In the footsteps of Lankester Merrin, Lol.

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Offline Derek_Smith

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« on: June 15, 2018, 05:44:02 PM »
Hi all, the title of the thread is in jest, i was an unbiased Paranormal investigator many years ago and a member of the oldest club in world involved in investigating parapsychology called the Ghost Club.  Back in 1977 it was very hard to join, hopefully my membership is shown on private members download at bottom of thread.

If i have managed download properly, you will see i joined on 25th April 1977, and was living in Enfield, near London at the time.  The Ghost Club had many famous members, one of which was Charles Dickens, link below:-

www.ghostclub.org.uk

I thought i would write about some of my experiences that i can not explain, i'll start tomorrow.

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 02:26:58 PM »
   It must of been reading about a friend's obituary that focused my mind about events that happened over forty years ago, that, and nearly dying with a broken spine which tends to make you write about your life, believe me, i would rather forget it, as it was the most frightening experience i have ever had, more so as i couldn't explain it by normal unbiased means!

It was a few weeks ago i noticed Guy Lyon Playfair had died, i hadn't contacted him in years, but i was involved with him 41 years ago, although i was a junior paranormal investigator, i was more attached to the other senior investigator Maurice Grosse, but he died in 2006.   It seems i'm the only investigator left, being an eye witness to strange events that happened in Enfield....and i'm half dead ha ha!

Both Maurice Grosse and Guy Lyon Playfair were members of the Ghost Club and the Society of Psychical Research, S.P.R, i was only a member of the Ghost Club in 1977, the obituary is below:-

https://www.spr.ac.uk/news/guy-lyon-playfair-1935-2018
I will continue soon!

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 03:55:21 PM »
Before i write about my eye witness experiences, the Enfield Poltergeist is the most documented case of paranormal activity in the world with many witness statements, even a woman police officer Carolyn Heeps signed an affidavit explaining that she saw a chair move across the room, and obviously she checked for wires or fraud and found no reason for the chair to move.

To read more about the case i have left link below:-

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2054842/Enfield-Poltergeist-The-amazing-story-11-year-old-North-London-girl-levitated-bed.html

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2018, 03:00:24 PM »
A more detailed account of events at 284 Green Street, Enfield can be found on link below:-

https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/enfield-poltergeist

I knew the area well, as a kid i was a scout, the H.Q. was at the top of the road, where it meets Enfield Highway or Hertford Road, my first girlfriend lived in Green Street, near the White Horse pub where i used to drink.
It isn't by chance that Maurice Grosse asked me to be a junior investigator on this case, i met him at a prior meeting of the Ghost Club, i had liked him, and we stayed in touch as we both lived in Enfield.   I had some jurisdiction anyway as i lived in the area.

I cannot remember the exact date that i received a telephone call to help out, but it was near to Christmas 1977, it was evening time that i arrived at the house, it seemed just a normal council like all the rest in the street from the outside, the weather was misty, cold and dark as i walked up the path to knock on the door.

Strangely as i was let in the door i found that the temperature in the hall was colder than the outside, immediately i heart knocking on the ceiling, walls and floor, the house didn't have a cellar and i searched upstairs for any of the family without success, they were all in the front room, where i started talking to Maurice.

The rapping on the walls and ceiling continued throughout my first visit and i couldn't find any explanation for it, investigating any possibility of hoax or a prank.  Janet Hodgson aged 11 sat in the corner looking scared, i took particular care in watching her as it was thought that most activity centered on her.

I left the house approx. 2 AM, planning to come back in a few days, it was my second visit that all hell was let loose, which i will write about in the next thread section.

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2018, 04:33:41 PM »
When i visited a second time, a lot of paranormal activity happened, which i will write about soon, however today i wish to talk about Janet Hodgson, who seemed to be in a trance when i arrived, and a lot of foul language was directed towards me from her in a deep bassy male voice, i still have no explanation in how she was able to do this, as she was only 11 years old!

The link below is a tape recording that i verify is Janet Hodgson during one of her trances, it is disturbing from one so young!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17Xhed0jP50