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Ghost hunters get ordained after 'hobgoblin' encounter

By T.K. Randall
September 10, 2022 · Comment icon 17 comments

St Lawrence church. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Stephen Horncastle /
A pair of paranormal investigators had a terrifying experience with a mysterious growling 'creature'.
The incident occurred around 8 years ago when Vic Harbord and Christine Townend, along with members of the East Yorkshire Society Research group, decided to conduct an investigation of the St Lawrence church in Atwick, England in the hope of encountering something paranormal.

They brought along a 'spirit box' (an electronic device used to pick up disembodied voices) in the hope of establishing a dialogue with a ghost and asked out loud if anyone wanted to communicate.

They quickly got more than they bargained for, however, when Christine began to hear what sounded like a growling sound coming from the immediate vicinity.

"Going into the church ground I got an eerie feeling straight away," she said.

"It wasn't long into the investigation when I actually heard like a growl... I heard it three then four times and after the 4th time I just couldn't believe what I was hearing. I thought 'well this is ridiculous'."
"When you hear a growl it's a negative energy. It's inhuman. It's obviously not very nice."

The pair later discovered that, according to local legend, Atwick was once terrorized by a 'hobgoblin' - a demonic creature said to be capable of shapeshifting from one form to another.

In the end, they were both so spooked by their experience that they ended up getting ordained.

"Still to this day we're not 100% sure what we encountered," said Christine.

"When you start thinking about all this folklore from years ago you start to think well is it true is there some truth in this folklore."

Source: Hull Daily Mail | Comments (17)

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Comment icon #8 Posted by stereologist 1 year ago
New and improved papameter 100% people who go to a location with a preconceived notion in their heads might suggest they found what they were expecting Growls are not unusual. I sometimes hear a growl by my house. It might be the bear, even deer make odd noises, or a tree rub. Sometimes the A/C shutting down makes odd sounds like footsteps or breathing or yes even growls. Too bad these folks only had a Frank box and not recording equipment to allow the source of the growl to be identified.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Alchopwn 1 year ago
Nah, they found a hobgoblin apparently.  Religion was just symptomatic of how they aren't coping with finding a hobgoblin.
Comment icon #10 Posted by jethrofloyd 1 year ago
A bigfoot?
Comment icon #11 Posted by Piney 1 year ago
We had a few of them in the misses's Salem stewardship forest. We called Terminex because Orkin  couldn't help us. They did a spot on job but the disposal fee was pricey. 
Comment icon #12 Posted by jethrofloyd 1 year ago
You can buy a spray for killing a bigfoots yourself. 
Comment icon #13 Posted by MissJatti 1 year ago
Paranormal Investigators with recording equipment!!!
Comment icon #14 Posted by Peterk505 1 year ago
A 'spirit box' ???  So spirits are electromagnetic/electrostatic/other? BS Schematic please  
Comment icon #15 Posted by Jon the frog 1 year ago
Why not using a recorder or way better, to bring a shotgun and getting some solid proof.
Comment icon #16 Posted by stereologist 1 year ago
OMG, there could be a bigfoot living in my attic. I saw the movie Crawlspace!
Comment icon #17 Posted by the13bats 1 year ago

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