30 EAST DRIVE..
Jean, Joe, Phillip (15) and Diane (12) Pritchard moved into Number 30 East Drive, Pontefract in August 1966. Almost immediately, during the hot summer Bank Holiday, Phillip and his Grandmother first witnessed a baffling phenomenon – a fine layer of chalk like dust falling not from the ceiling, but from a level below head height.
In an effort to clean up before Phillip’s holidaying parents returned, Mrs Kelly (Phillip’s Aunty who had been fetched by her mother to observe the falling dust) went to the kitchen for some cleaning implements, whereupon she slipped on a pool of water that had mysteriously appeared. Her efforts to mop up the water were thwarted by more pools appearing on the linoleum in front of her and Phillip’s very eyes.
This was the beginning of several years of incredible, inexplicable events; green foam appearing from taps and toilet even after the water was turned off, the tea dispenser being activated resulting in all the dried tea cascading onto the work surface, lights being turned off and on, plants leaping out of their pots and landing on the stairs, cupboards shaking violently, photographs being slashed with a sharp knife and an endless list of levitating and thrown objects – including a solid oak sideboard.
Dubbed ‘Mr Nobody’ by the local press in 1968, the family preferred to refer to the poltergeist simply as ‘Fred’, perhaps as a way of normalising ‘It’ as no number of initiatives could persuade the entity to leave the family in peace and house-proud mother Jean refused to be terrorised out of her house by an entity. Exorcisims were met with indignation; walls would seep holy water, faces were slapped, people were shoved down the stairs and ‘Fred’s’ hands would appear from nowhere and conduct the Christian songs aimed at shooing him off – whilst wearing huge women’s fur gloves. In fact, many of Fred’s antics were both amazing and often highly amusing, like when he calmly poured an entire jug of milk he removed from the fridge over a sceptical aunt, leaving the kids in stitches.
Ordinarily poltergeists aren’t known for causing grevious bodily harm, and although Fred caused a few bruises and scrapes and lot of heart stopping scares, in particular to Diane – seemingly the focus of the haunting – it is rare for a poltergeist to become excessively violent and cause physical harm. But in the case of Fred, that indeed became the case. Late on in his residency, when both Phillip and Diane were beginning to exit adolescence, the activity reached a new climactic height with Diane’s long hair suddenly standing on its end, followed by her being dragged kicking and screaming up the stairs, an event that left her seriously traumatised and with clearly visible finger marks on her throat.
OUR INVESTIGATION: (LOCK-DOWN! 11 HOURS OF INVESTIGATING!)..
We joined another ghost hunting team on a lock down from 9pm-8am..
When we first arrived i started to feel the pain in the side of head return and my stomach started spinning in circles like it does when im around negative energies its like my little alarm it warns me before hand, we all met up in the kitchen then all sat in the lounge where we would protect our selves and reach out to spirit the feeling of this house is very new to me its not the energy i normal connect to! the feeling of being on the edge waiting for some unexpected thing to happen comes over you and a feeling of being watched from every corner you turn. we went to sit in each room for about 20 mins to get the feel of the place then we started our experiments. We first started doing some scrying which is where you look in the mirror holding only a night vision camera and drawing the energy to the mirror the spirit is able to show what he or she looks like, a few guests took part in this with great results an elderly male was seen with grey hair with a grey beard, My partner Sammie toke part and you could see great changes with her she actually looked like a witch in the mirror with the long bent nose i could actually see the bile on the end of her nose it did not look like sam at all..
We moved onto the small bedroom where most of the activity started all those years ago where that poor little girl who was bullied and even physically marked by this entity! We sat there listening in the pitch darkness there were 3 of us sitting on the bed the rest of the guests and member where either standing up or sitting on the floor, sam said she could see the teady bear in the corner of the room stand up on his 2 feet! one of the members felt a burning sensation on her face it wasnt till we looked and took pictures we realised she had 3 claw marks from her ear to her chin. After that i demanded he either show him self or tell us who were dealing with. It wasnt long after that he did reveal him self to us! we decided to try and do some table tipping and see if we could build the energy up that way, i was shocked with the replies we had on our questions it was the 1st time i had ever seen a table lift that high off the ground it was balancing on 1 leg at one point i was pushing against it and i could actually feel the strength of the force it was totally amazing we had the K2 meter on the highest level it could possibly go it was as if there was a hand right over the K2 meter manipulating it iv not seen paranormal at its highest like this before! it is totally amzaing how they can do all the things they do to let us know they are still there! Me and Sam decided to go off up stairs on our own while 2 other members where sleeping upstairs in the big bedroom the other member where in the lounge so basically we were the only ones walking about the house at the time, as we entered the hall way i felt very uneasy it wasnt an area i wanted to stay in i felt like there was something either following me or over my shoulder so i toke a photo of the mirror so i could see behind myself as sam was doing the video i was saying the whole time i cant be in this area i needed to get away from there i said i didnt feel safe little didnt i know i was totally right there was the evidence standing behind me i can see so clearly 2 figures in the hall way right where i said standing behind me 1 on each side! after going down stairs and into the lounge we toke lots of photos one of them is at top of this post you can see in the glass cabinet is 2 lines of light forming an up side down cross i toke millions of photos to try and get the glare in the cabinet but couldnt do it as well as the 1st picture that came out!
is this place haunted yell yes with out a shadow of doubt! if you dont believe me go and stay there fr the whole night yourself ;) we are defiantly going back and have booked to go back soon another 3 times im hoping each visit we do that we pick up new things to add to the evidence caught there, this is a great location for paranormal investigating....
below i have loaded a few videos that was taken that night..
we will be uploading all our photos we toke on to a video for you all to view our evidence do bare with us thought as we have lots and lots of photos to get through!!
i video recorded the table tipping to get evidence of the K2 flashing the way it was mainly but on the 3rd video you can hear an EVP i wont mention what it is i will let you be the judge of what your own ears hear
IT IS ADVISED THAT YOU LISTEN WITH EAR PHONES IN YOU MIGHT HEAR SOMETHING WE MIGHT OF MISSED!!
ARRIVAL BASE READING
THIS WAS TAKEN THE MINUTE WE ARRIVED ROUGHLY THE TIME WAS 21:30 AS OUR ON ARRIVAL BASE READING
PART 1: (PUT EAR-PHONES IN NOW!)
THIS IS THE VIDEO I RECORDED WHEN THE K2 METER WAS ON ITS HIGHEST WHILST WE WAS DOING A TABLE TIPPING EXERCISE.
PART 2: (PUT EAR-PHONES IN NOW!)
THIS IS THE RECORDING OF THE TABLE TIPPING PART 2 K2 STILL FLASHING WE HAD IT FLASHING FOR QUITE A WHILE I HAVE NEVER SEEN ENERGY LAST THIS LONG!
PART 3: (PUT EAR-PHONES IN NOW!)
THIS IS THE PART WHERE WE HAVE RECORD THE EVP RECORDING TO BE UNUSUAL!
AS YOU CAN SEE THE K2 METER IS SILL FLASHING!!
END OF NIGHT BASE READING..
HERE IS WHERE I FOLLOWED COLIN ON OUR HOSTS OBSERVING HOW TO PERFORM END OF NIGHT BASE READINGS, THIS WAS SO INTERESTING SEEING HOW MUCH THINGS HAD SETTLED DOWN BY THE TIME IT BECAME SUN LIGHT.
thanks for watching & reading guys stay tuned in for our next investigation at
Newsham Park Asylum...