This post was inspired by a recent news story about a pair of “haunted” child’s sneakers for sale on Ebay. This piqued my interest and I was curious to find out what supernatural items could be bought online. The search brought up a whole host of strange items from the wonderful to the creepy!
It’s no surprise to me (the girl who turned her porcelain dolls backwards when she was going to sleep!) that the most prevalent of the “haunted items” are dolls. There are all types but mainly of the porcelain persuasion, many are “haunted” by the ghosts of children. The famous Annabelle doll even inspired her own movie. First up is “Claire”, she is described as the spirit of a wealthy widow. The spirit is described as dark and demanding, yet a great protector for the home and owner!
One of the less menacing dolls is “Carella the Psychic”. Carella is a soft-sculpture doll with a heavily made-up face, bushy hair and psychic powers. She promises to bring the user luck with money and the spirit has been in the doll for decades.
Doll number three in the mix is “Eve”. She is one of the more expensive of the dolls, on sale for a cleverly picked sum of $1666.00. Eve is a distinctive looking red-haired doll with black tears streaking down her cheeks and a beautiful ornate silver dress. Eve is a dark and evil doll haunted by the spirit of a murderous woman who murdered her lover and her sister after finding they had been having a secret affair and then plunged a knife into her own heart. The back story for this doll is as ornate as her outfit.
From my investigation it seems that the more evil the doll is, the more expensive it will be (and of course the more elaborate the back history for the doll), which brings me to the next one. For a princely sum of $3500 someone can be the lucky owner of a very evil spirit doll. Whether the tales behind the Evil spirit doll below are true or not, there would be no way I’d want to purchase something with a description of “the stuff nightmares are made of”. This might be down to my love of horror movies and books but it seems that one would simply be asking for trouble in this case?! She even has “devil” written in witch alphabet on the back of her neck
This doll was found in a haunted house where the family were tormented by the spirit. There is mention of a shadow man appearing to the family, heart attacks, broken necks and Moonlight Sonata playing itself on the radio. The stories alone are fodder for any horror story, why would someone want to purchase this doll? Unlike the dolls that bring luck or protection she only promises death and evil, yet she is intriguing.