Enfield Poltergeist Tapes

Hosted byIan Punnett

Enfield Poltergeist Tapes

About the show

In 1977 a house in the London suburb of Enfield was the scene of violent disturbances of apparently paranormal origin. Audio from the incident recorded by investigator Maurice Grosse was given to Dr. Melvyn Willin, a council member of the Society for Psychical Research, who examined and transcribed the recordings. Willin joined Ian Punnett (Twitter) to discuss the bizarre case as well as to play audio selections from the Enfield Poltergeist Tapes.

"Initially, I just thought it was a couple of girls mucking about but as more and more of these things came to light I thought this needed looking at seriously," Willin said, noting the tapes contain odd knocking sounds, whistling, and 11-year-old Janet speaking in a gruff voice. In one clip, Grosse can be heard asking Janet who was speaking as "Bill" to say Dr. Beloff (another investigator on site at the time of the recording). In another segment, Janet is talking as Bill explaining how he died in his sleep of a hemorrhage in a chair located downstairs in a corner.

"I'm less impressed with the voices than I am some of the other incidents that happened there because the voices sound particularly strange to me as far as their source is concerned," Willin admitted. Witnesses claim to have seen Janet 'levitating' off the ground, he reported. According to reports, Janet was thrown across the room numerous times and other family members were also hurled about, Willin added.

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