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The Enfield Poltergeist

Post by sherbetbizarre » Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:20 pm

From the makers of The Real Amityville Horror comes the story of The Enfield Poltergeist.

Showing in the UK next month. Here's a taster of the opening:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=gSEXE8I0DpE
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Post by TIA » Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:59 pm

::Falls off chair with excitment::

Woohoo!
It looks like at least one of the girls involved is interviewed for this documentary. While I think she may have done one or two interviews as an adult, I haven't seen them.

The book about the case was written by a couple of the investigators and it's called 'This House is Haunted' (Guy Leon Playfair and Maurice Gross).

Here's a good site on material for the case:
http://www.zurichmansion.org/ghosts/video1.html
http://www.zurichmansion.org/ghosts/poltergeist.htm

Thank you so much Sherb.
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Post by TIA » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:11 pm

Oh, that's sad. Apparently Maurice Gross died towards the end of last year. One thing that struck me when I was reading the book was that I felt he genuinly had the best interests of the girls at heart. Shortly before the case, his daughter Janet had been killed in an accident, and one of the girls in the Enfield case was also called Janet.
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Post by TIA » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:19 pm

Another random point of interest, the Warrens turned up briefly during the case, although I don't think they were heavily involved.

Okay, I'll stop being annoying about the Enfield case now.
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Post by sherbetbizarre » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:20 pm

TIA wrote:It looks like at least one of the girls involved is interviewed for this documentary. While I think she may have done one or two interviews as an adult, I haven't seen them
That's Janet, who was at the center of the haunting.

She did an interview on Jane Goldman Investigates last year but kept her face hidden.

Plus she is interviewed in THIS BOOK

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Post by TIA » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:26 pm

sherbetbizarre wrote: That's Janet, who was at the center of the haunting.
Wow.
She did an interview on Jane Goldman Investigates last year but kept her face hidden.
Thanks, I'll see if I can track it down at all.
Plus she is interviewed in THIS BOOK
Thank you!
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Post by Howard64 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:32 am

all this cool stuff on you tube...and no way to download it

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Post by BillyCigars » Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:00 am

Awesome, thanks for sharing that!!!!
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Post by Wildchild » Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:04 am

if this is "REAL" than i think it's better than the Amityville case, think about it! we have audio clips are the actual Enfield Poltergeist talkin on tape, if that is infact him, and videos, more pics etc.

i was just listening to the tape, and i was freaked out like :) love :) even though i am a sceptic.

what you guys think?
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Post by TIA » Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:15 am

I think it is better attested. For witnesses there are police officers, passers by, journalists, a physicist, and the case was extensively studied while it was ongoing. While I'm not convinced that it was real paranormal activity, I think it is one of the better cases for suggesting it might have been.
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Post by BillyCigars » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:17 am

The pictures of the kids "levitating" off the beds is kind of hokey to me. They truly look as though they're leaping. I mean, if it was a true levitation, why would they always be oriented "feet down"? Unless poltergeists have rules about how they levitate children.

Don't throw them around the room by their heads. No. Make sure they're able to land on their feet!

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Post by TIA » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:25 am

Thanks Sherb!

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:49 am

About Interview with a Poltergeist

In August 1977, strange things started to happen in a quiet north London suburb. This unusual, terrifying activity, centred on 11-year-old Janet Hodgson, lasted several months and became known as the Enfield Poltergeist.

Among those who witnessed this apparently paranormal activity were journalists and the police. Some of the evidence is controversial. But 30 years on it remains the best-documented and most puzzling case of its kind, and may be the first time that a spirit voice has been captured on tape.

Interview with a Poltergeist examines the evidence, with contributions from many of those who witnessed events, including Janet, journalists and the paranormal investigators from the Society for Psychical Research who camped out in the Hodgson home. It also features the case against a paranormal explanation.

The case started with moving furniture, strange noises and flying toys, witnessed by neighbours, the police and Daily Mirror journalists. After the paranormal investigators moved in, the activity continued, including a heavy fireplace being ripped from the wall.

Poltergeist activity is thought to often centre on adolescent girls. The stress caused by Janet's parents' divorce may have contributed to unusual manifestations of energy. Janet was tested to see if she was producing such energy and was later submitted to psychic tests.

As the terrifying activity continued, the family left the house for a week. But as soon as they went home the energy returned with a vengeance. And Janet's behaviour became more worrying: she began to draw disturbing pictures and started to have violent fits. And it appeared that she was being thrown around her room and dragged down the stairs by spirits.

And on the day of Janet's first period, the local baker and the lollipop lady both saw her floating round her room, followed by books and toys.

This activity was followed by inexplicable barking, and then speaking. But was it all an elaborate, intricate hoax? An incredible revelation suggests not. The poltergeist claimed to be a former resident of the house and described his death in detail. The man he claimed to be did live in the house and, as his son confirms, the story checks out.

Interview with a Poltergeist features remarkable sound recordings of the knocking, activity and voices in the house, and footage of Janet apparently being thrown around her bedroom.
Loads more at http://www.channel4.com/culture/microsi ... /polt.html

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Post by TIA » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:52 am

I can't wait to see this. Well, okay, it's only a few hours to wait but I'm drumming my fingers impatiently on my desk.
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Post by sherbetbizarre » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:09 am

Channel 4's OCCULT WEEK
Starting Channel 4, Tuesday 6th March at 10pm

Channel 4's Occult week is a season of films examining three of the most extraordinary cases of paranormal phenomena in recent years.

Interview with a Poltergiestexamines the evidence and events that surrounded the phenomenon of 1977 that became known as the Enfield Poltergeist

Sex, Magick & Murderinvestigates the extraordinary tale of sex, magic and murder when Cornish parish councillor Peter Solheim was found drowned in the English Channel in mysterious circumstances.

Finally, The Curse of the Ice Mummyseparates fact from fiction to explore the bizarre sequence of death, violence and tragedy that followed ice mummy Oetzi's discovery.
This follows Interview With A Poltergeist:
Sex, Magick & Murder

When Cornish fishermen found local parish councillor Peter Solheim drowned in the English Channel, an extraordinary tale of sex, magic and murder was revealed. Because Solheim was also a self-styled warlock who had terrified local pagan groups with his beliefs. And his death wasn't an accident; it was murder. He had been drugged and attacked with a sharp object before he drowned.

So who could have killed him, and why?

Sex, Magick & Murder unravels the tangled threads of Solheim's double life: a life that encompassed black magic and dealing in guns and pornography, while he simultaneously maintained an image as a respected parish councillor in Budock, near Falmouth. He was considered by local pagan groups to have gone over to the dark side, and was expelled from these groups because of his dangerous beliefs. He was convinced that he had the power to influence people and hold them in his power, and also believed that he was possessed by the spirit of the Norse god Odin.

The film sheds light on the world of Cornish paganism and magic: a culture that is deep-rooted in Cornwall, and which offers a fascinating and sometimes dangerous alternative to mainstream religion. Solheim was genuinely considered a malign force: people believed he had dangerous powers.

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Post by TIA » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:20 am

Oh cool!
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Post by t00nCiNaToR » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:21 am

BillyCigars wrote:The pictures of the kids "levitating" off the beds is kind of hokey to me. They truly look as though they're leaping. I mean, if it was a true levitation, why would they always be oriented "feet down"? Unless poltergeists have rules about how they levitate children.

Don't throw them around the room by their heads. No. Make sure they're able to land on their feet!

:lol:
Hokey is not the word, check out her hair, when a person is levitating, does the persons hair levitate as well? She's clearly jumping. I'm not saying she doesn't have a whole slew of problems but jumping from bed to bed isn't one of them. Almost as bad as Ghost-Boy for authenticity.

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Post by TIA » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:19 pm

I thought that was a pretty fair and balanced documentary. It certainly had loads of interesting clips and interviews, particularly the interview with Janet as an adult.

And it mentioned Amityville (incredibly briefly).
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