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Sitting next to a seemingly possessed doll while flying is certainly a harrowing tale you never want to tell. However, reading someone else’s horrifying experience is pure entertainment.
As you see in her lengthy list of posts on Twitter, she was fated to sit next to the creepiest doll since Chucky because of one traveler’s decision to buy his toy an actual airline ticket.
But before we get you to the beginning of this fanciful tale, we might as well Tarantino the story to the part where we meet this doll that put a scare into the heart of one traveler and then, eventually, to the rest of the Internet.
Now onto how this all began. You can read the entire trove of tweets at Novic’s feed. But the initial post has us eager to dive right in:
Good news: no person in the middle seat next to me.— Sara Novic (@NovicSara) September 23, 2016
Bad news: terrifying baby doll that belongs to the man in the window seat next to me.
It’s at this point that you would happily switch to sit next to a crying baby or very big snorer rather than sit next to a lifeless doll that you would have no choice but daydream would come alive mid-flight in some “Twilight Zone” scenario.
Novic continues, proving that even odd stories can always devolve further.
Okay he bought it a ticket.— Sara Novic (@NovicSara) September 23, 2016
The flight attendant is trying to explain to him why he shouldn't put the doll's name on the ticket next time he buys her one.— Sara Novic (@NovicSara) September 23, 2016
For those wanting an explanation to the one above, it’s because TSA would attempt to link the name to an actual person. Little did security know but the name they were scouring belonged to a doll – a doll whose face we will never forget.
Novic continues, explaining the man is traveling with what she describes as “an entire bunch of bananas.” And he is headed, “to Cincinnati to see the giant Noah's ark replica built to spec.”
After getting away from the doll-toting man, Novic discovered that she wouldn’t shake her nightmare anytime soon.
Here is her next tweet with NSF language:
Holy shit I had a 2 hr layover, got on next plane and AM ACROSS FROM HIM AGAIN— Sara Novic (@NovicSara) September 23, 2016
PS the doll's name is Barbara— Sara Novic (@NovicSara) September 23, 2016
I'm on her right side this time. In case you need a better view. pic.twitter.com/pXnO0KSIux— Sara Novic (@NovicSara) September 23, 2016
On the bright side, Barbara was a very well- behaved baby.— Sara Novic (@NovicSara) September 23, 2016
Just kidding; this has been terrible. Can I go back to Hedgebrook now?— Sara Novic (@NovicSara) September 23, 2016
In closing, whatever the function of this doll, not judging. That she had an evil face and her own ticket I stand by as strange.— Sara Novic (@NovicSara) September 23, 2016
Now Barbara is off to another part of the world where she will continue scaring travelers who once thought sitting next to an actual human being was the worst neighbor you can have on an airplane.