August 1977, Enfield North London single parent Peggy Hodgson called police to her rented home after two of her four children claimed that furniture was moving and knocking sounds were heard on walls. After a brief search of the poperty police found no signs of any intruders. However, whilst talking to the mother, police witnessed a chair move across the floor, but couldn’t determine how it moved. What ensued after was a lot of investigating from The Society For Psychical Research, which caputered evidence of Demonic voices, loud noises, thrown toys and rocks, over turned chairs and the levitation of the children.
This story attracted considerable attention from the UK’s national press, and lots of controversy. Some say the events at the house in Enfield are fake and made up by the children, whilst others are convinced that this was a genuine case of paranormal activity. It was such a famous case in the UK, the Sky recently made a 3 part drama based on the events. What do you think though, poltergeist or imaginative, mischievous children playing an intricate prank?
“Time and again in other ‘poltergeist’ outbreaks, witnesses have reported an object leaping from its resting place supposedly on its own, when it is likely that the perpetrator had secretly obtained the object sometime earlier and waited for an opportunity to fling it, even from outside the room—thus supposedly proving he or she was innocent.”
Enfield Haunting Documentary
There’s a great documentary on YouTube about the Poltergeist activity from The Enfield Haunting. It features lots of photos and testimonies from the people involved. It’s well worth a look if you’re not familiar with the case.