On Aug. 14, the doll from the Annabelle and The Conjuring film franchises became a trending topic on Twitter. Some users feared that the spooky doll had escaped from the Warren Occult Museum in Connecticut.
The trending topic has gained over 250,000 mentions on the social media platform. Now, the real reason why the Annabelle doll started trending has been revealed.
The Annabelle doll currently resides at the Warren Occult Museum. The museum was started by late paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, as seen in The Conjuring franchise.
On Friday, rumors began to swirl online that the Annabelle doll had somehow been stolen or escaped from the museum. Of course, all of this is just an internet hoax and the doll hasn’t actually gone anywhere.
Now, the real reason why the hoax started has been revealed. The rumors began after a story about British actress Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders) was released. During an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Wallis talked about how she was able to get her The Mummy co-star Tom Cruise to run on camera. According to a YouTube video, the story got changed to “Annabelle escaped” when translated into Chinese, starting the hoax.
As some may remember, Wallis played Mia in the original Annabelle movie. In the Hollywood Reporter interview, she also talked about working with director James Wan on the film.
“I’m very grateful to him. He’s a wonderful man,” she said. “He’s so good [and] so hands-on, holding cameras and moving equipment. He was even fixing my makeup. He was literally my hair girl, fixed all my hair.”
Even though it is all a hoax, many shared their reactions to the Annabelle rumors on Friday.
Me:2020 couldn’t get worse
Anabelle escape from warren museum
— 𝙵𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚊𝚑𝚊𝚑𝚊💫 (@fatimahmalik22) August 14, 2020
— Jacob lol (@etherealjacobb) August 14, 2020
anabelle pulling back up to the warren museum after realizing 2020’s a shit show pic.twitter.com/I7eo4mQv55
— Shelby (@shelbyjohoch) August 14, 2020
so let me get this straight… annabelle escaped the warren museum??? pic.twitter.com/xSc5vLONBv
— m (@httpmga) August 14, 2020
So your really tellin me freakin Annabelle the DOLL escaped from the museum?… pic.twitter.com/xNg2OQpwoV
— Angelina (@theangietindall) August 14, 2020
Me two days ago : 2020 can’t get worse than this .
Today : Annabelle doll escaped from the museum.
— DoNyA⁷ (@DoNyA_76) August 14, 2020
Someone said that the Annabelle doll escaped from the museum that it was held at…. Im sleeping at the church till they get that doll-
— ⁷ (@yoonxicvlt) August 14, 2020
annabelle when she escaped the museum pic.twitter.com/llmRSoignD
— matty (@bvttyandrews) August 14, 2020
The video debunking the hoax is available to watch below.
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