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One of the questions we always get asked about is whether or not new horror movies such as, “The Boy” are based on true story or real events. The horror movie, “The Boy” is a new horror movie which features a haunted doll, when new baby sitter played by Lauren Cohan is asked to look after the haunted doll, the horror movie begins.

Real Haunted Dolls

Thankfully the story behind the movie, “The Boy” is not based on any real events.  However there are real haunted dolls that horror movies have been based off already, or should be.  One of the most haunted dolls known to exist is, Anabelle the Doll. Annabelle is a Raggedy Ann doll alleged by self-proclaimed demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren to be one of the most haunted dolls in the world and is believed to have caused paranormal activity, as well as causing one death.  Currently Annabelle the haunted doll resides in a glass box at The Warren’s Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut. Annabelle the Dolls’ haunted story has served as the inspiration for the films Annabelle (2014) and The Conjuring (2013).

Another haunted doll which is reported to be one of the most haunted dolls in the world is Robert the Doll. The doll once owned by Key West painter Robert Otto is believed by some to be cursed as well haunted by a demon.  During the time that Robert Otto owned the doll, he believed the doll was alive and even built a room for the doll in his house for Robert.  Many people including Robert Otto believed that the doll would move on its own, and the doll would make strange sounds.  Even to this day Robert the Doll does not seem to be a fan of photography, many people report that while they try to take photos of the doll, photos became distorted.

Tim Wood

Founder and Lead Paranormal Investigator for livescifi.tv, I started the world’s first LIVE online paranormal show. Check out my new book, "Stalked by the ZoZo Demon"

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