Dolls -one of the first friends we made. Most of us gave them names and have most definitely slept with a cuddly plaything lying next to us at some point of time. Innocent, furry, comforting dolls which ensure that we are never alone . Who knows what dangers lurk behind the curtains of innocence. Vessels of the Devil, harbinger of death and destruction, evil dolls bring despondency in the lives of their keepers. Let’s see how people in the past have been tricked by seemingly harmless dolls into taking them home and how the dolls then wrecked their lives:
Thanks to the films The Conjuring (2013) and Annabelle (2014), this doll’s story has become iconic amongst paranormal horror fanatics. Annabelle was given to a girl named Donna in 1970, who noticed that she had a tendency to move around the apartment when no one is looking. Once, she was even found with a red substance coming out of her hands! Annabelle remains in the Warren’s Occult Museum, in a locked case that is “holy water encrusted” but still, it is found to be roaming from place to place.
Robert, otherwise known as Robert the haunted doll is a doll that was once owned by Key West painter and author Robert Eugene Otto. The doll is alleged to be cursed. The doll is currently located at the East Martello Museum. Supposedly, Otto was given the doll in 1906 by a Bahamian servant who practiced black magic and voodoo. Otto’s parents often heard him talking to the doll. At first they assumed that Otto was simply answering himself in a changed voice but later claimed to believe the doll was actually speaking. Otto died in 1974. The doll is annually rotated to the Old Post Office and Customhouse in October. Strange activity in the museum supposedly increases during such times.
An antique German doll which is almost a hundred years old, Mandy or Mereanda freaked her owner out. She would make weird sounds of a baby crying and throw the windows open so that the old breeze would seep in. The owner tried her best to understand the reason, failing which she donated the doll to the Quesnel museum . The museum staff is scared of the doll and claims that it moves around in the night and steals food which she stows in different places. She wants attention and taps on the glass case in which she’s housed away from other dolls. Hope people never stop paying attention to her, because who knows what she might do then. When the woman donated the nearly century-old doll, she told the museum that she could often hear Mandy crying from the basement in the middle of the night.
Pupa had the same owner from the 1920’s until the owner died in 2005. The original owner said that Pupa was alive, and always considered the doll to be a beloved friend and confidant. They would talk to each other and, supposedly, Pupa had even saved her owner’s life on one occasion. When her owner died in 2005, the family reported that the doll had become very active. The display case where Pupa is kept has been reported to fog up, revealing the words “Pupa hate” on the steamy glass. Pupa is said to move all by herself. She can also move the items around her, and make tapping sounds on the glass of her display case.
Mercy is owned by Sherrie Khun, the paranormal investigator. Mercy is said to be possessed by the spirit of a seven-year-old girl. Various owners have reported to have seen the doll standing straight up and having moved from places they put it. Others have said the radio or television station will suddenly change when the doll is around.
The owner bought the doll from eBay and soon paranormal activities started around the doll. It changes its position and the photos taken of the doll are quite weird. Her hair gets knots automatically.
The doll was originally purchased in 1918 by a 17-year-old boy named Eikichi Suzuki while visiting Sapporo for a marine exhibition. He bought the doll as a souvenir for his 2-year-old sister, Okiku. The young girl loved the doll and played with it every day, but the following year, she died suddenly of a cold. The family placed the doll in the household altar and prayed to it every day in memory of Okiku. Some time later, they noticed the hair had started to grow. This was seen as a sign that the girl’s restless spirit had taken refuge in the doll. The doll was kept in a temple in Japan.
Katja was the name given by one of the Tsar Mistresses in 1730. It was said that the mistress was pregnant and hoped that she will give birth to a boy for the King. Unfortunately, the mistress birthed a defected baby girl. This baby was then burned alive. After the incident, the mother of the poor baby made a doll with the baby’s ashes mixed with porcelain and ceramics. It was said that this doll is kept from generation to generation in Russia and closely guarded allegedly because the doll can bring a curse.
There’s a mystical story about the doll; it was said that if you stare at this doll for more than 20 seconds, the cursed Katja doll will blink. And if the doll blinks at you, it means that something bad will happen to you. Previously, someone tried selling this doll on ebay but his thread was closed because ebay reported that there were many weird incidents happening due to this mystical Katja doll.
So beware of your little friend in your room. You never know what secret she/he is hiding behind that pretty little face. And hope you never have to find out what your friend does while you sleep. Goodnight fellas!