If the year 2020 has already been complicated due to the coronavirus and other events that have impacted on society, the alleged disappearance of the Annabelle doll quickly became a trend in social networks as another phenomenon to make current affairs worse. But in reality, it is a Fake News.
Some media replicated a series of internet rumors that the doll had disappeared from the box in which it is located at the Warren Museum of Occultism, without citing sources regarding the information.
Unverified information quickly became a trend on networks such as Twitter and Instagram, where memes and other similar information soon appeared.
Check the memes
what do you mean the anabelle doll escaped the warren museum? pic.twitter.com/stkCyFt8Yx
— ⁷ (@tearIuna) August 14, 2020
Anabelle and her friends coming to terrorise humans after she escaped the warren museum pic.twitter.com/6RMIaLFu80
— Pearl 🏳️🌈 (@Pearllieee) August 14, 2020
anabelle escaped and she went to the beach pic.twitter.com/G0NUSM97E3
— kotku (@moonmrtll) August 14, 2020
Anabelle escapes and the whole world making jokes ab it😭 it ain't gonna be funny once it's on top of you performing a whole satanic ritual in ur attic pic.twitter.com/vuFwVopgIC
— Mira🌚 (@Spaceoutkkk) August 14, 2020
Anabelle doll escapes from Warren Museum
Me: The fuck u mean she escape 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/GeltXesRAa
— Pre K ☄️ (@stayfrea_) August 14, 2020
me knowing Anabelle just escaped the museum it was in after always making fun of her ugly ass face pic.twitter.com/vaM4fKur51
— Kaye | cw: one piece (@ranpoyoo) August 14, 2020
But what actually happened?
According to the Brazilian newspaper Globo, everything would have started to spread after Warner Bros. released a video with the “present” of the doll (the one used in the movies) in the recording studios.
In the images, you can see how she gets bored in this period where coronavirus infections continue to rise and finally “goes” in a golf cart wearing a mask.
The foregoing would have intersected with information that emerged in 2019 regarding the death of Lorraine Warren when it was ensured that the doll had moved inside the museum that she kept in her home, which accumulated hundreds of items that she collected together with her husband during his involvement in paranormal acts or even exorcisms.
The fake news had the greatest impact in Brazil, where several users came out to deny the information, which despite that, was replicated.