Pupa – The Haunted Doll

Pupa is said to move by herself. Often she is said to push things around in the display case where the family who owns her keep her. Since the passing of the original owner in 2005 the family reports that the haunted doll has become very active and seems to want to be released from where she is kept.

Pupa the Haunted Doll
Pupa the Haunted Doll

Still dressed in her blue felt suit, she has also reportedly pulled pranks aplenty on those who care for her. Often, Pupa was placed differently than when the family last saw her. More than once, the family have reported hearing a sound like someone tapping on glass as they pass Pupa’s display case. When they turn to look, they have seen Pupa’s hand pressed against the glass or her legs crossed when they were not before.

The particular doll in this article was originally made in the exact likeness of the child in Trieste, Italy for the original owner.

 Pupa was alive and had a mind of her own.
Pupa was alive and had a mind of her own.

The original owner had it from the age of 5 or 6, from 1920s, until she died in July of 2005. The doll survived World War II, and many, many close calls to it’s destruction over the years. The owner cherished it always through out her long life. The doll traveled from Italy to the United States then back to Italy and across Europe and finally to the USA once again where it is now.

The actual haunted doll you are looking at, is 14 inches tall and was made in the early 1920s. The head, arms, and legs and clothes are made out of felt, and are moveable, the hair is real human hair. The button sewn to her collar was from the owner’s Grandmother who died and was sewn on at the end of World War II. The Doll who she lovingly called Pupa was even photographed with her and her brother in Italy in 1928.

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Pupa with her owner and the owners brother in 1928.
Pupa with her owner and the owners brother in 1928.

Always she would say Pupa was alive and had a mind of her own. She even told her grand children stories that it was her best friend and most beloved confidant. She told them Pupa talked to her over the years and even saved her life.

Can a child’s doll really be haunted? Pupa The Haunted Doll might just be the real thing!

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