Month: October 2018

Robert The Doll

Annabelle is one thing, but did you know there was an actual inspiration for Chucky? The doll was given to author Robert Otto in 1906 when he was a toddler by a servant who practiced voodoo. Otto’s parents would hear him talking to the doll at night… which was cute until the doll talked back. Robert the Enchanted Doll, is a doll exhibited at the East Martello Museum now Advertisements

Annabelle

In 1970 a student nurse named Donna had a doll that started to act strangely. It would move around, leave notes for her on parchment, and even (allegedly) tried to strangle Donna’s roommate. Psychic investigator couple Ed and Lorraine claimed it was “possessed by a demonic entity” and now it’s locked away in their museum… for now. This doll has made it’s way to the big screen multiple times, One of the many strange cases […]

The Bell Witch

The Bell family was allegedly haunted by “The Bell Witch” in early 1900’s Tennessee. They claimed she would pull their hair, slap their face and stick pins in the daughter. It eventually began speaking out loud and would interact with visitors. She would tell them things no one else could have known about their families and imitate their voices.

The Dybbuk Box

Legend has it that this box is haunted by a dybbuk, an evil spirit from Jewish mythology. In 2004 a man named Kevin Mannis sold it on eBay. Mannis himself had bought it from the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor who had recently died. He found strange items such as two locks of hair, an octopus-shaped candle and two pennies. Shortly after the purchase he started experiencing terrible nightmares and lost his hair. Others who […]

The “Montrose Ghost”

In 1913 Irish airman Douglas Arthur’s biplane unexpectedly crashed and he was killed while flying over Montrose air base in Scotland. Soon after his ghost began to be sighted around the base. He even popped up in photographs. Perhaps coincidentally (or not), a mysterious ghost biplane was seen above the base in 1940 by a WWII pilot.

The Spectre of Newby Church

This legendary photo was taken in 1963 by Reverend K.F. Lord in a South Yorkshire church. He said he couldn’t see the figure when he took the picture, it only showed up after it was developed. Some speculate that it’s a 16th-century monk wearing a shroud to cover leprosy scars, but it also happens to be over nine feet tall.

The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall

Raynham Hall of Norfork, England is said to be haunted by Lady Dorothy Walpole, the sister of Robert Walpole (who is considered to be the first Prime Minister of Great Britain) and wife of the violently tempered Charles Townshend. She died in 1726 of smallpox and was first sighted in 1835 during a Christmas celebration. She was wearing a dated brown dress and had empty eye sockets.