Is creepy Annabelle from The Conjuring a real doll?
          

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The Conjuring is supposed to be based on a true story, but one of the scariest parts of the film is the creepy doll Annabelle. Is she real too?

The haunted doll in the movie IS based on a real doll, but she looks nothing like the one in the movie. The real Annabelle is a Raggedy Ann doll who resides at the Occult Museum at the back of the house of the demonologists depicted in the film, Ed and Lorraine Warren.

According to lore on the Warrens’ website, the antique Raggedy Ann doll was purchased by a mother for her nursing student daughter in 1970. Soon the daughter, Donna, and her roommate Angie claimed that the doll would appear in different places and rooms, and in different positions. They reported that the doll would write messages like “Help Us” and “Help Lou” in a child’s scrawl.

After the unexplainable behavior continued the girls took the doll to see a medium who contacted a spirit who said it was a young girl named Annabelle Higgins who died in a cornfield where their apartment complex was built. They decided to give Annabelle permission to live with them and be loved, but it turned out it was not a young girl’s spirit they contacted, but a supposedly evil, demonic one.

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The real Annabelle doll with The Warrens

Donna and Angie’s friend Lou, who didn’t know about the doll, claimed that he awoke to find the doll strangling him when he stayed over one night. Eventually the Warrens came to investigate the situation and arranged an exorcism. Afterward the exorcism they took Annabelle home with the, where she appeared to levitate in a chair. After a number of other strange incidents they had a special case built for Annabelle to protect themselves from the spirit believed to be inhabiting her. Since the case was built she has reportedly not moved, but the Warrens blame her for the death of a young man who came to visit the museum and aggressively banged on the glass of her case.

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A side-by-side comparison

Do you believe the story of the haunted Raggedy Ann doll?


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    • sammy

      Well this was fun to read at 2:30 am. Good job sammy. Thanks Obama.

      • dev

        Ohmygosh I woke up 3ish and was all I’m bored let’s starcasm. I saw that movie opening weekend and read the article title. Needless to say I decided against it very quickly.

    • Kelly

      Creepy.

    • Bec

      My childhood bedroom had raggedy Ann wallpaper. Shudder.

      • Ganesh Kini

        your parents must really love you :) hahahah

    • HHHAAA

      The Warrens are bat shit crazy.

    • Shannon

      Such a creepy movie!!!! Loved it although I could barely watch it because I was so scared.

    • GeekGirl

      Google “Robert the haunted doll” for a really creepy story.
      Also, quick clarification because I’ve seen other people asking this elsewhere—the Warrens belong to a denomination of Christianity that does not believe in ghosts so therefore anything supernatural is attributed to a demon.

      • tanya

        omg! yes, i went on the ghost tour in Key West and heard that story! i immediately thought of robert when i read this story.

    • EttySpaz

      Their website is an eyesore. It’s like going back to 1999.

    • Shawna Gray

      Ummmmm holy crap, I used to have a doll just like the raggedy ann doll just like this one. My grandmother gave it to me when I was 8 and it was my Mother’s before me. We both hatted that doll and always had nightmares about it. I would always throw a sheet or blanket over it …. CREEPY.

      • Bec

        Nope nope nope. They should just stop making those dolls. And those freaking eyes….

    • Anisha

      Dosen’t give alot of Info 0_0

 

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