The memes about Annabelle 'escaping' the Warren museum are out of control
17 August 2020, 15:44
Did Annabelle actually escape from the Warrens' Occult museum? No, but the memes about it are still hilarious.
Imagine the scenario: It's 2020, everything is terrible. You're minding your own business at home, alone. You pick up your phone, open that cursed bird app and just when you thought things couldn't get any worse, you see that the real Annabelle doll has escaped from her museum.
Yes, readers. Rumours about Annabelle's escape began circulating last week (August 14) after someone updated her official Wikipedia page to say she'd somehow broken out of the Warren's Occult Museum in Connecticut.
But obviously thankfully, the news was not true.
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the real annabelle doll just escaped from the warren’s museum.— sara (@saraa_oz) August 14, 2020
that’s it, 2020 is over. pic.twitter.com/n7H9VjxE3B
Shortly after several tweets went viral, the claim was shut down by Tony Spera (the son-in-law of Ed and Lorraine Warren), after he posted a YouTube video showing Annabelle safe and sound, locked in her box.
"I'm here to tell you something. I don't know if you want to hear this or not, but Annabelle did not escape," he explained. "Annabelle's alive. Well, I shouldn't say 'alive'. Annabelle's here, in all her infamous glory. She never left the museum. Remember, I have high-tech security here. If she had left the museum I'd instantly know if something happened or somebody broke in."
Despite the news being debunked, Twitter went into Annabelle meltdown, flooding the social media site with memes about the doll's escapades in the outside world. Here are some of the best reactions...
The year with the killer clowns was honestly better than this.
Me: 2020 can’t get worse than now. Annabelle: pic.twitter.com/dNG2Xb7jMc— ✨👁👄👁✨ (@ridalolthatsme) August 15, 2020
To be fair, Annabelle's escape would've been an exciting 2020 mid-season plot twist.
2020: couldn’t get any worse— jas🍒 (@jassmineparker) August 14, 2020
At least she's out with friends. I haven't seen mine in five months.
Annabelle broke out and already linked up w the squad. Be safe out there friends. pic.twitter.com/AqP863jQsJ— Derek Hryn (@DerekHryn) August 15, 2020
She's definitely gonna have to quarantine after this trip so we've all got about two weeks to run and hide.
annabelle in the bahamas rn after escaping the warren museum pic.twitter.com/PWFOn5NJJm— 𝓳𝓾𝓵𝓲𝓮 ⁷ (@taenorous) August 14, 2020
Annabelle sweetie, can I pick you anything up from MAC? Some new red lipstick? A brow kit?
me tryna do anabelle hair so she wont kill me pic.twitter.com/6eyDdF3ejT— brandon strozier (@brandonstrozie1) August 14, 2020
“Drake........ where’s Anabelle???” pic.twitter.com/oRSS3vk3Ah— Rosamel Fierro® (@the_chaparrin) August 15, 2020
Annabelle realising her little box was much nicer than anything we have to offer out here:
annabelle trying to get back into the museum after seeing what 2020 is like— E🙇🏻♂️ (@heylias) August 15, 2020
Ugh, she truly is one of us.
Annabelle returning to warren’s museum bcs she forgot her face mask pic.twitter.com/0HU9XKGWPI— 🐧 (@kyungseux) August 15, 2020
Annabelle will stop the second wave.
maybe they should let annabelle escape so some of yall stay tf at home pic.twitter.com/ACpGd9csam— jenny (@jennyhasajuul) August 15, 2020
We're not laughing *at* you, Annabelle... we're laughing with you.
annabelle in my room at 3am after she sees me laughing at memes of her pic.twitter.com/h2gVs1hT0f— charlotte (@charchengary) August 14, 2020
Me in bed after sneezing and hearing Annabelle say “bless you” knowing I’ve been laughing at the memes for the past hour pic.twitter.com/cF4xOXUWmB— ❥ katee (@katecasallas) August 15, 2020
She is living in our minds rent free.
anabelle rn watching twitter freak out knowing damn well she’s still in the warren museum pic.twitter.com/nQ19TOD3Fn— camila (@camiseh) August 14, 2020
The real winner of the day, however, was this Annabelle Twitter account who really seized the opportunity and ran with it.
Yall acting like I’m finna do sum https://t.co/Nm8Ob4w0Bm— Annabelle ➐ (@Annabllebitch) August 14, 2020
For those not in the know, Annabelle the doll was first brought to the Warrens' attention in 1970, after a student reported that she had been "exhibiting malicious and frightening behaviour".
They then claimed that the doll was "demonically possessed" by the spirit of a deceased girl, and moved it to their museum. Since then, she's remained locked inside a box.
Annabelle was later cemented in horror movie history (albeit with a completely different appearance) with features in The Conjuring franchise, and was later given her own spin-off movie series.