26 July 2018 | Your Stories
Back in June 2018, an interesting article was printed in one of the Hull newspapers. Hull, located in the United Kingdom (and birthplace and hometown of the site administrator) , was the scene of a haunting. Read the report and see what you make of it. You can read the original from the Hull Daily Mail by clicking here.
Darren and Chris Buttery say they lived with a ghost that has pushed, punched and slapped the inhabitants of their east Hull home, as well as moving around furniture, slamming doors and hiding objects.
Darren, 47, says there has been a ghost in every house he has ever lived in since, and believes the same malicious spirit is following him around.
The streets off Preston Road in east Hull are currently lying dormant but, for Darren, this is where the frightening hauntings first began for him, when he lived with his parents and two brothers at 4 Wansford Grove in the 1970s.
He said: “The house was absolutely terrifying – at first it seemed like the ghost was playing with us as it used to bang the doors shut and lock them so we couldn’t get in and then move things around the rooms.
“Once the living room was turned upside down, and other times it used to move the rocking chair with a clown sat on it from one side of the room to the other, and also shuffle the bed in the front room about the place.
Darren says the tricks the poltergeist played became sinister when it started physically attacking visitors and pushing them down the stairs.
“We had to get a vicar in, Reverend Tom Willis, to perform an exorcism, but the poltergeist punched him in the guts and pushed him down the stairs.
“He couldn’t get rid of it, so he asked the council to move us out as it was too dangerous for us kids to be living there, and it got to a point several times where we had to be taken out of the house by neighbours and other family.
“We never had much of a life living there with all that went on.”
Whilst she was living in the house, Darren’s mother became ill and tragically died when she was only 32 years old, but according to Darren, his mum also believed that the house was haunted and that someone had died there.
Chris, 49, also experienced the poltergeist in the house and was seven years old when the hauntings first started.
He said: “Things were thrown about in my room by something that I couldn’t see, the cupboards were banged and I could hear a bairn crying through the walls.
“It was real scary and frightening having to live in the house, especially as a child as it’s so hard to understand what is going on.
“Our family eventually moved out in 1980 as the council sorted a new house for us.
“They told us that the house on Wansford Grove was going to be demolished, so that other people couldn’t get hurt, but more people moved in after us.
“Living there was a terrifying experience and the sooner the houses are demolished on the street, the better.”
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