The Internet lit up this week with a story claiming that Annabelle, the infamous conduit of evil rag doll, escaped the Warren Occult Museum. Rest assured; she is safely tucked in her locked cabinet.
The cause of the viral news story is linked to an error in translation. Actress Annabelle Wallis, who starred in the 2014 Annabelle, was interviewed where she discussed how actor Tom Cruise permitted her to jog with him while they were filming The Mummy (2017). The unfortunate confusion centered on the actress’ name and the rag doll’s name. Chinese social media sites misinterpreted the actress running with Cruise and innocently mistranslated the content. However, the Internet was not having it.
As the world continues to battle COVID-19, many posted that Annabelle the doll escaping was the final straw summing up the year.
To be clear, the real Raggedy Ann doll Annabelle is packed with the other items from the Warren Occult Museum, formerly located in Monroe, Connecticut. The museum closed in 2018, with media outlets reporting there were zoning violations. Lorraine Warren died on April 18, 2019 at the age of 92; Ed Warren died on August 23, 2006 at the age of 79. Their estate has since passed to their only child, Judy, whose husband Tony Spera manages. No word on whether or not the Warrens’ collectibles will appear in a permanent location; however, the new controversy is the online war of words between Tony and Zak Bagans, lead host on Ghost Adventures.