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A homeowner was shocked to find a rag doll and a chilling note hidden behind a wall in his new home.
Jonathan Lewis, 32, had just picked up the keys to his new gaff in Liverpool, when he decided to check out what was inside the space beneath the stairs that had been boarded up - see this already seems like something from a horror movie, doesn't it?
Primary school teacher Jonathan started to bash through the wall and discovered an innocent-looking little rag doll wearing a pinstripe dress - but the cute doll was holding a spine-chilling note, which claimed the doll had killed the previous owners. Lovely.
It read: "Dear reader/ new home owner, 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."
Well, I think I speak for all of us when I say, SELL THE HOUSE AND MOVE AWAY.
Jonathan told the Liverpool 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."
Thankfully for Jonathan - who presumably doesn't want to be stabbed to death by a possessed doll - the whole thing appears to be a prank.
The estate agent has since told him the kitchen was only re-done around five years ago, meaning the doll was most likely placed there then.
He added: "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.
"I'll be honest, I found the whole thing hilarious. I'd probably do the exact same thing.
"The letter says 1961 but the estate agent said when she was showing me around that the kitchen was only done four or five years ago.
"I think it must have been put there then because the paper doesn't look very old and looks relatively recent."
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