On this episode of Slice of Pi Podcasts, Bobby & Ian discuss Cursed Objects & Haunted Dolls - Do You Believe?
As of 2017, a market has arisen where consumers search for dolls that come with supposed paranormal phenomena. Movies about certain dolls, like Annabelle, have created a desire to explore claims of haunted dolls. Such dolls bring with them a certain fascination that a regular doll does not, since "a haunted doll requires proof — or at least enough of a backstory that a prospective buyer can embrace the possibility of the supernatural". The dolls are typically sold by private users and can be found for sale on eBay, Amazon, Etsy and many other sites. Sales listings are often accompanied by stories and claims detailing the background of the doll and claimed paranormal phenomena. The value of such items for folklore researchers is considerable.