A Rumour That The Haunted Annabelle Doll Escaped Has Become A Very Funny Meme
Annabelle escaping is somehow the least surprising thing that has happened in 2020.
Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any more cursed, rumours of the world’s most-famous haunted doll escaping from an occult museum start to spread.
Over the weekend, people begun to claim that Annabelle — the haunted doll that inspired the horror movie Annabelle from The Conjuring franchise — had escaped from the currently-closed Warrens’ Occult Museum, where she had been housed in a glass box since the ’70s.
the real annabelle doll just escaped from the warren’s museum.
that’s it, 2020 is over. pic.twitter.com/n7H9VjxE3B
— sara (@saraa_oz) August 14, 2020
The rumours of the doll escaping started to circulate after a now-deleted update to the doll’s Wikipedia page claimed that Annabelle escaped in the early morning hours of August 14. However, Tony Spera, son-in-law of the infamous paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren and the current owner of the Warren’s museum, cleared up these rumours in a YouTube video.
“I don’t know if you want to hear this or not, but Annabelle did not escape,” Spera said, standing in front of the caged doll. “Annabelle’s alive – well, I shouldn’t say alive – Annabelle’s here, in all her infamous glory. She never left the museum. Remember, I have high-tech security here. If she had left the museum I’d instantly know if something happened or somebody broke in.”
It’s believed that the whole misunderstanding came from a mistranslation of an interview with British actress Annabelle Wallis, who also happened to have a role in Annabelle. While chatting to The Hollywood Reporter about literal running with her Mummy co-star, Tom Cruise, Chinese translations claimed that “Annabelle escaped” after escape scenes from the film were included in the piece.
Despite the whole “Annabelle escaped” thing being a confirmed hoax, this didn’t stop people from sharing their best Annabelle memes after the rumour started trending over the weekend.
So here are all the best “Annabelle escaped” memes that we can laugh at now that we know the haunted-ass doll won’t be terrorising us in an already terrifying 2020:
Me: 2020 can’t get worse than now. Annabelle: pic.twitter.com/dNG2Xb7jMc
— ✨👁👄👁✨ (@ridalolthatsme) August 15, 2020
me tryna do anabelle hair so she wont kill me pic.twitter.com/6eyDdF3ejT
— brandon strozier (@brandonstrozie1) August 14, 2020
annabelle with her friends after escaping pic.twitter.com/PJr7TrYwkn
— sofia (@1902sianpaigirl) August 15, 2020
annabelle in my room at 3am after she sees me laughing at memes of her pic.twitter.com/h2gVs1hT0f
— charlotte (@charchengary) August 14, 2020
Annabelle returning to warren’s museum bcs she forgot her face mask pic.twitter.com/0HU9XKGWPI
— 🐧 (@kyungseux) August 15, 2020
Annabelle broke out and already linked up w the squad. Be safe out there friends. pic.twitter.com/AqP863jQsJ
— Derek Hryn (@DerekHryn) August 15, 2020
me tryna compliment annabelle so she dont kill me pic.twitter.com/0tn3ccKSbf
— sam (@chuckysglizzy) August 15, 2020
Me in bed after sneezing and hearing Annabelle say “bless you” knowing I’ve been laughing at the memes for the past hour pic.twitter.com/cF4xOXUWmB
— ❥ katee (@katecasallas) August 15, 2020
me when i catch annabelle pic.twitter.com/IrsORJEpZs
— 🕷® (@astrowaave) August 15, 2020
— ًkaylee (@kiwigrqnt) August 14, 2020
maybe they should let annabelle escape so some of yall stay tf at home pic.twitter.com/ACpGd9csam
— jenny (@jennyhasajuul) August 15, 2020
annabelle trying to get back into the museum after seeing what 2020 is like
— E🙇🏻♂️ (@heylias) August 15, 2020
annabelle in the bahamas rn after escaping the warren museum pic.twitter.com/PWFOn5NJJm
— 𝓳𝓾𝓵𝓲𝓮 ⁷ (@taenorous) August 14, 2020
how i’m sleeping knowing annabelle only haunts white people pic.twitter.com/jGu8TYRALq
— ### (@joshieyamaguchi) August 15, 2020
Yall acting like I’m finna do sum https://t.co/Nm8Ob4w0Bm
— Annabelle ➐ (@Annabllebitch) August 14, 2020