Fans of The Conjuring universe were in for a shock when rumours of the haunted doll Annabelle escaping the museum hit the internet. For the unversed, Annabelle is the allegedly possessed doll that the franchise is based on. The demonic item that looks like the of ‘Raggedy Ann’ was rumoured to have escaped the Warren’s Occult Museum in Connecticut, USA on August 14.
The real Annabelle was acquired by Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren in the 1970s. The franchise also follows the couple as they investigate various paranormal cases. Fans reacted to the rumours on social media as Annabelle’s Wikipedia page mentioned that the doll had ‘escaped’ the museum.
However, the rumours were refuted by Tony Spera, son-in-law of the Warrens. He shared a video revealing that the doll has not escaped. Spera said in the video “I’m in here, in the museum, because of the rumors that Annabelle has escaped. I gotta tell you something. I don’t know if you’re gonna wanna hear this or not, but Annabelle did not escape… She didn’t take a trip. She didn’t fly first class, and she didn’t go out to visit her boyfriend.”
I can’t believe this man had to film a video to prove that annabelle didn’t escape 😭pic.twitter.com/KFA81e5GZB
— angie (@colesborrasca) August 15, 2020
Take a look at some of the reactions by netizens.
NAH ANABELLE ESCAPED AT 3AM?!?!?! man fuck this shit pic.twitter.com/rpxB2NjeNO
— Riley Jace (@ryedead) August 14, 2020
“2020 can’t be worse”
*annabelle managed to escape the warren museum
— allie 𖧵⁵ (@chewyeonjun) August 14, 2020
— 127 ✨ (@ipraisejohnny) August 15, 2020
— Junny 🌙 (@Choilunarcat) August 15, 2020
hold awn how annabelle escape cuz i know they ain’t just let ha walk out the front door… pic.twitter.com/7Aa09Q5AkB
— nicki minaj’s son (@distheremix) August 15, 2020
here’s some leaked footage of annabelle’s escape from the museum: pic.twitter.com/P6PTbAEhyv
— Jasmine 👻 (@pricejasminee) August 14, 2020
I’m not afraid of Annabelle, but the Simpsons who predicted Annabelle’s escape pic.twitter.com/d6hiq2HAoB
— B1TCH (@B1TCH18419471) August 14, 2020
me praying for an august full of blessings then hearing anabelle escaped the warren museum pic.twitter.com/wUoaxdIq9z
— cheetah (@unaofthemyscira) August 14, 2020
Ed passed away in 2006 and Lorraine passed away in 2019. The couple wrote several books based on their case files.