Jonathan Lewis, from Liverpool, has already been told by pals to put the property straight back on the market after discovering a spine-chilling note inside his new home
A primary school teacher was shocked to discover a rag doll holding a spine-chilling note behind a wall inside his new home.
Jonathan Lewis, 32, has been urged by pals to move out the property – after only moving in a few days ago.
He had picked up the keys to his new home in Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey, on Friday, before embarking on a DIY project to create some space.
After taking a hammer to a wall under the stairs, he found a rag doll dressed in a pinstripe dress and bonnet, clutching a terrifying note.
He told the Liverpool Echo : “I’ve just bought the house and I got the keys on Friday. I kind of knew there was this void underneath the stairs that had been plaster-boarded up.
“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 a hole about the size of a fist, shone a light in and there was a doll just sitting there.”
After pulling the plasterboard, Jonathan realised the doll was holding a note, which has left his friends seriously freaked out.
It said: “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.”
Following the discovery, Jonathan’s friends have urged him to sell up as soon as possible.
He said: “Some of my friends have told me to put my house back on the market and move out but I think it’s just a laugh.”
Despite the ominous note, Jonathan has taken it in his strides.
He said: “I’ll be honest, I found the whole thing hilarious. I’d probably do the exact same thing.
“The letter says 1961 but the estate agent said when she was showing me 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.”