A man who moved into a new home on Friday was shocked to discover a doll with an ominous note inside the walls.
Even though Jonathan Lewis has just received the keys to his new home, his friends have already warned him to sell it and move out after the chilling discovery.
The primary school teacher knew there was a gap inside the wall under the stairs but was unprepared for what he found after drilling a hole with a hammer.
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Inside, he saw a creepy old-fashioned rag doll holding a letter.
Speaking to Liverpool ECHO, the new owner said: “I have just bought the house and received the keys on Friday.
“I kind of knew there was this void under the stairs that had been plastered over.
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“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 was not welcoming, and would be enough to convince many to move in.
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.
“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 discovery prompted Jonathan’s friends to urge him to get out and sell.
He said: “I’ve had friends of mine tell me to put my house back on the market and move out, but I think it’s just a joke.”
Despite what his friends think, Jonathan is pretty relaxed about the chilling discovery.
He told ECHO: “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.”