While I was searching for information about my next Top 10 Countdown, I came across some very interesting facts about this recent horror masterpiece, The Conjuring. If you thought that the movie was creepy, wait until you get a load of these spooky details about the real events behind the Annabelle case!
Many of you might know that the movie protagonists, Ed & Lorraine Warren, were, in fact, real people and that the events depicted in James Wan's film were actually based on true events, but did you know that the Annabelle case was a real thing, too?
This is a small part of the story:
"In 1970 a mother purchased an antique Raggedy Ann Doll from a hobby store. The doll was a present for her daughter Donna on her birthday. Donna, at the time, was a student in college, preparing to graduate with her nursing degree and resided in a tiny apartment with her roommate Angie (a nurse as well). Pleased with the doll Donna placed it on her bed as a decoration and didn't give it a second thought until a few days later. Within that time, both Donna and Angie noticed that there appeared to be something very strange and creepy about the doll. The doll apparently moved on its own, relatively unnoticeable movements at first, like a change in position, but as time passed the movement became more noticeable. Donna and Angie would come home to find the doll in a completely different room from which they had left it. Sometimes the doll would be found crossed legged on the couch with its arms folded, other times it was found upright, standing on its feet, leaning against a chair in the dining room. Several times Donna, placing the doll on the couch before leaving for work, would return home to find the doll back in her room on the bed with the door closed.
The Messages Annabelle the doll not only moved but could write too. About a month into their experiences, Donna and Angie began to find penciled messages on parchment paper that read "Help Us" and "Help Lou". The handwriting looked to belong to that of a small child. The creepy part about the messages was not the wording but the way they were written. At the time, Donna had never kept parchment paper, on which the notes were written, in the house, so where did it come from?"
If you enjoyed this small specimen, you should visit the official site of the Warren's, which hosts the whole story. Reading about it is scarier than watching it on the big screen! It won't be long until you hear suspicious noises from your kitchen, I can guarantee that...