The possessed doll caused panic after reports of her escape trended on social media.
In spooky yet hilarious news, people panicked after rumors spread that the real-life and possessed Annabelle doll escaped from the Warren's Museum.
The funny incident reportedly happened after an unfortunate mistranslation in Chinese news.
It all began after a recent interview with Annabelle Wallis in The Hollywood Reporter.
Wallis, who played the role of a newlywed Mia Form in Annabelle, talked to the entertainment website about how she made Tom Cruise run on camera while filming The Mummy.
Unfortunately, when Wallis's statement was translated into Chinese, it declared the two words that put a chill to horror aficionados' spines: ‘Annabelle escaped’.
The news of Annabelle's apparent escape quickly trended on social media.
Some people even went as far as editing Annabelle's Wikipedia page saying she's now on the East Coast.
People all around the world quickly caught on the trend, some relating Annabelle's escape with the already horrible year.
One person said:
"2020 can't be worse" *annabelle managed to escape the warren museum."
"2020 can't be worse"— 𖧵⁵ allie! (@chewyeonjun) August 14, 2020
*annabelle managed to escape the warren museum
While another Tweeted: "maybe they should let annabelle escape so some of yall stay tf at home"
maybe they should let annabelle escape so some of yall stay tf at home pic.twitter.com/ACpGd9csam— jenny (@jennyhasajuul) August 15, 2020
Of course, some quickly attached reasoning behind the haunted doll's escape and associated it with the death of the Warrens: "the warrens both already passed away and they were the ones keeping annabelle in their museum... so it would make sense for her to escape if no one is able to contain her.. y’all we’re fcked"
the warrens both already passed away and they were the ones keeping annabelle in their museum... so it would make sense for her to escape if no one is able to contain her.. y’all we’re fcked— lisa⁷ (@jungkookmh) August 14, 2020
To stop all the rumors, Warrens’ son-in-law, Tony Spera recorded a video debunking the crazy story.
In the video, Spera said: “I’m here to tell you something, I don’t know if you want to hear this or not, but Annabelle did not escape. Annabelle’s alive — well, I shouldn’t say alive — Annabelle’s here, in all her infamous glory. She never left the museum.”
Annabelle gained popularity after The Conjuring and its follow-up films named after herself. The real-life Annabelle was said to have been once been possessed by a girl named Annabelle Higgins.
A pair of nursing students and a friend who owned the possessed doll sought the help of the Warrens in the 1970s.
The students claimed that the doll terrorized them, as depicted in the opening scene in The Conjuring.
Upon inspecting the doll, the Warrens concluded that it was not possed by a girl but a demon!
The Warrens placed the doll in a glass case hoping to seal the demonic presence that resides within the doll as well.
According to Snopes, the Warren’s Occult Museum where Annabelle was once displayed closed down in 2018 due to zoning issues.
The creepy artifacts in the museum are now in the hands of the Warrens’ son-in-law, Tony Spera. That includes the infamous Annabelle.
Unlike Hollywood's depiction, Annabelle is not an ominous-looking porcelain doll but an innocent and simple Raggedy Ann rag doll.
Director James Wan who's behind The Conjuring movie decided to change Annabelle's look for the film to avoid possible pushback from the company that holds the trademark for Raggedy Ann rag dolls.
James Wan also said he's had an affinity to scary-looking dolls, as seen in his 2007 horror flick Dead Silence. James Wan did a great job with his depiction of Annabelle. She's now one of the most famous and feared dolls worldwide, and the panic created by the wrong translation regarding her escape proves this.