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The Battersea Poltergeist

It's an interesting piece of history. 

What do you make of it? 
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  • Never heard of it 
  • Chizz said:
    It's an interesting piece of history. 

    What do you make of it? 
    Make of what ? 
  • Is it Vince?
  • MrOneLung said:
    Never heard of it 
    A teenage girl, living with her family, in Battersea, in the 1950s, was subjected to a harrowing haunting, by a Poltergeist. 

    It was extensively covered in the media at the time, but the story is less well known now. 

    Objects moved. The Poltergeist caused knocking and other loud noises that could be heard by neighbours. The girl levitated. The house was set alight, hospitalising her father. The Poltergeist communicated with them, via a ouija board and written notes. 

    Journalists reported on the story and were convinced there was paranormal, inexplicable activity taking place. 

    The Poltergeist activity continued when she went to work, resulting in her being sacked. And it continued at the house, even when she wasn't there. 
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  • Never heard of it, but I have heard of the ghost of Mrs Battersby.
  • Related to the Prague Golem?
  • And Leicester?
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  • I don't believe in ghosts, but I'm glad that 'Donald' decided to follow Shirley Hitchings and not me.

    There is an 8 part docu drama podcast available presented by Danny Robins. 

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0940193/episodes/guide

    Danny promises there will be an episode 9 where your questions can be put to Shirley (She is still alive in case you're wondering).

    Let's not forget that Sherlock Holmes once said 'When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth'.  Well Sherlock Holmes was real enough ... wasn't he? 
  • edited April 3
    MrOneLung said:
    Chizz said:
    MrOneLung said:
    Never heard of it 
    A teenage girl, living with her family, in Battersea, in the 1950s, was subjected to a harrowing haunting, by a Poltergeist. 

    It was extensively covered in the media at the time, but the story is less well known now. 

    Objects moved. The Poltergeist caused knocking and other loud noises that could be heard by neighbours. The girl levitated. The house was set alight, hospitalising her father. The Poltergeist communicated with them, via a ouija board and written notes. 

    Journalists reported on the story and were convinced there was paranormal, inexplicable activity taking place. 

    The Poltergeist activity continued when she went to work, resulting in her being sacked. And it continued at the house, even when she wasn't there. 
    No, no she wasn’t. 

    There is no such thing as ghosts / poltergeists 

     Wow, what a sweeping statement to make, does anyone really know the answer to that one
  • Chizz said:
    It's an interesting piece of history. 

    What do you make of it? 
    Make of what ? 
    The Battersea Poltergeist
  • A bit like the enfield  haunting then?
  • I don't believe in ghosts, but I'm glad that 'Donald' decided to follow Shirley Hitchings and not me.

    There is an 8 part docu drama podcast available presented by Danny Robins. 

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0940193/episodes/guide

    Danny promises there will be an episode 9 where your questions can be put to Shirley (She is still alive in case you're wondering).

    Let's not forget that Sherlock Holmes once said 'When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth'.  Well Sherlock Holmes was real enough ... wasn't he? 
    And Arthur Conan Doyle believed in fairies.
  • It’s always eye-opening (and hilariously entertaining) when a ghost thread pops up on CL and people start sharing experiences. Keep them coming lads.
  • Do more people believe in Ghosts than (a) God, or is it about 50/50?
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  • I imagine all those who believe in a god also believe in ghosts and those that don’t, dont.  
  • seth plum said:
    Do more people believe in Ghosts than (a) God, or is it about 50/50?
    I remain sceptical about both but open to the idea there are things we don't fully understand yet.
  • Is there a case to be made that people invent ghosts and gods because the finality of death is too frightening to contemplate?
    Isn’t it odd that culturally ghosts are often portrayed as scary when they are actually comforting in as much as they kind of beat death?
  • Chizz said:
    Chizz said:
    MrOneLung said:
    Never heard of it 
    A teenage girl, living with her family, in Battersea, in the 1950s, was subjected to a harrowing haunting, by a Poltergeist. 

    It was extensively covered in the media at the time, but the story is less well known now. 

    Objects moved. The Poltergeist caused knocking and other loud noises that could be heard by neighbours. The girl levitated. The house was set alight, hospitalising her father. The Poltergeist communicated with them, via a ouija board and written notes. 

    Journalists reported on the story and were convinced there was paranormal, inexplicable activity taking place. 

    The Poltergeist activity continued when she went to work, resulting in her being sacked. And it continued at the house, even when she wasn't there. 
    PWR.

    The teenage girl was doing it herself.

    Glad to help.
    Brilliant. Thanks for clearing that up. Thank goodness someone's been able to. 

    Just a few minor bits to clear up though. How did she move furniture during the night when a journalist was in bed with her, holding her hands and feet? How did she scrawl words across the width and breadth of the ceiling? How did she levitate? How did she predict the harm that was about to happen to the actor? And how did the noises and movement of items continue when she wasn't there? 
    Dunno mate, you'd need to ask her.
  • MrOneLung said:
    Chizz said:
    MrOneLung said:
    Never heard of it 
    A teenage girl, living with her family, in Battersea, in the 1950s, was subjected to a harrowing haunting, by a Poltergeist. 

    It was extensively covered in the media at the time, but the story is less well known now. 

    Objects moved. The Poltergeist caused knocking and other loud noises that could be heard by neighbours. The girl levitated. The house was set alight, hospitalising her father. The Poltergeist communicated with them, via a ouija board and written notes. 

    Journalists reported on the story and were convinced there was paranormal, inexplicable activity taking place. 

    The Poltergeist activity continued when she went to work, resulting in her being sacked. And it continued at the house, even when she wasn't there. 
    No, no she wasn’t. 

    There is no such thing as ghosts / poltergeists 

     Wow, what a sweeping statement to make, does anyone really know the answer to that one
    Yes. They don’t exist.
  • Yes it is complete Brian Ollocks. If it wasn't they would be f*ng everywhere!
  • Yes it is complete Brian Ollocks. If it wasn't they would be f*ng everywhere!
    Do you have a suggestion as to what might have caused the various odd things that happened at the house and elsewhere?
  • Could it be that the alleged happenings are ordinary things that people choose to call odd?
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