I know what many of you are thinking, “Rosalie, are you out of your mind?” The answer is “yes.” That however, is an unrelated fact. All things spooky, abandoned and haunted are my absolute favorite things. It was only a matter of time before I went and did something like this and let me tell you, I haven’t been this excited about something since I was a kid and I found out my grandma was buying me the “Barbie and The Magic of Pegasus” movie.
I’ve wanted to adopt a haunted item for awhile and came across a paranormal investigator that has amazing reviews, that sells haunted items; mainly dolls. I scrolled through her social media, I spoke with people who had dealt with her in the past and I did my research (please do not just buy something that claims to be haunted online without doing extensive research). I spent collectively twenty hours or so doing research before making my decision.
I wanted to make sure the doll that I got I felt a connection with, I didn’t want to get a doll just to say I had one. The other night I was checking her page for probably the 300th time to read bio’s on the dolls (even though I had read them all already) when I came across a doll I knew I had to have. I read her bio, I sat with the information I had, I closed out of everything and put my laptop away and I just keep finding myself staring at my laptop. I told myself I was going to take an hour to think about it but I was also afraid someone else would take her before I could. So after about thirty minutes, I logged back on, read her bio again, and knew I had to adopt her. So, I did.
She should be arriving by this weekend and if enough of you want to hear updates on her, I’ll gladly update you (good or bad). I don’t want to release too much information on her or where she’s coming from until I meet her and spend some time with her.
I will say, if you’re considering adopting a haunted doll/item, please DO. YOUR. RESEARCH. Paranormal objects are not toys, they’re spirits of human beings and should be treated as such. Know if the spirit you’re getting is positive, negative or demonic (THIS IS A HUGE DEAL FOR YOUR SAFETY AND SANITY). Also know that if someone is asking you for $200 off Ebay, the doll probably isn’t haunted and you’re wasting your money. Do not taunt, poke fun of, or intimidate the spirit. Remember, the doll is just the vessel the spirit is attached to, not the actual spirit.
Many sights need to list haunted items as “for entertainment purposes only” this is a liability thing, please do not mistake that as meaning you can buy a demonic spirit and nothing bad will happen. Maybe it will be fine, maybe it won’t. Those aren’t odds you should take lightly.
If you order a haunted item from a reputable source and do not experience any activity (depending on the spirit — you may not) this does not mean just give the doll to your six year old cousin, this does not mean throw out the doll, this does no mean sell the doll to someone without the knowledge it’s supposedly a haunted doll. Just like humans, some spirits will be more shy than others, and if a spirit does not feel welcomed or safe or if they feel your intentions are not appropriate they may not show you any activity. This doesn’t mean there isn’t any there.
I’m off my soap box now, I just wanted to ensure that you all know how to safely participate in owning haunted items if you so choose to. Otherwise, enjoy other people, including myself, who openly welcome them into their home.
Let me know in the comments if you’d like to hear more about the newest addition to my family.