The Enfield Poltergeist Tapes: One of the most disturbing cases in history. What really happened?

The Enfield Poltergeist Tapes: One of the most disturbing cases in history. What really happened?

by Dr Melvyn J. Willin


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Do not buy this book if you want to read a biased account of the famous Enfield Poltergeist Case from 1977 through to 1978. There are many other choices you could make which will either try to convince you of the genuineness of the phenomena produced or its fraudulent origins according to the interpretation of the authors concerned. I do not mind whether you have a wide-open mind or a totally shut one, since I shall not be trying to convince you one way or the other.

Do buy this book if you want to know what really happened! I have listened and transcribed all of the several hundred audio tapes that were made by Maurice Grosse and Guy Playfair during their investigation of the alleged poltergeist case that took place in Enfield some 40 years ago and I shall present, in chronological order, what occurred. It will then be your decision as to whether you believe the phenomena came from spirit entities; psychic forces; mistaken interpretations; hallucinations; naughty children or any other source you might wish to present. I shall strive very hard not to be influenced by what I have read, however intelligent it might be, and instead rely on my ears to describe what was happening via the tapes.

I shall leave out the many hours of general conversation that took place between the parties concerned since I do not believe that the reader will be particularly interested in the weather; special offers in the local supermarket; or what happened in Coronation Street … except, of course, when any of these discussions may have been pertinent to the phenomena. I shall include some of the more humorous occurrences since the events occasionally demanded this. Perhaps some light relief from the sometimes all-pervading chaos. Because of their age some of the audio tapes were corrupted beyond recognition and at other times the sound quality was poor. I have therefore had to listen very carefully to unravel the indistinct voices especially when people were often talking at the same time or were not specifically identified by name. There is substantial screaming at times which was difficult to distinguish between the children concerned, so I may have attributed the wrong name to a ‘screamer’ at times…sorry, but I’ve tried to get it right! The language used is extremely crude, abusive and explicit at times, so the reader should be aware that parts of the book should be ‘X’ rated, as films used to be in bygone days.

If all this hasn’t put you off then read on and prepare to possibly find out what happened in Enfield from 31, August 1977 onwards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786770738
Publisher: White Crow Books
Publication date: 05/25/2019
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Dr Willin has researched alleged paranormal phenomena for over twenty-five years and has two doctorates in related aspects of the subject. He is the Honorary Archives Liaison Officer and a Council member of the Society for Psychical Research and a consultant to the Ghost Club. He has published many articles and several books on the theme of psychical research. He has been the custodian of the 'Enfield Poltergeist' tapes since the deaths of Maurice Grosse and Guy Lyon Playfair and he has transcribed and digitalized the complete collection. He knew both men personally and shared many hours of conversation with them about the case.

Table of Contents





CHAPTER ONE: The Grosse/Playfair Tapes

CHAPTER TWO: The Report of the Enfield Poltergeist Investigation Committee (EPIC)

CHAPTER THREE: The personal thoughts of Maurice Grosse

CHAPTER FOUR: Comparisons and Contrasts between the ‘Enfield Poltergeist Case’ and the ‘Mount Rainier’ Case

CHAPTER FIVE: Forty years on

CHAPTER SIX: Discussion




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