I thought I would post a few photo’s I found online. Whether these are actual pictures capturing ghost or not I’ll leave up to you. With so many people using Photo Shop now a days it’s hard to say what has been tampered with and what it real. I’ll let you be the judge of them. I tried to find the most realistic ones. Again, I claim no ownership of any of the pictures below. If any of the pictures belong to you and you wish them removed, please let me know and I will remove.
I know I have written several times about dolls as I don’t like them. They creep me out beyond belief. I found a pretty cool site called Aliens-UFOs.com that has a thread called Dolls where people have shared their experiences with dolls. Here is just a sample of whats on the site.
A Scary Sleepover
Last year I had a sleepover with my friends and I had an American girl doll. Her name is Julie. She really creeps me out. Ali, Hannah, and Jasmine had come over by then. That night the doll moved when we where on the bed talking. We got freaked out. The doll eyes started to blink at us. By then we were crying because it was freaky. I got off the bed and opened the closet and I grabbed the doll. The doll turned its head and stared at me and I threw it in there. Last night the doll was on my bed. And when I went home from my moms Tae Kwon Do thing. When I went upstairs the doll was not at the foot of the bed it was at the front where the pillows are. I was freaked out! ~ Elizabeth, Copyright 2010
The doll, which is allegedly cursed, has become a fixture of ghost tours in the Key West area since it was inducted into the Fort East Martello Museum.
History: Eugene was given the doll in 1906 by a Bahamian servant who was skilled in black magic and voodoo and was displeased with the family. Soon afterward, it became clear that there was something eerie about the doll. Eugene’s parents said they often heard him talking to the doll and that the doll appeared to be talking back. Although at first they assumed that Eugene was simply answering himself in a changed voice, they later believed that the doll was actually speaking.
Neighbors claimed to see the doll moving from window to window when the family was out. The Otto family swore that sometimes the doll would emit a terrifying giggle and that they caught glimpses of it running from room to room. In the night Eugene would scream, and when his parents ran to the room, they would find furniture knocked over and Eugene in bed, looking incredibly scared, telling them that “Robert did it!”. In addition, guests swore that they saw Robert’s expression change before their eyes.
When Eugene died in 1974, the doll was left in the attic until the house was bought again. The new family included a ten-year old girl, who became Robert’s new owner. It was not long before the girl began screaming out in the night, claiming that Robert moved about the room and even attempted to attack her on multiple occasions. More than thirty years later, she still tells interviewers that the doll was alive and wanted to kill her.
The doll is annually rotated to the Old Post Office and Customhouse in October, with the museum staff claiming that strange activity in the museum increases during such times.
A new other notes:
For individuals who visit Robert in the Fort East Martello Museum and wish to take a picture of him, according to legend, the person must ask the doll politely. If he does not agree (by tipping his head to one side), and the individual takes a picture anyway, the doll will curse the person and their family.
The doll served as an inspiration for the Chucky doll in the Child’s Play film franchise.
– (source) Wikipedia, Robert the Doll
Annabelle was the focus of a case that famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren took part in during the early 1970’s and is highlighted in the book The Demonologist. It has been stated that this is one of the most unusual cases of a possessed object on record.
This is Annabelle’s story:
In 1970 a mother, doting on her only daughter, purchased a Raggedy Ann doll from an antique store. The cute red headed little doll was a present for her daughter Donna. Donna was, at that time, currently residing with her roommate Angie in a small apartment and preparing to graduate from college. Thinking nothing more of the doll than a sign of gratitude and affection from her mother she placed the doll on her bed in her room and basically forgot about it.
As time passed both Angie and Donna noticed an air of strangeness about the doll. Apparently, the doll would move, relatively unnoticeable movements at first, like a change in position, but as time passed the movement became more noticeable. The doll was even once found standing upright, leaning against a chair with its legs crossed. After awhile the doll was said to have actually changed rooms! It would be left in the living room before Donna left for work and upon returning it would be found on her bed, in her room. A moving doll? Very strange indeed.
This Doll Does More Than Just Move
About a month later Donna began to find what she thought were penciled messages. The creepy messages looked to be written in the hand writing of a “small child”, scribbled and almost illegible. Although, it could be seen that the messages clearly stated “Help Us” or “Help Lou”. Not sure of the messages meanings Donna was uncertain of exactly who the “us” was. Apparently, Donna had never kept parchment paper in the house either. So where did the paper upon which the messages were written come from? Could it have been conjured by the doll itself? Could a doll possibly be writing messages? If so how?
Who’s Annabelle Really?
Donna came home one night to find the doll had moved once again. Only this time Donna felt as though something was off. A menacing presence seemed to emulate from the doll and she had the deepest urge to inspect it for some reason. What she found would haunt her forever.
The doll had blood on it. Blood or what seemed to be blood, a liquid like red substance had appeared on both the back of its hands and its chest. Now completely scared and desperate for help, Donna decided it was time to seek an expert. Something was going on and she wanted answers.
Determined to get down to the bottom of things, Donna decided to contact a medium. The medium agreed and a seance was held. Apparantly, there was in fact a spirit taking up residence in the doll and her name was Annabelle Higgins. From what the medium could determine Annabelle Higgins was a young girl of only seven years old when her lifeless body was found in the field upon which the apartment complex now stands. The details of her death never came to light. The so called spirit basically took up residence with the doll and it wanted to stay. Seeing no harm in it and feeling sorry for what the spirit had experienced in life Donna agreed. The true nature of this entity had yet to be revealed…….
Lou, a friend of Donnas’ was less than thrilled with the doll. On numerous occasions Lou warned Angie the doll felt threatening and sinister. Something was off and Lou knew it. Lou’s dislike of the doll was well known. He would have more than one terrifying experience with Annabelle. Here is the story of Lou’s experience as related by the Warrens themselves:
“Lou awoke one night from a deep sleep and in panic. Once again he had a reoccuring bad dream. Only this time somehow, something seemed different. It was as though he was awake but couldn’t move. He looked around the room but couldn’t discern anything out of the ordinary and then it happened. Looking down toward his feet he saw the doll, Annabelle. It began to slowly glide up his leg, moved over his chest and then stopped. Within seconds the doll was strangling him. Paralyzed and gasping for breath Lou, at the point of asphyxiation, blacked out. Lou awoke the next morning, certain it wasn’t a dream, Lou was determined to rid himself of that doll and the spirit that possessed it. Lou, however, would have one more terrifying experience with Annabelle. Preparing for a road trip the next day Lou and Angie were reading over maps alone in her apartment. The apartment seemed eerily quiet. Suddenly, rustling sounds coming from Donnas room aroused fear that someone had possibly broken into the apartment. Lou determined to figure out who or what it was quietly made his way to the bedroom door. He waited for the noises to stop before entering and turning on the light. The room was empty except for Annabelle whom was tossed on the floor in the corner.
Lou scoured the room for forced entry but nothing was out of place. But as he got close to the doll he got the distinct impression that somebody was behind him. Spinning around he was quick to realize that nobody else was there. Then in flash he found himself grabbing for his chest, doubled over, cut and bleeding. His shirt was stained with blood and upon opening his shirt there on his chest was what looked to be 7 distinct claw marks, three vertically and four horizontally, all were hot like burns. These scratches healed almost immediately, half gone the next day, fully gone by day two. (“Annabelle, The Curse Of The Devil Doll.”warrens.net,Web. 2010)
Had the entity finally revealed it’s true purpose/nature? Usually, claw marks in a paranormal situation relates to a demonic entity. Demonic entities usually lead to cases of possession. The doll may be just a temporary anchor to the physical world. Possession of a human body may be its true intent. A human possession would make it almost impossible for the demon to be extricated from our world, making the interaction between the spiritual world and the physical world much easier to manipulate.
Paranormal Investigation: The Warrens
Due to the nature of Lou’s experiences the doll was no longer believed to be a docile spirit but inhuman and demonic in nature. Donna decided to contact a priest. Bringing in the big guns seemed like the best way to go. Afterall they were fighting a paranormal war of sorts and had nothing to loose by doing so. Father Hegan was the priest they contacted. With his help their case was referred to the famous paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.
“Ed and Lorraine Warren immediately took interest in the case and contacted Donna concerning the doll. The Warrens, after speaking with Donna, Angie, and Lou came to the immediate conclusion that the doll itself was not in fact possessed but manipulated by an inhuman presence. Spirits do not Possess inanimate objects like houses or toys, they posses people. An inhuman spirit can attach itself to a place or object and this is what occurred in the Annabelle case. This spirit manipulated the doll and created the illusion of it being alive in order to get recognition. Truly, the spirit was not looking to stay attached to the doll, it was looking to posses a human host.
The spirit or in this case an inhuman demonic spirit, was essentially in the infestation stage of the phenomenon. It first began moving the doll around the apartment by means of teleportation to arouse the occupants curiosity in hopes that they would give it recognition.Then predictably the mistake of bringing a medium into the apartment to communicate with it. The inhuman spirit now able to communicate through the medium, preyed on the girls emotional vulnerabilities by pretending to be a rather harmless, lost young girl with which during the seance, was allowed permission from Donna to haunt the apartment. Insofar as demonic is a negative spirit, it then set about causing patently negative phenomena to occur; it aroused fear through the weird movements of that doll, it brought about the materialization of disturbing handwritten notes, the symbolic drops of blood on the doll, and ultimately it even attacked Lou leaving behind the symbolic mark of the beast. The next stage of the infestation phenomenon would have been complete human possession. Had these experiences lasted another 2 or 3 more weeks the spirit would have completely possessed, if not harmed or killed one or all of the occupants in the house.” (“Annabelle, The Curse Of The Devil Doll.”warrens.net,Web. 2010)
An actual exorcism was placed on the doll before they left hoping it would rid Annabelle of the infectious demon. Least to say, upon the conclusion of the investigation Ed and Loraine decided the best course of action to prevent the spirit from doing further harm was to relieve Donna of its presence and take the doll home with them. They weren’t completely sure if the doll had been exorcised of the entity…..
By the way I’d like to add its cool to read up on Annabelle after seeing The Conjuring over the weekend. It sheds a little more light on the doll. Stay tuned for tomorrows Halloween Count Down post. 🙂
Good Morning, as promised here I am, bright and early to bring you some things that are hauntingly beautiful to me for my daily halloween countdown post. It saddens me that places are left to decay like this instead of receiving the love they deserve. I would kill to have some of these places. I know not to whether they are haunted or not, I merely find them beautiful. Some of them are known for their haunts and have appeared in shows for this reason for investigation. 🙂
I don’t claim ownership or credit for any pictures within this post, they were found online. If you own any of the pictures and wish them removed, please let me know. I’ll be happy to do so.
Julia Buccola Petta in 1927, exhumed after 6 years in the grave. Her mother had dreams where her daughter asked to be dug up… and it took years to get the Archdioscese to agree to it. The photo is of her nearly pristine body, post-exhumation.
Ruins of Holyrood Abbey, Scotland
Staten Island is a borough of New York City in the southwest part of the city. It is also home to many haunted locations. Here are some of the more popular ones:
Abandoned Cement Factory – Inside the factory, disembodied footsteps, screams, and voices have been heard, and on one occasion the entire factory shook. On the second floor of the factory, a chair that was placed in the corner had moved by itself to a desk in the center of the room.
Baron Hirsch Cemetery – Spirits have been reported at this cemetery since the 1800s. Some people living in the neighborhood have reported that the spirits in the cemetery gravitated to the houses nearby and have become unwelcome residents.
Old Brier House – When it was occupied, a little girl who once lived there saw an apparition of a woman in a wedding gown at the end of a hall. Also, everyday at 2:00 in the morning, the residents would hear gunshots coming from the basement.
Billop House – In this location, several Revolutionary War era ghosts have been seen in both the house and the garden.
Canard Mansion – The ghostly face of a man who committed suicide in the 1800s appears in the window on the second floor.
College of Staten Island – The radio station has reported equipment running on its own, as well as lights going on and off by itself, and sightings of figures standing in rooms.
The Conference House – This house is said to be haunted by Redcoats. When walking through the house, one can feel as if someone is tapping on their shoulder, or can even hear the faint sound of singing.
Fort Wadsworth – The ghosts here like to play games with the eyes. A ghost of a mysterious soldier has been seen walking through walls, and moving cars. Some people have also reported blacking out and having flashbacks. One woman reported flashing back to war time and seeing through the eyes of a nurse with black curly hair. She saw people hurt and dying in a room. When she looked outside a window, a soldier grabbed her arm and turned her around, screaming in her ear, telling her to get down and take cover. The room exploded and she came back to reality. Also, within a blink of the eye, one could see dead soldiers with blood on an empty field.
Kreischer Mansion – In this mansion, it is said that a girl had been pushed in to and locked in a closet that would not open until someone had to break the door down. Mysterious banging noises, doors slamming on their own, and apparitions in the mirrors have been reported, as well as cold winds in the basement areas.
Old Seaview Hospital – Once an old T.B. and insane asylum hospital, this place is one of the more popular haunted locations on the island. The spirits of tortured patients are said to haunt the hospital’s halls.
The Parsonage – At nighttime, many have seen the apparition of a woman in old-fashioned clothing and a bonnet in the upper window, and on some days, a ghostly single light-bulb hanging from the ceiling flickers and sways. Also, when eating at the restaurant, spirits dressed in civil war attire have been reported walking out the door and toward the cemetery across the street.
Richmond Town – A number of historical places are located here. These houses are hundreds of years old. All of them are known to have spirits in them. Late at night, one of the houses that is white in color with a green cellar door, is reported to have the apparition of a little boy in the left-hand window. The schoolhouse located in Richmond Town is also haunted. The graveyard located next to the old courthouse has many restless spirits in it. One spirit is that of a young girl with a broken heart, who wanders at night looking for her lost love. When boys walk passed this graveyard or through Richmond Town, this girl sometimes mistakes them for her lost love. Richmond Town has been featured in an episode of Ghost Hunters.
St. Augustine Monastery – During the 1800s, this monastery was a holding ground for nuns, priests, and monks in training. One of these monks is reported of have gone crazy. He went about and killed everyone in the monastery. To this day, it is said that his restless spirit still roams the halls. Some researchers have even claimed that they have seen or felt the spirit in the basement area.
Tottenville – The woods at the end of Hylan Boulevard were once an Indian burial ground, so be careful in this area.
Vanderbilt Tomb – Photos taken at the tomb are said to either have additional unknown persons, or just the tomb appears with none of the people who posed.
West Brighton – A dark man is said to run in front of cars carrying an item or two in this location of the island.
Wolfe’s Pond Park – This location is haunted by an incident that took place in the 1970s. Two teenagers mistakenly drove-off the 20-foot drop cliff into the large pond. People have reported experiencing ghost sensations or visions of a phantom car rolling and overturning into the lake. Also in the 1970s and 1980s, several children were abducted, raped, and murdered in these woods. Several people have reported hearing disembodied screams and crying, as well as seeing little children walking on the path searching for their parents, or possibly their killer.
Via External Link : Haunted Places in Staten Island
Wow, had to share this from Ghostly Worlds Blog! Any of my followers or though’s that know me, know I cringe at the sight of a doll. (shudders) I will be adding this place to my bucket list!
Location: Xochimico, MexicoHistory:In the canals of Xochimico (which is located near Mexico City) lies a rather twisted and disturbing island decorated with dolls. The Island of Dolls (Isla de las Munecas) is home to several hundreds of deformed and creepy dolls, typically missing limbs, heads, or eerily blank eyes. Although haunting by day, they are terrifying by night. The island’s history began when the island’s only inhabitant, Don Julian Santana, found the body of a little girl who had drowned in the canal about fifty years ago. Being as haunted by the sight of her skeletal corpse, when he found a doll floating in the canal recently after finding the girl, he put it on a tree in hopes to please the girl and protect the island from evil. Santana was not pleased with just one doll, though. He found more dolls and doll parts in the canal, and he would fish them out and hang them on trees on the island. This method, though, was not providing him enough dolls, so he started “dumpster diving” during his rare trips off of his private island. Later on, he began trading fruits and vegetables grown on the island for the dolls. Legends and rumors have orbited this mysterious place for years. One such story says that Santana went insane, believing that his dolls were real children who he attempted to rescue. However, his family members (who now operate the island as a tourist destination) said that Santana simply believed that the island was haunted by the young girl, and he believed that he could make her happy by displaying the dolls. In 2001, Santana drowned in the canal just like the little girl. Several people have rumored that the dolls were possessed by evil spirits and murdered Santana, while others say his death was accidental and the dolls have taken his place as the island caretaker. The island received very little tourism during Santana’s lifetime, but it has since become a famouse attracion in Mexico. Several TV shows have featured the island, a few of them proving the island haunted. The island is considered one of the most scary and disturbing places on earth, providing an experience you can’t find anywhere else. In Popular Culture: The island was featured on an episode of Destination Truth.
External Links: Island of the Dolls – WebUrbanist
Thanks to my best friend for sending me this link. I’m obsessed with creepy and haunted places. I will add these to my bucket list!
MT Psychiatric Center, New York: This relatively small psychiatric center is listed as one the most haunted places of the county … fenced off for over a decade the decay in here is beautiful. The building itself is about to collapse and you really have to watch your step. Parts of the floor are moving as you walk over it. This place is a must-see, despite the risks that come with the building. It has it all, wheelchairs, coffins, a dentist chair and a lot more stuff.” – Martino Zegwaard
Chillingham Castle is a medieval castle in the village of Chillingham in the northern part of Northumberland, England. It was the seat of the Grey family and their descendants the Earls of Tankerville from the 13th century until the 1980s. The castle is the most haunted castle in Britain. It has been investigated on television and radio (namely, Most Haunted, I’m Famous and Frightened!, Scariest Places On Earth, Holiday Showdown, Alan Robson’s Nightowls) and now Ghost Hunters International. Some of these ghosts are written about are referred to in a 1925 pamphlet by Leonora, Countess of Tankerville. Others, such as John Sage, are of more recent invention. The most famous ghost of the castle is the “blue (or radiant) boy”, who according to the owners used to haunt the Pink Room in the castle. Guests supposedly reported seeing blue flashes and a blue “halo” of light above their beds after a loud wail. It is claimed that the hauntings ceased after renovation work revealed a man and a young boy inside a 10-foot-thick wall. Documents dating back to the Spanish Armada were also found within the wall. When the bodies were found small marks were found etched into the wall and when the remains of the boy were examined, experts found the tops of his fingers (on his bones) had been worn down. This has led people to believe the boy had scratched at the wall so hard to escape he destroyed his own fingers.