Date(s) - 30/07/2022 - 31/07/2022
10:00 pm - 10:00 am
30 East Drive, Pontefract
30th July 2022
22:00 – 10:00
Over 18 ONLY (Disclaimer to sign on night otherwise admission will be refused).
30 East Drive is infamous for being home to Europe’s most violent poltergeist. This property has seen many people leave in terror. As this is deemed one of the most haunted houses in Britain, it has many similarities to the infamous Enfield Haunting. The film, ‘When the Lights Went Out’ was made based purely on the terrifying story of the Pritchard family that lived in this house and there has been numerous newspaper reports that can be accessed on social media. It has also been widely investigated by many paranormal teams such as Most Haunted and Paranormal Lockdown high have documented its malevolent activity.
It is believed that this property is haunted by a malevolent poltergeist known as ‘The Black Monk of Pontefract’ (also affectionately known as ‘Fred’). Despite attempts to bless this house there are still paranormal teams reporting objects being thrown or moving infront of their eyes, dark shadows lurking, doors opening and strange sounds are heard when no one is around.
The Story of 30 East Drive as taken from the 30 East Drive Website…
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 Aunt 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 skeptical 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.
WARNING – Only for the brave!
Kindred Spirit Investigations has a commitment to our customers and staff to make our investigations as safe as they can be and have successfully obtained the Industry Standard, ‘Good to Go’ ensuring that Government standards are strictly adhered to. We take this responsibility very seriously and have put in place a range of measures to ensure the safety of our customers and staff throughout the investigation.
Customers will also be asked to provide information for tract and trace to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. All information provided will be kept for 21 days and then destroyed.
What to Expect from a night with Kindred Spirit Investigations
Our professional team will lead you through a night of investigation using traditional and up to date techniques of investigation using a range of tools / equipment to evidence the paranormal.
We have intimate groups that promote more intense paranormal activity and allow you to experience a wider range of phenomenon.
A wide range of the latest equipment and gadgets for your use throughout the night as seen on all the leading programs. Our experienced team will explain how the equipment works, what it measures and then its up to you to try it out!
All investigations are tailored to meet the needs and interests of the guests so if you would like to try something out that you have seen before such as a lone vigil, experimental technique or simply that you want to try a particular technique, simply inform one of our investigators that will ensure that is incorporated into the night!
Additionally, we provide a light buffet but feel free to bring your own food if you would like or if you have specific dietary needs and requirements.
What will you experience at East Drive?
Strictly over 18 only and any one under the influence of alcohol, drugs or faking activity will be asked to leave and will not be entitled to a refund.
***Please note that the owner of the property insists that a disclaimer be signed that states that no claim can be made if anything happens to yourself or a member of your party. Upon purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to sign the disclaimer. If you do not sign the disclaimer you will be refused entry and a refund will not be issued.
Before booking please read our terms and conditions on our website as you will be bound to these upon booking. Please note that Kindred Spirit Investigations will not take any responsibility to personal injury before, during or after the investigation and persons booking and attending do so entirely at their own risk.
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