Robert the doll is a reported haunted or cursed doll given to Key West, FL, artist Robert Eugene Otto in 1904 by a maid who was rumored to practice Voodoo.
Appearance: For an image of Robert the doll, click HERE.
Lore: As a child Otto was reportedly caught on several occasions speaking to Robert the doll as if he was a real person. Supposedly people also reported hearing a second voice answer Otto back.
Otto tended to blame Robert the doll for all manner of problems and swore that the doll came alive and moved around when no adults were present. Such accusation was seemingly backed-up by a complaint from a neighbor who claimed to have seen Robert the doll move of it's own accord. In subsequent years, even more people would claim to see Robert the doll move around in the windows while the house was empty.
After Otto's death Robert the doll stayed in the house and was kept in the attic. Problems with Robert the doll were also reported by the family who next moved into the home. According to the couple's daughter, Robert the doll tried to attack her while she slept.
Robert the doll currently resides at the East Martello Museum where paranormal activity is reported to continue to this day.
Powers: Robert the doll can reportedly move around of his own accord and delights in causing mischief. Robert the doll also reportedly possess the power to curse people who take pictures of him without his permission. One of the most unusual powers possessed by Robert the doll is the reported ability to change his facial expression.
Defense Against Robert the doll: Robert the doll is little to no threat to anyone but it would be best to show him proper respect by not photographing him without asking his permission first.
Trivia: Robert the doll is the inspiration behind the character of Chucky in the movie, Child's Play.