If you’ve got young children living in your house, I’m going to assume you’ve bought them some form of Frozen merchandise at some point – even if it’s just to avoid their inevitable wrath if you don’t. But one Texas family is more frightened of what their daughter’s Elsa doll might do to them if they upset it.
The story began with a Facebook post from Emily Madonia in Houston, who claimed one such doll – which talks and sings “Let it Go” at the push of a button – won’t let her family go.
Madonia wrote that the toy, which she gave to her daughter Aurélia in 2013, suddenly began to play the song on its own – in English, then in Spanish – even when it was supposedly turned off.
The doll was eventually thrown in the trash by Emily’s husband… only to appear weeks later inside a wooden bench.
The family admitted to being “weirded out,” and took extra pains to dispose of the doll a second time.
“[We] tightly wrapped it in its own garbage bag,” Emily posted, “and put that garbage bag inside another garbage bag filled with other garbage and put it in the bottom of our garbage can underneath a bunch of other bags of garbage and wheeled it to the curb and it was collected on garbage day.” (I call no Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 jokes.) The family then went on a trip out of town and more or less forgot about the whole thing.”
You know where this is going, right?
In an interview with Houston’s KPRC News, Emily said that Aurélia later found the Elsa doll again, this time in their backyard. Emily confirmed it was the same doll, because it had ink on it from when Aurélia had been coloring with markers.
“Most logical thinkers believe it’s a prank,” she said, “but I don’t understand how or when it was done, especially because the garbage truck had taken it away.”
When they tried to send it away a third time by mailing it to a friend in Minnesota – and leaving off the return address so it couldn’t be sent back – the doll reportedly “laughed for 30 seconds straight” as it was being packed into the box. The toy is apparently still in Minnesota (where the friend taped it to the grille of his jeep), but the Madonia family is still unnerved by the whole ordeal.
“Either the doll is haunted or some crazy psychopath dug the doll out of the garbage… and [has] broken into my house/property multiple times,” Emily posted later. “I am going to go with the haunted thing.”