In a world where the the paranormal exists, there are a ton of haunted dolls and figures other than the one made famous in the 2014 horror movie Annabelle. Some of them aren’t as malicious and sinister, but they’re still creepy none the less.
Meet Mandy the Haunted Doll, who is currently on display in the Quesnel & District Museum in Canada. Mandy, a doll created sometime between 1900 and 1920, was given to the museum by a donor who wished to remain anonymous. The donor had a chilling experience with the doll and wished to get rid of it without destroying whatever historic quality it possessed. One night, the donor was awoken by extremely loud cries, the cries of a baby that were echoing and radiating from the basement where the doll had been left. Only one problem: a baby was not present in the house at this time of night. After hours of listening to the shrieks, the donor finally mustered up the courage to sneak into the basement and examine the source of the cries. Upon arrival, they found nothing but an open window, and Mandy was missing…only to return the next morning.
After dropping Mandy the Haunted Doll off at the museum, the donor confirmed that an experience like that never occurred again. However, the arrival of Mandy at the Quesnel & District Museum started a new wave of distress and discomfort for the staff and visitors there. Almost immediately after being placed in front of the front door, staff members started reporting that their lunches were going missing, only to show up neatly tucked in random drawers hours later. Books and stationary started going missing on a routine basis, too. Eventually Mandy had to be moved to a more private display, one away from other dolls of her kind, because it is rumored that she would topple them over in the middle of the night due to some sort of jealousy.
Mandy the Haunted Doll was heavily featured in a 1999 issue of “Supernatural Stories Around British Columbia” and that’s when people started flocking to the museum to see the haunted doll for themselves. People who visited the decades old toy had trouble getting pictures of Mandy because their batteries would die or the flash of their cameras would inexplicably turn on and off while trying to take photos.
Psychic investigators who have visited Mandy state that the doll is most likely possessed by the spirit of a young, little girl who only wants attention from people around her. That’s why the doll is only mischievous and never violent towards humans.