Annabelle was the focus of a case that famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren took part in during the early 1970s, and is highlighted in the book The Demonologist. It has been stated that this is one of the most unusual cases of a possessed object on record.

In 1970, a mother purchased an antique Raggedy Ann Doll from a hobby store. The doll was a present for her daughter Donna on her birthday. Donna, at the time, was a student in college, preparing to graduate with her nursing degree and resided in a tiny apartment with her roommate Angie (a nurse as well).

Pleased with the doll, Donna placed it on her bed as a decoration and didn’t give it a second thought until a few days later. Within that time, both Donna and Angie noticed that there appeared to be something very strange and creepy about the doll. The doll apparently moved on its own, relatively unnoticeable movements at first, like a change in position, but with the passage of time, the movement became more noticeable.

Donna and Angie would come home to find the doll in a completely different room from which they had left it. Sometimes the doll would be found crossed legged on the couch with its arms folded, other times it was found upright, standing on its feet, leaning against a chair in the dining room. Several times Donna, placing the doll on the couch before leaving for work, would return home to find the doll back in her room on the bed with the door closed.

The Medium

One night Donna came home to find the doll had moved again, this time it was on her bed. Donna had come to find that this was typical of the doll but somehow she knew this time it was different, something wasn’t right. A sense of fear came over her when she inspected the doll and saw what looked like blood drops on the back of its hands and its chest. Seemingly, from nowhere, a red liquid had appeared on the doll. Scared and desperate, Donna and Angie decide it was time to seek expert advice.

Not knowing where to turn, they contacted a medium and a séance was held. Donna was then introduced to the spirit of Annabelle Higgins. The medium related the story of Annabelle to both Donna and Angie. Annabelle was a young girl that resided on the property before the apartments were built. She was a young girl of only seven years old when her lifeless body was found in the field upon which the apartment complex now stands. The spirit related to the medium that she felt comfort with Donna and Angie and wanted to stay with them by moving into the doll.

Feeling compassion for Annabelle and her story Donna gave her permission to inhibit the doll and stay. They were to soon find out however, that Annabelle was not what she seemed. Later that week Donna saw that the doll or “Annabelle” was ripped and had jagged cuts along her mouth. One night Donna awoke to some singing like a little girl, she walked into her bathroom to see Angie dead with the words “wanna play?” written in the blood of her friend. The doll was never found.


Lou was friends with Donna and Angie and had been with them since the day the doll arrived. He had never been fond of the doll and on several occasions warned Donna that it was evil, saying that she should get rid of it. However, Donna had developed a personal tie to the doll and decided to keep it, despite Lou’s feelings. Her decision was a terrible mistake.

One night Lou awoke with a jolt of terror, a jolt that didn’t seem like it was from his usual nightmares. Somehow, something felt different. What would appear to be a common case of sleep paralysis became all too real; he looked around the room but couldn’t discern anything out of the ordinary. At first anyway. Looking down toward his feet he saw the doll, Annabelle. It began to slowly glide up his leg, moving over his chest and stopping at his neck. Helpless against it, the doll began to strangle him. After a moment Lou, at the point of asphyxiation, blacked out. He awoke the next morning, certain it wasn’t an ordinary night terror, and was determined to rid himself of that doll and the spirit that possessed it.

Preparing for a road trip the next day, Lou and Donna were reading over maps alone in her apartment. The apartment was eerily quiet. The silence was broken when rustling sounds coming from Donna’s room aroused fear that someone had broken into the apartment. Lou, determined to figure out what was causing the noise, quietly made his way to the bedroom door. He waited for the noises to stop before entering and turning on the light. The room was empty except for Annabelle, whom was tossed in a corner on the floor.

Lou searched the room for signs of forced entry but nothing was out of place. As he got closer to the doll he got the distinct impression that somebody was behind him. Spinning around Lou found that despite his unease nobody besides himself and the doll were in the room. Then in a flurry of motion he found himself doubled over in pain, with blood dripping from a cut on his chest. Upon opening his shirt, there on his chest were what appeared to be 7 distinct claw marks.


I hope you enjoyed this article and should you ever want to visit the infamous Annabelle, she can be found at the Warren Occult Museum in Moodus, Connecticut. The museum is run by Lorraine Warren, the famous paranormal investigator, and now frequent guest on the television show “Paranormal State”. Housed in a glass case at the museum you will find Annabelle. Mrs. Warren relates that Annabelle still moves about occasionally and is still known to make growling noises at unsuspecting visitors….


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5 years ago

The film was based on real events and was not based on this entry. I’m not quite sure where people go that from? A quick google search will show you. Although I don’t necessarily agree with taking such a blatant plot and using it as your own isn’t such a good thing… It’s obvious that Annabelle wasn’t a creation of this user and they in fact just used it and made it their own. I don’t think that really needs to be explained.

5 years ago

this is good but needs more work

amaranth49 avatar
6 years ago

This and Spring Grove Asylum are now on my bucket list. XD

HellIsEmptyAndAllTheDemonsAreHere avatar
6 years ago

Was this a creepypasta or a Wikipedia article?

6 years ago

When I first read the title, I was expecting some cool fictional creepy pasta based on the real Annabelle doll. What I found was a description of the doll and the events that surrounded it.

creepypasta_jeff avatar
7 years ago

I first heard of Annabelle in Conjuring One. I bet plenty of people likes to dress up as her after reading this story.

SnakyMosquito80 avatar
7 years ago

Wow! That was an awesome creepypasta. It was not just plain scary, but it also added a feel of the inner workings of a spirit/ghost. For those who didn’t know, this story is actually a real-life event that happened years ago.

96/ 100. Amazingly Scary!

7 years ago

Ummmm, the friend Angie didn’t die in the real story. This half made up, half plagiarism.

7 years ago

I don’t think the part about the dead flatmate is ‘real’, but otherwise, if you Google it, you’ll find the rest of the story is all there.

physcoticabbz avatar
7 years ago

Thats the real picture of anabelle right?

psychopath_2209 avatar
7 years ago

It’s a good pasta that actually gives you a few of the facts about Annabelle. Cool….

CalicoMinx avatar
7 years ago

this is actually a real story, and i have actually seen and visited the doll. the stories are true, but it is not based off the movie or anything.

Creepa99 avatar
8 years ago

Well I meant not historical activities.

Creepa99 avatar
8 years ago

This should not be on here this is not a website for paranormal activities.

geardeath avatar
8 years ago

I feel like the picture added the right effect it seems like it was just someone stating historical facts and I liked it for that.

Its based off a “true story” pretty cool.

8 years ago

this is a true story its in my town Connecticut the picture of the doll is also the real thing this is not bs guys

DollyMeh avatar
8 years ago

BlazeofDawn and and other readers, let me just say that the movie was not based on the pasta. Neither was it the other way. Both the pasta and the were based on a real paranormal case. The pasta explains the real story way better than the movie.

ButterKnight48 avatar
8 years ago

This pasta isn’t based on the movie Annabelle, more like the movie is based on the story of Annabelle which is 100% true. This is a nice pasta but it is more of a brief history of the doll. I give it a 7.5/10

Angel_Slayer_ avatar
8 years ago

Umm, i think we might have all seen the movie

BlazeofDawn avatar
8 years ago

I agree with Mischief