30 East drive, Pontefract.
Date: Saturday 26th October 2019
Includes an optional sleepover once the investigation has finished – Read below for further details.
Home to the “Black monk” of Pontefract, 30 East drive is renowned worldwide for some of the most harrowing poltergeist activity in paranormal history.
Many a book, film and TV programme have been made about this location, including the 2012 film, “When the lights go out”.
Ghostly Goings On are giving you the chance to experience this famous house for yourselves – Are you brave enough to join us inside for the entire night? Yes, you read that correctly. The entire night inside one of the worlds most haunted homes as this event includes the option to sleep over once the investigation has finished.
With reports of doors opening on their own accord and beds being trashed, you will be certain of a decent nights unrest in this location.
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. Exorcisms 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 grievous 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.
Reported Paranormal Activity:
The team have encountered some pretty epic activity within 30 East Drive – Including a full manifestation which was seen by at least five people.
Poltergeist activity has been intense at times, with objects physically moved and thrown during our investigations.
Past guests have reported a dark and oppressive feeling upon entering the house and some of those who have been brave enough to sleep inside have been forced to leave before dawn due to being petrified about what they had seen and heard whilst others slept.
Three years ago we managed to capture some amazing footage of a dolls pram being pushed down the stairs by unseen hands – All of the guests who were present at the time could vouch that nothing had been set up or rigged in anyway and to this day we still can’t explain how the pushchair managed to tip up and be pushed down when no one was near it.
Take a look at the video below –
Check out our YouTube channel to see our other 30 East Drive evidence videos.
Your overnight ghost hunt at 30 East drive includes:
- An equipment demonstration before the investigation begins
- Full use of our vast array of paranormal equipment
- Refreshments, Tea/coffee & cakes
- The guidance of our experienced investigators
- Optional sleepover once the investigation has finished ( Bedding/camp beds will be needed )
- 15 hours access – Check out will be by 11.30am on Sunday 27th October 2019.
You can find out more about 30 East Drive by visiting it’s website www.30EastDrive.com