The Limerick Forest Dolls –Low Tide at the Cabbage Patch??


AMayesZing Photography

⚠️⛔ Do Not Tresspass ⛔⚠️

The neighbors are not welcoming to visitors of the dolls. There are trail cams up to catch tresspassers. It can get very wet, marshy and flooded during rainy seasons. Local legend says the old man that owned the property did it to scare away neighbors.The property owner has made it pretty clear. Respect the boundaries. Don’t be an asshole.

Linda says: the story I heard is that people were moving into that area(development) Apparently they didnt want neighbours. I’m not sure how true it is but that’s the story. Quite the anti development protes

Some say… the tourist believed to be haunted by the ghost of a drowned girl and according to local legend the dolls have been heard whispering to one another, moving their head and even opening their eyes.
Some say…in 1951 they nailed the dolls on to the tress to either scare people or neighbours off they’re property .. some say… it’s a doll’s cemetery… 📸🌿🖤 Melanie Ethier Eric Crevier photo

North Grenville Arts Guild

An interesting installation art display of swamp dolls can be found just outside Spencerville, Ontario. The installation was created by Liz Woods of Swamp Doll Studio. Here are a few photos of some fun sketches done recently by some of our members.

Spencerville Ontario????

The original part of Limerick Forest, Limerick South, was settled in the late 1840s by Irish immigrants. However, much of the sandy soils laced by marsh and limestone outcrops proved unsuitable for agriculture. Between 1900 and 1930, many families abandoned their land.

Ed Shutler

In the 1950’s I helped to plant Limerick Forest and over the years have done a lot of hiking and hunting in it. Years ago I found an over-grown cemetery but have never been able to locate it again. There are many stone and split rail fences there as well to show that the land had been worked at one time, but long since abandoned

The Weekly Advance
Kemptville, Ontario, Canada
29 Apr 1909, Thu  •  Page 1


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The Legends Behind the Artifacts of ‘Annabelle Comes Home’

The son-in-law of late ‘Conjuring’ demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren goes through the history of ‘Annabelle Comes Home’.

Sorry, The Warren’s Occult Museum is permanently closed.

PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS ED AND LORRAINE Warren operated for decades as the preeminent voices in the believer community, and their strange career of ghost-hunting and demon-busting is on display in their very own Occult Museum. 

Open since 1952, when the Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research, the ever-expanding collection of knick-knacks and artifacts that had been touched by evil is kept in the basement of their own home. When they weren’t delving into high profile cases of demonic mischief as the Amityville haunting (the murderer who claimed demonic possession as his defense) and the exorcism of the witch Bathsheba (a case which was most recently portrayed in the film, “The Conjuring,” which also featured a version of the museum), the Warrens were popular lecturers in their day. Throughout these cases, the Warrens collected trinkets and totems they claim were defiled by evil, locking them in the museum to keep them safe from the public.

The eccentric collection contains everything from an alleged vampire’s coffin to a child’s tombstone used as a satanic altar. Death curses, demon masks, and psychic photographs line the museum’s walls accented by a Halloween store’s bounty of plastic props (assumedly for mood). 

However, the most prevalent item seems to be the cursed Raggedy Ann doll by the name of Annabelle, which was said to have killed a man. Annabelle sits in her glass case, backlit by a haunting red light. 

Looking at the Warrens’ collection, one might begin to think that Hell has a thing for dolls.  

Unfortunately, Ed Warren passed away in 2006, but Lorraine Warren and their son still attend the museum. Whether or not one believes in the paranormal, the Warrens’ Occult Museum may be one of the preeminent chronicles of modern culture’s obsession with the supernatural. Of course, it could also be just a spooky collection of stuff in an older woman’s basement. 

Update March 2018: The museum is currently closed while looking for a new location due to zoning issues.

Update June 2019: Lorraine Warren died April 18, 2019, and the museum has closed.

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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