then she realized that it was her son was in the pictures. She told the outlet, "I zoomed in and said, 'Oh my goodness,' that's my kid."

Reed then spoke to her mother, who was keeping an eye on Jackson. Her mother acknowledged dressing him up so he could go on his neighborhood watch.

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The response has been overwhelming, according to Reed, with many compliments, some criticism, and a few birthday and event invitations. Jackson, whose family claims he is "Facebook Famous," politely declined the invitations but declared he would keep frightening people in his neighborhood.

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