In 1970, a mother purchased a antique Raggedy Ann doll from a store. The doll was a present for her daughter, Donna.
Donna was a student in college, preparing to graduate, and she lived in a tiny apartment with her roommate, Angie.
Donna liked the doll, and kept it on her bed. A few days later, Donna and Angie noticed something about the doll.
The doll moved on its own, as in change of the position it was in. It was barely noticeable, but it became more noticeable.
Donna and Angie would come back and find the doll in a different room. Sometimes, the doll was found sitting on the couch with legs folded and arms crossed. Other times, it would be propped up against chairs.
Donna would leave for work while leaving the doll on the couch, then she would come home and find it on her bed with the door closed.
The doll could write as well. Donna and Angie would find penciled messages on parchment paper that said, 'Help Us' and 'Help Lou'. The writing looked like a small child had written it.
The creepy part was not only the writing but the way they were written. At the time, Donna didn't have any parchment paper. So, no one knows where it came from.
One night, Donna came back and the doll moved again. But she felt something was terribly wrong.
She looked over the doll and it had red stains that looked like blood on its hands and its chest. Donna and Angie decided to take it to an expert.
The went to a medium. The medium said a little girl, named Annabelle Higgins, had died in their apartment years before they lived there.
Annabelle was a seven year old girl who lived on the property before the apartment complex was built. One day, her dead body was found in the fields where the apartment now stands.
The medium said the little girl put herself in the doll, and she felt comfortable around Donna and Angie.
Donna felt sorry for Annabelle, and gave her permission to stay inside the doll. But she later finds out that Annabelle is more than what she is claimed to be.
I guess some guy named Lou, told them to get rid of the doll. He knew it was evil. But Donna and Angie didn't listen to him.
One night, Lou awoke from a bad dream. He was laying in bed, but couldn't move. He was in panic.
He looked down towards his feet and saw Annabelle. It crawled up his leg, up to his chest then stopped. Before he knew it, the doll began strangling him and he blacked out.
Lou and Angie were going over maps for a road trip they were planning the next day. All of a sudden, they heard shuffling around in Donna's room.
Lou awoke the next morning, knowing it wasn't a dream. He planned to rid of the spirit in the doll.
He quietly made his way to Donna's room where he heard noises. He waited for the noises to stop, then he entered. All he saw, was Annabelle tossed in the corner of the room.
He went towards the doll and thought someone was behind him. He looked but there was nobody there. In a matter of seconds, he was clutching his chest in pain, cut and bleeding.
He took off his shirt and there, on his chest, were 7 claw marks.
Donna was finally convinced that there was no young girl, but a demon.
She contacted a priest who agreed to take the doll for investigation.
On the way to the museum, the priest's car kept on swerving for no reason. So, he sprinkled the sign of the cross in Holy Water over the doll, which calmed it down.
Annabelle was put in a museum. One day, a visitor decided to challenge Annabelle.
The man didn't believe Annabelle was haunted. He messed with the case and said, "If you can slash someone, how about you slash me!"
3 hours later, the man died. He hit a tree while riding his motorbike and died. No one knows if Annabelle put a curse on this man, or if it was a coincidence.
Annabelle is now at the Warren's Occult Museum, Connecticut.