Many people use eBay to buy pretty much anything from household items, to jewelry, and books. They are also known to sell haunted items such as teddy bears. When we think of haunted toys, we often automatically think of dolls, but teddy bears can be just as sinister – some are even said to be possessed with the spirits of deceased children. With that being said, let’s take a look at a few haunted stuffed animals that are currently looking for new owners…or victims.
A golden-colored bear is believed to be haunted by a boy named Oliver who passed away when he was just ten years of age. In fact, the boy received the stuffed animal for his tenth birthday. After receiving the stuffed animal, Oliver told his mother that the teddy bear was communicating with him and instructing him to go to specific areas of the house.
After Oliver passed away, his parents gave away the bear, claiming that his distressed spirit was inside of it. The boy is said to occasionally move the stuffed animal and the bear was even tested with a Ouija board which allegedly revealed that the child was lost, frightened, and lonely.
The previous owner admitted to have been collecting haunted items for quite a few years and described the paranormal activity surrounding the bear, “I have been noticing that the vessel called Oliver likes to move around this tiny bear around the house. He is very playful and cheeky.”
Another haunted teddy bear is allegedly possessed by another 10-year-old deceased child – this time a girl named Sarah who disappeared from an adventure playground and has never been found. After Sarah’s mom fell ill, she gave away the bear, claiming that she heard “white noise” coming from the toy. She was apparently also using the bear to communicate with her still-missing daughter.
Sarah is said to communicate with the living through EVPs and can sometimes move the stuffed animal. Her spirit is particularly active on her anniversary of April 28th. The bear was previously owned by a parapsychologist, paranormal investigator, and collector who passed away.
One more haunted bear goes by the name of Joanne and is said to be haunted by a girl named Miriam who passed away at 17 years of age. Miriam was said to have enjoyed supernatural, werewolf, and vampire movies, and apparently even told the stuffed animal all of her deepest secrets. There have been claims that the Joanne bear has turned on the television during the daytime as well as in the middle of the night.
While these stuffed animals are currently listed as “entertainment purposes only and this is a tangible item”, it’s still terrifying to think that a simple child’s toy could be so possessed that it can move on its own and even turn on the television. Pictures of the three bears mentioned in this article can be seen here.