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Paranormal Activity: Visitors Pay £75 A Night To Stay In Haunted House

Britain's Most Haunted House Draws Thrill-Seeking Horror Film Fans

Hundreds of horror film fans are flocking to what has been dubbed “Britain’s most haunted” house and paying £75 ($91) a night to stay in the spooky property.

People from all around the UK have visited 30 East Drive in Pontefract, West Yorks,. – which is thought to be home to Europe’s most violent poltergeist.

The strange happenings in the three-bedroom house started in 1966 when Jean and Joe Pritchard moved in with their two children Phillip, then 15, and Diane, then 12.

The family then experienced years of unexplainable events such as lights being turned on and off, green foam appearing from tops and photographs being slashed.

Family members were even slapped and shoved down the stairs and plants were spotted jumping out of their pots and landing on the stairs.

When the Lights Went Out is a film featuring the paranormal activity in a house back in the 1970s in East Drive, Pontefract. PHOTO BY YORKSHIRE POST/SWNS  

After the Pritchard family moved out, it was uncovered that a Tudor monk was buried under the house and that’s who people believe haunt it.

After producing a horror film based on the house, filmmaker Bil Bungay purchased the property for £155,000 and hundreds of people have stayed there overnight.

Recent visitors to the house claim that a figure of man made from duvet was seen placed on a bed and dolls in the front room apparently changed position.

Josh Boffin visited the house in August and says he saw ‘lots of activity’ in Phillip’s room, including a ‘moving shadow.’

He said: “We had lots of activity in Phillip’s room.

“My partner stood a couple of meters into the room.

“She stood with her arms crossed and I took three photos within seconds of one another and she didn’t move.

“We were really surprised looking back to see the shadow.

“As I said, my partner didn’t move.

“But the shadow seems to move and looks as if it’s resting an arm on its hip.

“The whole time, and for all three photographs, my partner’s arms were crossed.

“The only light in the room was an orange glow from a small temperature device on the side to the left of me, out of shot. This didn’t move either.”

When the Lights Went Out is a film featuring the paranormal activity in a house back in the 1970s in East Drive, Pontefract. PHOTO BY YORKSHIRE POST/SWNS  

Jason Churchill, 38, and Susan Preece, 48, decided to visit the property after watching Bil’s film “When the Lights Go Out.”

The couple traveled a whopping 98 miles from their home in Cannock, West Mids,. to look at the property but said they wouldn’t stay inside the haunted house.

Jason said: “We watched the film, which is based around the Black Monk, so we wanted to come and see the house.

“It’s really weird here – like we can now see the staircase where the ghost has been spotted before.

“There’s nothing else in Pontefract that we want to go and see – just the house.

“I would definitely not stay there though, I’ve seen the film and heard about the things that have happened here.”

Produced in association with SWNS Talker

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