Famke Janssen Targeted in Creepy Book Break-in

Famke Janssen Targeted in Creepy Book Break-in

Another one for the weirdness files: last weekend Wolverine and X-Men star Famke Janssen reported that someone had been in her penthouse apartment in Greenwich Village, New York. It appears that the intruder didn’t take anything, he or she merely left the actress a copy of a strange 1950’s children’s book called The Lonely Doll.

The X-Men actress told officers that when she came home on Saturday she found a copy of The Lonely Doll on a shelf beside her bed. Janssen told the police it did not belong to her and she was the only one with access to the penthouse.

The police found no evidence of forced entry or that anything had been taken and Janssen insists that no one has access to her apartment — or a key — making it even weirder. The book that Janssen found is about, you guessed it, a lonely doll.

The 1950s children's book is about a doll called Edith, "who lived in a nice house and had everything she needed except somebody to play with".

That adage about truth being stranger than fiction so often rings true. Let’s just hope it’s not the start of a real-life thriller for the actress.

Ever had an episode like this happen to you?

Image of The Lonely Doll (Sandpiper Books)
Author: Dare Wright
Price: $8.99
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (1998)
Binding: Paperback, 64 pages
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Dean Fetzer is originally from a small town in eastern Colorado, but has lived in London, England, for the past 21 years. After a career in graphic design, he started a pub review website in the late 90’s; He left that in 2011 to concentrate on his thriller writing, as well as offering publishing services for authors, poets and artists. When not writing - or in the pub - he can be found in the theatre, live music venues and travelling.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated August 16, 2013 - 7:07am

Most evil book promotion ever?

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FupDuck from Beavercreek, OH is reading American on Purpose August 16, 2013 - 11:19am

I was wondering where I left my copy...

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer August 16, 2013 - 1:19pm

I'll bet it sees a spike in purchases.

Was anyone else curious about what books were actually ON her shelves? I have an obsession with the contents of people's shelves, although if someone left an extra book on one of mine, I wouldn't notice.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books August 16, 2013 - 2:46pm

God that is creepy.

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SammyB from Las Vegas is reading currently too many to list August 16, 2013 - 11:16pm

Sounds like the start to a scary movie. It makes my skin crawl.

People are scary.

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Gareth Spark from Whitby is reading The Bayou Trilogy August 17, 2013 - 1:41am

That's kind of creepy.