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Demonic Dolls: The Possession of a toy

Demonic Dolls: The Possession of a toy 86

In this day and age, demonic possession is an idea that doesn’t sit well with a lot of people, whether for theological reasons or as a result of the discomfort that comes with an admission that such evil exists.  In the past, it was common to hear of people, places and things that were possessed.  The middle ages were rife with examples of such things.  The idea of a haunting is much more recent, the difference amounting to a bit of hair splitting.

Despite this apparent distaste for the demonic, our culture still fosters the occasional dark secret, and in the case of demonic dolls, the secrets run deep.

Possibly the most famous recent example of an allegedly demonic or possessed doll is the case of Robert the Doll. Robert is an early 20th century cloth child’s doll, made to look like an American Naval officer of the period, who now sits in the collection of the Fort East Martello Museum in Key West, Florida.

A photo of Robert the Doll taken by Paranormal Investigator Sandy Deveau, showing what she claims in his aura.

A photo of Robert the Doll taken by Paranormal Investigator Sandy Deveau, showing what she claims in his aura.


Robert’s story is well known; he was given to Robert Eugene Otto, a painter and author later in life, by an unnamed Bahamian servant of the boy’s family.  It is said that the servant was a master in the practise of voodoo and black magic, and that he was displeased with the family.  Apparently Robert the Doll was cursed, and over the following years he wreaked havoc among the family.  Robert was said to be seen moving on his own, running around the house when no one was watching, and talking aloud to Eugene.

Robert’s haunting legacy was eventually passed on to a little girl upon Eugene’s death in 1974, when he was purchased, along with the house, and adopted into a new family.  Robert’s new owners soon complained of similar strange happenings and with reports of the doll attacking the little girl in her sleep he was eventually donated to the museum.  Robert’s supernatural hijinks didn’t end there though.  Visitors to the museum report seeing the doll move and change its expression before their eyes and workers claim that the doll speaks in the quiet solitude of its display cabinet.

Annabelle the Possessed Doll

Annabelle the Possessed Doll


Robert is certainly not alone however.  As is detailed in Gerald Brittle’s 2002 book The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren, Annabelle The Haunted Doll was investigated by the intrepid husband and wife team of demon hunters in the early 1970’s.  Annabelle is a classic Raggedy Anne doll given to a nursing student named Donna by her mother.  On the word of a psychic medium brought in to explain some of the strange happenings associated with the doll, Annabelle was originally thought to be haunted by the spirit of a little girl named Annabelle Higgins.  But it didn’t take long for Donna and her roommate Angie to suspect that there was more to this doll than met the eye.

Annabelle was reported by Donna to mysteriously move about their apartment while they were gone.  It became a common occurrence for the two women to come home to the doll being in rooms and positions that it wasn’t in when they left. In addition, mysterious child-like writings were found around the apartment on parchment paper, the origins of which were never determined.

Lorraine Warren holding Annabelle

Lorraine Warren holding Annabelle


After two apparent attacks on Donna’s friend Lou, who suffered seven claw like scratches on his chest after his second encounter with the doll, the trio brought in the Warren’s to investigate further.  The Warren’s – famous for their self-proclaimed expertise in the area of demonology – claimed that the doll was not possessed, thinking instead that a demonic spirit was simply using the doll to manipulate Donna, Angie and Lou, in the hopes of eventually possessing one of them.

Following an elaborate Episcopalian exorcism of the apartment, described by Ed Warren as “…filling the home with the power of God”, and at the behest of Donna, the Warren’s took the doll with them.  They apparently experienced their own weirdness with the doll at their own home, where the doll remains today, but the Warren’s claim that they aren’t particularly worried about Annabelle’s haunting.

Creepy creatures at the Island of Dolls
Creepy creatures at the Island of Dolls


Beyond specific cases of possessed dolls, there are stories such as the Island of Dolls in Mexico, where in the 1950’s a man named Don Julian decorated Isla de la Muňecas with hundreds of dolls as a tribute to a little girl who drowned in the area.  The dolls hang from trees and litter the island, making it look like a morbid zombie-doll playground.  Over the years the dolls are said to have taken on a life of their own, with many witnesses claiming to have seen the dolls move.

In the shadow of demonic doll cases like Robert and Annabelle, there is a growing market for the collection of haunted and demonic dolls.  A quick Google search of the term demonic doll will reveal a slew of websites offering not only to investigate reports of possessed objects, but specifically collecting and selling such possessed dolls. actually offers the sale of such dolls complete with case files, investigation notes and even EVP clips related to each doll they sell.  One can, not surprisingly, find demonic dolls on EBay as well, along with all manner of other haunted and possessed items.  Robert even has his own website,, where the curious can purchase replicas of Robert and even ask questions of the possessed toy.

Of course, this kind of entrepreneurship brings with it some obvious opportunities for hoax and general flim-flammery.  As with everything, beware what you buy on the internet, for you may not be buying a demonic doll…it may be just a doll.

Whether you buy into the demonic or even ghosts, there are many out there who believe wholeheartedly in the demonic possession of these dolls.  In many cases the doll’s appearance does much to support these superstitions, and witnesses are adamant that the creep factor in these cases is justified.  Don’t believe?  Well you’re invited to visit Robert the Doll in Florida, to test your skeptical resolve.



People of the shadow: what do the mysterious shadow creatures want from us

People of the shadow: what do the mysterious shadow creatures want from us 97

Shadow creatures are neither ghosts nor people, and we know these creatures as shadow people. It seems that the “shadow” know about our location and want us to feel fear or even panic in their presence.

People-shadows or shadow people are paranormal dark barely visible silhouettes known to mystics for a long time. They look like dark humanoid creatures or barely noticeable ghosts, often seen only with peripheral vision. Witnesses claim that shadow people only catch a few seconds, eyewitnesses also say that they looked into the eyes of shadow people and their eyes shone with a red light, like demons.

Shadow people can take different shapes and sizes: look like full-fledged people or even like animals. But most often these are thin tall strange figures. Be that as it may, they appear only for a moment, quickly evaporating into the air. Unfortunately, they can harm humans, which was proven in 2013.

The video posted on the web had confirmation of the existence of a shadow man who was visible for over a minute! An unknown silhouette knocks down a man walking down the corridor and drags him across the floor for several seconds. After some time, it also suddenly disappears, releasing the person. As it became known, the building where the striking phenomenon was filmed has complaints from tenants who more than once meet paranormal events in their home.

There are very few known cases though of adverse events caused by shadow people. In most cases, they appear or disappear as soon as they are found.

Shadow creatures can be spotted out of the corner of your eye. Some people who saw them or knew about their presence say that they are alien creatures, slipping in and out of our field of vision. In the eyewitness accounts, the observation of the recurrence of shadow manifestations is especially often mentioned.

People of the shadow: what do the mysterious shadow creatures want from us

Whether they are an elusive race that has always coexisted with us is an interesting theory suggesting that these creatures are frequent guests in our lives.

Paranormal researchers consider shadow people to be malevolent supernatural entities. Perhaps shadow people will not cause physical pain, but they can affect you emotionally, for example, cause fear – this gives them energy.

Skeptics and scientists believe that shadow people are optical illusions or hallucinations that appear under the influence of drugs or physiological changes in the body. When the left temporo-parietal brain is stimulated, these strange images are created.

Often the appearance of these shadows is inextricably linked with sleep paralysis, when a person is, as it were, between sleep and reality. Scientifically, this is called hypnogogy. Hypnogogia is called “the phenomenon of the face in the dark” for such hallucinations.

All eyewitnesses, regardless of where they live, talk about the same sensations in the presence of shadow creatures. Fear is a cold feeling that overcomes a person at this moment.

People of the shadow: what do the mysterious shadow creatures want from us

Some people say they even saw the eerie red eyes of these dark personalities that momentarily appear anywhere and demonstrate the ability to walk on the walls of enclosed spaces, which defies the general laws of physics.

Whoever they are, they feed on human energy, emit bad vibrations and give negative emotions. We do not know how they got into our dimension, about the purpose of their mission and how they affect the human essence. The main thing is to stop feeling fear in their presence and not to “feed” anyone with your precious energy.

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Ghost hunter told how to summon spirits

Ghost hunter told how to summon spirits 98

A ghost hunter explained how to summon ghosts and when is the best time to do it according to The Daily Star.

Jade Capasso explores hotels, inns, historical places to allegedly reveal the spirits and ghosts that are present in them. She shares her discoveries on the YouTube channel Ghost Club Paranormal. The girl is sure that you can also talk with spirits.

The 28-year-old ghost hunter is confident that you can talk to ghosts and spirits using a voice recorder. A particularly good time for this, according to her, is the eve of All Saints’ Day – Halloween.

 “I think there is more activity during Halloween. More people believe in the other world, ”she said.

She recalled that Halloween pumpkin is an invariable attribute and symbol of the holiday. People decorate their home with funny, scary, and sometimes even terrifying faces.

 “I’m sure there will be more sessions and many will use Ouija boards,” she says.

To connect with the “other world”, you can go to a famous haunted place, says Kapassa. She also recommends checking your home for ghosts.

To hear a ghost, the girl recommends using special equipment. 

After all, ghosts, she said, emit sounds at ultra-low frequencies that are not perceived by the human ear. You can hear them, as she notes, only on audio recordings.

The girl says that you need to leave the digital voice recorder in a room where paranormal activity is observed all night, or ask questions and wait for an answer.

“Ask questions, and who knows, you might hear a disembodied voice answering you,” says Jade.

According to her, there is no need to rush, because the spirits must be given enough time to respond.

“You probably won’t hear them in real time. But if you listen to the recording, you might hear someone from the underworld, ”she said.

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A photographer took a picture of an old house, but did not know that a woman lived there. No wonder – you can only see it in the photo

A photographer took a picture of an old house, but did not know that a woman lived there. No wonder - you can only see it in the photo 99

A Scottish resident took a photo of an abandoned building, and then could not believe his eyes when he looked at the finished photograph. From there the woman’s face was looking at him, but the man is sure: there was no one in the ruins of the house. Finding an explanation for what he saw was not easy.

A photographer from Scotland, who wished to remain anonymous, decided to arrange an unusual photo session, Unilad writes.

His choice fell on several abandoned buildings that are located in one of the parks in the North Ayrshire region. After taking a couple of pictures, he went to the studio to print them, and then looked at the finished result.


The negative of one of the photographs of the photographer

Mysticism often happens in abandoned buildings , and the case with a man was no exception. In one photo, the Scotsman saw the ghostly silhouette of a woman looking at him from a window. However, the man assures that there was no one in the building, and he was alone in the ruins.

During the shooting, I did not feel anything unusual or anything otherworldly.

Despite the fact that the woman’s face looks intimidating, he is glad that he managed to capture it. Moreover, the hero of the story shared the frame with all friends who adore mysticism and riddles.


Pay attention to the left window

I’m happy that I was able to capture something that looks like a ghost. I am even proud to be able to show photos to people who love riddles.

Many people, according to the photographer, are inclined to believe that this is a ghost, who love to talk to children so much, although the author of the picture himself is in no hurry to draw conclusions. He even looked at the frame under a microscope, but never came to the truth.

You can, of course, speculate, but the human brain makes us see familiar traits everywhere, especially if we look at them long enough.


Moreover, the photographer, according to him, does not really believe in ghosts and other mystical phenomena.

I don’t like the term paranormal. As for ghosts, I don’t know if they exist. I don’t even know how to define them. What is it? Energy?

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