posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 05:05 PM
What is the meaning or intent when someone hangs baby doll parts (heads, legs, arms, etc.) outside their home? The following attempts to offer some
context and back-ground information for my question:
About three years ago I became wrapped up in a haunting that occurred at my ex-boyfriend's old house. The haunting had a definite beginning, lasted
about eight months, and ended with no one living on the property. My ex was the last one living there and attempted suicide twice his last week in the
house, culminating in his mother and I physically removing him from the house to another city.
I will probably end up writing in detail about this haunting on ATS some day but, in short, many paranormal events took place – people(myself
included) were physically assaulted by the unseen and a very scary black dog/wolf ended up stalking my ex boyfriend in reality and his dreams; when I
moved four hours away, this "being" followed me and identified itself to the girls I was babysitting on their mother's Ouija board; found the
apartment floor covered 100 PERCENT(every part of the floor) by vomit when I came home from the hospital, where my ex was, at the time, getting his
stomach pumped. I have a hard time talking about everything that happened without presenting the full entire story. However, the story is just too
intense and long for me tell here and now for the sole purpose of asking my question, which is my only goal with this thread – ask my question.
The haunting was instigated when my ex got a roommate who asked one of our mutual friends, who is a medium/psychic(although very private about that),
to do a seance in the house because he felt a presence upon moving in. Unfortunately, this was conducted when my ex and I were out of town and without
permission from my ex. We soon learned about it and the haunting situation escalated from there. I bring this up just to note that we did not ever
confront this medium/psychic friend about that seance until the last week my ex spent in the house. We met up with him and his wife and heard some
seriously freaky insights, if you will, or ledes (yes this is a word commonly misspelled as leads) into the haunting case. What we heard seemed to
give credit to what had been going on all along, and also credit to the belief that we weren't crazy.
Here it is - A woman had lived in the garage apartment on the property my ex boyfriend rented. She was there when I met him and moved out shortly
after my ex's roommate moved out (was driven out), which was about two months before the final unraveling of my ex in that house. This woman, whom I
had shared no more than a few smiles with in passing while I was around the house, had clothing lines in the side yard, which she shared with my ex,
adjacent to her garage apartment. Instead of clothing, baby doll body parts hung from the lines. Lots of baby doll parts. The plastic parts appeared
to be pieces from vintage baby dolls of some kind. She also had skeletons around her door and sticking out of pots of dirt on her porch. I hardly
noticed the skeletons at first because I've seen them around and people who display skeletons never really disturbed me. I was initially disturbed by
the hanging doll parts at first but soon forgot about them. Besides, I'm totally not the type of person who would go inquire about their significance
or intrude on the woman's privacy or freedom to hang whatever non-breathing thing she wants next to her apartment.
Skip to the meeting my ex and I had with this mutual "sensitive" friend of ours, the last week my ex spent in the house. In short, our friend said
he felt something was inside the house that wasn't there the night he and the former roommate conducted the séance . He said it was hiding behind
his back, or not showing itself to him, but giving off a negative, unwelcoming presence. He went into a lot of other stuff, like a bullet hole under
my ex's bed that my ex had insisted to me was not a bullet hole until this meeting; he told us to never move the boxes, filled with his late
father's stuff and stored in the guest room closet, nor his father's ashes. (Side note, I had moved and dug through these boxes extensively when my
boyfriend was not home.) He concluded by recommending that my ex leave the house. I could tell he was holding back some information he was picking up
on because at the time of this meeting my ex and I were sleeping in the car and utterly tense about all that was happening. I know our friend could
read that in our faces and manner of approach with him.
Soon after concluding that leaving would be best, the baby doll parts popped into my head. I felt I absolutely had to mention them before we all
parted. When I mentioned the hanging baby doll parts, our friend sort of jolted back suddenly, explained "Whoa!" and closed his eyes. Then he asked
my ex whether the woman living in the garage apartment had access to my ex's house prior to him moving in. Yes, she had stored some boxes in there
and came to move them out of the house when my ex moved in. To make this as short as possible, our friend saw some sort of ritual being conducted
there. What I remember about what he said was this - someone was dangling or jangling a string of beads; some type of circle or symbol on the floor
looked like the ink inside gel pens; candles; and most notably, (exact quote from our friend) "She really, really didn't want to do it, but she did
it anyway." Our friend followed that by saying that a lot of what was happening had something to do with what was under the garage. He then grew too
uncomfortable to continue, opened his eyes, and wished us the best.
What is the significance of the hanging baby doll parts? Does anyone have any insight into what they mean or are used for? I tried digging deep into
google for some answers, but google really wanted me to shop for baby-dolls instead … finally realized ATS is a fitting place to pose this question.
Thank you for reading this thread. All answers are welcome.