I’ve heard reports of people having experiencing paranormal or strange possessions or horrible dreams after either reading about or watching your show. How come it affects only some but not others. I read all about and watch your blog on YouTube and seen the island of the dolls a few times but I’ve yet to see anything.
Now I’m a firm believer of paranormal But have yet to come face to face.
Hi Nicholas. This is Anthony. I’m the doll’s “caretaker.” I’ve had the doll since 2004, and your question is one I’ve asked myself for 11 years now. The best answer I can give is, “I don’t know why some people are attacked by, or experience the doll, and others don’t.”
Some people have been visited after speaking ill of it. Kathy, who’s eBay auction I won the doll in firmly believes that a friend of hers died after seeing the doll and laughing at it. Another friend of hers died from esophageal cancer after staying in a bedroom while the doll was in the closet. He was given a clean bill of health shortly before it happened.
Personally speaking, I’ve lost a friend, and a puppy in just the past few months (May and August of 2015) and I’m convinced that the entities in the doll had a hand in both their deaths. The thing is my friend had never seen the doll, and I’m not sure even knew about it.
Another friend of mine, Camille, has been attacked on several occasions and has shown the doll nothing but respect. She even bought the case the doll was carried in by Zak Bagans into the shack on the Island of the Doll’s episode of Ghost Adventures. She did that after I had the doll for 9 years in the same Duane Reade shopping bag I received it in.
One woman told me that the entity in the doll could, quote, “Kiss my ass. I have Jesus protecting me.” Apparently she did, because the entity went after her daughter.
I’ve heard from numerous people who became ill, or had a string of bad luck happen after simply looking at a picture of the doll. And then of course, there are those people who have mocked the doll, or watched videos, read my blog posts, etc., and nothing happens to them. And I’m convinced that there are those people who do provoke it, and something does happen, but they sure as hell aren’t going to admit it for fear of it happening again.
I have a couple of theories as to why. First of all, this is not a “spirit attached” doll. It’s not even “haunted” as such. I’m not saying that there isn’t anything going on with it, because there definitely is. I’ll just say this – one of the entities, the real owner of the doll, simply won’t fall for simple provocations.
I won’t share my other theory as to why it happens because I don’t want people “testing it,” and paying a price for doing so. It is, however, based on my interviews with people who have apparently been legitimately attacked by the doll.
There are “secrets” that were never meant to be learned, and I do believe that it’s one of the reasons that some people have been attacked and others haven’t. I share a few of those secrets in my new book, “Harold the Haunted Doll.”
Again, some people have read my book and have experienced “strange things,” including everyone who edited it, and other people haven’t experienced a thing.
I would say that the vast majority of people who have had something happen to them, including myself, would tell you that it’s not something that you would want happening to you.