10 Crazy dolls you don’t want to play with
For many little boys and girls, a doll is more than just a toy. It can be a friend, a sibling, a confidant. But stories also tell of dolls that have lives of their own. Literally – they are possessed by departed souls (former owners?) Or demonic spirits. Other dolls are just plain weird, with scary stories that aren't meant for kindergartens and playrooms.
10 Patty Reed's doll
Photo credit: California Department of Parks and Recreation
A doll doesn't have to be cursed or possessed to force someone to do good. It may just have a strange facial expression or be missing body parts that have been coming up for years. Or he may have seen repeated instances of cannibalism.
This is the case with Patty Reed's doll. Patty, age eight, traveled to California in 1846 with her family and other pioneers, a group known historically as the Donner Party. As you may already know, this tour group got snowed in and ate pieces of leather, mice, old bones and eventually each other.
Halfway through their journey, the Reeds asked Patty to remove all their toys and other unnecessary items to lighten the load of the wagon. Although she complied, Patty managed to smuggle her beloved doll under her voluminous dress. The doll, along with the entire Reed family, miraculously survived their hellish journey west to enjoy a comfortable life in San Jose. Patty's doll is now on display at Sutter's Fort State Historical Park Museum in Sacramento, California.
Although this doll is not known to be haunted, it has a rather macabre place in history. It's hard to look at it and not immediately think of little Patty Reed chewing on human flesh. The experience of Patty and her doll is so compelling that a historical fiction book for children was written about it in 1956 and has been teaching children ever since.
9 Voodoo zombie doll
This voodoo zombie doll resembles something you would pull out of your shower drain. It originated in New Orleans and was sold via eBay to a woman in Galveston, Texas. The eBay listing gave rules for this doll to follow. That included not removing it from its silver case, a rule the woman broke as soon as the doll arrived. She would regret this decision.
The woman claims the doll haunted her dreams and would repeatedly attack her. She put it on eBay several times and successfully sold it, only to give the new buyer an empty box as the doll kept showing up on her doorstep.
Hunted or not, the doll is made of string and fabric and overall looks like something you would clean your oven with and not play with. Most recently, the doll passed into the possession of a self-proclaimed ghost hunter who hopes to understand its mystery.
What would you do if your family's inheritance was part of a haunted baby doll? Such is life for a woman named Anna, the current "mother" a little baby doll named Joliet. For four generations, the women in Anna's family have been cursed to uphold a cruel tradition. Each daughter gives birth to two children, a boy and a girl. In each case, the son dies mysteriously on the third day of life.
Anna was told that Joliet was given to her then-pregnant great-grandmother by her vengeful friend. Soon after, her great-grandmother gave birth to a boy, only to have him die on the third day.
At night you can hear giggles and inhuman screams coming from the doll. The family claims that the cries of various infants can be heard, making the doll the vessel for all the boys lost over the years.
7 The devil baby doll
New Orleans has a rich history with folklore and voodoo. Legend has it that in the 19. In the nineteenth century, a daughter from a wealthy family married a wealthy Scotsman. An angry, jealous ex-lover sought revenge and asked the Queen of Voodoo, Marie Laveau, for help.
Laveau cursed the bride, a curse that took effect when the bride went to work with her first child. The young mother died, but not before she brought a grotesque creature into this world. It is said that this baby was the offspring of Satan. Laveau brought the baby home and cared for it until her death. It is rumored that the baby after death in the cemetery of Saint Louis Nr. 1 was buried.
New Orleans citizens feared the devil baby. People say it would hide in the shadows and alleys and destroy chaos everywhere there. To protect themselves, citizens carved devil children out of pumpkins and hung the dolls outside their homes to frighten the real one. Some of these dolls are said to still exist today, but are rare and sought after.
In the early 20. In the twentieth century, new versions of the Devil Baby dolls appeared near New Orleans. These are said to look exactly like the real devil baby, and that is why these dolls were possessed.
Artist Ricardo Pustiano claims to have purchased remnants of the last doll from that era, and is currently restoring it for purchase. Many customers have claimed that these dolls are evil. They follow you with their glass eyes and move alone. They come with warnings from the buyer, as the spirit of the devil baby appears to be alive and well.
6 The Pulau Ubin Barbie
Barbie is arguably the most popular doll in the world. In fact, it was so popular that a dead girl bought it for them outside the grave.
At the start of World War I, the British distrusted many foreigners in their colonies, and the British army investigated a German couple in Singapore in 1914 as possible spies.The couple was caught, but the young daughter managed to escape, only to fall off a cliff and die. A shrine was built by locals in Pulau Ubin to a memorial, with a porcelain altar said to contain a lock of the girl's hair and a crucifix.
The Barbie doll has only been around since about 2007. A man from Pulau Ubin had the same dream three nights in a row, with a white girl leading him to a toy store and a Barbie doll. After the third night, the man went to this store during the day and found the doll he had seen in his dream. He bought it and placed it in the shrine to replace an urn standing there. Citizens and tourists now visit the doll, bringing offerings such as lipstick and perfume, hoping the girl's spirit will bring them luck or heal them.
If you can't make it to Singapore, at least you can buy Mattel's "Haunted Beauty" doll for collectors. Unfortunately, the doll is only ghostly dressed and shows little or no supernatural tendencies.
Since 1996, Elmo dolls have topped children's holiday toy lists worldwide. There is nothing to be afraid of from a distance when it comes to this childlike monster . until he threatens to murder you.
Here's what it was like for the Bowman family. In 2008, two-year-old James Bowman had an Elmo Knows Your Name doll. The doll was programmed to recite its owner's name as well as various other personal expressions. This doll not only knew James' name, but also liked to add the word "kill" added. Elmo repeatedly sang "Kill James!", Until James' mother Melissa decided to take it out of the toddler's sight.
The doll spat out death threats only after the battery was changed. The manufacturer Fisher-Price offered the Bowmans a voucher for a replacement. It is not known whether the family accepted the offer or not.
Mandy is a porcelain baby doll made in England or Germany between 1910 and 1920 and donated to the Quesnel Museum in British Columbia in 1991. Mandy's donor had said she would hear crying in the middle of the night, and it wasn't Until she gave Mandy away, the crying stopped.
Although the crying stopped after the donor, strange events continued as Mandy took up her new residency at the museum. Employees say lunch is lost, to appear elsewhere in the building. Footsteps can be heard when no one is around, and office supplies like pens and books always seem to be in a different place than where they were last placed.
It took the museum some time to decide where to place Mandy. They say it could not be wrapped with other dolls because it tended to harm them. Visitors to the museum say their eyes will blink or follow you wherever you go. She also likes to make camera moves when someone tries to photograph or film her.
Pupa (Latin for "doll") was designed in the 1920s to resemble its Italian owner. This trend continues today with dolls like American Girl's "Just Like You" line. In those days, dolls like this generally used their owners' hair.
Pupa's owner claimed that the doll spoke to her. After the owner passed away in 2005, the family put Pupa in a glass display case. According to reports, the doll now regularly changes its position. Her facial expression also changes and she taps on the glass as if she wants to come out. She is also said to move objects in her display case.
2 Letta The Gypsy Doll
Kerry Walton returned to his Australian hometown for his grandmother's funeral in 1972. During this time, he decided to confront a childhood fear when he visited an abandoned building that had terrified him for years. When he went to this house, he discovered an old puppet under his porch. Kerry felt compelled to take it home, and they've been together ever since.
Psychologists say the doll was made 200 years ago by a Romanian gypsy for his drowned son. Gypsies believed in spirit transference, and dolls would serve as new homes for the dead. The doll has real human hair and under the scalp it is similar to a human brain. The name Letta or Ledda was given to it because of its European gypsy heritage or because the doll occasionally "Letta me out!"
Nothing has been reported about this doll in recent years. After finding the doll, Walton's luck changed for the better, and his collectibles business began to boom. Still, some quirks surround Letta. It will rain when he is taken outside, and hanging pictures may fall off the wall when he enters a room. Dogs bark and try to attack when near Letta, and people have said they feel inexplicably fearful and sad when they see him. Letta is also reportedly able to move herself, change positions when sitting and send a pulse when held.
1 Chrystal, True, Monika, Sharla, Isaac, Lilly, Ashley and Cameron
No, these are not the names of several spirits inhabiting a doll. Instead, these are the names of the various possessed dolls who live with a family of five in rural Pennsylvania. The owners of these dolls purchased each of them and knew they were being followed. As investigators of the paranormal, the owners wanted to investigate the dolls and give them a loving home. And for our viewing pleasure, a camera was set up to record the dolls throughout the day and night.Some people like to watch puppies and kittens, others like to watch live porcelain dolls being fed. To each his own.
Occasionally, the camera picks up on some strange events surrounding the dolls. In 2009, an apparition was noticed on camera, believed to be a young boy appearing at the bottom of the stairs.