Episode 23: "Tales From The Toy Box"

This week, we lift the lid on a spooky toy box of tales! Diving deep into the weird world of dolls, Violet and Cassiopeia reminisce on the more disturbing toys and games of their childhood. Violet shares a cautionary tale on buying creepy Junk Shop dolls and Cassiopeia explores the history of the famously haunted Annabelle.

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Further reading:

Tokorozawa Doll Memorial: https://www.japanvisitor.com/japanese-festivals/tokorozawa-doll-memorial-celebration

Japan Times article on Doll Ceremonies, Setsuko Kamiya, 2006: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2006/10/15/to-be-sorted/last-rites-for-the-memories-as-beloved-dolls-pass-away/#.XTb_Z_ZFyoE

The Doll from the Junk Shop

Debbie’s experience in the Mirror news: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/terrified-family-haunted-doll-lock-10827799

Article in The Sun news on the Junk Shop doll: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4168591/ebay-haunted-doll-scratches-husband-this-morning-debbie-merrick/

Debbie Merrick’s interview on ITV’s “This Morning”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8nN-KG0UtM

Annabelle

From The Warren’s Website: https://www.warrens.net/annabelle/

Radio Times article on Annabelle and the Warren’s Occult Museum: https://www.radiotimes.com/news/film/2019-07-12/inside-the-warrens-artefact-room-the-occult-museum-where-real-life-annabelle-is-locked-up/