Hey have you heard this story about a living doll, apparently he’s called Robert the doll.  Now I know a lot of people will of heard of this but I lot won’t have.  So I thought I’d put it on here to show you guys.  This is meant to be true and one of the most popular ghost doll stories (if you like) out there. 

Hope you enjoyed it, thanks again.

Robert the doll

In the late 1800s, Thomas Otto and his family moved in to a mansion at the corner of Eaton and Simonton streets in Key West, Florida now known as the Artist House. The Ottos were known to be stern with their servants, sometimes even mistreating them. It was the treatment of one such Haitian servant that provides a twist in this story.

This woman was hired to take care of their son, Robert. One day, Mrs. Otto supposedly witnessed her practicing black magic in their backyard and fired her.

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Robert the doll……….creepy huh.

Before she left, the woman gave Robert a lifelike doll which stood 3 feet tall, had buttons for eyes, human hair (believed to be Robert’s), and was filled with straw.

Dolls that resembled children were not unheard of during this time, but this one proved to be special. Robert named the doll after himself and often dressed it in his clothes. Robert, the doll, became his trustworthy companion. He took it with him on shopping trips into town. The doll had a seat at the dinner table where Robert would sneak it bites of food when his parents weren’t looking. Robert would even be tucked into bed with the boy at night. Soon this innocent relationship took on a strange nature.

Soon after, Robert chose to be referred to by his middle name, Gene, after being scolded by his Mother. He told her that Robert was the doll’s name, not his. Gene was often heard in his toy room having conversations with Robert. Gene would say something in his childish manner and responses could be heard in a much lower voice. Sometimes Gene would become very agitated, worrying the servants and his mother. She would, on occasion, burst in to find her son cowering in a corner while Robert sat perched in a chair or on the bed glaring at him. This was only the beginning.

Household objects would be found thrown across the room, Gene’s toys turned up mutilated, and giggling could be heard. Whenever these unusual acts took place, Gene always said, “Robert did it!” The boy took the punishment but always insisted that the blame was Robert’s. As the mischief grew, more and more servants took their leave as new ones were hired. The Ottos’ relatives felt it was time to do something. With the recommendation of a great aunt, Gene’s parents removed Robert from his care and placed him in a box in the attic. This is where he resided for many years.

After the death of his father, Gene was willed his boyhood home. He decided to live in the Victorian mansion with his new wife. Gene had become an artist, and felt the house was spacious and would provide a place for him to paint. He went to the attic and dusted off his childhood toy. He became attached to the doll despite his wife’s displeasure. Gene would take the doll along with them everywhere they went. He even sat in his favorite little chair while Gene and his wife slept nearby. The Turret Room became Robert’s domain after Mrs. Otto moved him back to the attic. Their marriage slowly became sour until Mrs. Otto supposedly went insane and died of unknown reasons. Gene followed soon behind.

Robert supposedly attacked people, sometimes locking them in the attic. People who passed by claimed to hear evil laughter coming from the Turret Room. For some time, Robert remained in the empty house by himself until a new family purchased the mansion and restored it. The doll was once again moved to the attic. This pleased it as much as the last time. The doll was often found throughout the house. On one certain night, Robert was found at the foot of the owners’ bed giggling with a kitchen knife in hand. This was enough to send them fleeing from the home.

Robert was later moved to the East Martello Museum in Key West, where he sits perched in a glass box. Despite his new living quarters, the doll is believed to not have given up his menacing ways. Visitors and employees claim they have seen the doll move. His smile has been known to turn in to a scowl. One employee cleaned Robert, turned off all the lights and left for the night.

The next day, he returned to find lights turned on, Robert sitting in a different position than the night before and a fresh layer of dust on his shoes. Some say he’ll even curse you. If you want to take a picture of him, you must ask politely. He’ll tilt his head in permission. However, if he doesn’t and you take the picture anyways, a curse will befall upon you and anyone who accompanied you to the museum. The same will happen if you make fun of him.

To this day, Robert remains at the East Martello Museum in his sailor suit clutching his stuffed lion, continuing his menacing ways.

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Hi, sorry I have not posted anything I’ve had a lot to think about recently, not that anyone cares lol.  If you have not seen the TV show called Apparitions make sure you do it’s very creepy and interesting. 

What are demons……evil?

A demon or daemon is a paranormal, often malevolent (Having or showing a wish to do evil to others) being prevalent ( Widespread in a particular areaat a particular time) in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, and folklore. 

Further information about demons.

The Ancient Greek word δαίμων daimōn denotes a spirit or divine power, much like the Latin genius or numenDaimōn most likely came from the Greek verb daiesthai (to divide, distribute).  The Greek term does not have any connotations of evil or malevolence. In fact, εὐδαιμονία eudaimonia, (lit. good-spiritedness) means happiness.

The supposed existence of demons is an important concept in many modern religions and occultist traditions. Demons are still feared as a popular superstition, largely due to their alleged power to possess living creatures. In the contemporary Western occultist tradition (perhaps epitomized by the work of Aleister Crowley), a demon (such as Choronzon, the Demon of the Abyss) is a useful metaphor for certain inner psychological processes (inner demons), though some may also regard it as an objectively real phenomenon. Some scholars[4] believe that large portions of the demonology (see Asmodai) of Judaism, a key influence on Christianity and Islam, originated from a later form of Zoroastrianism, and were transferred to Judaism during the Persian era.

Just before I go on this above isn’t my doing it’s from wiki website.

The photo below is to believed to be one of the many demons.

Buer, the 10th spirit, who teaches “Moral and Natural Philosophy” (from a 1995 Mathers edition………..creepy right.

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Belial one of many demons, seen in The exorcism of Emily Rose.  Just thought I’d mention that.  By the way if you haven’t seen that move (just mentioned) it’s a must watch it’s scary as ever.  
 
Wicca/witchcraft

According to Rosemary Ellen Guiley, “Demons are not courted or worshipped in contemporary Wicca and Paganism. The existence of negative energies is acknowledged.

I suppose people who like, or do wicca you know the pentagram (5 pointed star) and candles, chanting and all are sometimes thought of witches.  It was developed in England during the first half of the 20th century and it was introduced to the public in 1954 by Gerald Gardner, a retired British civil servant.  So it was actually developed in are country.

According to Marge Floori from the Weekly world news there are the top 13 most dangerous demons, believe it or not:

 

ASMODEUS – The orgy-loving ancient Hebrew devil of sensuality.

ASTAROTH – Female demon worshipped by the Phoenicians as the goddess of lasciviousness.

AZAZEL – The demon who taught man to make weapons of war and introduced women to cosmetics.

BALAAM – Hebrew devil of avarice and greed.

BEHEMOTH – Devil said to take the form of a monstrous elephant.

BEEZLEBUB – Disgusting and repulsive Lord of the Flies.

BILE – Eons-old Celtic god of Hell.

CIMERIES – Demon who rides a black horse and rules Africa.

COYOTE – American Indian devil.

DAMBALLA – Evil Voodoo serpent god.

DAGON – Philistine avenging devil of the sea.

MORMO – King of the Ghouls and chief consort of Hecate, the Greek goddess of the underworld and witchcraft.

MICTIAN
– Worshiped by the Aztecs as the god of Death.

Now it’s up to you whether you believe this or not because I know I lot of people won’t, even me to be honest but I am interested.

Thanks for reading

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So…..What are ghosts

(from wiki)

In traditional belief and fiction, a ghost (sometimes known as a spectre (British English) or specter (American English), phantom, apparition or spook) is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living. Descriptions of the apparition of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike visions. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as necromancy, or in spiritism as a séance.

The belief in manifestations of the spirits of the dead is widespread, dating back to animism or ancestor worship in pre-literate cultures. Certain religious practices—funeral rites, exorcisms, and some practices of spiritualism and ritual magic—are specifically designed to rest the spirits of the dead. Ghosts are generally described as solitary essences that haunt particular locations, objects, or people they were associated with in life, though stories of phantom armies, ghost trains, phantom ships, and even ghost animals have also been recounted

Example

Brown Lady of Raynham Hall claimed ghost photograph by Captain Hubert C. Provand. First published in Country Life magazine, 1936

Brown Lady of Raynham Hall claimed ghost photograph by Captain Hubert C. Provand. First published in Country Life magazine, 1936

This photo has been around for more than 70 years (77 years) and was captured at a very early time (1936) by two photographers on the 19th September 1936.  The photo graph has been produced in many books and articles since the 1960s, and more recently on TV and websites across the internet.

The Story of the Photograph

It was taken at Raynham Hall in Norfolk on the afternoon of the 19th September 1936 at around 4pm by two London photographers, Captain Provand and Mr Indra Shira. Raynham Hall was traditionally haunted by “the brown lady” a women in a brown brocade dress.  When she was alive she was know as Dorothy Walpole, second wife of charles, who died in 1729.  Provand and Shira was working for the magazine country life at the time, taking pics in the hall area.  They were about to finish when when Shira said he could see a figure coming down the stairs and urged provand to take a photo.  Although he could not see it for himself he exposed the plate and the image showed a strange luminous shape on the stairs.  Then the photo was published in the country life on 26th December 1936.

The photo was considered one of the best photo’s of all time.

Raynham Hall

Raynham Hall now

Raynham Hall now

So here is an example (if you like) of one amazing pics of a ghost, taken even in the 1930s.  If you believe in ghosts like me, then would love reading stuff like this so keep coming back cuz there;s gonna be a lot more.

……..back to Rayham Hall……..

according to the legend Dorothy Walpole was the first prime Minister of Great Britain was is always fascinating to know.  Her husband Charles Townshend was well know for his violent temper, when Dorothy had an affair with Lord Wharton, Charles punished her by locking her in a room in Rayham hall.  She remained there until she passed in 1726 from smallpox.

So I hope you’ve enjoyed this story and beginning of my blog as much as I have. Please comment on anything you want to say.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What are ghosts.

I absolutely love ghosts and anything to so with them e.g Demons, apparitions,spirits and more.  I just love horror books, films and TV programs.  So I decided to start a blog telling everything interesting and fascinating to do with ghosts and show it on this blog.

What is a ghost….I know everybody out there knows that a ghost is a dead person but there is so much more than that.  Some (or most ) of this writing is going to be from wiki website because I’m no expert in this kind of thing, I just wanted to take all I can find about ghosts and make a blog about it…so I hope you understand and keep on reading.

Also I will be adding vids, pics and links so you guys can check it out.

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