It’s been said that 3% of all teddybears are haunted. I don’t like those odds. It’s also been said that haunted toys can’t be destroyed by fire (actually, I just made that up). What? Don’t I get to make stuff up, too?
Ghost hunter Bob Shaw offers this advice: “If you have a haunted toy I’d suggest you get rid of it. Haunted toys might sound like fun and a bit of excitement, but sometimes they can be a nightmare.” Amen, Bob.
Back in the ‘70s, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery did a half-hour adaptation of “The Doll,” by Algernon Blackwood. I haven’t found “The Doll” online, but you can find lots of Blackwood’s other stories and they’re almost all pretty good.