Tonja Tate speaking about Harold the Doll and me.

This was originally posted as a comment. You can see Tonja in a video I filmed in which she “met” Harold the Doll, and read about her recent experiences since then in a post on this blog. 

I am going to be very blunt and frank here. I have always had a fascination with the doll as you know. Many times I have asked to see it and each time you told me “no.” Finally, you gave in to allowed me to meet with you and to see him. Probably against your better judgment.

After seeing him my curiosity was satisfied. As you well know, you added me to several groups that I left. It wasn’t until my two dreams that I made contact with you again.

I also want to point out, that during our meeting you were very thoughtful and careful with your wording so as not to expose Vincent’s identity or his mothers, Jane. You spoke very little of the two of them and in fact, when you did, it was with love that could be heard in your voice and seen in your eyes. In no way did you ever disrespect or exploit either of them. In choosing your words you could tell that you had protection in mind in talking about them although it was little that you said of them both.

I left the investigation world for the very reasons some have stated here in the comments. It’s gotten cutthroat and seems to lack what most teams set out to do, disprove a haunting.

Yes, you wrote a book about your experiences and others experiences with the doll and I KNOW you have not [made]  money hand over fist as some may claim you have. You have exploited no one. How could you when you protect those that are affected by changing their names? I don’t care my real name is used, I’ve told you exactly what I feel, dream or felt with the doll.

I have the utmost respect for you and you know that; let those that don’t understand think as they will. They will never change their minds, [and] will never truly listen to reason. Those affected by the doll know the truth, and you know the truth. I don’t feel exploited, I’m sure others don’t feel exploited.

You have exploited no one, how could you when you protect those that are affected by changing their names. I don’t care my real name is used, I tell you exactly what I feel, dream or felt with the doll. It is for me what it is as far as my name. I have the utmost respect for you and you know that, let those that don’t understand think as they will, they will never change their minds, will never truly listen to reason. Those affected by the doll know the truth, you know the truth, and I don’t feel exploited, I’m sure others don’t feel exploited.

You ask if others stories can be told and without permission, you leave those stories untold. That can hardly be called EXPLOITATION!

You always had my prayers and I will continue to pray for you, Vincent and Jane.

Tonja Tate

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