In the summer of 2006, Darren W. Ritson was asked to
investigate a "haunting" in an unassuming, ordinary terraced house in
the town of South Shields, Tyne & Wear. Darren asked another
veteran researcher, Michael J. Hallowell, to accompany him.
the subsequent months the authors made literally dozens of visits to
the house in question, and witnessed first-hand the malevolent,
sadistic power of the poltergeist. It was an experience they would
Initially, the entity just tried to scare the
family by moving various objects around the house and making mysterious
banging noises - the kind of behaviour that always been attributable to
poltergeist activity. However, as the weeks went on, the entity's
activity took on a more threatening and evil aspect. The following
examples are just a few of the tactics employed by the South Shield's
Poltergeist to intimidate both the family and the paranormal
1. Death threats sent to the mobile phone of one of the members of the experients.
2. A toilet cistern filled with blood, which then mysteriously vanished.
3. Knives thrown at both the investigators and the experients.
4. Appearing as a malevolent, silhouette-type entity in front of both the experients and the investigators.
5. Slashing the body of one of the experients with dozens of cuts during filming.
6. Talking to investigators and TV reporters through a number of children's toys.
thanks to the help of several experts from a number of different
professional, forensic, academic and investigative backgrounds, the
authors were able to terminate the reign of terror that the South
Shields Poltergeist had wreaked - a reign of terror that had lasted for
almost a whole year.
The full, terrifying story of The South
Shields Poltergeist is told in the book THE SOUTH SHIELDS POLTERGEIST -
ONE FAMILY'S FIGHT AGAINST AN INVISIBLE INTRUDER. This book can be
purchased on the True Ghost Stories site at: www.trueghoststories.co.uk