Can these dolls really be possessed by a spirit? Can objects hold the energy or memories of a past owner or of a certain time period? Noone knows for sure, but here are some claims of dolls that are “haunted” or seem to come attached with energy.
Where: Mandy is in the Quesnel Museum, which is located on the Old Cariboo Gold Rush Trail in British Columbia.
The Story: Mandy was donated to the museum in 1991. She was estimated to be over ninety years old. The woman who donated Mandy to the museum said that she would wake up in the middle of the night hearing a baby crying from the basement. When she investigated, she would find a window near the doll open where it had previously been closed and the curtains blowing in the breeze. It was reported that all of this unexplained activity ended after she donated the doll to the museum.
For more on Mandy and the Quesnel Museum follow this link. www.city.quesnel.bc.ca/Museum2004/Mandy.asp
Robert the Doll
Where: The doll is annually rotated to the Old Post Office and Customhouse in October. The doll is currently located at the East Martello Museum in Key West, Florida.
The Story: The story is that a Key West painter and author Robert Eugene Otto was given this doll in 1906 by a Bahamian servant who was skilled in black magic. The servant who did not seem to like the family he was working for. After he gave them the doll, Eugene’s parents often heard him talking to the doll. They reported hearing the doll speaking back. Although at first they assumed that Eugene was simply answering himself in a changed voice, they claimed to have later realized that the doll was actually speaking. There were reports of the doll moving around from room to room and window to window too, also knocking over furniture.
Later after Eugene died in 1974, the doll was left in the attic until the house was bought again. The new family included a ten-year old girl, who became Robert’s new owner. It was not long before the girl began screaming out in the night, claiming that Robert moved about the room and even attempted to attack her on multiple occasions.
Where: In the Warren’s Occult Museum
The Story: Annabelle is a vintage Raggedy Ann doll purchased in 1970 by a mother for her daughter Donna’s 28th birthday. Allegedly the doll began to move by itself around Donna’s apartment. Donna first contacted a medium about the doll, who told her it was inhabited by the spirit of a seven-year-old girl named Annabelle Higgins. When the doll supposedly tried to attack Donna’s friend, she turned to the Warrens for help. The Warrens informed Donna that Annabelle was actually inhabited by an inhuman, demon spirit. The Warren’s tried to do an exorcism on the doll but it didn’t work. The Warrens’ had a special case built for the doll in their Occult Museum, since it escaped several locks in its first few weeks at their house. Spera claims that the doll is what he is most frightened of out of everything at the museum.
Where: Not sure where she is located right now.
Pupa was owned by one owner from the day she was given to the child in the 1920’s until she died in 2005. The child and pupa lived in Trieste, Italy at the time. Pupa is about 14 inches tall. The head arms and legs are made of felt. The hair is reportedly made of real human hair. The owner would tell her grandchildren stories about the doll being alive and being her “best friend.”
Have you guys met Leo Guy? He is a collector of haunted dolls and has a very interesting Facebook Page where he introduces you to them and gives you their history! Check them out! Spooky and fun at the same time!
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“Spirit/Haunted Dolls and Haunted Objects.”
Here are some of Leo’s dolls.
From Leo: “Just adopted Joel from Haunted Doll Cottage, their description of him .—->Joel has been living in the cottage for two years and yup he’s ready for his forever home. He’s an active little thing. He has a fascination with computers and screens. I’m like sitting in front of my lap top and I hear music coming through. I’m not playing it and I see sites I didn’t key into. I’m like what’s happening here. Then I realize it’s Joel messing around. He doesn’t do any damage and just enjoys the attention. He likes moving his doll host and I find the doll sitting in different positions. He’s a trickster peeps but also fun to be around. When you’re on the computer or watching a show put a little toy truck or toy car in front of him. Don’t freak if u see the toy move across the floor. Like I said he’s good at moving things. He’ll stay busy and you’ll get done what needs to be done. He gets along with other spirit dolls no worries and he’s got that super cute thing going on.Joel is a charming little spirit boy guessing five years old. He doesn’t answer questions directly unless like he wants something, if you like special spirit dolls i think you would love having him. I will send his favorite toy car with him. Twelve and three fourth inch porcelain and cloth doll period.”
After a busy afternoon at a state park, Milton was found by a Ranger, sitting alone on a picnic table, and gazing at the sun setting across the lake. After not being claimed by any families, Milton was kept inside with the workers in the office. Soon they started finding him in different locations and next to the phone, with the phone off the hook. Read Milton’s full story here.
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