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Freaky Cursed Voodoo Doll Breathes, Talks and Puts Curses On Others!

Moviegoers and fans of true stories of the paranormal are well familiar with Annabel, the cursed doll currently in possession of famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. As it turns out, she is not alone.

An equally creepy haunted doll in Key West has been said to have been seen smiling wickedly, distorting his face, and making menacing giggling noises. 

The doll named “Robert” looks innocent enough, dressed in a tiny sailor suit, but its current owner says do not be fooled by Roberts’s outward appearance. Robert absolutely terrorized his previous owners.

The current owner now keeps the creepy doll locked behind a glass museum case where he is the main attraction at the East Martello Tower art gallery in the city of Key West, Florida. So petrified are people about the doll and its dark history, that visitors to the gallery feel they have to ask it permission to take “his” photograph – and they usually do!

Widely renowned as the inspiration behind the Chucky horror films, Robert was initially given to a four-year-old child called Gene Otto, by his parents in Key West, Florida, in 1904. Gene was said to be incredibly attached to his new playmate and was frequently heard having conversations with him in which Robert would speak back.

While the Otto’s initially thought their son was making up the voices, they soon realized there was something far more sinister at play when Gene refused to put Robert down no matter where he moved about the house. They also claimed there were times that the doll seemed to move from place to place around the house on its own.

Gene continued to refuse to be separated from Robert well into his adulthood, and even kept him by his side while painting as a professional artist later in life.

But while Gene was still a child living at home, he kept Robert propped up in an upstairs window. Schoolchildren walking past would report seeing the doll disappear and re-appear and began avoiding the house entirely.

Following his death in 1974, Robert was then picked up by Myrtle Reuter, who moved into the artist’s home.

Visitors to the house claim to have heard footsteps and giggling from the attic where the infamous doll was kept. Others claimed they would see Robert’s facial expressions contort if anyone badmouthed Gene, his previous owner.

Eventually, Robert the Doll was donated to Key West’s Fort East Martello Museum, where he has been kept behind UV-protectant glass ever since.

Those who visit ask his permission before taking photographs or filming; as it’s said, those who did not ask permission have previously faced a multitude of misfortunes, such as a car crash, broken bones, job losses, divorce, and nervous breakdowns.