Friday, June 22, 2012

Robert The Doll


Have you played with dolls when you were young?

Did you talked to them? Shared your secrets with it?
Did they... talked back?


I want you to meet Robert, Robert the Doll!


Also known as Robert The Haunted Doll!



The legend

A wealthy family moved into Key West, Florida in 1896-1897.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto were well known to be cruel and abusive to there servants.
There youngest child, Robert Eugene (Also called Gene and born in 1900) was always watched by a certain older Behamian servant girl.

This girl was treated the worst of all servants, because Gene adored her and thought of her as a best friend.  Because of the abuse, the girl was planning revenge on the Otto family.

She stayed up late at night, secretly creating a special "present" for Gene for his 6th birthday.

The Otto family didn't know that this servant girl practised voodoo.
And this is were Robert the doll was born.

The servant girl sewed the doll by hand and adding a porciline head to it.
It was believed she has put a curse on the doll.
Filling the doll with evil relics and very tiny animal bones.

At the time, it was a very nice doll.
New, shiny, and sewn with a lot of craft work.

The next day, she gave Gene the doll with huggs and smiles, and Gene was very happy for the wonderful gift. He was after all, a playful little boy.

Gene decided to call the doll by his real name. Robert. And the name has stuck ever sense.
As time went on, the Otto's noticed something very strange and wrong with there son.

Gene was so fascinated with his new doll.
Gene would spend hours long in his room, all alone, talking to Robert.
What puzzled the Otto's even more, was that they could hear answers.
A voice that was completely different from there sons.

When Gene went to sleep in the evening, he would always awake the family with his screams of fright.
When Mr. and Mrs. Otto got to his room, they would find Gene's furniture overturned, and Gene in his bed, trembling in the center of it all. Robert, would be sitting upright at the end of Gene's bed, glaring at Gene's parents.

The little boy shouted:
"Robert did it! Robert did it! Robert did it!"

Then, things got worse.
As conflict became frequent in the house, or if Gene ever misbehaved, the little boy would always have the same person to blame.

"It was Robert," he sobbed. "Robert did it! Robert did it!"

When Gene's father died, Gene got the will of the house and he moved into his family home.
He got married and had a wife named Annette, otherwise known as Ann, and becoming a famous artist. Now just calling himself his middle name, Eugene Otto.


Eugene Otto always preferred to do his artwork alone, secluded, with Robert at his side.
Talking to it as if the doll could speak back.

Eugene's wife, Ann, never liked the doll from the first time Eugene introduced it to her.
It gave her the chills just to look at it, and she hated how obsessed her husband was with it.
It frightened her in some way.

Eventually, even though it deeply upset Eugene, Ann told her husband she was going to give Robert a room of his very own, in the attic.
Which is were he stayed for a few years.

Those years later, Eugene spoke up. He repeated over and over again. Warning his wife "how angry Robert was." Eugene even demanded that Robert have his own room. A proper room with a view. The guest room that looked out above the street. Ann disagreed greatly, but gave up the fight to please her husband.

Kids walking by Eugene's house to school always looked straight ahead.
For each day, they saw Robert leaning facedown up against the guest room window on the 3rd floor. Glowering at them, mocking them, and dancing around!

Inside the house, Eugene and Ann's marriage was slowly deteriorating. Eugene was screaming and lashing out at his wife. Smashing things and running around the house like a mad man.
And then...all of a sudden he was fine, back himself again. And he always apologized with the same statement.
"It was Robert, Ann. Robert did it!"
Ann had finally began to question her husbands sanity.

A plumber working on the house, who was allowed to take a rest in the upstairs guest room, ran screaming from the house.
He said he heard "the doll giggling and saw him scowling at him."

In the early 1970's, Eugene became ill. Instead of spending time with his wife and excepting her comfort, he locked himself all alone in the guest room.
With Robert by his side.

In 1972, Eugene died. In the guest room. Obviously, with Robert beside him.
Ann, relieved but heartbroken, quickly sold the house, and left. But not before leaving Robert behind stored buried under what seemed like a million boxes.


Several years later, another family bought the home. Shortly after moving in, the new family discovered Robert. Nearly squashed beneath the boxes. Which probably resulted in one of his broken off ears.
The couple of this new family took one look at Robert and knew that they didn't want something like this in there new lifestyle and home.
The 10 year old daughter of the family, surprisingly, liked the doll and added it to the collection of her china dolls and stuffed animals!
It didn't take long for the family to realize that was obviously something very wrong with the doll.
Like, Eugene, the little girl would wake up in the middle of night screaming a crying. She said she saw Robert running and jumping up and down around her room. Then climbing on her bed and attacking her.

To his day, after more than 30 years, this woman now in her 40's still claims "that the doll WAS alive and wanted to kill her."
Shortly after this occurrence, the family got rid of it for good and brought it to the Key West Florida Martello Museum. Now, Robert is displayed in a glass case for all visitors to see his scary face.



The museum.

Robert is still at the museum, in his little sailor suit, holding a little stuffed lion that he,  appears to be attached too. Employees always remember to introduce new recruits of the museum to Robert. Some visitors laugh at the stupidity of being afraid of a stupid doll, but many change there mind....when they see Robert's angry look starring back at them. 

Others try to take pictures of Robert in his case, and there cameras will not turn on. They replace the batteries thinking that was the solution, but the new batteries are not working either! When they leave the museum, there cameras turn on and the batteries fully charged. 
One male visitor, who didn't believe the curse was true, videotaped his entire day at the museum. When they got to the area were Robert was, the sound on the camera turned off and couldn`t be turned back on! He turned around to talk to a employee close by, and the sound on the camera was turned up all the way. Blaring in his ears.
Ann's ghost has been sighted in Eugene Otto's old house. Guarding the house in case of the return of Roberts evil spirit. A man who dose the tours of the house claims he has seen her. He says she frequently desends the staircase to the attic. Were Roberts evil form was stored for so long.

Other employees say that when they lock up for the night, they leave peppermint candy's in his case as if to bribe him to be good and not disturb anything during the night. They swear when the return in the morning the wrappers are left behind at Roberts feet.



The guest room where Eugene died is haunted too. A large bluish-green orb is seen floating throughout the room. The tour guide believes its Ann.
A pyhcic who visited the museum tells the employee's and manager that the energy of the spirit inhabiting Robert is slowly dying. Maybe she's right. Because Robert appearance is indeed becoming worn and old. As I said before, one of his ears is broken off, his face has chips and tiny holes from being moth bitten, the paint that was added to his lips and eyebrows has faded drastically, his hair is actually turning white!



What is the truth?

I had a rabbit when I was young. His name was "Arfke". His name had no meaning. But I lost my rabbit more then a hundred times. And I found the Rabbit more then a hundred times. People even called us to say they found my rabbit. So what ever happened to my rabbit he always returned. Is my doll haunted? Is there a special connection?
I left him in my parents house, and he still didn`t showed up in my house.
Was it luck I always found my rabbit back? Could be.
But I am sure YOU had a strange experience with your doll, something you couldn`t understand. Something you couldn`t explain when you were a kid.
But we were kids back then... with a loth of fantasy!

So what about Robert?

The story is so nice detailed and is amazing scary. Robert has his place in a museum and even an own website!
That`s not all! You can Email, Facebook and Twitter him! Isn`t that AMAZING!

No.. not really...
This is what BUST the legend.
They commercialize the hole thing! "Robert want you to come back soon!"
It is like 'the monster of Loch Ness'.
They have a legend and they make money out of it. And they milk it out till the last drip.

I don`t think if it was real, the doll would be nicely sitting in his glass cage.
Many people investigated the doll. But no one turned up with hard evidence.
So the doll is freaky as hell, and the legend is very nice. But if this thing was real, they would burn and destroy it.

Still it is possible to see Robert for yourself!

Or you can sleep in the house of Eugene, the Artist House!

Like i said, they milked it out till the last drip...





25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting story, but if a camera doesn't work around the doll, how is there a picture of it?

Iga Osipowicz said...

I read that before you take a picture you have to ask him nicely an if he moves his head you can take a snap.

Anonymous said...

The author needs to have someone edit this page. The grammar is horrible.

Timothy Clax said...

But every time I try to edit/change it, it changes back. It`s like I can`t edit this article... weird

Anonymous said...

Yeah,you ask and he moves his head,you can take it! In my opinion I'd love to have Robert cause he'd be the only person who could understand me! And he's quite cute!

Anonymous said...

You can't edit because Robert won't let you. did you think of that?

aya said...

^ I had the same thoughts.

Anonymous said...

SO FUUUCKUNG TRUUE

Anonymous said...

Agree

Prince Petropia said...

Very nice post on Robert the doll. In my blog All About Occult, I have written a thorough article on Robert the Doll, please do check it out and leave a comment if you like it: http://allaboutoccult.blogspot.in/2013/06/robert-possessed-doll.html

Anonymous said...

Freaky!! Im glad I have boy's! So no dolls in my home! Lol

Anonymous said...
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Timothy Clax said...

Sorry deleted on accident!! Google and blogspot are difficult to work with! But thank you for the comment! First, if you saw the 'about' of this site, I am not English speaking.. I do my best.. but for some reason.. I have edited this article for four times and still the grammar and writing stays awful. I do not get it, but for some reason the article chance back to this awful grammar. I have said this before. So please be understanding.

jack Travis said...

I was in the house some time after the second family left...I stayed in the house in Dec 1980. I slept on the floor downstairs and my friend stayed upstairs. I have some pictures

Timothy Clax said...

@Jack Travis, can you share me the pictures? thehorrortree
@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

If cameras don't work around Robert.. the how is there a video AND photos of Robert?

Anonymous said...

If cameras don't work around Robert.. the how is there a video AND photos of Robert?

Anonymous said...

this is really creepy i am fine where im at and not seeing the doll or having the doll

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Anonymous said...

I am also believe this becoz i luv horror stories most but is this true there is sach a things in our world and i live in pakistan.and lahore has also a reall haunted places and and real stories

Anonymous said...

And one more thing u said the camera doesn't work around the doll so how there a picture of it? Plz explain it. And i luv haunted stories like annebelle doll,dafeo murder ,berry personal casttle and so much reall ghost videos and now "Robert the doll"..

Timothy Clax said...

You CAN take a picture and film him. But you will need to ask him. If he alows you. If you do not ask, your camera will not work. As the legend go

Anonymous said...

I like your site, but your terrible spelling makes my head hurt. Ever heard of a spellchecker?

Anonymous said...

Ever heard of manners? Jeez read the comments why don't you?