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Demonic Dolls: The Possession of a toy

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.

Haunted-dolls.com 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, www.robertthedoll.org, 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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Camera recorded an extraneous movement in Massachusetts. And this sight is not for the faint-hearted

A Redditt user with the nickname grandslammer0891 from Mansfield, Massachusetts, posted a video from security cameras at a friend’s house, which scared him and left users in disbelief.

The author of the video explained that his friend left home by the end of August, leaving four huskies in the care of a friend. He usually visited them during the daytime.

One day the owner of the apartment received a notification in the middle of the night that the camera recorded some kind of extraneous movement. At that time there were only dogs in the house.

The video captured the kitchen and part of the living room. A dog is lying on the sofa in the right corner, and you can trace the turns of the head by its ears. When her ears turn to the left, then in the dark you can see the transparent figure of a moving person.

The video puzzled users and caused a mixed reaction from them. Some could not find an explanation for what they saw and panicked slightly. The dog’s head turns towards the ghost, which suggests that it also noticed the apparition.

“What is it, I saw it … with my own eyes. Does anyone else see this? Because it seems to me that I definitely saw something wrong. No no”.

Others decided that a man had walked past the window on the right, and his shadow flashed on the left in the headlights. Some users even believe that a live person got into the frame.

“I hope your buddy has a gun. There was a real intruder. “

Some readers agreed that the ghost video is quite plausible, since Massachusetts is full of ghosts.

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Paranormal researcher warns that Ouija boards can summon dangerous demons

Paranormal researcher Paul Marsters criticized British retailer Poundland for selling Ouija boards as part of Halloween decor. He warned that only professional mediums should use the boards, and ordinary people can summon deadly demons. 

Paul, who is a member of True Paranormal Events UK, was stunned when he saw a £ 1 ($ 1.29) Ouija board in a local budget store.

 “Ouija boards are definitely not toys and should not be available to children to buy in stores on Halloween, let alone adults who are not trained in how to use them. It doesn’t matter if they are plastic or wooden ”, – quotes the words of the ghost hunter Hull Live. 

Paul Marsters explained that people can accidentally summon dangerous spirits that will torment their victim in the future and may even lead to suicide. 

“On Halloween night, the veil on the spirit world is very thin, and people only buy these boards for Ouija sessions on Halloween, so I’m afraid to imagine what will happen when these boards are in the wrong hands,” the expert said. 

Poundland noted that Ouija boards can only be purchased by persons over 18 years of age. This item sold out quickly before Halloween due to its popularity.

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