Wednesday, March 30, 2011
'Poltergeist' caught on camera
y Gaby Leslie from Yahoo! UK
A woman who insists that her house is haunted by a poltergeist has released a video clip of eerie happenings in her family home.
The petrified Manning family from Coventry started witnessing out-of-the-ordinary events two weeks after settling into the council-rented home last year.
Lisa Manning, a 34-year-old carer, goes as far as to claim that the resident ghost killed the family's pet dog Phoenix. A vetinary post-mortem suggested it had been shoved down the stairs.
She has since had to resort to exorcism to get rid of the ghostly problem after noticing lights switching on and off, pots moving, drawers opening and doors slamming shut.
Shooting the footage herself, an empty cupboard door appears to open by itself and a pink chair gradually making its way across her 11-year-old daughter Ellie's bedroom in the 52-second home video.
Eager to prove its existence, the mother-of-two told the Coventry Telegraph: "The priest blessed the house but said himself that we shouldn't live here, we definitely shouldn't stay. He gave me a small crucifix. The problem is because we can't see it, we don't know where it's going to be or what it's going to do. This is a horror house. It's like living in a scary movie. The worst thing about it is, even I can't believe what's happening myself."
She added that a medium said that spirits were using the house in Holbrooks as a portal to pass into our world.
Following the priest's visit, nothing paranormal occurred immediately.
Housing organisation Whitefriars confirmed with Yahoo! UK News that Miss Manning did report more mysterious experiences last week.
Whitefriars area service manager, Dave Round said: "We first met with Miss Manning in January and our staff have listened to her concerns in a sensitive manner. In February, after detailed discussions between Miss Manning and our staff, we agreed to arrange for a priest to attend the property, at her request."
"We have offered advice and support to Miss Manning on the options available to her for applying to move home and we are happy to continue to do this."
A spokeswoman from Bridge Group Limited told Yahoo! News today that there was no record of any other similar problems from previous tenants.
Watch the video and decide for yourself if it's fake or real.