Last week, Jonathan Lewis picked up the keys to his new house in Walton, Liverpool, after deciding to examine the void underneath the stairs that had been boarded up. The 32-year-old took to the wall with a hammer and soon discovered a rag doll, dressed in a pinstripe dress and bonnet with a spine-chilling note inside the cavity.
Jonathan Lewis discovered something terrifying inside the walls of his new property in Walton, Liverpool.
Expectedly, the primary school left shocked, and as he read, the note highlighted how she had stabbed the original owners of the property in 1961 before concluding: “Hope you sleep well.” But then Mr. Lewis was informed by the estate agent that the kitchen was only designed about 4-5years ago and claimed the previous owners must have placed the note within that time frame.
The teacher had taken to the wall under his stairs with a hammer, only to find two beady eyes staring back at him.
The note, in particular, says: “Dear reader/new homeowner, 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.”
After pulling back more of the plasterboard, Lewis realized the ragdoll was holding a note and it read:
Speaking to Liverpool Echo, Mr. Lewis insisted that he knew there was a void underneath the stairs that had been plaster-boarded up. He added: “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 the hole about the size of a fist, shone a light in, and there was a doll just sitting there.” So far, Mr. Lewis has been urged by friends and families to put the new property on the market, but the teacher claimed he found the discovery hilarious and couldn’t help but laugh-out-loud.
The spine-chilling letter prompted Lewis’s friends to urge him to sell up but the teacher said he found the encounter hilarious.
He continued: “I’ll be honest, I found the whole thing hilarious. I’d probably do the same exact thing. The letter says 1961, but the estate agent said when she was showing 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.”
In your opinion, should Mr. Lewis put the property back on the market or stay in his new home?