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Robert, otherwise known as Robert the Doll, Robert the haunted doll, or Robert the Enchanted Doll, is a doll that was once owned by Key West painter and author Robert Eugene Otto. The doll is alleged to be cursed. Robert was the inspiration for Chucky, the doll in the 1988 horror film Child's Play.
The doll, is currently located at the East Martello Museum.
Supposedly, Eugene was given the doll in 1906 by a Bahamian servant who practiced black magic and voodoo. Eugene's parents often heard him talking to the doll. At first they assumed that Eugene was simply answering himself in a changed voice but later claimed to believe the doll was actually speaking.
Neighbors claimed to have seen the doll moving from window to window when the family was out. Eugene died in 1974.
The doll is currently located at the East Martello Museum in Key West, Florida.
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