When you ask a little girl “what’s your dollie’s name?” and she replies “Mandy” most of us would say “what a cute name”. That is unless you know the story of the doll named Mandy.
A child has a deep emotional attachment to their doll. A lot of times almost to the point of creepy. A doll can be a child’s best friend when no one else will listen or a recipient of their anger. No one knows the exact origin of the doll. But Mandy and her owner must of had an unnatural relationship.
In 1991 Mandy was donated to a museum in British Columbia. A woman donated the doll stating it was her grandmother’s and she didn’t want her daughter playing with it. The woman was not upset at all with what normally would have been a sad item to part with. In fact the owner of the doll was in a hurry to get rid of it.
Mandy had a rough life – her outfit was old and faded and parts of her body were torn. Her face was realistically painted and glass eyes gave Mandy her soul, but her forehead over her right eye was cracked, this caused her eye to protrude as if she was staring at you.
The museum curator felt an immediate uneasiness when in the doll’s presence. This was also felt by the museum staff. The almost 100 year old doll started letting them know she was charge.
Mandy was just getting checked into her new home when one night she got upset. The next morning the museum staff returned to find small objects had been thrown about the room Mandy was in. She also had pushed over some larger objects within the room. The museum staff said Mandy would have a temper tantrum anytime she was left alone in a room overnight.
After check-in Mandy was placed in the very front of the museum as if to say “Hi” to the visitors. As people passed her she would give them a deep sense uneasiness. Something was wrong with Mandy. Pictures taken of Mandy would either not turn out or would have ghostly images within them. Visitors were so upset by Mandy that the museum had to relocate her further back in the museum.
Psychics have said Mandy has suffered much abuse, but it is not her that is suffering, it is the spirit that inhabits Mandy.
Mandy is on display at the Quesnel & District Museum: