Is Robert the Doll Really Haunted?: Know the Scaring Story of a Doll who is Scarier than Annabella!
Dolls often provide a sense of protection to kids, from the monsters under their beds. Cute and fluffy, parents often gift them to their kids. But what if these cute and fluffy toys were not what they seemed to like. In recent times, Horror films have successfully created a fear of such dolls, especially since the release of “Annabelle”. We have already noticed how creepy Old dolls look like, But Robert the Doll is even creepier.
What really makes the doll look creepy is that it is dressed in an old sailors clothing, supposedly belonging to its original owner. The doll also has his own doll, a dog with bulgy eyes and a weird long tongue hanging outside its mouth. Together, they really give out some creepy vibes to all those who witness them. It is said that the doll can move, all by itself, and follows you with its vacant eyes, and audibly giggles and wreaks havoc on all those who dare insult him.
Robert the Doll wasn’t always a creepy little doll. Once upon a time, he was also a new and shiny toy, freshly manufactured by the Steiff Company. They claimed that Robert was never meant to be a doll, he was manufactured as a mannequin for a window display. But the story of how Robert came into the hands of the original owner is still a mystery. Not much is known about how he became a toy instead of a mannequin.
Haunted Story Of The Doll
It is said Robert the doll was given to his owner, a young boy by the name of Robert Otto. His family found it weird that the boy had chosen to give his name to the toy while he himself preferred to be called by his nickname, Gene. Apparently, Gene’s grandfather brought the toy for his grandchild, from Germany.
However, all those who believed in supernatural occurrences assumed that the toy was cursed by the maid of the Otto family, a young girl of Bahamian descent and given to Gene. She imbibed the doll with Voodoo magic and gifted it to young Gene as a revenge for his Wrongdoing.
Though the doll’s origin remains a mystery, Gene immediately fell in love with the doll, which continued to his adulthood. He was never found without his doll. People noticed that he had formed an unhealthy relationship with the doll, even going as far as conversing with a doll. He talked to the doll as if it was a real human being. Gene loved the doll so much that he even constructed a small room for it in the attic, decorating the room with various toys and furniture.