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Museum Staff Say Animatronic Doll From Hollywood Movie Is ‘Haunted’

Museum staff say that a creepy doll from a blockbuster movie is 'haunted' and they have the evidence to back it up. 
Credit: Forever Twilight in Forks via Facebook

Museum staff say that a creepy-looking doll from a blockbuster movie is ‘haunted’ and they have the evidence to back it up. 

An animatronic figure – called Renesmee – from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 sits in the Forever Twilight fixture at a museum in Forks, Washington, and over time it’s developed quite the reputation.

Some employees have alleged that the doll is known to move on occasion and this is backed up by the fact its socks are often found to be dirty.

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Credit: Forever Twilight in Forks via Facebook

In an interview with Jezebel, the executive director of the museum, Lissy Andros, explained: “One day she might be standing up straight and the next, when you come in on another day, she’s in a weird position.

“It’s like, is she moving around in there? We don’t know. But we tell everybody that the cover is on her for their protection.”

She then added: “We don’t know what’s going on inside that case. She could be alive. We have no idea.”

Andro also revealed that the doll appears to be ‘actively melting’ and is ‘tacky to the touch,’ yet remains a crowdpleaser with visitors.

Renesmee – who has been dubbed ‘Chuckesmee’ by museum staff – is a part of the permanent Twilight fixture at the gallery, alongside over props from films.

The animatronic ended up being stuck behind a glass case because producers of the Twilight franchise decided it was ‘grotesque’ and wouldn’t accurately represent Edward and Bella’s half-human, half-vampire daughter.

Once it was decided the doll wouldn’t be used, it was then replaced with CGI enhanced features on a real baby.

‘Chuckesmee’ ended up being replaced by a human child with CGI features. Credit: Summit Entertainment

Reflecting on the doll, the film’s director, Bill Condon, admitted to Entertainment Daily back in 2013 that it was ‘incredibly disturbing’.

He explained: “‘Chuckesmee’ was a giant misfire on all fronts.

“Truly, it was one of the most grotesque things I’ve ever seen. It was a horror show! There was one shot where I call, ‘Cut!’ and suddenly she turns her head and mechanically stares right into the camera. It was incredibly disturbing.”

Wyck Godfrey, who was a producer on the film, was also in agreement that the animatronic was a bad idea.

He added: “You’re trying to create something that’s otherworldly with Renesmee in the movie that has to be preternaturally intelligent yet still look like a baby but actually look a little bit more mature than one would be at one day old.

“So we ended up pulling the thing out on the day and shooting it. The second you’re holding it up you realize this is never going to work. No fake thing is ever going to do the trick. If you’re Bella, you’re looking at it going, ‘I don’t want that thing. Put it back!””

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.