The Enfield Poltergeist

Strange happenings at 284 Green Street on a summer day in 1977 kicked off either the most recorded haunting ever captured or (another) elaborate hoax perpetuated by two teen girls.

Show Notes

In a case that would attract some of the most notorious paranormal investigators and experts, the exact details  of what happened in Enfield remain debated to this day. Hold on to your headphones, kids. These audio evidence tapes will freak you TF out. 

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Researched & Written by Kim Douthit

Edited & Produced by Gabi Fiore

Guest Appearance by Matt Bruce

Music by Dan Moretti

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