By LISA LEE HARP WAUGH
I found myself very intrigued by the photo and the story of this reported to be very haunted Voodoo Doll. I am as many of you are in full knowledge that inanimate objects can have a ghost or entity or demon attach themselves to the item in question. Over the past 12 years I have read numerous ghost stories about real supposed haunted dolls and have seen many said to be haunted on ebay. In fact, I have never had an encounter with a haunted doll until I took it upon myself to Travel To Galveston Texas To meet The Real Deal eye to eye.
New Orleans real Voodoo dolls that are said to be haunted, or possessed, by the ghost of of a dead person are in fact called Zombie Dolls.
A Very Real Haunted Voodoo Doll Ghost Story
by Carol Moran
A recent story submitted to us at "Haunted America Tours" 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.
Investigating A Real Haunted Zombie Doll
Haunted Voodoo Dolls And The Ghosts & Spirits Who Attach Themselves To Dolls
What kind of lost are trapped lonely spirit I thought would want to attach its self to a real Doll or any object in particular. Was it because it cared about the item when alive, I thought? Or did it just want someone attention? Another thought about this doll even though handmade is more important then store bought I supposed. Was it a cursed persons soul stuck inside this evil rag and rope body under some real Voodoo Hoodoo Hex? I contacted a close personal friend and ghost hunter Gina Lanier (www.ginalanier.com). Who of course just so happens to live not far from New Orleans and is personally acquainted with many local voodoo's of notable fame in the area.
As a ghost hunter and paranormal investigator, Gina Lanier has encountered many haunted possessions such as jewelry, paintings, car parts and even artificial limbs and assorted prosthetics and household and office furnishings, but she contends that toys especially dolls and more so Voodoo Dolls from real Voodooist in New Orleans are far and actually the most haunted items of all times.
In Gina's Opinion like many other childhood toys, they all might just be a darker side, less often seen, but once experienced, impossible to forget? Is it within the realm of reason that the our tours and inanimate friends of our childhood, living and sharing every moment with their adopted children, might take on a life all their own once the innocence of youth has worn away? Can it be possible that the beloved Dolls or Teddy Bear is actually the most haunted (and haunting!) toy of all time? Gina believes it is so as well as investigates it as well. I told Gina That I had tracked down the Voodoo Dolls owner , and the she was not only willing to let me investigate it but also keep the haunted doll as my own . "That is if it would chose to stay with me!"
Gina told me don't hesitate jump in with both feet and see what happens! I also called Dash Beardsley (Ghost Tours Of Galveston Island) but he could give me no further details the, that The lady in Question had contacted him late one night. She related to him over the phone that she for a time had kept the haunted doll locked in it's box under her bed, When it got even too noisy for her to stand she then taped the box shut with duct tape and placed it under her kitchen sink with her pots and pans where the doll began to make even a larger racket trying to escape. --- In the words of the one and only Texas Ghostman, Dash Bearsley, "Real Voodoo is alive and being practiced in Galveston, Texas everyday".
Well I now have the actual Haunted Voodoo Doll in possession as of today April 21st, 2008. The Doll seem to stay quiet for a over 6 months. Nothing strange or out of the oridnary occured to me as I also kept it in an area of my home In plain site. finally I said to the doll Ok so if your really haunted show me something you can do. And still nothing happened.
I will tell you what have gathered so far since I got it in my possession. The Haunted Doll measures 7 1/2 inches tall it's limbs and joint's are very movable and rather loosely dangle when held . It seems to be very old by it's smell and composition of string and cloth (I'd personally love to have it X-rayed to see what's inside The wrappings). The Doll weighs rather heavily at 4 3/4 pounds. It is very solid to the touch and looks more like a artifact then just a recent or contemporary creation. I do get strange EMF Readings and will take some photos of it very soon to post.
I will keep you posted and let you know what happens in this investigation soon. And post more photos of "This what many are telling me is the Most Haunted Doll " in the world that they have ever come across!
One email I got was from a man in New Jersey man who said he had owned the original doll at one time in the 1970's. He had gotten it as curio from local voodoo queen in his area that told him the doll had come from New Orleans and that all she knew was it was bad JU-Ju.
That horror of what he might have in his hands, it plagued him night and day. So that soon he could feel it's evil haunting him to the point where he set it on fire in a Bar b' que Pit. After the doll was physically burnt up to a large degree. A strange thing came over him, something drove him to pick up the remains and refashion them into the doll that exist today.
He says he then sold the doll no less then 6- 8 times until it never returned into his life. then he told me in a phone conversation that individuals would buy it from off of ebay then send the doll back and tell him to keep the money they wanted no part of the doll.
He also told me that the large silver box had a power over the zombie and that silver makes a zombie go dormant. He said the doll always would go back to the silver zombie box no matter how separated they were by distance.
My belief that this poor woman in Galveston was actually delusional in her experiences began to change.
And was this Zombie thing not dead not alive not human haunted by a lost soul, all this slowly began to settle in.
Over Thanksgiving 2008 a friend of mine came to my home and was actually taken by the doll and it's large silver box. So much she asked me if She could have it to observe because she knew I was going on my usual extended trips abroad. I told her of it's supposed voodoo hoodoo and zombified history and the things that the Zombie Doll was reported to have done. I also told her that nothing had occurred since it was in my possession and that I thought it was a hoax.
Needless to say she took the doll home with her to West Palm Beach. And it was no more then three weeks later I received a large suspicious looking package in the mail. And inside was a note and the heavy silver zombie box.
The note went on to say that the doll had disappeared from her home the very day she got back. and that something had trashed her computer as well as what seemed to be a break in to her condo. But nothing was missing except the zombie doll.
I was truly perplexed by this and started to think about the fact that this haunted voodoo hoodoo doll zombie laid dormant when it was in my hands. I then called Gina Lanier who went on to tell me that some haunted items as dolls and haunted teddy bears will do this when they are sent to new homes.
Many times individuals will buy a reported as real haunted doll and it takes time for the doll to acclimate it self or it just my be a ploy to give it time to observe you and your actions. She also went on to tell me that some haunted items might just be sitting back and waiting for the special person to come along that it knows it could taunt relentlessly. And I might not have been that person it wanted to torture through it haunting and paranormal or supernatural abilities
As of today August 20, 2009 the zombie doll has not come back to me. But considering the distance from here to West Palm Beach, Florida it might still take a little time for it to complete it's journey. Unless it is on the rampage doing what what ever Zombie Dolls do, do. I also have thought what if it has gone back or found it's way to a past owner.
I guess I shall have to just wait and see.
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