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Enfield Poltergeist photographer remains perplexed 45 years on

By T.K. Randall
October 28, 2022 · Comment icon 9 comments

Grosse speaks to the Hodgson children during a visit from the BBC. Image Credit: BBC Archive Clip
Graham Morris was the man who captured photographic evidence during the infamous poltergeist case.
There are few paranormal cases as widely debated as the Enfield poltergeist - a spate of chilling paranormal incidents that occurred from 1977 to 1979 at the home of mother-of-four Peggy Hodgson in Enfield, London.

Over the course of 18 months, the unexplained disturbances occurring at the house escalated from items of furniture being shaken to objects being thrown around, loud knocking sounds and - most terrifyingly of all - the alleged possession of 11-year-old Janet, one of Hodgson's four children.

Several people, including multiple police officers, witnessed these events.

Notable researcher Maurice Grosse from the Society for Psychical Research spent significant amounts of time observing and recording the poltergeist activity at the house.

Photographer Graham Morris was also tasked with capturing photographic evidence of the phenomena.
"This call came in from the family, they were spooked out by the whole thing," Morris told Metro.

"I went in, I saw things happen and it convinced me there was something happening in the house. So I stayed on I was there for months after that."

"I was convinced that something was happen[ing], and then I stayed on night after night and all sorts of things happen[ed]. Chairs moved, cupboards opened, drawers opened, beds turned, over all sorts of things. So it convinced me there was something happening."

"I was convinced that something was happening in the house. And I was convinced that the children or no one was behind it, no one was doing it."

Unlike many, however, by the time he had left the house for the final time, he did not believe that these occurrences were the work of a ghost. Instead, he attributed them to "something purely scientific", but admits that even today, 45 years on, he still cannot explain what took place.

"One day we'll find out," he added.

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by papageorge1 7 months ago
Papameter Reading 90% Paranormal 5% Normal 5% Hoax
Comment icon #2 Posted by openozy 7 months ago
Like how he explains it as something purely scientific. If so, what?
Comment icon #3 Posted by openozy 7 months ago
Not many skeptics jumping in on this one.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Gumball 7 months ago
There's a couple of good docs featuring him on YT and he seems like a level headed guy.
Comment icon #5 Posted by stereologist 7 months ago
New and improved papameter 100% hoax perpetrated by 2 girls 100% an embarrassing time for the faux researchers
Comment icon #6 Posted by stereologist 7 months ago This is just another case of fooling the extremely gullible.
Comment icon #7 Posted by stereologist 7 months ago
How strange that Morris didn't figure out that he was telling he girls what to do next. It's almost like he didn't care.
Comment icon #8 Posted by joc 7 months ago
Because it's just too damn stupid.
Comment icon #9 Posted by openozy 7 months ago
Or was the poltergeist listening.

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