Mandy the Haunted Doll
Written by Andrew Hagerty
Mandy’s known story starts in 1991, when she was donated to Quesnel Museum in British Columbia by a lady named Mereanda. She was made in England or Germany between 1910 and 1920. When Mereanda donated the doll she had a few sketchy stories of the doll to relate. However she had stories about her present. The donor would hear a baby crying in the basement where the doll was kept. After the doll was removed to the museum the Crying in the house stopped. There was a story that a little girl who died in a basement with the doll. Also, apparently
Mandy could not be kept with other dolls, as she would “harm” them.
What is know about Mandy comes mostly from the staff at the museum. Lunches would mysteriously disappear from the refrigerator and be found tucked away in a drawer. Objects such as pens, books and pictures would go missing. The staff passed these events off as absent-mindedness. Footsteps were heard when no one was around. When she was placed in a room by herself, the staff found papers thrown all around the room as if she allegedly had a tantrum.
Since her permanent placement there have been many stories about encounters with the haunted doll. She’s been known to “play” around with electrical equipment, causing them to malfunction. Visitors have claimed to feel uneasy or sad around her. Some say her eyes have a tendency to blink or follow people around the room. Her fingers and head move on their own as well. One visitor was videotaping Mandy only to have the camera light go on and off every 5 seconds. When the visitor’s camera was turned on another exhibit, it functioned just fine.
There appears to be a common link between her and Robert the doll with the malfunctioning camera equipment. She however does not appear to curse those who take pictures. So if you are ever in Canada and stop by to see Mandy, drop us a note on your experience with her.