‘Creepy’ 200-year-old doll is stolen from a museum only to mysteriously return with its SCALP removed two days later
- A 200-year-old doll disappeared from Waipu museum in Auckland on Monday
- The doll, known as Emma’s doll, was found in museum’s mailbox two days later
- The doll, which is being called ‘creepy’ and ‘haunted’, was missing its scalp
A 200-year-old doll stolen from a museum has mysteriously returned with its scalp missing.
The doll, known as Emma’s doll, disappeared from Waipu museum, about 120km from Auckland, on Monday.
Museum manager Fiona Mohr said the artifact, which could be worth $3000, was called ‘creepy’ and ‘haunted’ because of its piercing eyes.
She said the doll was kept in a protective glass dome before it was stolen.
‘The thief yanked the doll out damaging it scalp in the process,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
The 200-year-old doll (pictured), known as Emma’s doll, disappeared from Waipu museum, about 120km from Auckland, on Monday
Ms Mohr said a volunteer who was walking through the museum noticed a lock of hair on the floor and immediately decided to check on the doll.
The volunteer found the protective dome removed and toppled on the floor.
Ms Mohr then decided to take the help of social media to locate the only doll that was kept in the museum.
Commenters on social media said the doll would return as it’s ‘haunted.
‘Heard it’s haunted,’ one person commented.
‘Hope she haunts the people who stole her,’ another person wrote.
‘The doll will be contacting them before the museum does,’ a third person said.
Ms Mohr said she had a feeling on Wednesday that the doll had been returned and decided to check the mailbox.
‘It was there wrapped in a bread bag,’ she said.
‘It was damaged.
‘A surgery had been performed on her to fix a leg and an arm using a duct tape.’
The doll was returned to the museum wrapped in a bread cover on Wednesday. It’s arms and legs were fixed using duct tape
Ms Mohr said the doll belongs to a three-year-old migrant girl named Emma MacKay who emigrated with her family first to Australia and then to New Zealand during the gold rush.
She said the last descendant who’s connected to the doll is upset at the damage.
Police are investigating the theft.
Residents are calling it creepy and haunted because of her piercing eyes. It belongs to a three-year-old migrant girl named Emma MacKay who emigrated with her family first to Australia and then to New Zealand during the gold rush