Man Claims Girlfriend's Haunted Dolls Attacked Him Oct 9, 2015 22:53:52 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Oct 9, 2015 22:53:52 GMT -5
Man Claims Girlfriend's Haunted Dolls Attacked Him
Ashley Nicole-Fine (above), 24, of Leeds, Alabama, has an entire room in her house dedicated to her extensive collection of “spirited” dolls, which it has taken her 12 years to collect. The paranormal enthusiast loves the china dolls so much that she said she would choose them over her partner. “I’ve had my girls way longer than I've had Phillip,” she said. “I love my dolls more than most things in life. He knows I would choose them first over anybody,” she added.
However, when two of the "haunted dolls” attacked her boyfriend, Phillip Baston (above), 25, in his sleep, she agreed to keep them in another room. The attack was apparently conducted by two dolls, whom Ashley claims “hate men.” She insists the haunted dolls which have it in for Phillip are possessed by women who were murdered by their boyfriends. Previously, the dolls were kept in her bedroom, but when she started seeing her beau, he asked that they be moved. She agreed, concerned they might lash out at night again.
Ashley has been collecting dolls since she was 8-years-old and got her first haunted doll at the age of 12. She believes the doll, Violet, was haunted by the spirit of a little girl called Angie who died in the early 1500s. “When I first got her, I had a vision in my sleep about how she passed away,” she said. “The little girl, Angie, was with her family having dinner and someone came in,” she continued. “I’m assuming from the dream they were shot or something because all I saw was them sat at dinner and then a loud crash and then an image of the doll in a puddle of blood.”
Ashley said when she awoke the morning after having the vivid dream, Violet, who had been sleeping on her pillow, was nowhere to be found. “I found her in the middle of my floor, face up in the same position as she was in the dream,” she recounted. “It was pretty exciting. I don't get easily scared when things like that happen and they happen a lot.”
Ashley has always had a strong connection to the other side. As a small child, Ashley’s mother, Sandy, would regularly come into the nursery to find her babbling away at some invisible spot on the ceiling or in the corner. She was generally unperturbed by her daughter's interest in the paranormal – unlike other family members who Ms. Nicole-Fine said have always been deeply uncomfortable with it. It is this fine-tuning with the spirit world that Ashley believes makes the dolls feel free to reveal their stories to her – some of which are marred with dark and bloody tragedy.
She believes her most recent acquisition, Annabelle – who was a birthday present from boyfriend Phillip – is inhabited by the spirit of a slave owner’s daughter who lived on a plantation and was brutally killed at the hands of her own brother. “I don’t know if she was spirited when I got her, but she certainly is now,” she said. “Maybe being around my other very active dolls made her spirited. Already having spirited, or haunted, dolls in the house opens up a portal to the other side. I’ve always been a beacon for spirits, too. That probably helped draw her out.”
Ashley also claims she had a word with the two dolls who attacked her boyfriend and said they told her they had been acting out because they detested men and had both been killed by their lovers. “Mirabella had been strangled by a jealous lover and she told me she was dumped in a lake,” she claimed. “Setha was sold by her family to a man who then killed her with an axe.”
“I know some people don’t believe, but I know my dolls are spirited,” she concluded. “If they don’t like the dolls, they don’t have to. I can't change people’s minds.”
Source: Laura Mitchell, The Daily Star, October 7, 2015.