Jonathan Lewis, an elementary school teacher picked up the keys to his new home on Friday, and by the end of the weekend, his friends told him to move out.
He told the ECHO: “I’ve just bought the house and I got the keys on Friday. I kind of knew there was this void underneath the stairs that had been plaster-boarded up.
“There was a wire coming out where the previous owners had the fridge but I didn’t know where the wire was plugged in so I knocked through a bit of the plasterboard to see what was there.
“I knocked through a hole about the size of a fist, shone a light in and there was a doll just sitting there.”
After pulling back more of the plasterboard, Jonathan realized the old ragdoll was holding a note, and it didn’t have a friendly sentiment.
It read: “Dear reader/ new homeowner,
“Thank you for freeing me!
“My name is Emily. My original owners lived in this house in 1961. I didn’t like them so they had to go.
“All they did was sing and be merry. It was sickening. Stabbing was my choice of death for them so I hope you have knives.
“Hope you sleep well.”
Jonathan goes on to say that “Some of my friends have told me to put my house back on the market and move out but I think it’s just a laugh.”
When Jonathan was first looking at the house the real estate agent told him that the kitchen had been remodeled 4 to 5 years prior, so this is more than likely the doll was put in there at that point and not 1961.
Jonathan said “I’ll be honest, I found the whole thing hilarious. I’d probably do the exact same thing.