Fact Check: Did the Annabelle Doll Escape From A Museum?

Fact Check: Did the Annabelle Doll Escape From A Museum?

2020 is already turning down to be a year of disasters. From bush-fires to the coronavirus pandemic, it has now become the stuff of internet legends. The last thing 2020 needs is the demonic doll, Annabelle on the loose, but fortunately, there’s no need to worry about that yet.

On Friday, some bizarre rumors took social media by storm. It was said that the real-life Annabelle doll, made famous by the Conjuring horror film franchise, had gone missing from the Warren’s Occult Museum in Connecticut. The doll was found in the 1970s by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. They worked on it and declared that it was demonically possessed.

After fact-checking the rumors, it turns out they were far from true. In reality, the museum shut in 2017 due to zoning violations. In 2019, the Monroe Sun quoted Monroe police chef John Salvatore saying this about the Warren home: “It is not a museum. It is a residential house. The street is a very narrow public roadway, inadequate for parking for any commercial enterprise. And the traffic generated by the home inconveniences neighbors.”

Anabelle isn’t missing, it has reportedly been placed in the custody of the Warrens’ son-in-law, Tony Spera, along with the rest of their artifacts. In 2014, the late Lorraine Warren explained that Annabelle cannot just be destroyed, because “getting rid of the doll would only get rid of the vessel, not the evil that resides within the doll,”.
But it is being ensured that the doll poses no threat or harm to anyone. So, in summation, 2020 can remain firmly in the disaster movie genre, with no intrusion of supernatural horror elements as of yet.

Annabelle was made famous by the 2014 Conjuring prequel of the same name, along with its own prequel, Annabelle: Creation and the sequel Annabelle Comes Home. The real-life doll belonged to a student nurse. There is allegedly started displaying demonic behavior, at which point the Warrens were contacted to investigate.

Claim: Annabelle escaped from Museum

Final Verdict: Debunked

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