It was just an ordinary semi-detached house
in the poorer part of the borough
mum and her four children struggled to exist there
but the situation was to get worse
one day without warning a poltergeist came haunting
to the family would become daunting!
Bangs and voices seemed to affect the younger sister
tapping in walls and on doors
yet it was claimed nobody was about to create it
shuffling noises objects moving
built the terror for the family coming out the blue
soon a nightmare to live through!
As the weeks past the incidents become persistent
the story reached the editor
of a leading national paper who sent a reporter
and photographer to the scene
sceptical at these claims of ghostly phenomenon
rest for them all would be none!
While the photographer was present items flew
a small plastic brick hit him
above the right eye brow which bled marbles to
yet on developing nothing seen
the beginning was August nineteen seventy-seven
when the police called the girl eleven!
The mother reported furniture had been moved
during a search the police woman
said she was sure a chair had slid across the floor
after trying to recreate the incident
had to admit it was a mystery on what occurred
maybe something unnatural here stirred!
So the activity continued onward into another year
an investigator showed interest
he was a member of paranormal research society
drawn to the case as he had lost
a child the same age and name as the troubled girl
all his energy did hurl!
Soon a writer came too thinking here was a story
a truly lifelong skeptic
together spent much time keen to investigate
one with true intent and sympathy
the other first for the story but then interested
but their patience would be tested!
At times were certain the girls were the creators
moving and hiding objects
even making some of the sounds they were young
they saw the younger girl levitating
also witnessed by a school crossing lady and baker
it was a mind shaker!
In total disbelief saw it through a bedroom window
yet many thought it was a hoax
the game changer came when the girl then spoke
in a deep old mans voice
but even then many said it was herself creating it
but the facts did not fit!
The voice sounded as clear even after several hours
many recordings were made
eventually said its name was Bill and died in the house
told them he had passed
having a haemorrhage and going blind before he died
in a chair their shock could not hide!
Because soon after had a call from the son of this man
confirming it was all true
name where and how his death occurred was accurate
there was pressure applied
a decision made the girl needed a psychiatric assessment
nothing was wrong the final judgement!
Though thirty years ago opinions still widely divided
on the truth of this unique case
and is still a mystery that has never been resolved
all the children are still alive
though the activity by late seventy-eight had faded
still not completely ended all felt invaded!
An ongoing open question do ghosts and spirits exist
many paranormal minded thinkers persist
finding evidence even the sceptics find hard to scorn
opinions on fact or fiction greatly torn!
The Foureyed Poet.