Paranormal enthusiasts all over the world were in shock and disbelief after rumours started trending on social media that the real-life Annabelle doll has escaped from her museum casing. The rumours began after someone updated the official Wikipedia page to say she was no longer in her enclosure at the Occult Museum in Connecticut. Also Read - Indonesia Is Punishing Quarantine Violators By Making Them Stay in 'Haunted Houses'

Notably, the real-life Annabelle doll had inspired the 2014 horror movie Annabelle and is one of the most famous horror film symbols in the world. The doll was obtained in the 1970s by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who declared that it was demonically possessed by the spirit of a deceased girl.

People on social media began making up their own theories as to how the doll had disappeared. Some said she had been stolen, but the most common theory that went viral claimed that the haunted doll had escaped by herself.

The rumour went viral, evoking shock, fear and even jokes.

The truth

Relax guys, she has not escaped! After rumours went viral, Tony Spera, the son-in-law of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren took to YouTube to reassure fans that Annabelle was in her rightful place.

He said: ”I’m in here in the museum because of the rumours that Annabelle has escaped. I’m here to tell you something. I don’t know if you’re gonna want to hear this or not, but Annabelle did not escape”.

“Annabelle’s alive – well, I shouldn’t say alive – Annabelle’s here, in all her infamous glory. She never left the museum. Remember, I have high-tech security here. If she had left the museum I’d instantly know if something happened or somebody broke in. I have good alarm systems here and the police are very good to respond. They respond within a couple of minutes, maybe, if that, ” he said in a YouTube video.