the Annabelle doll did not actually escape from the Warrens
The terms “Annabelle Doll ” and “Warren Museum” began appearing on Twitter as social media users posted about the demon doll who was allegedly on the run. However, those worries were in vain, as the Annabelle doll hadn’t actually escaped from the Warren Museum – it is, after all, an inanimate object.
For those unfamiliar with it, the Warren Occult Museum was a real place and housed artifacts collected by supernatural investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The duo are perhaps best known for investigating a haunted house in York replacement in 1975. This investigation inspired the book, Amityville’s Horror, and several films of the same name. The couple also investigated information about a Raggedy Ann doll believed to have belonged to a lass named Annabelle Higgins. This doll, which was later presented to the museum, also inspired many horror films.
According to a Newsweek article, the rumor of Annabelle’s alleged escape began after a net surfer changed Annabelle’s Wikipedia page, claiming she escaped from the museum on Friday morning. The Wikipedia page has since been corrected.
The museum closed for zoning violation late last year and, according to Newsweek, the doll is no longer on display. Annabelle Doll is currently in the possession of Tony Spira, Edward and Lauren Warens’ son-in-law.
If you’re unfamiliar with Annabelle’s story, or haven’t watched “The Conjuring,” it’s a totally haunting story.
Annabelle Doll was originally owned by two women who claimed the doll was “moving to their apartment” and left written notes, according to Newsweek. Then the owners of the doll gave psychological counseling.
Some paranormal experts claim the doll was associated with a demonic spirit, impersonating a child, according to Newsweek reports. Ultimately, the doll is in the possession of Warrens, leading to Annabelle being placed in their museum before it closes.
Even on Warren’s first trip with the doll, Newsweek said the couple said they were in grave danger and believed Annabelle caused their car’s brakes to malfunction.
While the escape is little more than a hoax, some of the social media reactions have been priceless.
But the mysterious Warren Museum is no longer operational. Ed and Lauren Warren are both deceased, and according to Atlas Obscura, the museum was closed in 2018. The Monroe Sun reported that Warren’s son-in-law, Tony Spira, was looking for a new home for the museum (it was closed due to zoning issues), but it did not reopen. Paranormal property again.
However, the museum’s case is a bit moot, as these rumors didn’t start with any kind of police reports, gruesome videos, spiritual scenes, or Spera’s frantic call to search for a demon doll. This rumor seems to have arisen from a translation error.
Rumors began to circulate shortly after The Hollywood Reporter published an interview with actress Annabelle Wallis, who played Mia in “Annabelle.” Wallis spoke about his new movie, “The Silencing”, as well as what it was like working with Tom Cruise on “The Mummy”. Wallis also referred to “running” in his interview, and the Hollywood Reporter included video of some “escape” scenes from “The Mummy”. With this news circulating on social media in Chinese, it seems Jerry Wallis’ news has been misunderstood as Annabelle (the doll) escapes.
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