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I have just started reading a book called The South Sheilds Poltergeist by M Hallowell & D Ritson. This is the first time I had heard of this and just wondered if anyone knows anything about this or have read the book. Any thoughts anybody? Thanks Nessa.

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Re: south sheilds poltergeist

No I haven't read that book but i had heard of the case. I notice that Guy Lyon Playfair wrote the foreword for it and i trust him as an experienced researcher. I would hardly think he would do this if he thought it was a hoax of some kind. however I was bit dismayed when i saw the bit about the blood in the toilet cistern-oh dear, sounds too much like amityville rubbish.
Have you seen the website?

http://www.mikehallowell.com/shieldspolt/

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Re: south sheilds poltergeist

Indiagold, Thanks I hadn't seen the website but have now. I agree that certain aspects of the case such as blood in the citern does sound like "amityville rubbish". I thought the book was good overall.

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To be honest I would have gladly paid money for a DVD containing the footage which is supposed to be taken during the haunting, perhaps accompanied by analysis from an independent judicator instead of a well-written book which, sadly, sounds too similar to many others available.

And the case itself has many dark spots. Many incidents are simply so fantastic as to defy belief (though there's no reason to think that's what the witnesses believe they saw). And the text messages are another thing that got me to scratch my head. Tracking their source is a relatively easy task and since they did involve death threats why didn't anyone notify the authorities? And also: were the scratches on Mike's back exhamined by a dermatologist or another medical practicioner? Were the writings on the board exhamined to see if they bore any analogy to Marc's and Marianne's? Physical evidence is always in such short supply that it should never be wasted.

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