Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Is This Doll Haunted?

There are lots of stories about Haunted Dolls and I have heard that they even sell for big money at places like Ebay.  These stories usually make me just smile.  Many people think dolls are creepy.  I guess it is that human resemblance that freaks people out, I just have always loved dolls and still have a small collection of them.

The above doll (large one not the little ballerina) sits on my daughter's dresser.  It was given to me by a friend quite a number of years ago.  It is musical with a wind up key in her back and plays "Let Me Call You Sweatheart".  My daughter always liked it so she keeps it in her room.  She is one those people who finds dolls slightly creepy but that is because she once had a dream about dolls coming to life.  They few she has in her room have never bothered her.

So last week my hubby and I were sitting in the kitchen, my daughter had gone up to her bedroom to read.  About 20 minuets later she come running down and just stands there staring at us with a terrified look on her face.  I assumed she saw a bug or spider or something.

She said she was reading quietly on her bed when all of sudden music started playing.  She thought it was coming from one of her snow globes.  I went up to her room and we started winding up the few musical globes she has---not the song she heard.  So I picked up the large doll--it had a wind up key and lo and behold that was the song she heard.  We have no idea what caused it to play.  I set it back down and tried jumping up and down to see if the vibration would cause it to play---nothing.  My daughter says it must be the ghost of one of our ancestors.  Maybe, guess we will never know.  It has not gone off by itself since.

It wasn't until I took the picture and my daughter and I looked at it on the computer that we noticed the "stuff" on the bottom of her shoes.  My daughter said it looks like blood.  I have no idea what is on the shoes.  The doll sat in a cabinet downstairs until it was moved to her dresser probably a year or so ago so we don't know how the "stuff" got on her shoes.  Another mystery.


  1. Oh, those little reddish-brown parts on her soles are actually left from where the heels were glued onto the shoes. So you don't have to worry about her having sinister bloody shoes. :)

    Sometimes music boxes start up again if they were wound too tight the last time they were played. Or it could be a family member saying hello. I've had a lot of experiences with noises/things turning on and off. I think of it the same way, as someone dropping in to say hello. :)

  2. Thank you for the info on the glue,it will make my daughter feel better!