I’m working on a plan to create a documentary about Harold.
In this film I envision talking to Greg Rivera, the original seller of the doll. Kathy Chruszcz, the woman whose eBay auction I won Harold in. People who’ve had personal experiences with the doll, including Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin of Ghost Adventures.
In my effort to find out how four souls could have become imprisoned in the doll, I’ll interview experts in the field, such as Johnny Zaffis, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Lorraine Warren, and Jason Haxton, the owner o the Dibbuk box. (Keep in mind, none of these people have agreed to an interview.) I’d also sit down with a demonologist, voodoo, wicca and other magick practitioners,
If I’m able to raise enough money for the project through “Kickstarter,” I’d love to fly out to Australia to film an interview with Vincent, Jane and Alan (her husband).
I’m open to YOUR suggestions as well!
I’d love to hear what you think! Leave a comment!
Good day Anthony. I have read excerpts of your book but I am afraid I won’t be able to read the full version due to having similar experiences with a doll when I was a younger version. I do wonder if you believe Harold has caused you to suffer a personal loss or losses and if so how did you reconcile keeping Harold with loss or losses you may have been forced to endure because of his malicious intent.
Thanks for the insight!
First of all, thank you for taking the time to write and ask. I also want to say that I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had similar experiences in your childhood. I wrote the disclaimer on the back cover not to scare you or anyone else from buying my book, but to discourage people who might trip and fall, or some such thing, while reading the book, see it as an opening to blame the doll and to try to sue me for not warning them.
Now to answer your question directly. I have suffered a great deal in terms of loss with regards to the doll, such as friendships, potential relationships, career prospects, etc., since I first acquired it back in 2004. I didn’t realize they had anything to do with the doll until December of 2014, when I was reflecting on the lost opportunities during that year, and I heard a female voice say, “Yes… I was responsible for all of that.”
At that moment, something else that happened earlier in 2014 made complete sense. My friend Donna called me. When I answered she told me, “Harold’s angry with you.” This surprised me because of how skeptical she is about the doll.
“How do you know that?” I asked her.
“When I thought about calling you, I heard a voice say, ‘Tell him I’m angry that he’s not doing enough to help me.'”
I had no idea what that meant, and neither did she. The truth is though, I wasn’t doing a whole lot at the time because I didn’t know if I really believed anything I had been told about the doll up to that point.
When I heard the woman’s voice (whom I was to learn soon after goes by the name of “Lottie”), suddenly a lot of things started falling into place for me. For one thing, if some of the things had worked out for me, I would have been distracted and the doll would have been put on the back burner for another several years.
Since the time I’d heard that voice I’ve learned that there are 3 souls imprisoned within the doll (don’t ask, I don’t really understand it myself at this point). Understanding how this happened (which may never happen) and freeing those three is what drives me at this point. That’s why I still have the doll.
If I had it to do all over again, I tell myself I would have left well enough alone, but I’m sure that I was chosen to be the keep the doll (I don’t own it… it belongs to what the Bible refers to as a “Prince of Hell,” who is the one imprisoning four souls as I show in my book).
Writing this book was simply part of the plan I was handpicked to be a part of. The trials and difficulties I’ve had, and continue to have, getting it out there says to me that now, someone else altogether is now angry with me, and does not want it to be read in the first place.
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Anthony, great interview (see below)!
Can’t wait to read the book!
By the way, does it make you think twice before purchasing an old, antique item on eBay? Has it changed your buying techniques and made you more cautious?
Honestly, Mark… I was looking for haunted items, or supposedly haunted items, to purchase when I saw the doll. I just didn’t plan on winning it (as you’ll read in my book)! LOL
I have a number of “active” antiques now, but they’re typically given to me by people who know about Harold. (With friends like that… 😉 )
The last one I received is an old radio that the head of maintenance found in one of the rooms left by a former guest at the hotel I was staying at. When he left, he left the radio behind and told me I could have it. Honestly, I didn’t know if there was anything to it, but I put it in my storage unit with all my other things as well.
One day, my friend Camille and I were opening the door to the unit to put some things in there (ironically, it was a couple of dolls) and we both heard what sounded like a woman’s voice announcing something about WWII! It literally sounded like the broadcasts you hear in movies about that era. The “broadcast” lasted for about 30 seconds, and had us both asking, “Did you hear that?”
We then looked around to see if there was someone else around with a radio playing but we were the only two in the facility.
These days, while I love, and like looking at, antiques, I rarely, if ever, buy any. I will say this to anyone who is looking to buy a “haunted” antique, or object of any sort. It sounds like fun… but I’d think twice. For one thing, there are a lot of people who are taking advantage of the high interest in “haunted dolls” these days, and are nothing more than scam artists.
Secondly, if they do have something that is authentically active, it can turn out to be a real nightmare… for you.
“Having an interest in the paranormal from a young age, I’ve always been drawn to the idea of haunted items. Probably sparked, in part, from the theme explored in horror movies, such as The Possessed, Child’s Play, and Annabelle. Literature isn’t too rich in the subject when it comes to haunted items so I was intrigued when I saw a new release by author Anthony Quinata, called Harold the Haunted Doll.
I have since learned that this doll, which is believed by many to be haunted or cursed, already has quite a following after an appearance on the ghost hunting series, Ghost Adventures (Island of the Dolls episode). Many people have followed Harold’s story over the internet and on television, and even reported being affected negatively after being exposed to pictures and stories regarding the doll.
After reading this book myself and finding it extremely creepy and unsettling, I wanted to talk to the author, and owner, of Harold the Doll and he kindly agreed to an interview.”
To read the entire interview, click here – Study Paranormal.
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