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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.

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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 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 AnnabelleWhile 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: