Robert the Haunted Doll

By Kris M

Robert the Haunted Doll

Dolls have always given me the creeps. I would imagine one talking back or mysteriously moving around my house when I wasn't home. Despite Robert the Doll's adorable sailor appearance, he was my worst nightmare. The sinister doll dates back to 1896. He belonged to Robert Otto who was gifted the doll by a servant who practiced black magic. Things started to get weird when the family would hear the doll talking back to Robert. Even more strange, it would move around the house when no one was home, randomly appearing in windows. When it started to vandalize rooms, everyone blamed Robert, not the doll. The poor boy was terrified of the malevolent doll and tucked it away in the attic until his death. 

When a new family purchased the home, their little girl discovered Robert the Doll. She claimed the doll had told her he wanted to kill her and do terrible things. A museum in Key West re-homed the doll, keeping him locked away in a glass case. You can visit Robert, but beware. The legend tells that you must ask permission to take a photo of him. If you don't, you will be cursed. On a wall behind the encased doll are letters of forgiveness from those who went against his wishes, begging him to undo the curse. 

Famous YouTuber, The Omar Gosh TV, visited the haunted doll and purchased a replica in the gift shop. In videos to follow, there are a series of unfortunate events. One video even shows the doll's hand moving during an EVP session. Did Robert's evil spirit follow him home? 

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