Meet Robert, The Haunted Doll That Inspired Chucky From Child’s Play

We all know Chucky from the incredibly popular Child’s Play movies back in the late 80’s and 90’s. However, what if I told you that Chucky was actually inspired by a real life doll named Robert?

Once owned by a Florida painter named Robert Eugene Otto, who was given the doll as a child from an abused female servant who took care of his parents’ house.

Supposedly, the doll is possessed by that same female servant, and serves as a way of getting back at the Otto family. Unfortunately for Eugene, he was the one who would end up completely traumatized by the evil possessed doll.

Robert the Doll, supposedly has the ability to speak. Eugene’s parents say that they have heard the two having conversations in Robert’s bedroom.

Chucky and Robert The Doll


Robert the Doll sitting in the Key West Martello Museum




It’s been 100 years since Robert the Doll was given to Eugene Otto, and the haunted doll now sits in the Key West Martello Museum in Florida. A place which is known to be quite paranomaly active in and of itself.

You can take a tour of the museum here, but be careful, staff have said that Robert the Doll is known for switching positions overnight and blinking.

Be sure to give the doll who inspired Child’s Play a share with your friends on Facebook before you go. (h/t iHorror)

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