Long time readers of this blog may remember the story of Robert The Haunted Doll from last Halloween.
Basically the story told of the true story behind the doll in the movie Chucky, not a lot of people know this but the movie however crazy and terrifying was inspired by true life. Or should I say a true life doll.
The doll was called Robert by the little boy who had him, and just like in the movie the boy started to notice strange things happening that showed his doll had come alive.
He’d put his doll down on a chair at night and after lights out people in the house would hear little footsteps running up and down the hallway. But everybody was in bed where they’re supposed to be. When the lights were turned down Robert would be in a slightly different spot. Anyway, I don’t want tell the whole story here so if you want to read it feel free to click the link above and read it for yourself.
Amazingly Robert the doll is still around and these days he is currently spending most of his time behind glass in a museum in Florida. In fact one of the readers of this blog, Kat, had even visited him herself:
You might’ve noticed that in the pictures in the pictures of Robert The Haunted Doll in the background you can see what looks like handwritten letters taped up in the background.
Each of those letters were written by some person who had visited Robert the doll in person. People come from all over the world to see him, mostly because of his legend. But for some people it’s not enough to come face-to-face and stare into the eyes of this supposedly haunted little figure. They have to take another step further.
Legend says that while Robert The Haunted Doll does tolerate being in that museum, he doesn’t tolerate any disrespect while on display. And one thing he really hates is when people take his picture without asking. Legend says that if you go and visit him in person and take his picture without asking that he will be filled with rage, and when the lights click off at the museum he’ll travel to the offending person’s house and proceed to haunt and terrorize them.
Now, many people just can’t resist to take a picture. I mean it is a touristy thing to do, when your destination is to see this particular thing it’s natural to want to take a picture. But *especially* when there’s a legend that threatens to bring this terrifying being to you, people just can’t help but take out their phone or their camera and snap a picture.
It does remind me a lot of the Bloody Mary game. You have a perfectly boring place like a bathroom and then we play a game that invites this terrifying, bloodthirsty ghost to appear to you and possibly murder you to steal your eternal soul.
People just can’t resist. They snap a picture, have a big laugh over it, and maybe even taunt the doll to his face and leave. They proceed to go home and live their lives and next thing they know… eerie noises in the middle of the night. Little things start to add up and it makes them think “Hey these noises remind me of this legend I heard a while back. What was that legend again? Oh yeah, Robert The Haunted Doll!” LOL. Next thing they know they are getting no sleep because they’re terrified every single night.
So legend says that if you find yourself in this sort of situation the only thing you can really do to make it stop is to plead with Robert by writing him an apology letter. And hope that this apology will somehow make his feelings of being disrespected go away. …Or at least make him latch on to somebody else.
Every year people find themselves in this situation and end up writing letters to the museum. The letters are then posted near Robert in hopes that it will end the haunting.
In fact, the pictures that were used in the in the blog post where I told the story of Robert The Haunted Doll were taken by a guy who didn’t ask permission first. His daughter was so disturbed that she ended up writing a letter to Robert to apologize for what her dad did.
So there you go, a little more spooky background to an already very spooky story. Now I turn the story over to you, if you had a chance to visit Robert The Haunted Doll would you take a picture without asking?