Robert the Doll.

Evil Doll: Inspiration for Chucky

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Key West, Florida

Robert the Doll, over 100 years old, has a well-documented history of terrifying people. He supposedly inspired the creation of Chucky in the 1988 film "Child's Play." Visitors to the museum that's now Robert's home are supposed to ask his permission before they take his picture, then thank him afterward, or bad things will happen; the area surrounding his display features letters from unhappy people begging Robert's forgiveness who failed to follow the rules.

Inside Robert's display case, which supposedly was created for the public's protection as well as Robert's, is a signed 2004 letter wishing the doll a happy 100th birthday -- from President George W. Bush.

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Evil Doll: Inspiration for Chucky

Fort East Martello Museum

3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL
On display at Fort East Martello Museum. East side of Key West. Follow Hwy A1A to Key West International Airport; the Museum sits right in front of it, in the old red brick fort.
Daily 9:30-4:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10, Kids $5
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