This house is haunted : the amazing inside story of the Enfield poltergeist / Guy Lyon Playfair.
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|Mooresville PL - Mooresville||133.142 PLA (Text)||37323002001546||NONFIC||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781907661785 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 1907661786 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: xi, 280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, photographs ; 23 cm
- Edition: 3rd ed.
- Publisher: Guildford, [England], United Kingdom : White Crow, 
- Copyright: ©2011
|General Note:|| Originally published: United Kingdom : Souvenir Press Ltd., 1980.
"2007 edition published by The History Press Ltd. This White Crow Books edition copyright © 2011"--T.p. verso.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Authors[sp] preface to the third edition -- Blitz -- Ten coincidences -- Epicenter -- 'I saw it move' -- Action and adventure -- 'Oh, it's answering' -- one for no, two for yes -- Some hysterical situations -- Ten naughty things -- 'I can't make that noise' -- Through the wall -- Imperfect speakers -- Nightly ritual -- Unhappy new year -- A patch of fog -- 'Where is the knowledge?' -- To cheat the devil -- 'My little mind' -- 'A strange presence' -- Enfield syndrome -- Appendix 1: afterthoughts, 2011 -- Appendix 2: suggested further reading -- Appendix 3: what to do with your poltergeist.
|Summary, etc.:|| The story of the Enfield poltergeist is already regarded as a classic in the annals of psychical research. On August 31st, 1977, in the north London suburb of Enfield, paranormal phenomena began to be experienced in the Harper house. While at first relatively minor, the disturbances went on to become more intense and frightening, and were eventually witnessed by at least thirty people. They included examples of everything a poltergeist can do: overturning chairs and tables, flinging things about, whipping off bedclothes, levitating one of the girls in full view of passers-by, making her speak with the voice of an old man and defying the laws of physics by passing matter through solid matter. Much of this bewildering and often terrifying activity was captured on tape and film by Maurice Grosse of the Society for Psychical Research and his colleague Guy Lyon Playfair, who were on the case within days of its outbreak and stayed on it until it finally came to an end. --Adapted from the review on Amazon.com.
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