Yesterday, I had a lovely walk in West Cordova Street, Vancouver, when I stumbled upon these two Raggedy Ann dolls. There were displayed in front of a florist store I believe and for a moment, I froze solid. Looking at them reminded me of the horror film, The Conjuring, which came out last year.
If you happened to have seen the movie, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Basically, a small portion of the film is about this doll called Annabelle that had been possessed by an inhuman spirit (or demon) and it started causing problems when the owners weren’t home. The doll left cryptic notes, kept changing its pose, mysteriously shift places, and many other supernatural occurrences.
The scary part of this whole thing is that it was based on a story. Apparently, the owner of the doll called two demonologists, Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were able to identify the problem and they kept the doll in a safe place – away from harm and danger. The Annabelle doll looks different in the movie for dramatic purposes but the image above is exactly what the original doll looked like. You can find out more about it in this article or this video:
Anyway, back to my story. As soon as I saw these two dolls, I immediately walked away and never looked back. I don’t think I can see a raggedy ann doll, or any other dolls, the same way ever again.