There’s nothing wrong with purchasing antique dolls, clown mobiles, or sad monkeys playing the cymbals from estate sales, but for the sake of your family, it’s important to know that they aren’t haunted.
Five Signs Your Child’s Toy Is Possessed
Bad vibes. “The first and simplest thing to look for is a toy that scares the hell out of you. Does the doll your child’s uncle found while touring a sacred Aztec burial ground in central Mexico look like it wants to set things on fire? Trust your instincts,” says Jackman.
Shady origins. “If grandma said the hobby shop owner had never seen the stuffed cat with no eyes in his store before, maybe it’s not the best gift for your 4 year-old. Hopefully she kept the receipt,” shared Jackman.
Reanimation. “Toys that move by themselves are unsettling for everyone, especially when they don’t contain batteries or have a wind-up feature. If the Victorian doll your new neighbor found in his attic and thought your seven-year-old would ‘just love’ changes positions unassisted, dissolve it in acid.”
Terrifying sounds. “Everyone loves a music box, but one that starts and stops randomly, especially at 3AM on the dot every morning will disrupt your child’s sleep patterns. Burn it outside of your property lines.”
Doing harm. “Your child’s 1890s rocking horse may not have meant to push anyone down the stairs, but you can’t afford to take chances. Regift it to a family member or close friend.”
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