The Real Annabelle Doll: The True Haunted Story — Haunted Places

Tony Walker
16 min readMar 14

Introduction and Brief Summary

The Real Annabelle Doll

Being a podcaster with a deep interest in stories and in psychology, the story of the Annabelle doll has always piqued my curiosity. And I’m not alone, because the tale of a seemingly innocent Raggedy Ann doll getting possessed by an evil spirit has captivated people all over the world.

In recent years, the story of the real-life Annabelle doll has gained immense popularity among horror fans and paranormal enthusiasts alike.

The doll is said to be possessed by an inhuman demonic spirit that is capable of harming those around it. The story of Annabelle has been featured in various films, including the Conjuring movies, and the latest film, Annabelle Comes Home, features the Warrens’ son-in-law, Tony Spera, who helps to secure the possessed doll in a glass case.

The real-life Annabelle doll is now housed in the Warrens’ Occult Museum, which has become a special case due to local zoning laws.

The original doll was actually a Raggedy Ann doll, which was given as a birthday present to a young nursing student named Donna.

Strange things began to happen after the doll’s arrival, including bad dreams and notes that appeared to be written by the doll. With the help of a medium, it was determined that the doll was being inhabited by the spirit of a young girl named Annabelle Higgins, who had died in the area.

Father Hegan, an Episcopal priest, was called in to perform an exorcism and bless the apartment, but the doll’s activity continued.

The Warrens (see below) became involved in the Annabelle case and took the doll with them, securing it in their Occult Museum. In recent years, rumors of the doll escaping from its glass box and causing havoc have made their own headlines, but those rumors have been debunked by the Warrens’ son-in-law, Tony Spera.

In a recent interview, Spera confirmed that the doll remains safely behind glass and that holy water is regularly used to keep its inhuman presence at bay.

The Annabelle doll is just one of the many inanimate objects that have become associated with the Warrens’ collection and their work in the field of…

Tony Walker