“Annabelle: Creation,” the cinematic story of a creepy, demon-possessed doll absolutely possessed the box office over the weekend, bringing in an estimated $35,040,000 — an impressive figure that far surpasses some initial predictions. But while the film appears to be based on a pretty improbable story, there are some claims that the Hollywood flick is actually

based on some real-life events. Yes, you read that correctly. While many will laugh or snicker at the idea that a doll could wreak devastating havoc on real-life human beings, there’s an interesting back story behind the “Annabelle: Creation” saga. The new movie, which is a sequel to 2014’s “Annabelle,” is part of the ongoing “Conjuring” film series — films that are, in part, based on the experiences of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. READ MORE