The documented, chilling and paranormal incident of Janet Hodgson, 11, and her family is about to be re-told, by Deadhouse Productions, as a new film. The incident, which took place on Green Street (where the girl and her family lived), happened in 1977, was dubbed the Enfield Poltergeist and refers to a period between August 1977 and September 1978, involving apparent poltergeist activity.
The activity was believed to take place in Enfield in North London, at the home of Peggy Hodgson, a single mother with four children. The series of episodes, regarded as one of the most terrifying documented cases of paranormal activity, involved levitation, physical assaults, graffiti and cold breezes.
Apparently, a police officer signed an affidavit, claiming she saw a chair move.
The Daily Mail mentioned that Janet Hodgson, in particular, was at the center of these events and apparently acted as the mouthpiece for Bill Wilkins, a foul-mouthed, grumpy old man who died in the house many years before. His son contacted investigators to confirm details of his story.
Following this, the incidents were duly investigated by Maurice Grosse and Guy Lyon Playfair, both members of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR). Evidence accumulated during their thirteen month investigation confirmed the occurrence of different phenomena like moving furniture, flying marbles, cold breezes, shallow pools of water appearing on the floor and fires which spontaneously ignited and extinguished themselves. These episodes lasted for over a year.
Almost thirty one years later, Deadhouse Productions has revived the story of that spine-chilling incident for a film with the same name.
The production house plans to release the movie by Halloween 2012.