Sisters Revisit ‘Haunted’ Enfield House 40 Years After Poltergeist Terrorised Them!

Two sisters who were apparently terrorised by a poltergeist as children have returned to the scene of the haunting for the first time in almost 40 years.

Margaret and Janet Hodgson, were aged 13 and 11 respectively in 1977 when there was a series of unexplained disturbances at their home, including disembodied voices and levitation of the girls.

The episode is on record as one of the most dramatic incidences of supposed poltergeist activity and has been retold in films and books.

Most recently it was the subject of a TV drama The Enfield Hauntings staring Matthew McFadden and Timothy Spall .

Now, as part of the research for a new blockbuster film, the girls returned to the house on Green Street, in Enfield, for the first time since their lives were turned upside down.

In a film of the visit Janet said: “It is very strange being back, it brings back a lot of memories.

“I can recall the chest of drawers starting shuffling and it moved towards the door.

“One particular day I was seen levitating.”

The sisters also had an emotional meeting with demonologist Lorraine Warren, now in her 90s, for the first time since she came to the UK to investigate the strange goings on and met the family.

Back in 1977 strange knocking noises and furniture moving across rooms of its own free will led to the police and the Daily Mirror being called.

The newspaper photographer Graham Morris was hit in the face by a piece of Lego which flew across the room “like a cricket ball” according to one of his colleague and electrical items turned themselves on.

But by far the most shocking incident was when Graham managed to capture the girls levitating or being moved through the air with no visible means of support.

Now the episode is the subject matter for the Hollywood film The Conjuring 2 – and described by producers as the most documented case of paranormal activity in history.

The Conjuring 2 follows the record-breaking success of The Conjuring, brings to the screen another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

The film follows The Conjuring made more than £200million at the box office worldwide and still remains the second highest grossing original horror movie of all time, second only to The Exorcist.

The Hodgson family, mum Peggy and her daughters Margaret and Janet and son Billy, seven, raised the alarm after unexplained knocking and moving furniture.

Over the next 10 months their lives were rocked by events including the daughters producing demonic voices, levitating and inanimate objects appearing to have a life of their own.

The house in Enfield is now owned by another family but the sisters returned as part of the making on the new film.


About Andrew

Co-founder & lead investigator of Paranormal Encounters. I've experienced the paranormal all my life, having encountered ghosts, angels and demons. I live in a haunted house and when not exploring and researching the unknown, I enjoy single malt Scotch whisky & potato chips (though not necessarily at the same time).