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All The Information On Real Ghost Or Actual Demonic Possession Of Toy Baby Dolls That You Really Need To Know If You Want to Buy and investigate A Real Haunted Doll!
By Tamilia Easter Jackson
By now many people are aware that real haunted dolls do exist to some degree. Many believe the tales lay rooted in some deep dark truth somewhere that dolls can come to life. And that they too can or might become possessed or haunted by ghosts and demons for what appears to be no apparent reason.
Have you seen the warning on an Ebay haunted doll listed that reads like this.
THIS REAL HAUNTED DOOL IS NOT TO BE OWNED BY A CHILD OR PERSONS WITH MENTAL INSTABLITIES.
THIS REAL HAUNTED DOLL SHOULD NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE GIVEN AS A GIFT UNLESS THE RECIPENT IS FORE WARNED AND 100% AWARE OF IT'S POSSIBLE PARANORMAL ACTIVITY AND CAPABLITIES!
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Many bizarre beliefs are associated with actual real haunted doll phenomena. Here below is a list of real reported haunted doll paranormal activity.
How to Tell If Your Doll Is Really Haunted By A Ghost Or A Demon.
A Real Haunted Doll Has Been Known to:
Ghost Speaking Dolls will sometimes call out your name in the middle of the night so loud it awakes you.
Haunted dolls often will curse or use foul language on EVP's. The easiest way to collect haunted doll EVP is to leave your doll alone in a room with the recorder running when no one is home. The same applies to haunted dolls lifelike that move, stand, walk cry, or disappear through paranormal occurrences.
If such activity is captured on taped then you might just prove the world that Ghosts and the science of hunting them is a real science.
Speaking haunted dolls sometimes speak in hushed whispers. Some haunted dolls with speaking mechanisms will sometimes make the mechanism sound a noise unexpectedly.
Often people will tell you of real old antique haunted dolls with music box's inside them that will play mysteriously at strange times, and that these are a sign that a doll is really haunted.
The same applies for dolls that seem to disappear only to be found in a location you know it was not in.
Many web sites and blogs will tell that a "real haunted Ghost Dolls" are nothing more then the reflections of an over active imagination or of a past we are unwilling to depart from. Some believe their haunted dolls have a secret life of their own into some strange vortex they travel.
Haunted dolls are often known to blink or wink at people. And some have even been known to emit strange smells of exotic far away places. Though the haunted scents sometimes happen in all types of hauntings not just haunted dolls exclusively.
Recently some one asked me I could investigate whether or not Alien or Extraterrestrials beings could be influencing haunted dolls to do the things they do to living people. Many haunted dolls are known to play psychological games on their owners. Some just sit on a shelf for 1- 10 years before it ever does the paranormal activity that you will witness.
Paranormal investigators often report in youtubes how many haunted dolls effect electrical equipment and cameras. They have been know to stop watches, break camera, destroy film, drain batteries and even mesmerize people are haunt those who just stare at even their photos.
Many relate the belief in haunted dolls and the obsession of them to Pygmalion the great legendary figure of Cyprus.
Though Pygmalion is the Greek version of the Phoenician royal name Pumayyaton, he is most familiar from Ovid's Metamorphoses, X, in which Pygmalion was a sculptor who fell in love with a statue he had carved.
In Ovid's narrative, Pygmalion was a Cypriot sculptor who carved a woman out of ivory. According to Ovid, after seeing the Propoetides prostituting themselves, he was 'not interested in women', but his statue was so realistic that he fell in love with it. He offered the statue gifts and eventually prayed to Venus (Aphrodite). She took pity on him and brought the statue to life. They married and had a son, Paphos.
Some of those in the field of Paranormal research might conjecture here that statues or replicas of living beings. And since they resemble real living humans it is as some ghosts or unseen forces see it as an empty shell of a body that they can easily openly habituate, mentally control and possess just as a living body might be posed in the same way.
Another thought put forth by many a paranormal scholar is that it is just a home a ghosts or real demon just moves into. The actual paranormal phenomena uses the doll as as focal point to scare the living.
In disposing or getting rid of such evil Dolls many paranormal groups preach that they believe by destroying such a doll the haunting will end. The same as destroying a Ouija board by fire or blessing it with holy water to exorcise the spirit from the doll. But many will tell you they destroyed the doll, or sold it or locked it away and the haunting got worse.
The real honest reason that dolls become haunted with spirits is still very much in debate. Whatever puts life into these empty shells in the first place has it's own reasons for going there and also leaving when it is ready to leave.
The story of the breath of life making inanimate objects come to life is often recanted in a ancient tales of haunted or magical statues, living toys and specific bodies such as zombie dolls to house the spirits to do ones biddings. And many artist would love nothing more then their weird and wonderful creations to come to life.
One must parallel in the examples of Daedalus, who used quicksilver to install a voice in his statues; of Hephaestus, who created automata for his workshop; of Talos, an artificial man of bronze; and, according to Hesiod, Pandora, who was made from clay at the behest of Zeus. The moral anecdote of the "Apega of Nabis", recounted by the historian Polybius, described a supposed mechanical simulacrum of the tyrant's wife, that crushed victims in her embrace. The discovery of the Antikythera mechanism suggests that such rumored animated statues had some grounding in contemporary mechanical technology.
The island of Rhodes was particularly known for its displays of mechanical engineering and automata - Pindar, one of the nine lyric poets of ancient Greece, said this of Rhodes in his seventh Olympic Ode: "The animated figures stand Adorning every public street And seem to breathe in stone, or move their marble feet." The trope of a sculpture so lifelike it seemed about to move was a commonplace with writers on works of art in Antiquity that was inherited by writers on art after the Renaissance.
Many believe that dolls or statues can become possessed by the magical influences of witches, necromancers and those adept in the occult. Such Might be the case of Robert the most famous Haunted doll in the world, or the strange haunted Demon From Hell possessed Voodoo hoodoo doll in the possession of The Great American Necromancer Lisa Lee Harp Waugh.
A Very real Haunted Voodoo Doll Ghost Story
"The World’s Most Hideous Haunted Doll"
Story by Carol Moran
A recent story submitted to us relayed that a woman in Galveston, Texas bought a real haunted New Orleans Zombie Voodoo doll on ebay October of 2004, It arrived as described Bound and tied in a metal box. Believing it just to be a strange curio she decided to take it out it's small coffin and display it. "A Real Big Mistake" she says with great fear... the haunted doll attacked her, repeatedly. Afraid for her life she put it back in it;s decorated box casket but it haunted her in her dreams. Afraid to the point of mental exhaustion she tried to destroy it by burning it first, it would not burn. Then cutting it up the Knife and scissors broke and finally burying it at a cemetery. But as she tells the dolls grave was just to shallow and it appeared lying dirty on her front door step once more. She said she even resold it on ebay and the buyer wrote her that the doll had just disappeared from her home, so she sent it back to her when she found it on her door step again. The third time the buyer told her the box arrived empty. Again the evil doll was found at her door once more. True or not this story could very well happen to you! So what do you do with a real haunted doll when you can't get rid of it?
The Original Ebay sellers ad said that this Haunted Zombie doll was very active and almost alive. It went on to say that the new owner had to follow the rules of keeping it hidden away and never to open the silver box it was locked in even to view it. She of course though all this to untrue to be believed. And as a beginner ghost hunter she thought this would be a great piece to investigate even if it was not really haunted. But to her surprise it was possessed by a ghosts, she tells. The above photo was taken in 2004, right when she had first received the doll through the mail. She had planned to investigate it and write of it's paranormal activities for a book she intended to write about sending ghosts through the mail.
She tried getting in touch with the person in New Orleans but her emails were not returned. She even packed it up and sent it back to the address it was shipped from. the package came back with an attachment resident deceased. She called in 3 different paranormal groups two showed up and they said there was noting they could or would do. She's still waiting to hear from TAPS and that's over a year. After countless emails to all that is paranormal on the internet including Art Bell and George Norry Coast To Coast AM web site none have answered her or even tried to get in touch. So in her heart what is a haunted dolls owner to do when no one will help you to be rid of the cursed dolls spirit!
When she had contacted a local Radio Station and told her story on Halloween of 2006 several callers to the show told her to seek out a priest, Which she did. The Priest who visited her was shown the large antique silver box that the haunted voodoo hoodoo doll is kept in. She begged him not to open it just to take her word on it. He then blessed the box as she asked to hold the evil Zombie spirit locked inside to stay there for her.
Others offered to take it off her hands but no one has ever called or showed up. People think she's crazy, she says but she knows she is not, "it's really haunted", she states.
Two years later she now keeps the doll locked away hidden deep her attic. One day she says she will sell her home, move else where and maybe if she's lucky she'll leave the the haunted doll tucked away in the attic and no one will ever find it or let it out.
Many have believed that a person can will themselves or their souls into a real doll or inanimate item such as a toy or for many centuries. Possessed by ghost items go probably back to the days of the caveman.
The belief that a doll could be caused to become possessed by a form of a real black magic spell, voodoo hoodoo, or Gypsy could cause such items to come to life. Many times the evil curse or or ju-ju magic is to exact some sort of revenge on a living person. Others curse might deal with the damnation of locking a lost soul or ghost into a manufactured body only to keep it from haunting the living.
Many would be paranormal investigators and those of high respect often search on ebay to find the most perfect haunted doll to study to prove that such things can become haunted. And as we all know not every doll out there is as haunted as the claims of the owner might be. Besides the out right frauds and over active imaginations there or those that try to sell wish dolls, Fairy haunted dolls, and those possessed by evil demonic forces. They might find an old discarded doll at the Salvation Army every week and put it up for sale just to take advantage of the gullible person who wants so desperately to own a real haunted doll.
Another school of thought is that these for real haunted dolls become possessed by their former, now dead, past owners. Pre-owned objects some paranormal investigators will state,or too to often carry with them the essence of the person or persons they belonged to.
And many have the actual belief that such things as antique handmade porcelain faced or life cast head infant dolls can take on the persona of evil into itself, but for no other reason then to torture it's new owner to the point of insanity. And in some cases that is by proving to the new owner they are not haunted at all. Some haunted dolls may actually produce paranormal phenomena for a owner and not for others.
Many who buy what are supposed to be real haunted dolls on Ebay or haunted doll web sites often complain that the doll they bought is not haunted at all. where as the doll is passed onto another who might state that it is the real deal. Because the spooked out doll has shown high levels of paranormal activity to them and not the former owner. A poignant point and actual thought on this is that some haunted dolls do not like their owners and might just want to move on to someone they really can scare and control by their actions.
Some objects many haunted people believe can often hold a strange unique and oh so powerful spell of revenge. Many think that is the case of such haunted dolls like Robert or the possessed voodoo hoodoo doll.
GHOST HAUNTED DOLLS FINDING THE THE REAL THING Across America there are some dolls about which there is no doubt, at least in everyone’s mind: they are most definitely haunted. As interest in haunted dolls and actual possessed demonic playthings keeps rising, it might be well to review these real LIVING DOLLS.
Robert The Doll
Probably the most famous haunted plaything ever, Robert is a doll that now resides – happily, they say - in The East Martello Museum in Key West, Florida. Many who have come in contact with Robert say that If he dislikes you, or in someway you offend him, he will cause you to dream a lucid dream of him the next night.
Many of you are already acquainted with Robert, the lifelong companion of painter Robert Eugene (called Gene) Otto, who received the three-foot-tall straw companion from his Bahamian nanny when he was just a small boy. The doll would be with him for the remainder of his life.
There are a number of stories about the nanny, obviously the pivotal figure in this doll drama. Many say that, although she dearly loved young Gene, she was mistreated and abused by his parents on a regular basis. Some versions of the tale have the nanny practicing the dark Voodoo arts and giving the doll to Robert out of revenge for her ill treatment, but there is nothing to support this being the case.
I have heard also from a woman in Key West who says she communicates with Robert daily through the use of ESP. And that he told her personally that he is a doll haunted by a neglected girl who starved to death.
Evidently, Gene received the doll, said to be a replica of him, as a gift of love. He promptly named it Robert.
To say that Robert stayed by Gene’s side is an understatement, for Gene was never without the little plaything. He even dressed it in his own clothes and spent hours on end playing in his nursery with only the doll as company. It is said that he was often heard talking to the doll and answering himself in an entirely different voice. Gene slept, ate and traveled with Robert by his side.
Within months after the arrival of the doll in the Otto household, strange things began to occur. Objects would go missing and turn up broken, Gene took to the unhealthy habit of sneaking out of his window and wandering the grounds at night, and his parents began to suspect him of all kinds of mischief. If he was caught in the act, Gene would always hold out Robert and say, “Robert did it!”
Although some dismissed the unusual events as the product of an overactive child, others close to the family began to whisper that somehow the doll was to blame.
Soon the doll apparently became bolder. It no longer seemed to require Gene’s company to move about the house. In the still hours of the night, the servants would often wake to the sound of hollow, pattering footsteps. Too frightened to inspect the cause, they would usually cower in their beds until dawn. Weird humming and singing was heard to come from the nursery if Gene inadvertently left Robert there alone. None of the servants was eager to clean Gene’s rooms; nobody liked to turn their back on the doll.
As time went by, the Otto's grew older and each, in turn, died, leaving the adult Gene – and Robert – to live in the house. They spent several years there alone until Gene ultimately met and married a local socialite and took her home to live.
From the moment she arrived, the creepy doll disturbed the new Mrs. Otto and eventually she prevailed upon her husband to put it away. Robert was relegated to rooms in the attic, where he was to remain – mostly – for the rest of Gene Otto’s life.
“Mostly,” because, according to the stories, Robert often left the attic on his own. There are several accounts by the servants and Mrs. Otto herself of Robert being seen darting up and down the attic stairs. Mrs. Otto was often troubled by the sound of the doll’s dancing feet tapping the attic floor above her, and one time was alarmed to hear the doll’s voice singing in the old nursery. Upon entering, she found the doll sitting in one of Gene’s old rocking chairs. When she confronted her husband about taking the doll from the attic when it disturbed her so, she was met with the obtuse statement, “Robert did it!” yet again. When Mrs. Otto eventually preceded her husband in death, many wondered, “Did Robert do it?”
It was widely believed that the death of Gene Otto in 1972 would put an end to the ghostly activity of the haunted doll. It was quickly learned, however, that true evil never dies, and while the house stood empty reports of the awful doll still continued. Many people would hear the sound of singing coming from the house at night and on more than one occasion the gruesome doll is said to have frightened school children by peering out the window in the attic turret and making faces at them.
Eventually, a new family purchased the old house and Robert the Doll was discovered in his attic home and was promptly presented to the family’s youngest daughter, then aged 10, as a housewarming gift.
From the moment she received the doll the child was plagued by horrible nightmares. More than once, she claims, she awoke to find the doll sitting on her face, attempting, she believed, to suffocate her. It seemed that Robert intensely disliked being left behind by Gene and had no love for his new “owner.” It was also painfully obvious that he did not like little girls because he is blamed for having torn up and mutilated most of the young girl’s other dolls. When the family pet became mysteriously entwined in the cord of the nursery Venetian blinds, Robert was once again consigned to the attic.
When the family finally moved and the home was converted into the Artist’s House historic location as it stands today, Robert was donated to The East Martello Museum not far away. It quickly became evident, however, that Robert was still up to his old tricks.
Museum workers began to report strange activity after the arrival of the doll, including one volunteer who was terrorized when the doll apparently spent most of a day following her around. Eventually, the doll was encased in a plastic display case in which it remains to this day. Still, there are those who claim that even this cannot contain the evil doll and it is often blamed for numerous odd occurrences in and around the museum.
Once a year, in October, Robert the Doll (in his case) is taken to the Historic Custom House where he is placed on display. Some visitors comment about the seemingly odd practice of peppermints being placed in the display case along with the doll. They are usually fittingly creeped out by the explanation: Robert, it seems, loves peppermints, and placing some in his case will keep him from wanting to roam at night. Skeptics might scoff at this practice, but it is reported by museum and Custom House staff alike that each morning during his October visit there are empty peppermint wrappings littering the bottom of Robert’s display case…
Robert the Doll, still clad in one of Gene Otto’s sailor suits and clutching a small teddy bear, can be visited at The East Martello Museum and, in October, at the Historic Custom House in Key West, Florida.
THE DEVIL BABY DOLL
There is a legend in Old New Orleans about the Devil Baby of Bourbon Street, the monster child of a Creole doyenne, adopted by Voodoo Queen Marie Laveaux and christened by Madame LaLaurie. The baby lived to plague the French Quarter and its environs for several years, though some say it still exists, at least in ghostly form, haunting the narrow streets and alleys of the old city. Some others claim that its tiny bones are moldering along with those of its Godmother Marie Laveau in her famous tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
In years past, there were many renditions of this famous “boogeyman” (or, boogeybaby?) of New Orleans legend, the earliest of which were carved from dried, hollowed out gourds. This primitive Devil Baby dolls were often hung in the windows of old Creole cottages to frighten off the real Devil Baby who lurked in the darkness just beyond the gas lights. Other primitively carved Devil Baby dolls, complete with horns and a knotted jute tail, would sometimes appear on the stoops of unfortunate victims of the local hoodoo rootworkers. (It is said Marie Laveau frowned on the practice of leaving effigies of the Devil Baby because it made light of the “afflictions,” as she described them, of her adopted ward, the real Devil Baby.)
These early, hand-carved Devil Baby dolls are extremely rare these days. Those families in possession of such an heirloom usually have kept it hidden and have passed it down through generations, so it is hard to estimate just how many of these little effigies were in circulation.
In the early 20th century, however, other versions of the dreaded Devil Baby doll began to appear in and around New Orleans. These renditions were more doll-like, clothed in children’s garb and able to stand on their own, with a stuffed body and arms that moved slightly. The face of the Devil Baby dolls was always the same, with leering, glassy eyes and small horns protruding from the forehead. It was said that these dolls had faces that most closely resembled the actual Devil Baby; this was verified by a woman who had evidently played with the Devil Baby as a child.
New Orleans real hoodoo Voodoo dolls are the first dolls to truly have a “haunted” reputation. They were a “black market” item in old New Orleans, and in order to obtain one it was necessary to be well connected among secret sosyetes and practicing vodoun community. As bad luck seemed to follow the dolls – some claim because of a curse laid on them all by Marie Laveau – none of them seem to have survived this period. Only parts of one doll remained and these had been locked away until very recently.
Recently for stories about the Devil Baby posted on Haunted New Orleans and Haunted America Tours in 2004-2006, local artist and Mardi Gras parade designer Ricardo Pustanio was able to obtain the remnants of the last known surviving Devil Baby doll (c. 1900’s). From these he was able to recreate the doll, adhering to the size and style of the original, for use in the Haunted site stories. These new Devil Baby dolls are full-size, exact replicas of the turn of the century dolls produced in old New Orleans, and, like their predecessors, there is something not quite right about them.
The handmade, sculpted dolls seem to have taken on a life of their own. Their eyes seem to follow you as you are moving about the room near them, and when they are gathered together there is sometimes the sound of whispering and rustling among them. Since the dolls were constructed with no real magical intent, the fact that they seemed to be animated by some otherworldly agent made Pustanio curious to see what would happen if he separated them.
Even though no one likes having the Devil Baby dolls around, Pustanio was able to convince a few of his friends to each take one of the dolls for safe keeping. It wasn’t long before Pustanio’s friends began to complain about having the dolls and all were anxious to return them. Evidently, even separated there is something devilish about the Devil Baby dolls.
One person claimed that the Devil Baby doll he was keeping moved on its own when no one was there. It was housed in a spare bedroom closet and each day when the unwary keeper returned from work, the closet door would be ajar and the Devil Baby would be lying halfway out, sprawled on the carpet.
Another of Pustanio’s Devil Baby dolls apparently “got loose” at night in the home of a couple who was keeping it, overturning ashtrays and littering the kitchen floor with beads from a bead-making craft kit nearby. The couple had no pets and no children; there was no other explanation for the strange occurrences.
A third Devil Baby doll was placed with famous psychic Reese at his new home in Lakeview in the days before Hurricane Katrina. Reese, a collector of rare dolls, immediately disliked the Devil Baby but reluctantly agreed to keep it. In the two weeks he had it he was continuously awoken in the night by the sound of a baby crying. By the end of the second week of the doll being in his home, Hurricane Katrina struck flooding the house with 7 feet of murky water. When Reese returned to his devastated property he was disturbed to find that the Devil Baby doll was one of the only things missing from the inside of his home.
Sylvia Cross, a paranormal investigator who specializes in possessed objects, bought her Devil Baby doll directly from Pustanio online. She thought it would be the perfect addition to her collection of spooky dolls; little did she know she had purchased the real thing. In a short time, she observed changes in the doll’s position from morning to evening; she reported the sounds of snuffling and crying coming from near the baby; and she also related that her two cats would not go near the doll, refusing to even be in the same room with it.
“Some objects,” said Cross, “are just ‘born,’ for lack of a better word, with a dark soul. I think the Devil Baby is one of those objects. If you look into its eyes you can almost discern the flicker of a trapped, unhappy soul.” Others believe the glimmer is put there by the Devil himself and that he claims every incarnation of the Devil Baby as his very own.
Cross also purchased a Voodoo Queen doll from Pustanio and she claims that it is haunted as well. Pustanio claims that only his talent and nothing magical or ghostly went into the creation of his dolls, but many still believe them to be possessed by something unexplainable and bizarre. It is interesting to note that Pustanio’s previous forays into other forms of art over the past 15 years, including painting and sculpture, are rumored to have something of the supernatural about them.
Besides his online store, Ricardo Pustanio recently allowed his Devil Baby dolls to be placed on eBay for auction as an initial showing from a large collection of New Orleans-inspired artwork. One Devil Baby doll has already changed hands on eBay several times; it seems the old saying “buyer beware” was never more appropriate!
Asked about the possibility that his artwork is haunted, Pustanio just shrugs and says, “I’ve heard about haunted dolls since I was young. We had several in our family that came down to us. But I never thought my dolls would be haunted, too.”
Ricardo Pustanio’s Devil Baby dolls, haunted or not, are in high demand. Each is one of a kind and can be made to order and dressed in baby clothes the purchaser supplies. Other dolls by Pustanio include Voodoo Queen dolls, Voodoo Zombie and Lwa dolls, and Voodoo You dolls made by the artist to look like any person the buyer wishes.
Check into Pustanio’s haunted handiwork at www.ricardopustanio.com or at www.thehouseofvoodoo.com where you can also purchase dolls by other local artists.
MANDY THE HAUNTED DOLL
Mandy the Haunted Doll lives at the Quesnel Museum, which is located on the Old Cariboo Gold Rush Trail in British Columbia. There she is just one of over thirty thousand artifacts on display for the public, but there is little doubt that she is the most unique.
Mandy was donated to the museum in 1991. At that time her clothing was dirty, her body was ripped and her head was full of cracks. At that time she was estimated to be over ninety years old. The saying around the museum is, “She may seem like an ordinary antique doll, but she is much more than that.”
The woman who donated Mandy, also called Mereanda, told the museum curator that she would wake up in the middle of the night hearing a baby crying from the basement. When she investigated, she would find a window near the doll open where it had previously been closed and the curtains blowing in the breeze. The donor later told the curator that after the doll was given to the museum, she was no longer disturbed by the sounds of a baby crying in the night.
Some say Mandy has unusual powers. Many speculate that the doll has acquired these powers over the years, but since little is known of the doll’s history nothing can be said for certain. What is certain is the unusual effect she seems to have on everyone around her.
As soon as Mandy arrived at the museum, staff and volunteers began to have weird and unexplainable experiences. Lunches would disappear from the refrigerator and later be found tucked away in a drawer; footsteps were heard when no one was around; pens, books, photos and many other small items would go missing – some were never found and some turned up later. The staff passed these events off as absent-mindedness, but this did not account for everything.
Mandy did not have a permanent “home” inside the museum when she first arrived. She was placed in the museum entranceway, facing the public, and visitors would stare and talk about the doll with the cracked and broken face and sinister smile. Eventually, Mandy was moved to another part of the museum where she was carefully placed alone in a display case because museum staff had been told that she should not be placed with other dolls because she would harm them.
Since her permanent placement there have been many stories about encounters with the haunted doll. One visitor was videotaping Mandy only to have the camera light go on and off every 5 seconds. When the visitor’s camera was turned on another exhibit, it functioned just fine. (It is interesting to note that the same thing often happens when visitors try to photograph Robert the Doll in his Key West museum home.)
Some visitors are very disturbed by the doll’s eyes, which they say appear to follow them around the room. Others claim to have seen the doll actually blink, and still others say they have seen the doll in one position and minutes later she will appear to have moved.
Although they’re used to it by now, museum staff and volunteers still prefer not to be the last one working or locking up the museum at the end of the day.
For more on Mandy and the Quesnel Museum follow this link. www.city.quesnel.bc.ca/Museum2004/Mandy.asp
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The First Talking Doll - Invented By Thomas Edison in 1877
This print is from an engraving, dated 1890. The print illustrates the recording process, manufacturing and assembly stages of the doll, and a close-up of the actual recording mechanism. Invented in 1877 and introduced to the public in 1890 by the Edison Phonograph Toy Manufacturing Company as a toy that they could purchase. Technically, the doll was an historic step in phonograph history — the first phonograph marketed for home entertainment. The doll contained a six-second prerecorded cylinder that contained a six-second recording of a nursery rhyme. The doll stands 22" high and weighs four pounds, with a metal body, articulated wooden limbs, and an imported Simon and Halbig #719 bisque head. The internal phonograph measures only 7" tall, with a wax cylinder measuring 3" in diameter and 5/8" wide. The original price was $10 with a simple chemise, and $20-$25 with full dress. This was a huge sum for the time, equal to about two weeks salary for the average person. Cylinders were not interchangeable. There was no spring motor so the child was expected to turn the crank by hand at a steady speed in order for the doll to recite the nursery rhyme. (Edison was later quoted as admitting that “the voices of the little monsters were exceedingly unpleasant to hear.”) Unfortunately the delicate mechanism was too fragile for rough usage, and the steel stylus caused the wax record to wear out extremely rapidly. Print No. 25931.
has a comment from 1981 on the talking doll
February of 1891: "One of Edison's talking dolls has reached Winnipeg (Canada.) It is at Miss Maycock's store and is inspected daily by a large number of people. It is a very good evidence of the uses to which the phonograph can be applied, but as a conversationalist or an elocutionist, the doll cannot be pronounced a success. The piece which the manufacturer has arranged for the lifeless talker to say is that familiar old nursery rhyme, 'Jack and Jill.' When the crank is applied to the mechanism and turned, the sound is emitted from a perforated plate on the breast of the doll. At first it is hard to distinguish any words, but by listening attentively and following the rhyme from the start, every word can be heard although not distinctly. As a novelty it is interesting."
Do you need help in dealing with a real haunted doll that haunts you?
Lisa Lee Harp Waugh Wants To Know...
The Dead Spoken To You Lately?
Lisa Lee Harp Waugh
The American Necromancer
The first lady of conjuring the Dead.
The ancient art of Necromancy is still
alive today with Waugh at it's main
LISA LEE HARP WAUGH
Is a necromancer in the 21st century.
She is by what may call a real conduit
to the world of the dead. She dressers
in ceremonial robes, draws magical
circles on the floor and commands
spirits from Heaven, Hell and all
places in between to appear before
her and communicate with the living.
As a teenager she studied heavily
The Black Arts by Richard Cavendish
and The Grand Grimoire by A.E Waite,
the Malleus Maleficarum and anything
she could get her hands on by the
great by Eliphas Levi, John Dee and
the great beast, Aleister Crowley. www.ghosthuntersofamerica.com
A professional Necromancer and founder
of the Sorcerers and Necomaner Guild
of greater Houston, Texas. Waugh has
been practicing and conducting rituals
for many paranormal investigators
for over 20 years. Waugh also paints
many spiritual and common murals and
lives in a small Texas town with her
three dogs. She also over the years
makes ceremonial candles and is active
in ghost hunting in the deep South.
Summoning the dead to communicate
with the living is a natural daily
occurrence for Waugh. "I have
been doing this since I was a child."
" When I lived in Galveston,
Texas about 15 years ago, I was introduced
to the ancient rights of ceremonial
Necromancy as a ritual by a great
shaman called Freebird, and because
of him and his diligence to the art,
I still practice it until this day."
"However, if a spirit has something
vital to impart to you, they will
call upon you, not vice-versa and
no ritual is needed".
She then Got involved with the local
Hoodoo Voodoo's of the area and new
doors where opened to her concerning
communicating with the dead. And through this she has begin to study the famous haunted voodoo hex doll that is in her possession.
Waugh was baptized and trained in
the secret dark religion by Bianca
The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. Waugh
lived in New Orleans for 3 years until
she learned all about spells, hex's
and how to hoodoo voodoo people as
Waugh also owned and managed the
fantastic Candle Making Company in
Galveston, Texas for many years that
catered to the eclectic patrons taste
of many of the states visitors and
just curious. She then moved to Houston's
Famous Vodoun area 5th ward. This
now where she resides to this day.
Her home today is a testimony to Necromancy
and her new found religion of Voodoo
Necromantic practitioners such as
Waugh conducts, and entails respect
and reverence not only for the spirits
of the dead, but for the spirits of
Hell, Heaven and all places in between.
Waugh has a large home one room she
has painted black with pitch and candle wax where she calls
the good spirits. Another painted
all black with hot tar where she calls the infernal
spirits. In these dark silent secret great echoing rooms she houses her small but valuable collection of very haunted dolls and intimate objects. A few she will tell you such as this mad living dead voodoo doll which she keeps under triple lock and key.
"I personally don't trust these objects that are supposedly haunted or possessed by a real ghost. I prefer that they are not being shown in public", she states. "Many strange things can be triggered even by looking at the photo of a real haunted doll, I believe it can sometimes trigger paranormal activity by those that look at these supposed ghost photos." "The same goes for reading about such things even if they are not true. "It effects someone," she states.
American Ghost Hunters Society is
currently accepting new members all
across the country for our network
of ghost hunters, ghost writers and
Investigate all types of Paranormal
and Unexplained Phenomena through
Research and Documentation.
Waugh is often compared today in
her facial features and many similar
practices as being a modern Dr. John
Dee. He of course was one of the most
fascinating characters of the Elizabethan
period just as Waugh is recognized
as such in modern times. The events
of Dee's life are filled with science,
experiments, astrology and mathematics
which he aligned with magic, the supernatural
and alchemy! All of which is Waugh's
personal passion and driven honest
beliefs. These are also stead fast
traditions she does and true in practicing
openly. A few of her select followers
say she is the actual reincarnation
of John Dee. Waugh also practices
astrology, and is very continuously
studying the Black Arts.
Waugh tells that through the powers of Voodoo and New Orleans secret hexes the souls of the lost and angry dead can be put into voodoo dolls as a secret revenge. "Animated dolls is nothing new to the movies"
Waugh, a real big hearted Texas gal
does not comment on any of this privately
or publicly ... for she is humble
in her paranormal studies and research
to the core. Gina Lanier a close friend
of her's relates: "Waugh is a
very outgoing friendly, charming and
a downright loveable person, and gets
along equally well with the living
and the dead." Lanier and Waugh
once investigated a real Haunted Texas
Federal Prison together for close
to two years in the early 1990's and
had many startling paranormal adventures
Lisa Lee Harp Waugh's accomplishments
have been achieved through hard work,
persistence, and a goal-oriented attitude
required to overcome obstacles and
reach difficult goals. Waugh shares
her approach to communicating with
the dead's success in this motivational
performance that's sure to inspire
Paranormal Investigators to excel
in their life.
PRSNE do not charge for conducting
an investigation. They will ask for
travel reimbursement, which can include
gas, airline tickets, phone and tolls.
They generally travel by car whenever
possible to keep the costs to a minimum.
Due to the reality that there are
always those who can not financially
reimburse this amount, the fee will
vary on case by case basis. If you
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