When I was a little kid I loved dolls. I had a number of them, mostly languishing in various stages of undress and neglect. They were a means of imaginative play, not something that scared me.
But then, I hadn't encountered anything that looked like this.
This little doll is behind glass at Spooked in Seattle. What you can't see in the photo is the crucifix wrapped around her arm. The story is that she once belonged to a child who was possessed by a demon. A priest was called in to perform an exorcism, which was only partially successful. The demon left the little girl, but went into her doll.
The priest successfully bound the demon into the doll with a crucifix. It's easy enough to scoff the tale off as a fabrication, but I'm told that the doll gives off electro magnetic energy. And when you're standing in the half dark being told this tale by a man who works as a medium? I confess to a few chills up and down my spine.
And then there's this dolly, much less scary looking, but she also comes with a story:
See the circles around the legs of the chair? That would be because the chair moves around the room on its own. Plus, the dolly has a music box which has a tendency to play when nobody has been anywhere near the doll. Conjecture is that there is a child ghost in the building.