Who doesn’t know Annabelle from the Conjuring universe? The porcelain doll – who wasn’t possessed but acted as a medium to terrify people – sure gave us nightmares. And now, an online rumour about the haunted doll escaping from the Warren Occult Museum in Connecticut has started terrifying Twitter users.
To just clarify the news Annabelle hasn’t escaped and is currently in the care of Ed and Lorraine Warren’s son-in-law.
Some tweets that made it to the microblogging site in response to Annabelle escaping were hilarious. One user wrote, “#Annabelle don’t bring yo ass in my house and think it a stay-cation.” Another fearful user wrote, “Someone said that the Annabelle doll escaped from the museum that it was held at…. Im sleeping at the church till they get that doll.”
The guards seeing Annabelle not in the display box anymore..
— Mary 🐐 (@overtimemary) August 14, 2020
So would anyone like to explain to me in a nice, not terrifying way why Annabelle has been trending all day I am afraid to click on it
— Fatima⁷ (@fatimafarha_) August 14, 2020
me opening twitter just to find out anabelle escaped the warren museum this 2020 pic.twitter.com/yg8KREJCuf
— liah ✰ #2020IsOverParty (@miniehyuckie) August 14, 2020
Me listening to Annabelle spill her tea so she doesn’t kill me pic.twitter.com/J6JiVQVBVf
— help mike escape (@mikeknowslittle) August 14, 2020
Annabelle going back in her display case when she realized how fucked up 2020 is pic.twitter.com/GA18jp55RV
— Akasaka Sadboy (@AkasakaSadboy) August 14, 2020
me trying to spell mueseum so that i can tweet about annabelle escaping pic.twitter.com/1k29QW7jck
— ًmaddie (@sparklingadc) August 14, 2020
The rumour was soon debunked as an internet hoax.
The origin of the rumour was discovered after an interview with British actress Annabelle Wallis was published by The Hollywood Reporter on Friday. In the interview, she claimed she convinced Tom Cruise to let her run alongside him in ‘The Mummy’ movie, something he usually avoids with co-stars. According to YouTube user Hi-Tech, when the interview was translated to Chinese it changed to ‘Annabelle escapes’ thereby causing those who believe the doll could be potentially coming after them to get scared.
As Newsweek points out, the Annabelle doll isn’t housed in Ed and Lorraine Warren’s Occult Museum anymore. Annabelle is apparently, now in the custody of Lorraine’s son-in-law Tony Spera, For the unversed, unlike the doll in the movie, the real Annabelle is a Raggedy Ann and not a porcelain creation.
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