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The real Annabelle

Ed Warren poses with Annabelle, the haunted doll

Yesterday we told you about Joliet the haunted doll. She is not the most terrifying story we found. In fact, there are many, many reports of haunted dolls. Because of the film depictions, the most famous is probably Annabelle. Demonologists, Ed and Lorraine Warren, were the investigators who encountered this haunted doll.

As you can see, the real doll looks a lot different than what is depicted in the film. It’s an adorable, harmless-looking rag doll. Perhaps that obvious innocence is  what makes the story so much more terrifying. We can understand a creepy doll being possessed. It makes much less sense for something like this.

This video tells you the story of Annabelle, without a lot of extra scares thrown in. Honestly, we think the real story is creepier. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 29% for the film a lot of people seem to agree.

We’ll share more stories about haunted dolls and other artifacts in the future. There is a reason we are so careful with the items that come into the Museum. Share your own haunted artifact story.

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