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Man discovers doll with creepy note inside new home’s wall

A British man has made a bizarre discovery inside the walls of the home he just purchased – and here’s hoping it’s just an elaborate prank left by the previous owner.

Jonathan Lewis got the keys to his new home in Surrey, southeast England, on Friday and decided to have a look around.

But he made a disturbing discovery after breaking down some of the plaster wall that had been put up to cover the void under the stairs to the second level.

‘There was a wire coming out where the previous owners had the fridge but I didn’t know where the wire was plugged in so I knocked through a bit of the plasterboard to see what was there,” Mr Lewis said.

Picture: Liverpool Echo/Australscope

Picture: Liverpool Echo/Australscope

“I knocked through a hole about the size of a fist, shone a light in and there was a doll just sitting there.”

The rag doll was sitting in a miniature chair alongside a note which read: “Dear reader/new homeowner, thank you for freeing me!

“My name is Emily. My original owners lived in this house in 1961. I didn’t like them so they had to go.

“All they did was sing and be merry. It was sickening. Stabbing was my choice of death for them so I hope you have knives.

“Hope you sleep well.”

While the find is somewhat disturbing – especially if you’ve seen horror movies The Conjuring or Annabelle – Mr Lewis said he wasn’t phased.

Picture: Liverpool Echo/Australscope

Picture: Liverpool Echo/Australscope

Despite friends urging him not to move into the house, Mr Lewis pointed out the that note didn’t look aged – ruling out any doubt that it had been written in 1961 (or by a doll).

The real estate agent also told Mr Lewis the renovation had only been done “four or five years ago”.

It seems more likely the doll and the note was left there as a prank by the previous owners when they were putting up the plaster wall.

“I’ll be honest, I found the whole thing hilarious,” Mr Lewis said. “I’d probably do the exact same thing.”

Still, it probably wouldn’t hurt to sprinkle some holy water around the joint every once in a while – just to be safe.

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