People who visit Robert the Doll, the famous “cursed” doll in Key West, Florida, in the museum he’s housed in can buy all kinds of “Robert” merchandise such as t–shirts, mugs, and posters, with the words, “Robert did it!” It seems like Robert gets blamed for a lot of what goes on, since he was first owned by Eugene Otto, back n the early 1900’s, up to today.
I’m starting to think that the same thing can be said about Harold.
I met with my friend, Miguel Tarango, yesterday. Miguel filmed me taking Harold out of storage in 2010 (you see him in the film as well). We had lunch and spent some time getting the next film about Harold ready to be posted on YouTube. Miguel shared with me that he decided to start a personal journal since we posted the last video on YouTube, since he’s having some experiences and he’s wondering if Harold is responsible
One of the things he mentioned, and showed me, was unusual scratches on his wrist. I asked him if he and his wife had a cat (always look for a logical explanation) and he said that he did. The problem with that explanation is that as I looked closely at the scratches, they formed what literally looked like a “Y.” Now, I’ve had three cats in my lifetime, and I’ve been scratched by all of them. None of the scratches I’ve had ever looked like a Y.
Miguel’s voice was also quieter than normal, and scratchy. He told me he lost his voice last Thursday, in a way that has happened only once before – when he first moved here to Colorado.
I immediately thought about Rick, the last person to do a reading on Harold. I wasn’t taking any chances that Rick might know of Harold so I unzipped the bag the doll is in only enough for Rick to put his hand in it. He immediately said he felt ill in a way that he hadn’t felt since childhood.
Miguel didn’t want to say Harold was responsible for either the scratch on his wrist, or him losing his voice, but he couldn’t help but wonder. Which is why he started to keep the journal.
After lunch we went back to the MacSpa, which Miguel co-owns with his partner, Amy. An appointment they had cancelled at the last minute. We decided to go ahead and see how far we could get with posting the video I filmed Monday night on my camera onto YouTube. Miguel wasn’t able to finish it, but I’m hoping that it’ll be posted by Saturday.
I mentioned in a post on here that Harold doesn’t move things. Well, that seems to have changed since then. The morning after I wrote that, I found the television remote, which I usually keep on the night stand next to my bed, underneath my bed.
The next incident involves my two cell phones. One I use frequently. The other I rarely use, or even touch.
One day I had to recharge my frequently used phone, so I plugged the recharger in and put the phone on the night stand. A couple of hours later I looked at it and was surprised to see my second phone laying on top of it! I know I didn’t do that.
A couple of days ago, my wallet was moved on two different occasions. First from the table my computer sits on to my bed. I didn’t think much about it and put it back on the table. Later that evening I was surprised to find it laying on the floor about six feet away, under the heating and air conditioning unit.
This morning, my wireless mouse was blinking red, letting me know that I need to change it’s batteries. The brand new batteries I put in about 4 weeks ago. Which reminds me. I have beard and moustache trimmer whose battery died as well. After I used it for a total of less than 15 minutes.
Is Harold responsible for these, and other incidents I haven’t written about? Well, the film that Miguel will be posting on YouTube soon does seem to indicate that Harold is, indeed, haunted.