Rag doll

A man finds a rag doll holding an ominous note hidden in the wall of his new house

A primary school teacher has been ordered to ‘move out’ of her new home after discovering a creepy doll with a letter addressed to the owner in the wall.

Jonathan Lewis collected the keys to the Waltons’ house on Friday when he noticed there was a gap under his staircase which had been plastered.

The 32-year-old took a hammer to the wall to peek behind him – only to find himself with two piercing eyes staring at him.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “I just bought the house and received the keys on Friday. I kind of knew there was this void under the stairs which had been plastered over.

“There was a wire coming out where the previous owners had the fridge, but I wasn’t sure where the wire was plugged in, so I drilled through a bit of plasterboard to see what was there.

“I drilled a hole the size of a fist, turned on a light, and there was a doll sitting there.”

The note found with the creepy doll.

After removing more drywall, Jonathan realized that the old ragdoll was holding a note and had no friendly feelings.

It read, “Dear Reader/New Owner,

“Thank you for freeing me!

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

The hole in the wall where Jonathan Lewis found the doll and its sinister note.
The hole in the wall where Jonathan Lewis found the doll and its sinister note.

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

“Hope you’re sleeping well.”

The chilling letter prompted Jonathan’s friends to urge him to get out and sell.

Jonathan's friends told him to
Jonathan’s friends told him to “move out” after the chilling discovery.

He said: “I’ve had friends of mine tell me to put my house back on the market and move out, but I think that’s just a joke.”

Despite what his friends think, Jonathan is pretty relaxed about the chilling discovery.

He added: “I’ll be honest, I found the whole thing hilarious. I’d probably do the exact same thing.

“The letter says 1961 but the estate agent said when she showed me around that the kitchen was only done four or five years ago.

“I think it must have been put there then because the paper doesn’t look very old and looks relatively new.”

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