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This House is Haunted: The True Story of the Enfield Poltergeist 3rd ed. Edition
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The Enfield case took place during 1977 and '78 in the northern London suburb of Enfield. It involved a divorced mother, Peggy Harper, and her four children, Rose, 13, Janet, 11, Pete, 10, and Jimmy, 7. The phenomena included large pieces of furniture being overturned, objects flying through the air and floating through walls, dancing slippers, levitations, coins falling from the ceiling, strange voices that often responded to questions, people thrown from their beds and chairs, mysterious writing on the walls, electronic disturbances, a number of ghostly apparitions, stones seemingly falling from the sky, excreta appearing in the sink and on walls, inexplicable outbreaks of fire, and mysterious knocks and footsteps.
As a member of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), Playfair, a Cambridge graduate who spent many years as a freelance journalist for The Economist, Time, and the Associated Press, was, along with fellow SPR member Maurice Grosse, asked to investigate the anomalous activity at the Harper home.Read more ›
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Good enough book. It gets a little monotonous at times, a little technical at times with things the investigators are doing, but worth reading.Published 4 days ago by Lydia Truett
I wanted to read the book prior to seeing the movie...typically the book is better but in this case not so much. Good facts/descriptions, but nothing drawing me in as a reader. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Lisa Warden
Its very interesting to get a close view of these events told by real people Although is more analitic than a novel where you express your feeling of what you have livedPublished 17 days ago by Lorena de Gaitan
Writes in good detail // in chapter 2, but there is some noticeable grammar problemsPublished 3 months ago by Kyle
Fact filled, enjoyable, should not frighten the avid horror fan, as this book is more about the facts, documentation of each incident. I like it, intelligently written.Published 7 months ago by S. R. R.
In the first few pages of the online excerpts of the book here I noticed two typos. Then a chapter heading mis-spelled as "Ten Conicidences. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Todway
It was an okay story, scary and hard to believe,but it was too
long. By the last two chapters, I was ready for it to end.
This book was very well written and the story was spellbinding.Published 9 months ago by Cheryl MacHauer