My dad and I love going to antique stores. Sometimes I'm just drawn to certain items. Once, we went to a new antique store and I went one way to look at a certain booth while he did his own thing. Usually, I like to look at the old toys, wondering who they used to belong to and such.
Well, I came across the very old lamb doll. It was sitting in a baby booster seat. It was clearly handmade by someone and I would say it dated back to the late 1800's, early 1900's. Normally, I don't touch old toys, but I felt like I needed to reach out and touch it. It's ears were stiff as though it had fallen into liquid or something a long time ago. The whole thing looked eerie. I held it and then began to feel very sick to my stomach. I got terrible vibes from it and I had to walk away. The whole time, it was like I was in a trance.
This feeling lasted until I got home. I just couldn't shake this awful energy. I'm not a psychic and this kind of thing doesn't happen all the time. I have had odd experiences happen to me and I have always been interested in ghosts and such. I can't explain this at all. Would this be considered a haunted item or just an item from the past with a bad history and negative energy?
Now, another weird thing about it is that I kept thinking about it and imagined who the toy used to belong to and such. I wouldn't say I had a vision about its history or anything, but I do have a very clear picture in my mind about its origins, the child it belonged to, who made it, and why it had bad energy. But then again, that could just be my imagination creating stories.
Can someone explain this to me, and has anyone else felt very overwhelmed in antique stores because of the same reason?