Dolls aren’t inherently frightening, though there is something about the way their blank stare seems to follow you around the room as you walk. Their eyes aren’t real, of course, merely paint and a little bit of pathos. But in the right light, under the correct circumstances, a child’s toy becomes a horrifying vessel for every unfounded fear, and sometimes (if you’re lucky) for something truly terrifying from beyond this mortal realm.
Commenter Toni, who shared the story above, is braver than I’ll ever be, for she was able to survive her time as the employee of a possibly-most definitely haunted doll shop, where her fellow employees included a wide assortment of “life-sized” baby dolls that moved around the shop, seemingly of their own volition. Imagine the sheer terror of walking into your place of employment knowing the silent wards you left when you closed the door are stirring from their slumber at night, moved by the invisible hand of a spirit, or something like it, from beyond the pale. After watching this video with all the lights on, I am now convinced that dolls are Satan’s handmaidens, sent here to do demon stuff. They cannot be trusted.
The scary stories that are often the most frightening include a strong element of reality. If ghost babies and haunted dolls aren’t quite your speed, consider some entries from years past: A severed hand and the uncanny feeling of being watched by something that you can’t quite see. An innocent shed in the backyard that turns out to be a portal to Hell. Perhaps your constitution is not strong enough to handle these tales accompanied by a video component; if that’s the case, perhaps I can entice you with the written word? Take a stroll down memory lane and revisit the hundreds of frightening tales from years past.