The Enfield Poltergeist

Stephen Liddell

It’s Halloween time again and this year I’d like to tell you about one of the best documented and most irrefutable cases of otherworldly spookiness that shook London in the 1970’s and quickly came to be known as The Enfield Poltergeist.

It centred around an otherwise unremarkable council semi-detached house in Green Street, Enfield, North London but the house and its terrifying events soon became notorious as the most haunted house in Britain and earlier this year was brilliantly portrayed in a 3-part horror-drama on TV starring the excellent Timothy Spall and Matthew Macfadyen.

As creepy and terrifying as the TV show was and as accurate as it tried to be, nothing could quite match the actual events in the summer of 1977 which were witnessed by over 30  people including police officers, neighbours, other journalists and BBC staff and even passers-by.

The Enfield Poltergeist, as the ghostly visitor became known, first…

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