Episode 46 Sources: The Enfield Poltergeist

In this episode we get back to our paranormal roots to cover a listener request, the Enfield Poltergeist! You may be familiar with this story from the movies, but we are here (per usual) to tell you that what happened to the Hodgson family may not have been as spooky as it seems. Join us to hear about Peggy Hodgson, her children, their G-H-O-S-T, and what we think was actually going on at 284 Green St. in 1977.

Featured promo in this episode comes from our friends at 3 Spooked Girls!

Link including pictures taken by Graham Morris of Janet “levitating” (i.e., jumping off of her bed): http://features.sky.com/enfield-haunting/

Here are our sources:

  1. Monster Talk podcast, Episodes 123 & 124 https://www.skeptic.com/podcasts/monstertalk/17/03/08/, https://www.skeptic.com/podcasts/monstertalk/17/04/12/
  2. Generation Why podcast, “The Enfield Poltergeist”, https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-enfield-poltergeist-151/id541481026?i=1000354821499
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/may/01/the-enfield-poltergeist-a-skeptic-speaks
  4. https://www.timeout.com/london/blog/five-reasons-why-londons-most-famous-poltergeist-case-is-a-hoax-061616
  5. http://www.theoccultmuseum.com/interview-poltergeist-true-story-enfield-haunting/
  6. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4GjC93L35KcswfsR13Gvj8F/what-it-s-like-to-meet-a-poltergeist
  7. https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/enfield-poltergeist
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_Psychical_Research
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enfield_poltergeist
  10. https://www.thehistoryreader.com/us-history/1977-the-amityville-haunting-and-the-enfield-house/
  11. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2054842/Enfield-Poltergeist-The-amazing-story-11-year-old-North-London-girl-levitated-bed.html  
  12. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-15524459

Short & Spooky Vol. 1

If you enjoyed the Short and Spooky segment at the end of our early episodes, this one’s for you! In our first Short and Spooky episode, we share four short, but creepy, stories. We discuss the mysterious blue people of Kentucky, two 100-year-old ghost stories, and wrap up with Paige guessing animals that used to be considered cryptids! 

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