Real Name: Unrevealed, "Harold Bennett" is not is real name but is used to protect identity
Case: Unusual Phenomenon
CaseEditDetails: In 1967, Dr. Larry Dossey was a young intern at a hospital in Texas when he was assigned a new patient, "Harold Bennett", who was very ill and weak. Larry did several different tests, but could not find out why he was sick. A baffled Larry called in another intern, Dr. William Hensley, and asked Harold if anything unusual had happened to him. Harold asked him if he believed in voodoo, which brought William back to his grandmother's ranch in 1945, where he met a woman named Mary who claimed to be a voodoo queen, and he actually witnessed her powers at work after a young woman was assaulted by one of the workers. When the constable came to arrest the man, William's grandmother refused to let that happen in a had the man sent to the back of the ranch, and Mary put a death hex on the man, and he died soon afterwards.
Harold soon told William that he had refused to pay a fortune teller, and she cursed him with a death hex. Larry was unsure what to do and did not believe in voodoo, but William knew that they needed to do a voodoo ceremony to save Harold. William knew they needed fire, a body part, and that they need to convince Harold that they were surperior and that they could overcome the hex. That night, the doctors lit a drug on fire, took a lock of hair, and began the incantation. Harold was then released of the hex by the doctors, and by the next morning, he seemed to be completely recovered, and the doctors were amazed. The doctors believe that Harold's belief in the hex and voodoo helped save his life.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the November 17, 1995 episode.