In today’s story and accompanying video, we are diving into the eerie and chilling history of 30 East Drive, a place that’s gained notoriety as one of the most haunted houses in all of Europe. But before we get into the paranormal tales, don’t forget to hit that subscribe button and ring the notification bell, so you never miss an update on our future upcoming videos.
Located in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, 30 East Drive might look like any ordinary suburban home, but it has a dark and unsettling past.
Built in the 1950s, this unassuming house has become synonymous with ghostly encounters, poltergeist activity, and terrifying hauntings.
One of the most infamous spirits said to reside here is the ‘Black Monk of Pontefract‘. This sinister entity is believed to be the spirit of a 16th-century monk who met with a grizzly end. It is also said that he may have been responsible for the murder of a young girl, Emily, whose body was thrown into a well which is now the location of the fireplace within the main room of 30 East Drive.
Witnesses have reported strange occurrences like sudden temperature drops, objects moving on their own, and even physical encounters with the Black Monk himself.
If the story of Emily is true, and some say she also haunts the house, she often makes herself known by making quiet tapping noises upon request. Perhaps she is a lost spirit, trapped within the walls now surrounding the old well and what was once her final resting place?
But the spine-tingling story of 30 East Drive truly began to unfold after Joe and Jean Pritchard moved their young family, including two teenage children, 15-year-old Philip and 12-year-old Diane, into the house during August of 1966.
It wouldn’t take long before strange events began to haunt the Pritchard family. They witnessed layers of fine dust hovering beneath the home’s ceiling, water puddles that could never be cleaned, green foam appearing from taps, lights turning on and off on their own accord, plants leaping out of their pots, cupboards and doors slamming on their own, photos mysteriously slashed, and objects levitating.
To humanize the malevolent spirit tormenting them, the Pritchard family nicknamed it ‘Fred.’ However, once the press got a hold of this sensational story, a new name was given to the poltergeist – ‘Mr. Nobody.‘
The activity within the household only intensified with time, growing ever more violent and aggressive.
The Pritchard family’s ordeal included witnessing a grandfather clock being thrown down the staircase, bees mysteriously emerging from cupboards, and loud, inexplicable bangs becoming a common occurrence.
People would even find themselves locked in rooms, with no rational explanation for these terrifying events.
Over the years, paranormal investigators, including ourselves, have visited 30 East Drive to document the supernatural occurrences. We’ve captured EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomena), interactions with other electronic devices such as ‘cat balls’ that only flash once moved and at times, weird tapping sounds coming from seemingly empty rooms.
It’s most certainly a place where the line between the living and the dead seems to blur.
As people deeply invested in Victorian crimes, we couldn’t help but wonder if the house’s history is somehow linked to the past. While there’s no direct evidence, the area has its share of historical tragedies, and it’s possible that these events have left a lingering imprint on this house.
So, there you have it, the chilling story of 30 East Drive, a place steeped in paranormal mystery and intrigue. Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, there’s no denying the eerie aura that surrounds this house.
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