7th October 2016
There are alot of haunted dolls out there these days, but Harold was one of the first ones and it still one of the most dangerous. He was the first haunted doll to be sold on Ebay but he has been shipped from owner to owner all of the previous having experiences to disturbing to keep him for more than a couple of weeks.
The original image from the ebay listing.
The Original Listing
This was written by the seller on ebay.
” I´m sure its happened to us all atleast one or twice. You are walking around a flea market or antique mall looking for a treasure or two and you come upon a beat-up looking doll. You think to yourself, “Oh that´s charming, or ” the child who owned this doll must have really loved this thing”… but what i thought after seeing the doll that is offered today should never ever, be repeated…
This doll was purchased in a small dirt lot flea market in the quaint town of Webster, Florida. Webster is a very charming, industrial town about 60 miles South West of Gainesville. They have a weekly flea market offering treasures, bargains, and aisles of kettle corn…anyways, I digress..
I arrived at the flea market fairly late in the fay when most people were packing up to go home. That is when i saw an elderly man placing the doll in a box.
It looked interesting, so i asked the man if i could see it… the conversation went something like this…
Man : You don’t want to see this doll
Me : Sure I do. What do you want for it
Man: Well… this is a good question because its very old…( the man looked like he was going to begin to cry ) It was my son’s, i bought it for him when he was born, and he passed away a few years after… this doll has sat in my work shed for over 60 years. I wasn’t going to bring i t out today, but i figured i just needed to get it out there… anyways, i want 20 bucks for it.
I gave the guy 20 bucks, put it in a bag, and walked away. When i was halfway down the aisle, the man came running over, visibly out of breath…
Man: I have to warn you about something. I can’t let you take him like this… the reason it has been in my shed, is that the doll bought an eerie presence into our house after our son died… we would hear crying and singing from his bedroom… when we went to check it out, there was nothing, just the doll… Other things started to happen, and the priest told me i should burn the doll. I tried and tried, but it would barley burn. That’s why his arms and legs are so worn… anyways, I just wanted to let you know…
I told him ok, and chuckled to myself as I walked away… that was until i got home, and my life has never been the same…
Two days later my cat died, my gf left me for the pool guy. I began to have chronic migraines, and this is only 2 days after purchasing the doll!
A week later I began to hear children laughing and crying in my basement… Every time i would go check it out… ofcourse… nothing.
The doll has been in an armadillo coffin in my basement for the last year and a half, and i need to get rid of it… I really do believe its cursed, sometimes i touch it, and it seems like it has a pulse, maybe I’m just paranoid, maybe not.
The cursed doll measures 21″ tall. His/her/its head, arms and legs are all composition. The eyes are closed when its lying down.
Please ask any and all questions before you bid this doll. I have had it out of the coffin for years, so if anything else happens this week i will be sure to let you know. This auction is sold as is WITH NO RETURNS ! PLEASE!
Winner pays exact shipping and optional insurance. Check out my other auctions for more vintage collectible and antiques. Ask all questions before you bid.
even if you think you are sure about condition, pictures etc, please ask all Specific questions, BEFORE BIDDING. Thanks for looking and good luck !
The Story Continues
Harold the Doll since that moment has been passed from owner to owner not many held on for long, all of whom where being terrorized with various stories of the childish laughter or singing, being bitten or scratched or there life taking a turn for the worst. It went through countless owners until it fell into the guardianship of one man. Anthony Quinata.
Antony bought Harold and a bunch of other haunted objects in hope to write a book on his experiences, however at first Harold did nothing. Anthony tested the doll with an EMF meter and an EVP recorder, but nothing. But even after that he decided to store the doll, thinking it a fake however he did place it in a box with holy water and a crucifix. ” Better safe than sorry” he would say.
It was not until he bought the doll to a friend of his called April who worked with the paranormal. He decided to set up an EVP recorder.But again no activity, however when he got home he decided to listen back to the recordings and he heard clearly, ” Shut up, bitch!” which was followed by an angry roar, then saying, ” I´m going to kill you, bitch!”.
After this he decided to put the doll in a box for 8 years and simply forget about it. But in 2013 he brought it out and since that moment its been a frenzy of activity.
He posted a picture online after taking it out of storage. It was met with a immense response and alot of stories. People became dizzy or got sudden headaches after only looking at the photo. A few people even woke up in the middle of the night, feeling Harold was watching them. This caught the attention of Zak Bagans and the famous Ghost Adventures crew who wanted to talk the doll to Xochimilco, the world most haunted island covered in what is apparently haunted dolls. Check out the full episode below.
What happens on the island is nothing short of insanity. A fire decided to light itself up in front of the camera. A doll laughed and upon investigation they found the doll not only had no batteries but no speakers ! Aswell as Zak suffering three small bruises on his arm that looked like children’s fingers.
Alot of people doubt the validity of these guys and the island itself, the island we are not to sure but the Ghost Adventures crew is perhaps the only genuine paranormal investigation crew out there and without doubt the best.
Strangely enough however the current owner brought Harold out later on whilst this episode was playing and on the TV and he claimed responsibility for the whole thing. See Below.
We are not huge believers or supporters of psychic mediums, nor do we take interest in the spiritual side of the paranormal, its a little to dull. However after the show Anthony was overwhelmed with hundreds of messages about the doll but out of the mass, Anthony came into contact with a six year old boy called Vincent in Australia.
Vincent drew a picture of the doll and told his mother that the children wanted to get outside to the sunshine but the black blob wouldn’t let them. Over the course of the next year, Vincent provided Anthony with far more information.
Vincent also claimed that there was 4 spirits in the doll, one was a man called Harold and the fifth was demonic. Anthony himself states that the demon does not haunt the doll… he owns it. He went on to list the atrocities the doll has inflicted upon the living.
One woman said bad things about it and she started coughing up blood. Others have been pinched, scratched and suffered immediate headaches. Two men made fun of the doll after watching the Ghost Adventures segment. One of them suffered a ruptured larynx, while the other man had a sudden bout of diverticulitis.
Still others have reported having horrific nightmares after even looking at a photo of the doll. The list of people who have experienced negative side-effects after either meeting Harold or looking at his photo is quite impressive. According to the previous owner, two people she knew died because of Harold. This is definitely not a doll anyone should mess with.
Anthony and Harold
Anthony later starting to parade Harold a little bit, when he took the cursed doll to a ghost workshop. Demon’s hate exposure and Anthony payed for it….
The night following the dolls parade Anthony was attacked. After blacking out in the bathtub, he then found himself on the floor with his head resting on the tub. Excruciating pain radiated from his chest. It was so strong, he feared he was having a heart attack. But even today Anthony wont let go of the doll, but we see this with countless other objects. People become obsessed.
What is Harold
There are alot and i mean A LOT of supposedly haunted objects out there and even more haunted dolls. If you simply type into eBay the phrase haunted doll you are overwhelmed with a plethora or options. But the most haunted dolls in the world such as Annabelle or Robert all have one thing in common with Harold. Its nothing human that is possessing them.
Dolls are a favorite thing of demons to take over, the theory is that dolls come with a certain innocence and nearly always a story of a little boy or girl who died when in possession of the doll they loved, so naturally this leads people to believe it is the spirit of an innocent child. But when the demonic entity gains your trust its almost like giving it permission to ruin your life.
Demons personally like to work from a position from seclusion and often effect people in ways that could be coincidence and most people will coincidence or affect you simply when there is no one else around. They attach themselves to these objects, unable to fully possess them to try and weaken your mind and then fully possess you.
From all the stories you’ve heard about Harold, Robert or Annabelle I’m sure you know only to well what these creepy little mofos are capable off, but still they can give us some real solid and terrifying evidence. In short Harold is an object used by a demon as a kind of tool to gain access to peoples lives. Perhaps there are other spirits with it also but there is just not enough knowledge on the subject to prove anything of the sort.