Haunted Antique Porcelain Dolls

Posted on March 6, 2008

During my lifetime I have had several personal encounters with the paranormal, or supernatural as some people prefer to say. I shared this experience with several members of my family when I was about 12 revolved around a set of antique dolls. Although I was not the one who actually encountered the ghost I was there while it was going on.

My grandmother found a set of antique dolls somewhere and she bought them and brought them to her house. The bodies of the dolls were made of porcelain and their dresses and hats were a combination of silk and feathers.

She put the dolls into a large walk-in closet at the top of the stairs. My older sister lived with our grandparents, her bedroom was just next to the walk-in closet. Right away she started having nightmares. She also told us that she heard an old woman humming and a creaking noise like a rocking chair while she was trying to go to sleep. She prayed and tried to ignore it until she finally fell asleep, but when she did she had nightmares.

Naturally, the adults did not believe her. They said that she had only imagined it and it was natural for a child to have nightmares sometimes. She continued to hear the old woman and to have nightmares. We were all starting to get worried about her and, of course, my other sisters and I believed her. It seems that adults are often closed minded to the possibility of such things.

I should say that none of us made any kind of connection between the dolls and what my sister was experiencing. I remember seeing my grandmother bring the dolls in, but I never paid much attention or thought much about them. It was only later that a connection was discovered.

My grandmother attended a Pentecostal church. She had some people from the church get together during a service to pray for my older sister to try to stop her nightmares.

After the prayer one of the ministers came up to my grandmother and asked her if she had brought anything different into the house. He said that he felt like there was a spirit that was causing the problems. Naturally, she thought of the antique dolls and decided to remove them from her house.

To this day I do not know what she did with the dolls, but I do know that as soon as they were gone my sister stopped hearing the old woman and having the bad dreams.

Written by David Slone, Copyright 2008

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270 Responses to “Haunted Antique Porcelain Dolls”
  1. cheyenne says:

    hello any body going to comment on that? besides me! it was scary!

  2. vonnie says:

    I had something like that happen to me when I was about 9yrs old with an old doll my Gram bought me. Only my doll would move from one spot to another. My parents never believed me, my brother did. I threw the doll away and everything was back to normal.

  3. Doris says:

    I have heard several stories of haunted dolls. I have had my dolls move when I was a kid. I do have a collection of porcelain dolls, and while they have never done anything, there were times when I lived in an apartment that I just could not look at them at night. Now that I have a house, my dolls are in different rooms than where I sleep.

  4. Briggs says:

    I don’t know what it is about dolls, particularly antique and porcelain dolls, but they creep me right out.

  5. simone says:

    Ugh…I think all dolls are creepy. Not sure why these things seem to be easy for spirits to attach themselves to, but it’s possibly because they are sort of like the golem of ancient lore. Dolls are a macabre representation of life….and are to easily used by any sort of spirit.

  6. yupi says:

    Hmm� I think this is true but why would dolls have evil spirits in them, I don�t get it! But anyways I still believe it ?

  7. May says:

    a nice and freaky story but i liked it. I once had an antique doll and i had nightmares too! but i never had dreams about an old lady. Thanks for posting this =)

  8. aliza 17 says:

    wen i was little my dad bought me this huge teddy bear…anyway at night it would move and look at me…i was scared and told my sister, who i shared a room with, she told my parents…and after a while they believed me and threw it out! thank god! it still creeps me out thinking of it…

  9. allie says:

    omg! my aunt has tons of porcelain dolls… when i moved in with my grandma i took all of them and dumped them in my grandpas room! nice story…

    barbie is creepy too!

  10. HP says:

    another not true story, sorry I find it too lame.

  11. The Caretaker says:

    HP you are entitled to your opinion, but this story is absolutely true. I am the one who wrote it and I was there.

    Sorry you thought it was lame, but it is the truth.

  12. am, moo, and chrissy! says:

    we were just hanging out and we decided to tell ghost stories.. when we ran out we decided to get on this website! and this is the first one we came to! great story and we agree that antique porcelain dolls creep all 3 of us out terribly!!!

  13. Jason says:

    Well with this story it sounds fake. BUT I can’t say anything because out of all of the experinces that I’ve had this has never happened to me. But i believe you if you say that it is true.

  14. The Caretaker says:

    Hi Jason. If it were not true maybe I could have made it sound more interesting or believable, but I have written it exactly how it happened.

  15. sharon says:

    hey people totally creeped me out. i own a porcelain doll!!

  16. Nilda says:

    Now, having read this story about antique dolls I have my own story to tell. I have 3 of these antique Burmese marionettes I had bought in an antique shop a few years back and were hanging just above my bed. All 3 dolls were dressed as court jesters. Well, about a month ago, I had a terrible nightmare – I dreamt I was right in my bedroom sleeping when I felt 2 small hands trying to strangle me. I tried to shake them off vehemently until I woke up. Suddenly, I saw a light reflected on the wall next to my bed and in the light shadows were running from one end to the other end.. Once they reached the other end the light vanished.. I can only surmise they were evil spirits unleashed thru these dolls. I am not at all supertitious; I have always dismissed these things as rubbish but this isn’t the only nightmare I’ve had. I have thrown these dolls away and hopefully this should end the nightmares and I can look forward to a peaceful night.

  17. bj says:

    i had that once but i used a tongan plant to chase the spirit away.

  18. liz says:

    i hate porcelain dolls sooo much. they scare me. i remember my sister used to have these two creepy porcelain dolls, one with pig tails and the other with curly hair and a stupid hat, and at night time i always felt like they were staring at me (they were right across from my bed on our entertainment center).

    one day me and my cousin were playing Spit and tossing cards back and forth across the room, and we noticed the dolls standing side by side behind me, but then we went right back to the game, because it was heated, haha. we finished the game, and just as i was getting ready to go downstairs to dump my cup out and put it in the sink, i noticed the dolls again, but this time they were FACING eachother. it freaked me and my cousin out real bad. we ran really fast down the stairs and in the process i spilled my water all over the floor. no one took what we said seriously, in fact my mom was just angry because i’d gotten the floor wet. i didn’t arrange the dolls so that they would face eachother and im pretty sure my cousin didn’t either. that was around 8 years ago and he says that it still gives him the creeps thinking about it. same with me :| i hate the sight of porcelain dolls now.

  19. aliza 17 says:

    umm… bj? what the heck is a tongan? and this story is a bit cheesy… even though those dolls freak me out!!!

  20. The Caretaker says:

    Aliza, evidently the tongan he mentioned is some sort of plant. I searched Google, but couldnt find anything about the plant. It seems that Tonga is a Pacific Island.

    Too bad you thought th estory was cheesy :D sometimes the truth isnt as exciting as fiction – this story is 100% true

  21. aliza 17 says:

    yeah… i tried to go to and see what togan means but it said it was like a race or something… how wierd… and i do believe u… i just think the story wasnt scary. and i also think HP shouldnt say anything at all… if it isnt something nice.

  22. der says:

    well i beleve it. i had a doll and i would wake up in the middle of the night and it wold just stare at every move i make.

  23. Jenxxx says:

    Woah! Creepy story! I have read so many doll stories lately, what’s up with me all of the sudden? Yes, I believe dolls can be possessed by spirits or demons. Thanks for sharing!

    p.s: Even though I never had a doll experience, I’m still afraid of them!!

  24. nva says:

    Ahem. I think you use the word ‘naturally’ a bit too often. I mean you used it twice in an eight paragraphed story. You could have substituted it with the phrase, ‘of course’ or ,’as usual’

    That’s all I have to say.

  25. MELANIE says:

    i do think your story is true. I had a doll that was dressed up as clown that my mom brought home to me. i hated that doll so much. i am totally into scary things and movies i still to this day have not found a movie that really scares me. but i got the doll around the time when it came out on tape. and i would face the doll to the wall every nite when i went to bed. and in the moring it would be facing my bed. i broke it and throw it away. still to this day i hate clowns with a passion no one can be that happy all time no one.

  26. VANESSA says:

    Are you seriously going to believe this, I mean they could be true at times but then other times they’re just making stuff up to get you scared. idk cause I have a doll collection and none of them even came alive

  27. Emma says:

    I believe it. I had a doll once that sat on my dresser new to my bed. One night I kept hearing this scraping noise, but I had my back to the doll and it never occured to me that the doll could be moving.

    Well in the morning, there were these deep scratches on the dresser from the doll stand and the doll was at least 6 inches away from where I kept it. I’m not saying that something else didn’t move the doll…but dolls still scare me because of that.

  28. billy says:

    this is funny stuff i watch the paranormal

  29. Brittney says:

    yo da same mess happened to me when I was about 7…i was living in chester in Va and I had a miniture doll…I know it seems crazy but everytime I would sit it somewhere like on the dresser at night it would would be beside me on my bed. I would ask my mom did she move it but she said no… i just brushed it off. But it kept happening everywhere i went it would follow me that creeped me out until one day i threw it away. but it came back in the weirdest way in my dreams

  30. batoul says:

    you know what i beleive you i didnt quite see this but my best friend emily had a pair of porcelein dolls and she told me this story once that her, her sister cathrine and her sisters frend emily were having a sleep over at my freinds house. emily and they were all doing the Ouija board sitting in circle and then they stopped and the frend emily that slept ovr said to the dolls throw something at me if youre alive and out of nowhere a stone hit her head and then they said do something to to the window if youre real then the window cracked and i even saw the crack and then my bestfreind emily said turn around and face us and she did. She ran downstairs and didnt sleep in that bedroom for a very long time

    ive even witnessed nasty things in that house. once i called emily when she was upstairs, i said pass me the knife please and she goes hold on babe im coming. when emily came down i said why didnt you get me the knife. she said what knife? i said the knife from upstairs you said yes hold on babe she goes bat are you going mad? i said emily you just said to me hold on man, im not dumb and also the same thing happened to her. she called her sister from upstairs to get her the charger and her sister said yes hold on let me come down. when emily saw her sister she goes wheres my charger catherine said you didnt tell me to get it emily said yes i did i swear to god and you said yes hold on lemme come down. that house was freaky and since theyve moved out her biger sister moved in and nothing happens now

  31. breeprin says:

    wow! I totally believe that this is true! weird things happen 2 mi all the time @ mi house. I know that there is ghost of some sort who likes 2 com and visit mi from time 2 time. its not a bad ghost either but just the thought scares mi. when I was bout 7yrs old mi and mi bff were in my room just talking and then out of nowhere mi easy bake stuff just started turning on! and those are run by batteries(cant remember how 2 spell it!) it freaked us out cuz they were in my closet on the top shelf! I was trying so hard not 2 cry cuz I was scared so I got up and went 2 turn the switch but it hadn’t moved! I freaked then my TV kept going on and off and I was still acting brave (tho I was VERY scared inside!!!) and I pulled the plug it turned on then off! then it stopped. mi and bff ran out 2 the kitchen and told mi mom she said we were lying! but we weren’t! I talked 2 mi mom later and she told mi there used 2 be a little boy who lived there but he died of cancer! I think the ghost was just trying 2 tell us that he was there! not 2 scare us cuz ever since he doesn’t do anything 2 crazy! also mi moms parents died and I know 4 a fact they come 2 visit mi! mi neighbors friend also lives in a hunted house. @ first it was a good sprit! then mi neighbor, nikki, stayed the night there and she had a dream. there was guy in her dream and he said that he would protect them. they were coming. thro salt around the doors everything will be ok! they didn’t thro the salt then a month later they heard harsh footsteps on the carpet, running water from the bathroom but when they checked nuthin! then they started 2 hear her baby cry and they would go 2 check on the baby but he would be sound asleep. I know that there is a evil sprit living there and they are just trying to make nikki�s friend go mad but sooner or later there gonna try and hurt her! thanks 2 the good sprit nothing way out of proportion has happen! you dont have 2 believe these stores but they actually happened! so I dont care!

  32. annabelle says:

    This is why I am terrified of dolls.They are to easy targets for spirits to take over.I dont own any and I never will.I see enough spirits now I dont need to have them in a doll at my house too.Creepy.

  33. shelby says:

    well, i own 4 porcelein dolls well i have a twin sister and she has 2 and i have 2 but 2 of them r very old and the other ones i got for christmas last year and i had them on my dresser and i would wake up and there mouths were moving and my twin said that she would see ther mouths move too.

  34. Jorge says:

    I believe you. I am very supersticial, and (although you can ridicule me for this) I believe in things such as shapeshifting and ghosts. I’m freaked out now because my sister has LITERALLY about fifty dolls. Not exactly porcelain but they are dolls.

  35. Rafail says:

    i agree the old porcelain dolls must be in museums cause they are so creepy they always watching YOU !!

  36. bri says:

    that was freakin scary i had some dolls like that i could see them move bt i thought it was all in my mind!!!!!!1

  37. willz says:

    I think that was a really interesting story. I think that in life people can develop emotional bonds with an object, such as a doll, and when they die they still have an attachment to that object. From your story I believe that your older sister may have been sensitive to the ‘old lady’ that was haunting the doll.

  38. Viki says:

    I hate porcelian dolls, they always seem to look at you in the night. I used to own a small one and had no problems with it, but when I was about 5 (in my old house), I had a sketch of a Winnie the Pooh scene, framed and hanging on my wall, and at night, i’d look at it, and the characters would be running around the scene and moving about. I told my parents and they didn’t believe me, but I moved the picture to the top of my wardrobe and didn’t look at it ever again. My Dad later told me that the house was haunted…..

  39. gigi says:

    this is so weird i knoe its true cuz my cussin haz one and one night i went to sleep over but when i did i felt some1 looking at me and i saw dat the doll started to stare at me so i prayed that it was my imagination but after i heard giggling.i tought it was my cusin butshe was in the bathroom. i started to sweat of nervousness and felt a huge pressure on me but of too much praying i fell asleep.The next day my cusin was sleeping in the floor.I asked her why and she said cuz you were sleeping wit my doll last night when i came to bed….I turned around and there it was with a huge freaky smile next to me.

  40. WoOp wOoP says:

    i totally belive ur story i had sumfing freaky happen to me to butt it was mt teddy bear so dis iz how it goes me and my mate were home alone and sitting on my bed talking and i had this dog teddy i chucked it on the ground so i could lie down on my bed after a couple ogf mintues my mate was like hay i thought you chucked that teddy off da bed i turned around and there it was right behind me on my bed looking strait at me i almost shat my self i still have the teddy and it creeps me out!!!!!

  41. Tiffani says:

    My Grandfather collects these things. He has ROOMS full of them. I actually added my own horrific experience to the ghost stories page…Go check it out

  42. Linda says:

    Wow! A very neat story indeed. I have believed in Ghosts for a long time. Even more so when attending two recent Funerals. Since I have felt the presence of two of my Friends there at their Funerals. One I actually saw the spirit orb at one, and the other I felt that the pew we were sitting in church had someone kicking it in back of us. — The weird thing is that people that were sitting in back of us were not close to us to make them kick the pew. — So who could have kicked the pew?

    I do believe that Dolls are haunted — that is if they are old enough, and have been in Haunted houses recently — they will for sure be haunted. I would only Buy the Dolls — IF you choose to buy a Haunted doll — Just buy the dolls that have GOOD Spirits– I wouldn’t suggest buying anything else but that kind of Spirit Doll.

    And on Ebay they have Haunted — Pictures, Dogs, YES DOGS! Well I have also experienced — Cold spots, warm spots, sweet smells of roses, and of course the smell as if something was dead in the room. I guess that is what those Haunted things smell like.

    While at the mall — Funny thing is that the Light flashed off and only a couple of Lights were ON! Scary but True.

    The Elevator door opened by its self and not by someone pressing the button.
    And there was a sound of a shreek in our car going up to the mall. Now what was that?

    I haven’t been to haunted place at night and I don’t know what I would do if I did go there at night. Has anyone done that?

    Anyway Have a great day all. Enjoy.

  43. dreama says:

    i have dolls of my own and i think this is a make beleive story yall dont fall for it its all fake

  44. Natalie says:

    yeah, i used to have a large china doll dressed in white , and it always freaked me out. I swear it was haunted, because i had it on the chest of drawers on the otherside of the room, but sometimes i would wakeup in the morning and it would be standing up on the floor. Yes, STANDING. And I would sometimes hear noises and creaking now and again in the night.

  45. Viki says:

    My friend told me that if you leave Barbie dolls out during the night and go to sleep, in the morning they turn their heads and will be looking at you when you wake up. This apparentley happened to her, but that’s happened to me now that I think. I now shut all my dolls away in a cupboard, and if I ever find my porcelian doll, i’m hiding it!

  46. wajiha says:

    spooky but realy cool and neva heard anything like it before

  47. Darlene says:

    I don’t believe in ghosts. Come on, its just imagination. Ghosts have never been able to be proved about their very presence through science. They just don’t exist. It’s all in the brain. As long as you keep your mind active and healthy, you won’t experience anything foolish of this sort!

    Although your story was nice, it’s just a story for me!

    • caribbean queen says:

      I suppose you never expercienced a situation where you said or thought, ” I cannot explain what just happened or what I just heard “. By the way, that was rehortical.
      Is it that difficult to believe that ghosts or spirits acutally do exist?

      I am not about to start a sermon here, but if you believe in God, then you would know that spirits, both good and evil “, does exist. I’m not talking about angels either. Angels and spirits are two different ” beings “.

      And last, but certainly not least, I too have encountered some strange events take place that I cannot explain. And although my experciences are not that scary, i would certainly like to know, what or who, was trying scare me.

  48. The Caretaker says:

    Hi Darlene,

    You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but the object of science is NOT to prove anything. In fact, the purpose and intent of scientific experiments is to disprove an idea or theory. Can science disprove the paranormal or ghosts?

    There comes a time when a person must believe what they see and experience, more so than what they read in a text book or hear an instructor say.

    • caribbean queen says:

      Hey there Caretaker;
      I noticed you sent me a message. Thank you. But I can’t or don’t remember what my reply to you was. Or what the subject was, for that matter.

      Anyways, I appreciate you replying to my comment, even though I cannot for the life of remember what it was all about.

      Anyways, I certainly do believe in the ” paranormal “, to a degree. Although I have not had an issue or problem with a doll before, there have been other incidents that took place that I cannot explain what happened.

      My cousin and I were at a school or college in Ohio a few years ago, ( could be more than five ( 5 ) years ago, when I had a strange encounter with, what I think, was a ghost.
      One night, we had already ” turned in ” for the night, I had a feeling we were not alone.

      I felt that someone or something tried to crawl into bed with me and afterwards, all of a sudden, someone or something, tried to hold me down to the bed. I could not move nor speak for at least more than ten seconds.

      The person finally disappeared afterwards. I was scared ****less, but I never mentioned it to my cousin. At least not until after a few days.

      Just thought I would share my ghost story with you and everyone else.

  49. Alvin says:

    I am a funeral director. I live above the morgue,on the third floor. One morning around this time, I received a death call. A young lady, in her twenties,had just lost her life to cancer. I went to the home of her parents,who were caring for her. As I was moving her body to the stretcher,her mother came into the bedroom.She took a small doll off of the night-stand,and told me to bury it with her daughter.She told me it was her guardian angel. I said I would,and put the doll in a bag. When I arrived at the Funeral home,I brought her body to the morgue. I was very tired,and forgot to leave the doll with her.I went to bed with it next to my bed,in the bag.Around 4:37am ,I had a terrible dream.I dreamt I was in the morgue,and she awoke and said,”Where is my doll!” I was so startled I awoke,and at the same time the light in the hallway went out,with a loud POP!! I felt her presence in my room.I brought the doll down to her right away! In twelve years of being in my business,I had never been so frightened!

    • caribbean queen says:

      First of all, why would you want to live above the morgue?
      That is beyond creepy . . . . at least to me it is.

  50. dafhnee says:

    uhhh… i think dat DOLLS r haunted cuz i had a a scarii doll well 2 dat i think dey stare at mii lolz

    welll ma family think dat 2 okk bye

  51. sam says:

    maybe the dolls came from a yard sale or belonged to someone who was very attached to them at one time and now the person is deceased and just wants to admire her dolls. so the ghost followed the dolls. I hope i made myself clear on that comment

  52. Miranda says:

    wow i have this friend and own tons of porcelain dolls on she heard something walking in her bedroom and then when she tried to get up and she couldn’t move or open her eyes

  53. Damion says:

    This comment goes out to simone. dolls are most likely to be haunted because they are amuzing to kids adults and most of all, spirits. they have been huanted for centuries mostly because the spirits of the past cling on to them because they were the first toy/collectible thus being the longest toy/collectible on earth.

  54. Jackie says:


    I keep saying this on my comments to stories, but i never believed in ANYTHING until i had my experience under the ouija section. I truly think Caretaker is telling the truth and feel for him/her after your comments. Please don’t judge people just because you haven’t experienced the fear and ultimate ‘euphoria’ which comes with a paranormal happening.

    The ‘shock and realisaton of paranormal phenominum’, is why people who have had this happen, feel completely compelled to share their stories on this and other sites…don’t you think they’d rather have better things to do? – NO, because it’s literally taken over their lives and this is why our stories are important and special to each other.

    I’m sorry if i offended you and i hope once, if ever you do experience a true paranormal event, you will see why it is so horrble to doubt.


    Once you experience this, life changes completely, no matter what it is you’ve had happen to you that is supernatural.

  55. Jackie says:

    Got to just say, last night i saw a pic of that haunted doll with black eyes and that house, shivers went through my whole body like a wave, that was so horrible to look at. Can’t remember where i saw it now, or the name of it, OK had had a little bit too much wine. Does anyone know what i’m on about? if so, could you direct me to it again as i want to show my sister.

  56. the same thing happend to me i was 6 and my sister was 9 she was the one who collected the dolls she had 15 of them she put them on a shelf and we named them we write it on a piece of paper so that we could remember and when we went to sleep and when we woke up the next morning all of the names where switched around and me an my sister chuck them out of the window when we saw it .

  57. Theodore says:

    This stuff is so fake!!! I’m so sick of people thinking this stuff really does exist it’s all in your brain!!! Anyway, I wouldn’t be scared even if anything happened to me because I know what’s real and what’s not.I’ts good to have fun and tell stories but its all fake and youre weird if u believe in it. Plus, the object of science kind of is to prove stuff and they can’t prove this is real so ha. And if you tell yourself its real then of course your gonna believe it. Once more for good measure: THIS STUFF DOES NOT EXIST!!

    • june says:

      im sorry dude but you sound like a child obviously you dont understand these things and should try to if you believe in god then you believe in spirits and why do you think there would be so many stories if it were just something fake that only “weird people” believe in
      When science cant disprove something and you cant explain it then what is it? i am sure that when you have a paranormal encounter in your lifetime you wont call yourself weird
      All im saying is dont insult something just because you cant understand it

      • caribbean queen says:

        First of all . . . I am a lady, not a dude. Secondly, I will assume that you do not believe that ” spirits or demons ” does not exist. I use the word ” assume ” because of the comment or reply you left for me. If this is the case, I am certainly not about to argue with you concerning this matter. Everyone has the right to believe what they want to.

        However, I will suggest that you watch the movie, ” A Haunting in Connecticut “, which is based on a true story and/or actual events. Other movies that are also based on a true story or actual events are as follows:
        A Haunting in Connecticut
        The Serpent and the Rainbow
        The Exorcism of Emily Rose
        The Exorcist
        * Amityville Horror *

        ( The Amityville Horror is said to be based on a true story, however, there are people who have said that it was only a hoax ). Also, there are many more ” horror ” films that are based on a true story, but I cannot think of anymore right now.
        Anyways, my point is . . . you may have already seen the movies listed above. If yes, then I find it hard to believe that you can say . . . . ” spirits “, ” ghosts ” and ” demons “, are not real.

        Keep this in mind, just because you may not have seen a spirit or ghost, does not mean that they do not exist. The world is full of ” mysteries “, many of them unsolved. Yes, I do believe in the ” paranormal “, although I have never seen one. I certainly believe that they do exist.

  58. The Caretaker says:

    Well Theodore, you are certainly entitled to your own opinion, but dont you think it is quite arrogant to say that people who think differently than you are weird?

    Also, I’m not sure you really understand the scientific process. The goal of science isnt to prove anything, the goal is to disprove a theory or idea. In fact a scientist comes up with a theory and then goes on to experiment and test to try to disprove it. That’s just the way it works.

    Also, I am the original author of this particular story and I know for a fact that it is 100% true.

    Science cannot prove many things. It cant even prove that love exists! I wonder if you believe in love.

    Science is a wonderful thing, but it is not the answer to everything by a long shot. If it were we would have no diseases nor would we have any unaswered questions.

    In the meantime try to keep an open mind about the world around you, you never know what you might learn. And dont be so quick to judge others as being weird or stupid for having different ideas and opinions than your own.

    • caribbean queen says:

      I give you a ” thumbs up ” for your answer to Theodore.
      I just don’t understand why people find it difficult to believe in ghosts/spirits.

      Anyways, thank you for setting the record straight.

  59. dominic gooch says:

    that was creepy im doin a report on a haunted school this place has ghost dogs and there was a witche coven burned were the school fields are now

  60. Jackie says:

    OK then, what is it that you believe in? – hopefully, you can explain your beliefs whatever they are, because you have been given ‘all knowing insight into everything’. Hopefully, all of us ‘liars’ with nothing better to do than to make things up (without a real audience even) will eventually be believed and accepted by you.
    Can you imagine, if all of a sudden you had a paranormal experience one night and then nobody believed you. Then on top of that, people just dissed you – how bad would you feel?
    When one day something happens to you that you can’t explain, be hopeful that there is a site like this that will help and support you – like this one does!!

    • caribbean queen says:

      Please read my reply to Caretaker.

      The same comment applies to you.

      Take care for now.

  61. Chaos says:


    My grandmother always had this creepy porcelain doll she put out on the fire place in the living room every holiday. I’d be out in front of the fire place ,playing, and the doll would be sitting there staring at me. After a while, I’d get tired of playing and I’d leave for maybe 5 minutes. When I came back, the doll was facing a different direction. I was only maybe 5 so I started freaking out. I don’t believe I ever told anybody that I noticed it moving. I know my family didn’t move it because they were all in the basement and I was upstairs. For the next couple of days, I stayed away from the doll,thinking maybe it would stop moving. I thought that but it never happened. A week later, I was back in the living room with the rest of my family and suddenly the doll just falls over. Yeah, sometimes things fall over because they aren’t set up right, but this doll was leaning against the fire place in the same position for more than 2 weeks. You can’t tell me that isn’t creepy.

  62. Chris says:

    Very creepy story.,,well written thank you!

    I have quite a few dolls and they have never bothered me save for one or two.

    Interesting how some tend to attract or hold energy/spirits…older ones have that “look”, with the human hair and teeth that look like they are gritting their teeth…I have always wondered why some things tend to attach on certain dolls.

    With human hair I can guess that has an attraction to some spirits.

  63. Jorja says:

    This is a spine tingling story. I’ve always been terrified of dolls even as a small child because they are so sinister and shifty looking. My mother bought me one from an auction but I lost it somewhere, and boy am I glad I did!
    As for all those “non-believers” as such, it will be a right smack in the face when you suddenly experience something that scares you and no one wants to listen. Also, where do we go when we die? Most people don’t like to think that it’s just “nothing”. Sometimes it’s nice to think that people can still think and feel and watch things happen. I think that spiritual entities are more than just balls of energy. I like to think they are mixtures of thoughts and emotions.
    ~Jorja x

    • caribbean queen says:

      ” Where do you go when or after you die “, is a very interesting question. However, you should not worry about where a person goes after they die.

      Please allow me to explain. And again, this is not a sermon, so please do not interpet it that way.

      Contrary to popular belief, ” when I die, I’ll go to Heaven or Hell “, no we don’t. The physical body is buried. However, our soul, which I would want to think is our spirit, returns to God, regardless of weather or not you believe in God.

      Anyways, I do not really know what God does with our souls after death. You do not have to believe me, I am just telling you what my religion believes. And again, this is not a sermon, so please do not take it that way.

  64. ashley nicole says:

    i own a porcelain doll. my biological mother gave it to me before she abondoned me at one yr old. the mother i know ( the one that raised me) gave showed it to me when i was 5. she’s pretty and her name is holly, cuz of x mas. i usually set it out for the holidays. when i was a teen i would set it out on my night stand. nothing paranormal happend or anything. i think what freaks ppl out about display dolls is there is this human looking object that just blindly gazes at you. it doesnt breath or move, it just looks with freaky reflective, un-blinking eyes. well thats atleast what freaked me out. i would usually sleep facing away from it. i have a very wild imagination and im a major sissy, so when i get freaked, my mind sees what i want it to see. so there’s my explanation on why dolls freak some ppl out. and ya know movies like chucky dont help either : ). also to note im not bashing the chicks doll story, i think its cool, whether it be true or not, it creeped me out when i read it.

  65. nicole says:

    i never liked dolls there are so many stories about them and its always weird ones where there possessed

  66. kimie says:

    I do agree with you. dolls are very scary at times and extremely freaky.Especially porcelain.

  67. Ann says:

    One time a barbie doll blinked at me when i was 8 .It was freaky . no one believed me either.

  68. Ann says:

    One time when I was 8 a barbie doll blinked at me.It was freaky! I screamed and threw it at the wall and told my mom and brothers. My mom and dad dont believe me but my brothers do. After i threw the doll away I had one nightmare about the doll. It was horrible. i dont have anymore nightmares about that anymore.

  69. TiffanyNicole says:

    WELL lets see…. I hate dolls anyways but I have never herd a story like this…..I mean it was almost conviencin…. Yea but I beleave this i sa hoax….. I have herd my 9 year old sister tell better lies than this lol….. No offence but come on……. I do beleave in spirits but if that was a bad one it would have done alot worst than that…… Trust me I know people that has expierenced wayyyyyyy worst lol…. Sorry trie to make up a better lie next time cuz I soooo dont by it lol….

  70. Camigirl says:

    I LOVE my china dolls! i just see and hear ghosts!

  71. Babe says:

    i soooooooooo hate porcelin dolls they FREAK me out allought beacuse i had an experiance like that and even withbarbie dolls

  72. listen to hillary betancourt says:

    This story was really creepy!! i do belive that dolls can have demond or spirits in them because this one time i was getting ready to go to sleep and i saw a doll with two pony tales on top of me and it even had sharp teeth when it opened its mouth. it happend when i was 13 years old and i cant get my mind off of that ugly looking doll. i really got mad how my parents didnt belive me so i took all of my moms dolls to the garbage. my mom likes to put dolls as decorations in my room, but i take them out and sale them without my mom knowing anyhthing!!!

  73. Anmoyous says:

    I Lyke So Believe Ths Cos I Once Had A Porcelian Doll Nd I Wld Place It On My Dutchess Nd Id B Hme Alone Thn I Wld Walk Into The Rm Nd The Doll Wold Be On My Bed…. Thts Y Ive Banned Porcelian Dolls Frm My House

  74. Shel says:

    I never had much of a problem with porcelin dolls, it was always barbies that scared me. They’re grossly out of proportion and so unnatural. At least ball-jointed dolls and the like are more human like. I think dolls are often feared because they could be like empty vessels for collecting emotions and spirits or maybe even michevious faerie, especially old dolls passed down through the generations. Imagine how many little girls have played with them? Some of that probably sticks to the dolls. I don’t think that dolls are always evil either.

  75. Ariel says:

    I love dolls I can’t believe you crazies fell for it! HaHa!!!!!

  76. et says:

    Hi this is for the caretaker first of all i eally like the comebacks you have I for one believe you completely. The reason i like your comebacks is b/c you speak your mind while still being respectful and kind unlike other people I know. I have had my share of ‘experiences’ to tell you the truth idk what to call them. One of my ‘eperiences’ was when I was 7. My great grandma who was very sick as well as old which obviously didn’t help her condition had been to the hospital 3 times already. I was very close to her since she lived with my family and I. She couldn’t walk so i would go to her room sit by her bed and we would do the word finds together. I would sometimes spend the whole day with her tending to her and getting her whatever she wanted in return I’d get hard candy, YUM! One night she had just came back from the hospital and she was having a heart attack. I remember my mom making all of us go to our room, but me well being me I hid by the door and watched my great grandma die with firefighters standing around her. that night I was in my bed having a nightmare I felt a pressure next to me. a voice whispered its ok. I looked over and i could see the indention in the bed but noone was there. Well i freaked out and ran to my moms room where I slept on the floor. I still love crossword puzles and hard candy! But wierdly enough I have my great grandmas bed that she died in. Since ive been sleeping in her bed i havent had any nightmares at all.

  77. et says:

    Oh and another time well idk if this bear was really like haunted i mean there could be other explantions for it i havnt really made up my mind about it yet maybe you guys can help me and give me your opinions but please be nice. anyways i was 9 a little old for a bear but I have always loved dolls and bears stuffed animals ect. I got a bear for my bday I fell in love with it! It was brown when you turned it on (battery powered) It would say Hi wanna play?! But It was a cute nice voice that made you wana yell yes everytime you heard it. Since i loved this bear so much It earned a spot on my dresser by my bed. I wouldn’t sleep with it (I was afraid of squishing him) so he would stay on my dresser faced twords me. One night it was raining hard I was sitting on my bed the bear on the dresser facing me. It was off. the lights went out and suddenly I hear Hi wanna play, but it sounded diffrent like mean and scary. I flipped out! Screaming bloody murder I ran out of the bedroom. My mother thinks it was the jolt from when he power went out that triggered it cuz of the lightning I didnt understand that so I just said ok and threw the bear in the trash. B/c no i did NOT want to play. When i look back on it I kind of miss my bear do you think the bear was hanted yes or no remember be nice please.

  78. Madison says:

    I have always been creeped out by dolls. My Grandmother has a small room full of dolls that seem to stare at you as soon as you walk into the room (she even has one thats face is really scratched up) i dont even like baby dolls that well. Strangly enough i never seemed to mind that they were looking at me or anything else just the same with all of my stuffed animals. oh well… nice story by the way lol ^^

  79. april says:

    oh my gosh that is scary i have a friend that had dolls like that and she said that
    one night she closed the dolls umbrella. she got into bed looked up at the doll
    before se turned the light out, and the dolls umberella was open again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    nice story……….lol

  80. Jackie says:

    ET, have you phoned home about this??

    Just kidding, Gosh!! really freaky stuff going on there – bless you sweetie, hope things turn out for the best!!! xx

  81. Warrior Priestess says:

    yeah hi, i’d like to know if i could get in touch with the owner and/or moerators of this site… I Have a few Questions and suggestions, and i dont wish to discuss them for everyone else to see. please email me and let me know.

  82. Char says:

    Hi David,
    I think this is a true story and a very well written one! I never liked dolls all that much either. I had a friend who bought my son a tiger that sang and told a little story. Well one day I was cleaning and it started to go off by it self. I was saying something that was not what it was supose to be saying and then it had an evil laugh and kept laughing! Let me tell you I screamed and ran out of there and got my mother and told her to get ride of it I was to scared to even touch it! She threw it away for me. That same friend was sleeping my sons father behide my back. So maybe because of what they were doing brought something bad into my house! It was very scary!!!

  83. The Caretaker says:

    Warrior Priestess – I have replied to your emails but havent heard back from you. Please check your bulk or spam folder.

  84. Nevaeh says:

    Well i belive you cause the same think happened to me and it happens all the time but about 3yearsago i brought a doll on the boot market by me house, and that night i but the doll up on the chester draws facing the window i went to bed and fell asleep. Then i was woken up by alound bang i put the light on and looked around and i could see nothink so i just put out the light then i heard like a straching noise i thought it was me cat but i turned around and saw me cat was lying next to me then i thought forget this but the light on and then i saw it the doll was standing in the middle of the floor straches all down the chester draws and the lound bang was 1 of the draws that had fallen out. so i put the doll back up and the next night it kept happing so i took it into the other room and that night there it was again standing in the middle of me floor this carried on for 2weeks then in decide to thorw it out i put it in the bin and that night it was back so i put it back in the bin and wached the dustbin man take it away it came back standing there so i got up and thew it outside the window it laned and fell to bits and now it doesnt come back only in my dreams joke

  85. Dezzee says:

    Ive had this type of thing happen to me before. This stuff can be crazy!

  86. jackiegirl says:

    Briggs and Simone are right. dolls-any kind-creep me out.i would never have any dolls in my house.the only reason i used to have barbie dolls was because i liked to rip their heads off and that kind if stuff. :)

  87. Hominy Grits says:

    Well, there are a lot of spooky stories on here, so I have a little doll-miracle story. My first porcelain doll was/is Samantha…and I still have her. When I was about 8 years old, I saw a porcelain doll at a tag sale. My mother said she could not buy it, it was too much money. I was heart broken. Well, I said a little prayer, saying, “God, I would really like to find a doll like that one, please!” I didn’t think God would listen to that kind of prayer, but I was desperate. Well, the following summer, I met Samantha at another tag sale. She was beautiful, all blonde haired and big brown eyes, and lovely white dress with tiny red flowers.My grandma just suddenly buys it, without any hesitation. Samantha was even cooler than the one I originally wanted at the other tag sale! I gave her the name Samantha, and knew from then on that prayers- even ones that seem silly- will be answered, because our Creator knows the desires of our hearts. Thanks for reading.

  88. freaked out gurl says:

    wow that is creepy…..i had somthin happpen to me like that. my grandma got me this stuffed animal and rite when i looked at it it looked so cute!!but that nite when i was sleeping i heard weird noises from my sounded like a screeching noise.that morning i put the animal in another room in the closet and now i dont hear anything else!!!!scary!!!!

  89. Chipper says:

    The house at 501 Johnson in Big Spring Tx is very haunted. It is a rent house, and when I first rented it, I noticed that the woman living there was moving out in a real hurry. She would not say why she was in such a hurry to leave. After moving in, I found out the hard way. Knick Knacks placed in the windows would turn the opposite direction every night. I had a religious picture which flew off the wall and smashed with unreal force on the dining room floor. One of the rooms was so cold you could see your breath, no matter how hot it was outside. I did not stay there long, and I drive by every now and then, and there seems to be a different vehicle outside every few months.

  90. Taylor says:

    I was at my friends house and she collects thos things. And she was taking a shower so I was waiting in her room. She keeps most of the dolls in her room and I got really freaked out. And I don’t like to go in her room alone anymore.

  91. Hollybeth says:

    OMG thats really scary well im a cheerleader and one of the other cheerleaders with is my best friend sabrina we went to school that day and one day when we were in the gym me and her were doing our cheerleading stunts and we herd this big noise and nobodyt was in the school exsept me and her my moms the principle so we went to the bathroom and there was this little girl in the bathroom washing her hands and when i looked back at her she was gone and now i feel spirts me and sabrina both

  92. Nicole says:

    I have something…when i was about 10 i have a problem with one of my dolls. on her back she had a button that played music and the eyes are the ones that can blink. she used to play music and blink her eyes….my mom never beleived me adn my brother would complain about 2 dead boys and later we found out that two little boys did die in our house …which would explain everything, we moved instantly

  93. ghyrhyjh says:

    anyone seen chucky?

  94. Sarah Jane says:

    I believe this story because I do believe in spirits and all that jazz. I’ve had an experience like that, and although I do not know if it was a spirit, it sure felt like it. First off, my house is old and I know of at least one person who died in my house. I had a doll in my room and whenever I would move around my room, it’s eyes would follow. I also felt like I was being watched. I know some people would say that when you’re thinking about scary stuff, your mind tricks you. But no, this would happen when I wouldn’t be thinking about it. Finally I took it out, and I felt safer in my room and not being watched.

  95. haley says:

    well first of all i have 4 dolls and I hear nothing I read tons of ghost stories and
    my doll hasnt done anything. I have seen the twilightzone with “talking tina” The only creepy doll Is BARBIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  96. haley says:

    some peoples cases with seeing dolls move at night when they wake up is because you could just be seeing things

  97. ghost_girl says:

    I would sleep walk when I was younger and I once woke up in the living room. I got up to go back upstairs, because it was still about four in the morning, and my moms porcelain doll was sitting on the side table. Now I know I didn` t dream this but it winked at me! I ran as fast as I could out of that room and up the stairs because I was 8 or 9 and had no idea about ghosts and stuff back then…My mom still has that doll but it`s in a box.

  98. Carly says:

    There was always a certain doll that freaked me out at one of my aunts house. It was a guy doll and its mouth was like a puppet and it had that thing on its back where you could make its mouth move. But its eyes were wide and it always freaked me out to look at it..but nothin scary that i know of ever happened with it.

  99. claud says:

    While I can appreciate the story, the fact that it’s being passed off as a bonafied “paranormal experience” is somewhat disconcerting. Where’s the evidence? Did anybody ever bother to research the history of the doll? Any witnesses see it move on its own? Any photographs of this doll? Is there any knowledge of who the original owner or maker was? If not, then to try to claim some connection between a child’s nightmares and an antique doll without any investigation, research or evidence to back it up smacks of irresponsibility and deception. Anybody can claim they had a paranormal experience, that in and of itself doesn’t really mean a whole lot. As the moderator of this site, responsibility falls on your shoulders to present an objective representation and allow the readers to come to their own conclusion, as opposed to leading the readers as you have done.

  100. The Caretaker says:

    I shared my experience of what happened in my family. I am not interested in trying to prove it to anyone. You may believe or not, as you wish.

    Nothing was said here about the doll moving.

    By the way, do you think that any story on this entire website could be provem? NO, they cannot. If any one ghost story could be proven anywhere then there would no longer be the question “Do ghosts exist?”

    Claud, thats the whole thing about the paranormal – none of it can be scientifically proven.

  101. Eva says:

    huh. wierd. :I

  102. ghyrhyjh says:

    sarah jane i have a billion dols in my room and i always feel like i’m being watched,well i also have a ghost in my yard but that’s another story. anyway i believe you.

  103. GHOST ANGEL says:

    My moms friend got this doll and gave to us last saturday and they scare me way to much so im gonna try to get rid of it….those dolls scare meeeeeee…

  104. Lacey says:

    i used to LOVE dolls when i was young, i remember i used to have a whole bag full of barbies, i’d play with them all the time, it’s lyk, i wuz atached to them. I also loved baby dolls, when i had them, i would treat them as if they were my very own baby. when i wuz about 8 or 9 yrs old, i owned a very beautiful antique porcelain doll, i thought she was the most beautiful thing i ever seen. when ever i was alone or sad, mad, or just needed someone to talk to, i would talk to my doll, i named her Jessica. My lil bro would always get scared of her, i would scare him with it when ever he was mean to me. when i was alone with jessica, i would talk to her, and i would feel lyk she talks back or agrees with me on something, i wuzn’t scared, i was just very gratefull to have her with me every second of the day. Every now and then, my lil bro would say he had nightmares about her, like her bieng in his room at midnight, and crawling into bed with him, and holding him, some times i would wake up in the morning and she would not be next to me lyk she always is, i would get out of bet and start looking for her, i would find her in my lil bro’s room, by his bed. i assumed my baby sister took her and put her in his room. one rainy, stormy evening, i was sitting on the couch with her, watching rugrats, i put her in my room for a lil while, i forgot why, but when i came back into the room, she would be standing up, and not laying down like the way i put her, i wouldn’t be scared, i would just pick her up, and giggle at her. Soon, my little brother started to get more and more scared of her, and my nana would put her in her coboard, and keep her in there. i would get her and keep her in my room, i lost her at the mall, i couldn’t find her, it was agony without her. To this day, I still miss her much.

  105. Lupine says:

    i know i heard the stories too about those dolls but what about furbys? i had one that used to go off in the middle of the night and one nght it scared me and the window was open so….end of furby problem|! muhahahha but now when i recently mentioned them my family told me about stories about the same furby scaring them

  106. jasmin says:

    I have porcelian dolls also.. but if you ever feel uncomfortable with them just sprinkle holy water on them and also put a rosaries on them while they in your room it will vanish any bad spirit from the doll… or any other object always when you bring new things to your home is good that you pray over them and let God anoint all the things even my pc before i used it i pray over it so the guardian angels guide me and protect ,me…. from any harm well just a little input : )…….


  107. Jean says:

    Its kinda creepy but I live with my grandma I have a younger brother and older sisters and I have a walk in closet. but its in my bedroom.

  108. bump in the night says:

    I don’t remeber who said it about dolls being empty vessels? My great grandmother was blessed with a second sight. She would always say, dolls are like empty bodys without souls. And that if you collected them, with no intention to share love with them they would try to steal yours! True or not, I never had a baby doll i didn’t respect or play with. Hehe.. kinda creepy huh?
    Just a side note.. there is a book named Annabelle about soul steeling dolls, its fiction but creepy none the less.

  109. GHOST ANGEL says:

    that is so creepy!!

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