KEY WEST — Robert has quite a reputation. He is still dressed in his white sailor’s suit and clutching his stuffed lion, lives quite comfortably, though well guarded, at the Key West Martello Museum. Employs at the museum continue to give accounts of Robert being up to his old tricks still today…
But the Key West icon is leaving the island for the first time in more than 100 years.
Robert the Doll, whose legend has become a regular stop on ghost tours, will be featured at a paranormal conference in Clearwater. The doll is scheduled to appear at the Atlantic Paranormal Society Convention on July 19 and 20.
The straw-filled doll belonged to Key West artist Robert Eugene Otto, who received the toy as a child in the late 1800s.
The story continues that Robert the Doll would taunt children from the window as they walked past the house.
He is creepy!
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