To most people, the Child's Play films are based on a fictional story about a haunted Chucky doll with a thirst for blood, but for one family in Houston, it hits pretty close to home because they claim they're being terrorized by an Elsa doll.
Emily Madonia has detailed her story on Facebook, explaining that during Christmas in 2013, her Frozen-loving daughter was given the doll as a gift. When a button on the toy's necklace was pushed, it would say phrases from the movie and sing "Let It Go." Strangely, two years later, the doll began speaking and singing in both English as well as Spanish, even though there is no way to switch the language.
In the six years that they've owned it, the Madonias never changed the batteries but it still works and occasionally speaks or sings randomly, even when it is turned off. In December, they decided to get rid of it and tossed it in the trash, but weeks later, they discovered it inside a bench in their living room. It was the same doll but now it only spoke and sang in Spanish.
Emily says her kids definitely didn't rescue the doll from the trash because they never would've dug through garbage, so she has no explanation of how it got back in the house.
They threw it out again, this time double-bagging it and putting it deep in their trash can and bringing the can to the curb for collection on trash day. They were sure it was gone for good but while the trash was all taken, somehow the doll came back and they discovered it in their backyard.
When asked about everything by her local news affiliate in Houston, Emily stated, "The doll has some marker on her from my daughter coloring over the years, so I know the doll that reappeared was the original and not a replacement... Most logical thinkers believe it’s a prank, but I don’t understand how or when it was done, especially because the garbage truck had taken it away."
At a loss for what to do, Emily's friend Chris, 1,500 miles away in Minnesota, told her she could send the doll to him. He's since received it and taped it to the front of his Jeep. He explained, "If anything weird happens I’m welding her into a steel pipe and sinking it in Lake of the Woods."
As her story spread, Emily posted again, answering some of the many questions she's been getting. She addresses how this is not a hoax and she doesn't want to be known as the "haunted doll lady." She admits, "I am fascinated by the unknown though and this whole experience has been pretty entertaining," then adds, "But I am extremely happy the doll is not here anymore and I hope to God it stays that way."
As yet, the doll is still in Minnesota.