Man finds rag doll under stairs holding note saying she killed homeowners
If you get scared easily, you might want to avoid reading this – it’s like something out of a horror movie.
Primary school teacher Jonathan Lewis discovered a doll holding a creepy note after moving into his new home in Walton, Liverpool.
He spotted he was sitting in a hole under the stairs – and after removing more drywall he was able to pull it off.
The spooky message read: “Dear Reader / New Owner,
“Thanks for freeing me!” My name is Emily. My first owners lived in this house in 1961. I didn’t like them, so they had to leave.
“All they’ve done is sing and be happy. It was sickening. Stabbing was my death choice for them, so I hope you have some knives.
‘Hope you sleep well.’
Jonathan, 32, said his friends urged him to sell and leave the house accordingly.
He added: “Some of my friends have told me to put my house back on the market and move out, but I think it’s just a laugh.
“The letter says 1961, but the real estate agent said when she was showing me around that the cooking had only been done four or five years ago.
“I think it must have been put there because the paper doesn’t look very old and looks relatively new.”
Several people on social media also insisted that they guessed it was just a prank – mainly because the note had modern handwriting and barely looked worn, like she would have if she had been there for 60 years.
There have been reports of several old notes that have been found on people’s properties recently, but some others seem to be more real than others.
A store owner shared a bizarre note left in the 1980s warning of a risk of electrocution.
Daniel Bodman, 39, was renovating an old apartment building in Devizes, Wiltshire, when he came across a letter and a medical poster about electric shocks.
And a child’s adorable message to Santa Claus was discovered neatly folded up in a fireplace after being left there over half a century ago.
The note, from a boy named Robert Crampton, was found by chimney sweeps at Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
The five-year-old asked for “a cowboy costume, guns and a hat and all” – but the oddly legible handwriting revealed the letter was written by her father.
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