Is the Annabelle Doll Possessed?
Is the Annabelle doll possessed? Pat and Rebecca are joined by listener-favorite guest Bob from Bob After Dark to explore the stories about the world’s most haunted doll, Annabelle, who spawned three movies. One of Ed and Lorraine Warren’s most famous cases, Annabelle is surrounded by tales of teleportation, materialization, and demon claw marks. But are they true?
Questions Explored in this Episode
What is the history of the Annabelle doll? Who are the nurses that claimed she was possessed? When did Ed and Lorraine Warren get involved? What did these paranormal investigator’s do? Why is Annabelle locked in a wooden case? Did Annabelle escape from the Warren’s Occult Museum? What happens to people that mock her, and does that mean she is possessed? How similar are the movies to the real story? Does a demonic presence live in Annabelle?
Vote on the Episode
Done listening? Go vote on what you think at ghostlypodcast.com/polls. #TeamBeliever #TeamSkeptic
Listener Mail and Questions
This week’s listener mail is a story about the Peshtigo Fire hauntings. Listen to our Peshtigo episode if you haven’t yet. Have a spooky story or question of your own (or someone you know)? Send your story or question to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at 630-448-2138 and we might read or share it on the podcast. You could be on a future episode of Ghostly!
History of Annabelle
Pat explores the stories told about Annabelle the doll. He takes a look at what history can be verified, and what history is just folklore.
Rebecca, Bob, and Pat debate if the stories about Annabelle are true. Did she move on her own? Did she torment Lou, one of the nurse’s fiancé? Were the Warren’s telling the truth about why they locked the doll in a case?
No poll results for this episode – we played nice with our Christmas and bonus New Year’s Predictions with Jacob Mayfield episodes. Still need to listen to our previous episodes? Check them out here.
Ghostly Book Club
Interested in joining our new Ghostly Book Club? If you want to read spooky books and talk about them with fellow Ghostly listeners, sign up at ghostlypodcast.com/book-club. Our next meeting is on January 28th
New merchandise store right on our website at ghostlypodcast.com/store for all your Ghostly Gear! T-shirts, Hoodies, and Masks and more.
Done Listening to the Episode?
Please subscribe to Ghostly and give us a rating on iTunes or any podcast app where they let you. Tell your friends! Then you can debate the truth yourselves. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to grow our audience, so we can do all the amazing things we have planned for this year. And be sure to find us on all social media at Ghostly Podcast. Visit our website, www.ghostlypodcast.com, to learn more about Ghostly, and, of course, give us your opinion on our polls here or on Facebook.
How can you help support Ghostly? Leave us a rating and a review. And now you can also buy us a cup of coffee at buymeacoffee.com/GhostlyPodcast. You can give a one-time coffee, or you can sign up for a membership for $5 a month or $50 a year. Members get early access to future episode topics and get to join a meet and greet with Pat and Rebecca every month.
We want to hear from you! We want your ghost stories! Email us at email@example.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at GhostlyPodcast. NEW! Leave us a voicemail on Ghostly’s new haunt line: 630-448-2138.
Sources for this Week’s Episode
Hollywood Reporter: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/annabelle-comes-home-real-stories-behind-artifacts-1216397
History Vs. Hollywood: https://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/annabelle/
All That’s Interesting: https://allthatsinteresting.com/annabelle-doll
Boston Ghosts: https://bostonghosts.com/annabelle-the-haunted-doll/
Thank you to Special Guest Bob from Bob After Dark!
Listen on the Web: https://memoriamdevelopment.com/series/bad/
Also listen to his podcast anywhere you find great podcasts!
Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann