Joliet the Haunted Doll

Joliet the Haunted Doll

In this article we will be taking a look at Joliet the haunted doll – a so-called ‘cursed item’ that has remained in the protection of one family for over four generations…

But why do this family keep hold of this demonic item?

Let’s take a closer look…


Joliet the Doll

The doll is currently owned by a lady that goes by the name of Anna – we’re not 100% sure that is her real name or a pseudonym to stay anonymous in this case.

Anna claims that the doll has been in the possession of her family for over a century and it’s always carried the spooky ability to cry at night – sounding a lot like a baby that has just woken up.

Sometimes there is only one cry, other times there is a chorus of four different babies in distress.

Anna believes that the she knows the four souls that are trapped inside the doll’s body, because they are actually linked to her family tree. This close bond with the trapped spirits is the reason behind her wanting to keep the doll.


The Cursed Doll

This paranormal case seemed to have began when Anna’s great grandmother was given the doll when she was carrying her second child. It was a gift from a friend of the family that had a dark and hidden personality…and she really didn’t like Anna’s great grandmother.

Joliet the Doll

Anna now believes that this woman was so jealous and twisted inside, that a dark force was created from her which entered the doll.

The great grandmother eventually gave birth to a lovely little boy…who tragically died three days later from an unexplained illness…

This same tragedy would unfold for at least four generations.

From this point onward – every female member of Anna’s direct family tree would have two children, a boy and a girl. The male infant would always die just three days after it’s birth.

Anna’s great grandmother also insisted that her dead son had somehow entered the doll – she would break her heart listening to him crying through the doll in the depths of night. She could never get rid of the doll – because she firmly believed that it contained her dead son’s soul.

When she died she passed the doll onto her daughter (Anna’s grandmother) for safekeeping. This turned out to be another deadly move…

Anna’s grandmother had two children – male and female…and the boy died three days after birth.

Anna also lost her son, three days after he was born, and she believes his cries have been ‘added’ to the doll’s disturbing orchestra.


Joliet the Haunted Doll

Each mother in the family has refused to give up this paranormal doll – they all believe that it somehow contains a trace of their baby’s soul. The strange thing about this case is that the cries of the doll can only be heard by female members of Anna’s family.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the paranormal doll we have covered here, please leave them in the comment section below.

Mandy the Haunted Doll Story

Mandy the Haunted Doll Story

This article will be taking a look at the Mandy the haunted doll story. What paranormal force is inside this object donated to the Quesnel and District Museum, in British Columbia, back in 1991?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Donation

The doll was swiftly placed on the curator of the Quesnel and District Museum’s desk back in 1991 – the owner claimed that it was over ninety years old and her young daughter had just started playing with it.

Knowing that this was probably an item that was worth a decent amount of money, she decided to take it out of the clutches of the young girl and donate it to the museum instead.

The doll was apparently named Mandy and it had belonged to the owner’s grandmother. The curator couldn’t help but notice that this woman could not wait to get rid of the item – she seemed to have no emotional ties to it!

The curator picked up the doll to examine it once the owner had left. It was a creepy looking little sod…but it seemed to emanate some sort of feeling of unease, of dread.

The Donation of the Doll

It was a well worn item, with tufts of stuffing breaking out in places and faded, old fashioned clothing. But it was the doll’s face that really creeped the curator out – it had cracks along it causing one it’s eyes to stick out slightly.

She felt it looked pretty hideous…but it was an antique piece…


It Moved!!!

The doll was handed over to museum staff so that they could carry out a few repairs, and check whether it was infected by any dangerous infestations. It was placed in a plastic bag for a couple of days (this plastic bag would kill off the insects that were inside the doll).

Many museum employees that were working in the same room as the doll swore they heard the bag rustle as if the doll had moved inside.

On more than one occasion, they also claimed that the doll had managed to move position inside the bag!


The Haunted Doll

After Mandy was ‘released’ from the plastic bag, she was taken to a section of the museum that photographs new additions. It was then left in this room overnight.

When workers entered the room the following morning, they were shocked to find that all the other objects in the room had been scattered about the place throughout the night – the doll remained in the same position it was left in.

The doll was moved to another room…and the same outcome occurred the following morning.

The curator later likened the mess to a child’s tantrum, when it didn’t want something in it’s room, so it kicked up a fuss on everything around it!

The Haunted Doll

The strange doll was eventually placed near the entrance of the museum, but numerous visitors would complain about it’s presence there. Most of them admitted that it would give them the feeling of unease, every time they looked at it.

A lot of amateur photographers, who visited the museum, claimed that the photos they took of the doll would never come out right. In most cases these images were either blurred, or had strange light anomalies present in them.

A psychic eventually visited the museum and asked if they could hold the doll for a reading – to try and find out the origins behind it. The museum agreed…


Mandy the Haunted Doll

Many years ago, a young man was walking past a long abandoned farmhouse, when they heard the crying sound of a child come from inside. Curious as to where it was coming from, the man entered the house.

Once inside, he heard the crying sound once again, coming from the cellar below.

He entered the cellar and was shocked to find the body of a little girl, lying there clutching onto this doll. It is believed that when she died, her spirit decided to inhabit the doll.

The curator of the museum eventually tracked down the woman who donated the doll and found out the truth, once and for all…

The woman admitted that her daughter had nothing to do with the doll, and that she hastily donated the doll because she was sick of hearing the sound of crying sobs…coming up from her cellar…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Mandy the haunted doll story, please leave them in the comment section below.

Real Haunted Doll Stories

Real Haunted Doll Stories

In this article we will be covering a handful of real haunted doll stories – these little bundles of joy are not the type of bedtime companions you’ll want your kids to snuggle up with…


Robert the Possessed Doll

Probably the most famous haunted doll of them all – the extremely creepy Robert!

There are two versions of this story that seem to end up in the same place – one involves a boy named Robert Gene Otto receiving the doll off a Bahamian girl who knew the doll had a voodoo past, whilst the other involves the same boy receiving the doll off his grandfather (a gift from Germany).

Either way – the doll was pretty messed up!

Robert became so obsessed with the strange doll that he gave it his own first name, he then began using his middle name (Gene) so that the doll could keep his own identity.

Robert the Possessed Doll

Whenever Gene was in trouble with his parents he would always blame his close doll friend Robert – the pair of them remained together even in Gene’s adult years.

When Gene eventually died, his wife finally took the chance to get rid of the creepy doll – she locked it in a chest, in the attic of their elaborate house.

She eventually decided to sell the house – but Robert did not go with her.

Myrtle Reuter became Robert’s new owner and she kept the doll for several years until she donated him to a museum. She informed the museum that the doll was an extremely ‘special’ object.

Read our full article on Robert the Doll HERE.


Letta the Doll

Kerry Walton came across this haunted doll when he was on a antique hunt in Brisbane, Australia – he was in the process of searching through items stored underneath an abandoned house when he spotted Letta.

Paranormal incidents seemed to follow the doll around almost instantly – when he was driving back home with his hoard of discovered oddities, he noticed the bag containing the doll rustling and moving.

Over the next few weeks he was convinced that the facial expressions of the doll were changing at a daily rate…and pets seemed to shy away from it.

From the moment he brought Letta into the house – his kids started to wake frequently with night terrors.

Letta the Doll

Kerry eventually decided that enough was enough – he was going to get the doll out of the house once and for all. He found someone interested in it and drove it to the new owner…but he never reached that destination.

For some reason Kerry felt an unnatural urge to keep the doll as he drove it to it’s new home – he just couldn’t let go of it!

He returned home with the doll and decided to learn more about it.

He found an expert on antique dolls in a nearby museum who dated the doll at over 200 years old. This expert also informed Kerry that the doll originated from Eastern Europe.

An Australian psychic also took an interest in the doll, and after examining it, informed Kerry that the doll was made by a man who was grief stricken because his son had drowned.

The doll was supposed to act as a spiritual vessel for his dead son’s soul…


Annabelle the Possessed Doll

The famous Raggedy Ann doll that is now under lock and key in Lorraine Warren’s paranormal museum.

The original owner of Annabelle hired a psychic to look into the paranormal activity surrounding it. This psychic concluded that the doll was possessed by the spirit of a dead girl named Annabelle Higgins.

Annabelle the Possessed Doll

When the Warrens became involved in the case they claimed that this ‘Annabelle Higgins spirit’ was actually demonic.

The original owner was convinced that the doll attempted to kill her boyfriend as he slept by strangling him. She also claimed that the doll would somehow manage to leave written notes on scraps of paper around the apartment.

The paranormal museum where it is now kept has a warning nailed below it’s locked glass casing – Warning, positively do not open.


Real Haunted Doll Stories

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the haunted dolls we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.