When I get a reported haunted doll to
investigate, I do a lot of research on them.
From who owned it to who purchased it and
where it has been over it's life time. Some
dolls have traveled the world others have
witnessed many tragedy's. And in my own
senses of being I wonder what paranormal
memories and effects these dolls tend to
In the begining I use to buy them from
several haunted doll auctions on Ebay ,
then from local thrift stores. Then as time
went on friends would bring me their own
treasured heirlooms to study and verify.
Some dolls I have found are only haunted
when in possession of the owner. Some just
become inanimate when in possession of strangers
where I find that others become more active
when in the possession of a stranger. And
there are still those that have dolls in
their attics or basements and ask me to
... Please get her out of our home! Some
tell strange stories of dolls walking talking
and witnessed the doll levitating and flying
through the home! In my private investigations
I try to validate these claims, and in some
cases I find that the Haunted doll Phenomena
is very real! Such is the case of Pupa.
It is not uncommon for children to have
imaginary Doll friends. Often times, a mischievous
child will blame some wrongdoing on a spectral
presence or a favorite doll, and parents
will dismiss it as a bright imagination.
But what happens when the doll begins to
torment the child and terrorize anyone who
lives within the household?
Often I consider if If doll has never done
anything away from the house where it is
kept, or away from it's owner, then I'd
be more inclined to associate it with one
of the entities within the persons house
itself, and it probably is a separate entity
attached to the doll, then the above observations
could be used. I always consider this first
in all paranormal objects I investigate.
I never rule out a spirit, or a specific
spirit associated exclusively with the doll,
my gut is telling me that it's probably
a mundane item being acted upon by one of
the spirits in the persons house.
Pupa is said to move by herself. Often
she is said to push things around in the
display case where the family who owns her
keep her. Since the passing of the original
owner in 2005 the family reports that the
haunted doll has become very active and
seems to want to be released from where
she is kept.
Still dressed in his blue felt suit, she
has also reportedly pulled pranks aplenty
on those who care for her. Often, Pupa was
placed differently than when the family
last saw her. More than once, the family
have reported hearing a sound like someone
tapping on glass as they pass Pupa's display
case. When they turn to look, they have
seen Pupa's hand pressed against the glass
or her legs crossed when they were not before.
The particular doll in this article was
original made in the exact likeness of the
child in Trieste, Italy for the original
owner. This custom has been around for ages.
Some even made with the actual hair of the
child in question. Some dolls of this type
actually were made using hair of the child
who's likeness it was copied. Or the hair
that someone sold to a doll maker such is
the case of Pupa. For reasons unknown, dolls
seem to attract spirits. More troubling,
dolls seem to become easily imbued with
the spirit of the child to whom it most
closely connected. And there is ample evidence
to at least provoke suspicion that some
dolls stay connected via this childhood
link for years, even generations after their
childhood playmate has grown to adulthood
or succumbed to early death.
The Haunted Dolls History
The original owner had it from the age
of 5 or 6 (1920's) until she died in July
of 2005. The doll survived World War II,
and many, many close calls to it's destruction
over the years. The owner cherished it always
through out her long life. The doll traveled
from Italy to the United States then back
to Italy and across Europe and finally to
the USA once again where it is now.
Also if you look at the photos in this
article you can see where Pupa's face changes.
It seems to me that she either reacts or
shows emotion. None of these photos have
been altered except cropped for the story.
The actual haunted doll you are looking
at, is 14 inches tall and was made in the
1920’s. The head, arms, and legs and
clothes are made out of felt, and are moveable,
the hair is real human hair. The button
sewn to her collar was from the owners Grandmother
who died and was sewn on at the end of World
The Doll who she lovingly
called Pupa was even photographed with her
and her brother in Italy Circa 1928.
Always she would say Pupa
was alive and had a mind of her own. She
even told her grand children stories that
it was her best friend and most beloved
confidant. She told them Pupa talked to
her over the years and even saved her life.
I take photographs. I use my EMF’s
which I have a few of, and I also take infrared
videos of the dolls. I have recently started
a new method of studying the dolls recording
EVP's and videotaping them as they sit alone
on shelves or in rooms with people to see
what the doll might do or how they interact.
Pupa seems to move by herself changing position
and at times even changing her painted expression.
Sometimes her painted on eyes seem to open
wider others times they follow you around
I usually place a small video camera focused
on the doll I am investigating and film
it for hours against a dark background.
Pupa's head seems to move at times as well
as change directions, her arms and legs
do the same. Often very slowly but the effects
can be measured.
The University of Washington's developmental
psychologist Stephanie Carlson thinks imaginary
friends can be a positive experience for
children. She says, "There's a certain
amount of control over a relationship with
an imaginary friend that you don't have
with a real friend. It's a practice ground".
It is also believed that negative companions
can help children work out conflicts. Carlson
also says, "These are not all smooth
interactions, but can still be useful and
functional in development, even if they're
not all friendly". I wonder could this
apply to dolls as well? Do we unintentionally
fill them with a life force? Could a haunted
human hair doll spark a ghostly connection
to the long dead donor.
Other dolls are created for the enjoyment
of the collector, and although they are
never “played with” in the traditional
sense they still can become objects of devotion
and even obsession. Any avid doll collector
will tell you that it can be hard to pass
up the opportunity to purchase or obtain
a beautiful, desirable doll. These dolls
are no less loved and the emotional connection
is no less intense; often these collectible
dolls are the objects of the most terrifying
"Her eyes follow you
as you walk past! And she gives you a feeling
of fear and wonder that I can't even describe!"
"I don't think the Photos convey this."
Real Haunted Dolls
Sony Digital Camera, Video Cam Corder, mini
tape recorder digital and analog, Polaroid
Camera, 35mm Camera, Digital thermometer,
Infrared Scope with Night Vision are some
of the things I use. I also record all my
findings in a note book and on my computer.
To anyone that might be interested
in investigating real haunted dolls I suggest
for you to on any on-line auction web site,
and you'll see many auctions for reported
real haunted dolls. Haunted dolls seem to
be the current paranormal rage for both
ghost hunters and curious people who want
a real ghost in their home, but there's
a great chance you might just get an old
un haunted doll that you might have paid
too much for doll that is only haunted by
the price you paid. Remember, Buyer beware!
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The Haunted 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.
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
Devil Baby Links:
DEVIL BABY OF BOURBON STREET
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Check into Pustanio’s haunted handiwork
at www.ricardopustanio.com or at www.thehouseofvoodoo.com
where you can also purchase dolls by other
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
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.
Annabelle The haunted Doll
In the 1970's a mother strolling along
the street walked into a hobby store, and
purchased a large Raggedy-Anne doll as a
present for her daughter's birthday. Thus
begins one of the most unusual cases of
a possessed object on record. Annabelle's
antics were so bad, she is now locked inside
a protective glass case in an occult museum
to keep her at bay. This is a terrifying
case of a raggedy Ann doll named Annabelle.
The case is from the 1970’s and is
highlighted in the book The Demonologist.
is a terrifying case of a raggedy Ann doll
named Annabelle. The case is from the 1970’s
and is highlighted in the book The Demonologist.
This is one of the Warrens most asked about
cases. The referral came from an Episcopal
priest. A somber toned clergyman told Ed
Warren of two young nurses who had communicated
with what they thought to be a human spirit.
One of the girls’ friends had been
attacked physically, and the activity was
still in progress, so Ed accepted the case.
With that the priest gave Ed the phone number
of the girls. Ed immediately called the
number and upon reaching one of the girls,
Ed verified the existence of the problem
and told the young women that he and Lorraine
were on their way.
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