Preview of my book, “Harold the Haunted Doll.”


The story you are about to read is true. It is based on real events – my personal experiences since winning eBay’s most infamous haunted doll in an auction in June of 2004, as well as what has happened to those who have had encounters with the doll. I’ve also adapted the texts and Facebook messages of those claiming to have been affected by the doll. Many of the names have been changed to protect the privacy of those involved. A number of people have stated having had adverse reactions simply by looking at a picture of the doll, reading my blog, or posts I’ve written on Facebook. Not everyone has, of course, but I feel I must warn you in advance that I cannot be held responsible if you are affected physically, mentally, or emotionally from reading this book.


If you have ever researched or looked into haunted dolls on the web, chances are you have come across Haunted Harold. With that being said, Harold has an extensive history. The doll was manufactured around the turn of the century and is made of composite particles, plaster and water. The manufacturer is unknown at this time. You can tell the doll has been, and forgive my pun, through hell and back. The doll has been owned by people around the world. All of the previous owners have reported strange occurrences, such as voices, slight movement and changes in facial expression. Headaches, migraines, back pain and unexplained injuries have also been reported while in its presence. The doll has also been blamed for the death of two people. The doll being responsible for these deaths is still up to speculation, the truth may never be known….

Harold’s current owner, Anthony Quinata, bought the doll on eBay in 2004. After experiencing some paranormal activity, Anthony put the doll in storage from 2005-2013. We were contacted by Anthony to provide an understanding of what type of entity inhabits the doll. After an initial interview we decided to go to an undisclosed location and perform an EVP/Ovilus session. During the investigation, the Ovilus had numerous hits on the words “worry” and “guilt.” Our EVP picked up on many different voices accompanied by screaming and laughter.

While reviewing a short EVP session we conducted on our first meeting with Harold, our lead investigator became ill. Plagued with a migraine headache, severe lower back pain, and the feeling of being disorientated, the investigator had reason to believe he was being attacked. After our lead recovered, it was decided to delay the release of the evidence that was collected on Harold. It was also determined not to further pursue any other investigations with Harold and Anthony at this time.

 There is reason to believe the doll is inhabited by many spirits. Due to the evidence collected, we believe there is a malevolent entity that may be attached to the doll, disguising itself as many spirits. Anthony was informed of our findings and we wish him the best of luck with Harold. Hopefully, Harold will find his peace…. Lockdown Paranormal http://www.lockdownparanormal.com


My name is “Jane.” I live in Australia with my husband and two sons, the oldest of whom, “Vincent,” is moderate to severely autistic.

I was not, and still am not, the slightest bit interested in anything having to do with the paranormal. I was interested in learning how to sew cloth toys, so I went onto YouTube to find a tutorial on how to do just that.

God knows how I got on to the weird side of YouTube, but Annabelle was where I ended. I had never even heard of her before that but felt compelled to click and watch a short story on her. Then, at the side, I saw Harold!

He sure grabs your attention and draws you in. I think it was almost a sense of pity…, but also a feeling of wanting to know more. A need to know his story. He’s not a kind of thing you look at once on a page and move on. He makes you stop and look twice.

I clicked on the video clip, but to be honest I didn’t really listen to it too much (it was one with just a still picture of Harold). After that, I’m not sure… I think the phone rang or [my husband] came home, but I forgot about it and carried on with the day. Come to think of it, I don’t think my computer has worked properly since.

It would have been a few hours after I first seen the clip that Vincent saw it as well. I don’t really remember how we both got to being back in front of the screen. I think he wanted to play reading eggs or something, but I know his reaction was instant. He just stopped in his tracks, looked, did a double take, and looked again, which is unusual for him with his autism. Then he became instantly upset.

I didn’t know it at the time, but that moment was the beginning of what would be a roller coaster of events that would make my family’s life a living hell. It was like watching a programme on the television. As Anthony likes to say, “A real life nightmare,” only you’re awake. People may not believe, or think it’s real, but until it consumes you, and becomes your life, you have no idea. I think, this experience with the doll, it’s made not just me but all of us [in my family] that little more aware. There is a lot more to this world than we know and understand.

I’m still trying to get my head around what happened. It all feels so surreal.

Nothing in our lives will ever be the same or taken for granted. Yeah, I still keep looking at my two beautiful boys, hugging them that little bit tighter!

“Jane” (name changed at her request)

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Haunted Harold the doll – the Reveal!

This film was shot back in 2010 and NEVER intended to be seen by the public!

I recently saw a video about Harold on YouTube in a series entitled “Haunted Dolls.” Harold is #5 in the series. There were so many views, and a lot of people wondering what happened to this doll, so I decided to post this video on YouTube, and start sharing my research, and opinion about this doll, with the world.

Is this doll haunted?

Is it cursed?

I’ll be posting more videos, and blog posts, documenting my research and investigation of this doll.

“Harold the Doll ruined my life!”

My name is Diane and I’m here to tell you how Anthony’s doll ruined my life.

First, let me say I’ve disliked the thing since the moment I saw it, which was shortly after he acquired it. I haven’t used its name since then and I won’t to this very day! I won’t read about it, watch video about it, absolutely nothing. I avoid that thing like the plague. So it was extremely unusual that I decided to listen to Anthony’s interview this morning.

I don’t know what drew me into listening at all. Like I said, I ignore everything about the damn thing! In the beginning of the interview, Anthony was discussing the history of the doll. I had almost no knowledge of it. I never cared to know.

He brought up how it had caused back problems with a number of people, and a deep chill ran down my spine. I had never known this, and I was the one who did the tarot reading on it that he mentions, so I am one of the few people who have touched it. I began having back problems within that same period of time. They have continued since then, gradually worsening to the point that I had to give up working and go on disability.

Currently I am under the care of a pain specialist and have been for a couple of years. My back pain is chronic,and has a significant effect on my quality of life. There is never a moment that I’m not in pain, even with heavy pain medication. I was diagnosed with a rare form of degenerative disc disease. The discs that are in my middle back, which are attached to the ribs, are degenerating. These particular discs so not move as they’re attached so it’s very rare to see this disease in that part of the back. There is no surgery, treatment or cure. The only thing they can do is try to manage the agonizing pain. My doctor has told me that it’s a real possibility that I’ll end up in a wheelchair.

Here’s the kicker. I’ve never injured my back. I never had a history of back problems whatsoever and I did not work in an industry where back problems were even an issue!

After hearing the interview this morning, I’m convinced that devil doll from hell caused this, and that’s how he ruined my entire life!

Diane Padilla


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Harold the Doll & Abaddon

Reading this (below) reminded me of the time when Vincent became very upset and kept asking his mum if she heard the sound he was hearing. She couldn’t and told him so. He became even more upset unable to understand why she couldn’t.

She messaged me what was going on. Even though they are in Australia, and I was in Denver at the time, I did the only thing I could think of – I turned on my digital recorder. When I played it back, I could hear a loud buzzing sound that reminded me of a swarm of wasps, or hornets.

Jane messaged me that Vincent had calmed down. I turned on my recorder again, and this time – nothing.

It wasn’t until later, that I learned that Abaddon/Apollyon were connected with the doll. I think that he owns it, and has imprisoned at least four (4) souls within it. According to the book of Revelations in Christian Scriptures, Chapter 9, verses 10They had tails with stingers like scorpions, which had the power to injure people for five months (emphasis mine). 11They were ruled by a king, the angel of the abyss. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek it is Apollyon.12The first woe has passed. Behold, two woes are still to follow.…

A few days ago was the first anniversary of Chance’s passing. I posted the video I entitled, “The Lord of the Flies (see below),” seemingly confirming that Abaddon was responsible for Chance’s death.

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Jan watched the video for the first time that day, and over the next couple of nights, Abaddon, let me know, through her, that he’s still taking responsibility, and delight, for Chance.

Okay, well, apparently I’m not going to be able to sleep… again. I’ve had the worst insomnia ever for about two weeks….ugh. But I might as well make use of my awakeness.

The day after I sent you the email about my experience, I was sitting down in my living room during the afternoon, flipping through the tv channels, and I started to hear this odd, faint buzzing noise that gradually got loud enough to warrant me shutting off my tv to figure out what it was, and where it was coming from. It really only took a few seconds after that for me to realize the buzzing literally sounded like a swarm of flies—the sound you’d hear around public trash bins or decaying roadkill.

At first I thought there must be insects trapped in my window screen or something, but when I opened the curtains to check, there wasn’t so much as a tiny gnat on the window! And the buzzing sound had sort of traveled; at that point it sounded like it was coming from my kitchen. So I checked the windows in there also—no flies. Couldn’t make heads or tails of it so I dismissed it to myself.

Then about 2-3 days ago, I distinctly heard the exact same disembodied buzzing, only this time, it was in my bedroom. It was already quite late at night, and dark out. It struck me as odd that I would hear flies buzzing at that hour. I tried to debunk it as cicadas because those critters are literally on 24/7, but this was very different sound from that. I checked my bedroom windows and found nothing again. And then all of a sudden it occurred to me that the video you posted, and the one I had commented on before my previous experience was the Haunted Harold Vlog – Lord of the Flies, and at that point I felt it wasn’t such a coincidence anymore for me to be hearing the sounds of flies for no apparent reason! The buzzing faded away pretty rapidly after I went back to bed and chose to ignore it. I haven’t heard it again since. 


Ever since filming this video, Abaddon has communicated messages with me primarily through other people. My feeling is that it’s because it’s harder for me to “prove” what I’m saying that way.



Could this have been because of Harold the Doll?

I’m just curious about something, and if you think it’s a totally bad idea, just tell me—but I wonder if you would mind asking Harold if he knows who I am? I’m honestly just wondering because I don’t think there’s any way any of the spirits inside the doll would know me, but I’ve been having nightmares ever since I commented on your Vlog about him.

Before I answer you, I’d like to ask what kind of nightmares? Are you okay?

Well, they didn’t have Harold in them per se, but yesterday when I was taking an afternoon nap (taking advantage of my kid’s nap time lol). I thought I was waking up from it because I was in my room on my bed right where I’d fallen asleep, but for some reason I just could not move or speak, and while I was trying force myself to fully wake up, I could barely get my eyes to open, it felt like someone was sitting on my chest and smothering me. It triggered a panic response in me because I have been plagued by evil entities ever since I was a very young child.

Anthony’s note – My first thought when I read this was that it was a simple case of “sleep paralysis,” or “The Old Hag Phenomena.”

I started praying inside my head because I could not speak, and the oppressive feeling lightened enough for me to get off my bed and go check on my kids (who I suddenly felt worry over). My son was awake in his room crying, saying he’d seen a scary man, and my 2 year old daughter was also in tears.

I’m Jewish by religion, so I keep a prayer shawl with me at all times, and I remember vividly wrapping myself and them in it while praying aloud for deliverance at which point I promptly snapped awake, the whole nightmare ended and I realized with no small amount of shock that I’d been asleep, dreaming the whole time. I freaked out even more then, because it had been so very real and vivid!

My bedroom was ice cold. Not gonna lie, I’ve been kinda scared to fall asleep ever since.

To answer your question, as to whether being aware of “Harold” means it’s aware of you, my experience is that the answer is “yes.” The question I don’t have a good answer to is, “Why does it attack some people and not others?” The only answer I can come up with is that the entity or the demon seem to pick and choose. There is an intelligence to what’s going on.

I understand. And honestly, it’s not the first time I’ve experienced attacks but I can say without a doubt I’ve never experienced it on that level before. It just scared the day lights out of me! I feel maybe it was backlash for me calling the demons/spirits in Harold ugly and hateful. Not your fault, don’t be sorry! I’m a big girl lol, but it absolutely has been the first and most frightening thing that has happened to me in about 8 years now! I felt like it was playing on my most deeply rooted fears.

Demon who owns Harold the Doll killed my fur baby.

It was a year ago that Chance, Bentley and I were in New Jersey staying at a friend’s house while they were away on a vacation. I’d just finished and submitted my book about Harold for publication. My fur baby boy, Chance, was made a victim for what I’d done. He was dying and two Veterinarians couldn’t figure out what caused his injuries. I wondered if the demon was responsible, and this was my answer.

If you have the capability of freeze framing, do so on the flash you’ll see on the attic window of the house you’ll see across the way. I didn’t notice it when it happened, but people were sending me images of what showed up in the flash. It’s chilling.

Chance died the day after this video was made on my cell phone.