The Doll House
The Doll House
House
This house was very cozy, quite bright and inviting too.
Type Threat Level
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Active Status Other Names
blank.png House Haunted By Dolls, English Couple and A Couple of Dolls

Description: There's an old house at the end of some natural trail in a forest. The house is surprisingly well-kept and it looks like those old houses from the late 1800s but with much brighter colours. The surrounding area of the owned property is three acres of land, the house itself having 140m² of floor space which includes the second floor.

Inside the house, there are the usual rooms like a living room, kitchen with dining area, bathroom, master bedroom, guest room and some multi-purpose room with a sewing machine in it and some boxes filled with different fabric and thread of several colours. The boxes are filled with doll bases as well and some finished ones, mostly porcelain ones wearing clothes from fabric. There's surprisingly plumbing in this house, the water comes from the lake nearby as I've been told.

The house and surrounding land, which is about six acres, have some effect on those who hike nearby. There are some colourful flowers that bloom which draw in most hikers. They make it to the house, but once they leave the area, they forget the route back which has caused people to aimlessly wander the forest in search of it.

There are two residents of the house, some English couple. There's Jane, a brunette who is kinda skinny. She wears a white blouse under some grey dress with floral patterns on the chest. She also wears a white hat when with guests. She has some blemishes on her body like her cheeks, shoulder and parts of her hands which I found odd. Then there's her husband, don't know his name yet. He has quite an above average height with blond hair. He wears a black suit coat over a red vest and white dress-shirt that covers his neck quite a lot, which looks uncomfortable honestly. He wears these round reading glasses and a top hat when he reads newspapers outside and it looks quite hilarious to me.

The two live together in the house and just seem pretty normal, very hospitable too. Jane is much kinder than her husband, he glares daggers at me whenever I talk to her during afternoon tea. Other than that, the man is nice as well and chats with me about their dolls and other antiques. Although the couple seems quite normal, besides the living in the forest stuff, there's something else weird about them. You see, you would only perceive them as humans when you meet them in person. But when you see them through a camera, their actual looks are revealed.

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I could only get what the wife looks like, the husband didn't want to be taken a picture of so all I got is the wife's form.

They're actually vintage dolls, basically smaller doll versions of themselves. I can't actually tell their weight as the scale starts to go crazy when one of them steps onto it. These dolls can be hurt, Jane cut herself by accident when preparing dinner and her doll counterpart had a slice cut into it but no blood was spilling, but her human counterpart was bleeding like a regular human.

I tried to bring them out on a small hike one day but they walked into some invisible wall that stopped them. The couple can't walk farther than the three acres of land owned by the house and have no desire to leave either. They don't have any desire to leave the area, so there's probably no need to bring them out. Jane is kinda like a housewife, doing the cleaning and cooking but the husband does do most of the outdoor work. Her husband does the gardening and laundry, he even gets tea leaves and flowers for her which is nice.

Background: After digging through some records on the houses built in the forest, I couldn't find one about the house I was looking for. However, I did find a house of the same design from another location. When I checked that location for the house, there were modern apartments instead. I asked as to what happened to the house that used to be there, and some people at the records office told me that the house just disappeared one afternoon.

There's a book from way back in the early 1800s that talks about this forest, so I assume it's been around for a while now. It's a popular hiking and sightseeing place, with the path around the lake being a popular attraction.

Other than that, there's nothing else I could find about this house in this location. I contacted the local authorities about it but they denied its existence and called me loony. Apparently, other people reported about the house and the police officers investigated it and couldn't find it. I asked around the National Park area and only ten people know about the house, all of them being hikers and campers that visit the house every so often.

Location and Population: The house located in the forest near the National Park of Rydal and Grasmere, Cumbria. It's about northwest of the start of the official hiking trail and you hike about a few miles along a beaten natural path, deviating from the one that hikers must follow.

You just have to walk through the official path then once you're nearby the lake, there's a beaten path off by the left side. After half an hour of walking on the beaten path, you'll end up at the house. This is the only house in this part of the forest and the couple are the only residents.

Hunting or Procurement Methods: Since the house is off the beaten path, I decided to set up warning signs at the start of the beaten trail and along the path. I also set up some simple security cameras that are linked to my laptop. The cameras will alert me of any movement that happens on the trail and I can check on them whenever I can. I took a record of who has seen the couple and allow them to keep visiting them, but I prevent new people from discovering the place.

Sometimes the forest around the beaten path grows some plants around the signs to hide its warning labels, so I usually have to weed them out and maintain the signs every so often. The cameras' view of the pathway also gets blocked by some vines growing quite quickly over it, so I have to cut some vines too. Making an Outfit for something as harmless as this would be wasteful and time-consuming, so I just decided with a simple set-up

Encounter Records: There were ten people who have claimed to encounter the couple in the woods, six of them were hikers and the other four were rangers that worked by the lake of the forest. Each person has had a similar story as to how they got there, but they each had different experiences in their encounters. They were mostly positive when talking about the couple. Except for one person.

This person was around the same age as the couple and often got lost in the forest to look for their house. They said that they have had a total of 35 encounters with the couple within the past year. Throughout the year, the person would discover more about the couple and even stole some belongings to examine then return them during their next visit. But they kept one belonging of theirs, a small framed photo of a young woman that looked exactly like the wife in the house.

This photo shouldn't be able to capture the wife as a human, but it did. I asked the witness if there was any more information on it, they told me there was more and gave me the photo for myself to examine. I left their place soon after and took a look at the photo.

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