I have been saving this haunting for a special time, and since its almost Halloween I figured that this was the perfect time to cover it. Some believe that this haunting is nothing more than a hoax but many believe that it’s the real deal. In December of 2005 in South Shields England a couple which we will call Marc and Marianna as they never wanted their real names to be known and their young son Robert were getting ready for Christmas when all a sudden some very strange things started to happen within their house. At first it was nothing more than strange sounds within the walls, the doors would open and close etc… But then the furniture started to move all by itself. Such as the chairs would be stacked on top of each other. And in one case a large chest of drawers moved all by itself from one room to another. Now the family never actually saw the furniture move, at least not in the beginning. But on occasions they could hear it and this couple was terrified. They knew that something supernatural, something that they just couldn’t explain was going on here as nobody else was in their house. And from time to time they also noticed drastic temperature drops. And this phenomena started to get more and more intense. And even Robert’s toys joined in on the fun as they too started to move all by themselves. One night when Marianna was sleeping she felt something hit her pretty hard on the head, so she got up to investigate and she saw Robert’s toy dog lying right next to her. So she came to the conclusion that something must have thrown this toy right at her. And she knew that her son or her husband wouldn’t have done that. Now Marianna was very scared by this so she woke up her husband, Marc. But Marc figured that his wife must have had a nightmare and he convinced her to go back to bed. And right after he said that another toy came flying from across the room and yet again this toy hit Marianna very hard on the head and they both saw this.
Then another toy came flying across the room, then another, and another and Marianna and even Marc started to scream in sheer terror as they were just getting bombarded by flying toys. So the couple tried to protect themselves the best they could and they pulled their covers over their faces hopping that their sheets would soften the blows from these flying toys. But some unknown, evil force was trying to pull the covers away from them. Then Marc let out a terrifying scream and after that everything just stopped. And a couple of minutes later Marianna noticed that Marc had 13 huge scratch marks all over his back. And after this event, this entity, this poltergeist became obsessed with Robert’s toys. And he used them to terrify this family as Marianna and Marc would often see them moving across the floor all by themselves. And even creepier these toys would let out a very disturbing moaning noise. It’s as if this poltergeist or whatever it was wanted this family to think that the toys were alive. Then Marc and Marianna started to receive nasty text messages on their mobile phones such as “you are going to die today” or “I am going to get you” and these text messages were sent from their home phone. Now ever since this started the young couple were trying to get help but every paranormal investigator that they contacted ended up not believing their story. But Marc and Marianna did finally convince two men, Mike Hollowell and Darren Ritson to investigate. And these men were very skeptical. But not to long after, they started to experience the exact same phenomena. These paranormal investigators claimed that they too had witnessed these strange sounds, the toys move, the moaning sounds coming from the toys, the furniture move, etc… Just basically everything Marianna and Marc told them what was going on within their home. Now the longer Mike and Darren investigated the more intense this haunting got. It’s as if this poltergeist was very annoyed at their presence and things started to get even more violent. As the toys would now actually speak in a very low and a very creepy voice, knives would be thrown across the room, and the furniture would stack on top of each other in very mysterious and very creepy ways. And from the time to time they would often come face to face with this entity.
In their own words “The entity walked slowly from the bathroom, across the landing into the bedroom. As it passed the door to Robert’s room, it paused and stared at me. Its face, devoid of all features such as eyes, nose or mouth, was cold and menacing. It felt like it was burrowing into my soul. It was large – maybe two meters in height – and midnight black. It was a three-dimensional silhouette that just radiated sheer evil”. And to long after this encounter they all witnessed Marc being attacked again, and they all saw these huge scratch marks appear out of nowhere on his back. So it would seem that this entity really didn’t like Marc at all as he was the only person to ever get physically attacked, well at least to my knowledge. Now this was a very famous haunting at the time and like all hauntings or poltergeist activity this phenomena just stopped. And there is a lot of footage out there. But most of this footage is very dark making it hard to see what is really going on. Making many believe that the South Shields poltergeist case is nothing more than a hoax. But do to the fact that there are so many eye witnesses swearing that these events did happen it does make me and everybody else wonder if these people are actually telling the truth. And if they are this would be one of the most intense and scariest poltergeist cases this world has ever known.
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