Is Robert a haunted doll or is it an evil spirit in a doll’s body? Learn more in this Travel Channel video about one of America’s most haunted – or cursed – dolls.
“Robert the doll” was given to artist Robert Eugene Otto (1900 – 1947) when he was a young boy. The doll was Eugene’s favorite companion and the doll always took the blame when it looked like Eugene had done something bad.
When Eugene grew up, he kept Robert with him and even gave Robert a room of his own. However, Robert the doll didn’t like Eugene’s new wife, and the dolls scared children who saw him through the window.
Finally, when Eugene became ill, he locked himself in Robert’s room, and eventually died with Robert by his side.
Today, Robert is on display in the Fort East Martello Museum near Key West, Florida. His story, explained in this video, is very strange.
I’m interested in the experiences of people who’ve visited John Zaffis’ Museum of the Paranormal. If you’ve been there several times, did you notice anything weird (weirder than being haunted) about the dolls? Did any of them seem to move?