Whether you love watching horror movies or watch one every now and then, chances are that you have seen the Annabelle Doll in some scary scene. There are three movies written on this possessed doll, she’s also been featured in several other popular movies, such as; The Conjuring, The Nun, and much more. You might have seen this doll on your social media and think of it only as a fictional character. What if we told you that the Annabelle Doll is real and all the stories and movies you’ve seen are based on a true story, pretty scary right?
The Annabelle Doll is totally real but not as scary looking as it is in the movies. It’s a Raggedy Ann doll, believed to be possessed by a malevolent spirit. This doll is located in the famous occult museum of the paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. These two paranormal investigators have always kept the Annabelle doll in a protected glass cage just like it is in the Annabelle movie. After every few days, a priest blesses the place and the doll to keep the surroundings protected. Lorraine says that the priest’s blessings work towards keeping Annabelle in the case, in a way an electric dog fence would for a dog.
Even with so high protection and caution devoted towards this doll, locals are always concerned about the devil powers of this possessed doll. A few months ago, a rumor started all over Twitter saying that the Annabelle doll has escaped the cage and is coming for everyone that has misbehaved with her in the museum. However, the rumors were fake (Thank God!) and now we know exactly where she is now, so you can put your mind to rest.
A Little Background of The Annabelle Doll
According to the two paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, this doll was given to a student nurse in 1970. The Warrens say that they first came in contact with the doll when two roommates informed them that a girl by the name of Annabelle Higgins had possessed their doll. They told them that after a few days, the doll started behaving strangely. At first, the roommates tried to ignore the strange behavior but when the possessed doll started appearing at strange places and sending frightening messages on a paper then they contacted the Warrens for help.
They said that they didn’t give much attention to this doll at first but soon when they realized that something far more insidious was at stake, and an inhuman presence was manipulating them, they took away the Annabelle to limit the danger and lock it up in a glass cage in the “Occult Museum” which is located in Monroe, Connecticut.
Since then, the Annabelle doll is locked up in the Occult Museum with several other paranormal paraphernalia. If you decide to visit the museum, you’ll also see many other haunted dolls and toys that the Warrens have collected over the years. If you’ve seen the Annabelle or The Conjuring, you’ll know that the museum is located inside the Warren’s house in Monroe, Connecticut. But remember, the Annabelle is not as scary looking in real life as it is in the movies. It looks just like a normal Raggedy Ann doll, not the creepy looking porcelain doll seen in the Annabelle movie and The Conjuring.
Are All The Stories About The Annabelle Doll True?
If you look at the real Annabelle doll after seeing the Annabelle or The Conjuring movie, you might think that all the creepy stories about this doll are made up and nothing is true as it looks far less scary as compared to the movies. Even when you’ll see the Warrens in real life, you’ll get very upset. It seems like all the stories about the famous scary Annabelle doll is fake and they just made up everything to get it featured in a Hollywood movie. The science writer of The Conjuring, Sharon A, Hill said that “We have nothing to prove that all the stories about the Annabelle doll are real except the Ed’s word. Also, we’ve some doubt about the history and origins of all the dolls and toys present in the Occult Museum.”
Whether all the stories are true or not, the Annabelle doll has been the rising star in the horror movie industry since the first Annabelle movie came out. People from all over the world started visiting the Warrens residence in Monroe to see the possessed doll. The Knollwood street started gaining attention and quickly became the mecca for people curious to see the haunted dolls and the horror toys hosted inside the residence. With time and the rising visitors, it not only started disturbing the neighbors but also caused a few problems for the entire residential surrounding. After a few dangerous situations and street blocking, Tony Spera, the Warrens’ son-in-law, closed down the museum to protect the neighbors from further inconvenience. There was even a sign board outside the town stating that the museum is closed and nobody is allowed to trespass.
Where Is The Real Annabelle Doll Now?
After the rumor of Annabelle escaping the museum spread like a wildfire, Tony Spera made a video standing in front of the glass cage and update all the fans about the current situation. He assured everyone that the news is fake and he has very high tech security system installed in the property. There are several night vision cameras and alarm systems that would instantly alert him whenever something suspicious happened or any doll went missing. He also told that the cops in Monroe, Connecticut are highly responsive and come within a few minutes after a call is placed. Thus, he claimed that everything is fine and the Annabelle doll is still placed in the Occult Museum like it was from the beginning.
Since the 1970s, the Annabelle remains in the custody of the Warrens, and now Tony Spera. It looks more like a fun toy rather than a dangerous possessed doll. According to Lorraine Warren, once a man and his girlfriend banged on the glass case and was asked to leave the museum because of the consistent abuse. Later they found out that both of them got into a fatal bike crash and the man died on the spot. The girlfriend told in the interview that they both were joking about the Annabelle at the time. Thus, it’s good that the doll remains inside the protected glass cage and under the custody of Tony Spera because we don’t want that evil let loose in the world.