In his new home, a homeowner was surprised to discover a rag doll and a chilling note tucked behind a wall. Jonathan Lewis, 32, had just received the keys to his new abode in Liverpool when he decided to see what was lurking beneath the boarded-up space beneath the stairs - this already sounds like something out of a horror film.
Man Discovers Doll With Creepy Note Inside New Home’s Wall
Jonathan, a primary school teacher, began slamming his way through the wall and discovered an innocent-looking tiny rag doll dressed in a pinstripe frock - but the sweet doll was holding a horrifying note claiming the doll had murdered the previous owners. Lovely.
It read: "Dear reader/ new homeowner, thank you for freeing me!”
"My name is Emily. My original owners lived in this house in 1961. I didn't like them so they had to go.”
"All they did was sing and be merry. It was sickening.”
"Stabbing was my choice of death for them so I hope you have knives.”
"Hope you sleep well."
Jonathan told the Liverpool Echo: "I've just bought the house and I got the keys on Friday.”
"I kind of knew there was this void underneath the stairs that had been plaster-boarded up.”
"There was a wire coming out where the previous owners had the fridge but I didn't know where the wire was plugged in so I knocked through a bit of the plasterboard to see what was there.”
"I knocked through a hole about the size of a fist, shone a light in and there was a doll just sitting there."
Fortunately for Jonathan, who doesn't want to be stabbed to death by a possessed doll, the whole affair appears to be a joke.
The kitchen was only remodeled about five years ago, according to the estate agent, thus the doll was most likely placed there at that time.
He added: "Some of my friends have told me to put my house back on the market and move out but I think it's just a laugh.”
"I'll be honest, I found the whole thing hilarious. I'd probably do the same thing.”
"The letter says 1961 but the estate agent said when she was showing me around that the kitchen was only done four or five years ago.”
"I think it must have been put there then because the paper doesn't look very old and looks relatively recent."