Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Haunted Doll Experiment: Ming

I recently acquired four new haunted dolls.  That's right, FOUR, on top of the three Afghan dolls I still have.  I may seem like a glutton for punishment, but honestly, I actually really enjoy each doll's company.  Do I hug them and carry them around the house?  Um, no.  Definitely not.  The fact is that they stay confined in my office, often shut off from the rest of the house.  They are given peace, quiet, and a safe place to exist, while I selfishly enjoy their company, learn from them, and then hopefully help them cross over.  It's a nice set up for both of us and it makes for some really interesting adventures in my little universe.

I received the four dolls in the mail in February and the second I took them out of the box I felt chills.  Each one had its own powerful energy and personality, and two were downright creepy.  One of the creepy two is Ming, the doll pictured above.  Ming gave me major goosebumps and feelings of uncertainty.  I couldn't quite figure her out.  I didn't know if she meant me harm or if she just felt really strongly about me (in an oddly good way).  I carefully placed her on the dresser in my office and gave her, and the rest of the dolls, some time to adjust to their new home.

Within one week I was already hearing them in the middle of the night.  And boy was I excited.  I got up in the middle of the night to take my dog outside and when I came back upstairs (where my bedroom and office are located) I heard several voices.  I heard a male voice and two female voices.  They were talking excitedly over each other.  It sounded like a very passionate discussion, although I couldn't make out their words.  I stood outside the shut door with my eyes wide and a huge grin on my face.  I thought to myself "Here we go!!" and then went back to bed.

Five days later I was gifted with another sign that they were active and alert.  I got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom (the room that shares a wall with my office) and heard a sound immediately that sounded like something, or someone, was rustling fabric around.  Almost like they were standing up and moving around a bit.  Then came the creepiest noise ever: scratching.  It sounded as if an animal with large claws started on one side of the wall and slowly, very slowly, scraped their claws across the length of the wall.  It was loud, distinct, and oh so creepy.  And how did my weird ass respond?  I threw a fist in the air and excitedly hissed "Yessssss!"  Sometimes I don't even get myself.  But that was the most normal and honest response you will ever get from me when it comes to spirits and haunted objects.

The sounds have continued.  Talking, scratching, footsteps, you name it.  It doesn't happen every night, but several times a week my husband and I stand outside of that door listening with rapt attention.  These haunted dolls are just so busy and active, and it never ceases to amaze me.

Oddly, the only doll that has actually made an attempt to communicate with me personally is Ming.

I was working in my office one day and felt her spirit standing behind me.  I turned around and saw the shadow of a petite woman standing very close to me.  I asked her what her name was and when she told me, I couldn't understand her.  It was something I had never heard before.  To simplify, she said "Just call me Ming."  Ming is one of the few spirits that don't want to be free of the doll she's attached to.  She loves being tethered to the doll and she desperately wants a family to attach to as well.  Each time I am around her I feel this longing coming from her.  She wants to be bonded with me, wants to be close with me, and she wants to know she will be with me always.  She seems to fear being placed in another house with strangers.  She seemed to know in advance that I was the person she needed to live with in order to be happy and safe.

I've caught her talking to me even from two floors up.  Most spirits that are attached to objects have a small radius in which they can move around.  They are unable to go too far from their doll, which is unfortunate for them, but also safe for those they may mean harm to.  Ming, on the other hand, seems to have the ability to extend herself further than any other spirit I've seen.  That in itself is a talent.  But I also think it's due to her determination.  She is determined to be with me as much as possible.  I can't decide how I feel about that, though.  When she talks to me, she's asking me if she can sleep in my bedroom, next to my bed.  She keeps saying "I want to be close to you."   And when she says this, she sounds so sad.  There's so much longing in her to feel loved and comforted.  The mother in me can't help but feel sorry for her and want to help her.

There have been a few times where I would actually be walking in my room with her in my hands, ready to place her down beside my bed, when I catch myself and think "Wait!  What are you doing?!"  She has a way to convince and manipulate even me, which is frightening and concerning.  I have yet to feel threatened by her, but I also don't feel like I can trust her quite yet.  I know of many people who have haunted dolls (sometimes many) that they will keep forever.  They view these spirits and dolls as family and will take them along no matter where they move to.  I admit that I have a few spirits that follow me from house to house each time I move, and they have become like family.  I don't see why a spirit attached to a doll is any different, but it takes time to build that trust.  

For now, we are taking it slowly.  We are getting to know each other and I am trying to figure out why she doesn't want to cross over.  Why does she insist on staying stuck to that doll? And why choose me??   I'm hoping to have those answers soon.  I will keep you posted...

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