If you don’t ask for permission, horrible things will happen to you.

Locked up in a glass cage at the East Martello museum  in key west, is Robert the doll .

DSC_0360

I have to say, this doll really gave me the creeps.

DSC_0358

The most hunted doll in the world. He was put  there under lock and key to keep him from escaping. Apparently every year he is unlocked , taken out of his cage and given a physical.

As the story goes, if you photograph this doll without asking his permission first, terrible things happen to you, such as divorces , accidents etc…  on the wall behind him are letters which he receives weekly , thanking him or asking forgiveness for not having asked permission to photograph him.

People claim in those letters, that bad things have happened to them after visiting this doll.  I don’t have to tell you that I did ask permission before I took the picture of this doll. You never know!! I found him to be a bit creepy actually. The story being the whole thing made it even more scary. The belief is that he is alive and wreaks havoc at night.

DSC_0359

According to legend, the doll has supernatural abilities that allow it to move, change its facial expressions, and make giggling sounds. I was told that the doll was given by a Bahamian maid to Otto as a gift or as “retaliation for a wrongdoing”. According to local folklore, the doll has caused “car accidents, broken bones, job loss, divorce and a cornucopia of other misfortunes”, and museum visitors supposedly experience “post-visit misfortunes” for “failing to respect Robert”

DSC_0342
in the background are the daily letter and gifts that Robert receives on a daily basis

So if you do visit please show your respect and just don’t snap pictures without asking for permission. ( don’t throw caution to the wind).

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.