Mystery still surrounds Enfield Poltergeist case


The Enfield Poltergeist

Noted parapsychology investigator and author GUY LYON PLAYFAIR studied The Enfield Poltergeist first-hand in the 1970s. He takes a look back at the spectacular case for The Spooky Isles.

The Enfield poltergeist case of 1977-8 was the first of its kind to be witnessed and investigated by members of the Society for Psychical Research from start to finish.

It was also one of the longest lasting, and provided examples of just about everything poltergeists have ever been reported to do, from raps on walls and floors and small objects whizzing around to pieces of furniture including a heavy sofa turning themselves upside down. And much more.

This House is Haunted: Guy Lyon Playfair's study of The Enfield Poltergeist Case

This House is Haunted: Guy Lyon Playfair's study of The Enfield Poltergeist Case

There were the mysterious bass male voices that came out of the mouth of eleven-year-old Janet – or rather, as we discovered, from her false vocal folds (plica ventricularis).

Many of their utterances seemed to have come from her subconscious, but some clearly did not, such as her/his account of how and where a previous occupant of the house died.

Author: The Spooky Isles

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  1. interesting videos i do haunted house clearing have come cross houses that have poltergeist activity my own house was like it 4 a few months when we disturbed it it settled down on ts own

    i find the enfield case interesting have myself dealt with poltergeists around a 14 year old child before remember PE adolescents are a huge battery of energy for them to live off i also bet u thay yelled and got angry at it one of the big no no in my book u just give it more energy to throw and make more of a nucance i would like to visit the house one day that woman should come on a clearing with me

  2. Thanks Barbara for your thoughts and experiences with Poltergeists – you made some interesting comments :)

  3. I have been fascinated by the Enfield poltergeist for a while, I have read the book, ”This house is haunted” and it gives a detailed insight of what went on. I have seen the interview on ”This morning” before and I wasn’t impressed with the skeptic either. They seem to ready to dismiss the possibly of a paranormal existence without reason, with out investigating the evidence. I too have been through what Janet did, though I didn’t speak in a gruff voice or levitate but I challenge any skeptic to spend a few nights in a haunted property, they will question their belief system.


  1. Origins of the Enfield Poltergeist | The Spooky Isles - […] After everything that happened at the house many experts still believe that the poltergeist was genuine and Playfair wrote …

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