Graham Morris was the man who captured photographic evidence during the infamous poltergeist case.
There are few paranormal cases as widely debated as the Enfield poltergeist – a spate of chilling paranormal incidents that occurred from 1977 to 1979 at the home of mother-of-four Peggy Hodgson in Enfield, London.
Over the course of 18 months, the unexplained disturbances occurring at the house escalated from items of furniture being shaken to objects being thrown around, loud knocking sounds and – most terrifyingly of all – the alleged possession of 11-year-old Janet, one of Hodgson’s four children.
Several people, including multiple police officers, witnessed these events.
Notable researcher Maurice Grosse from the Society for Psychical Research spent significant amounts of time observing and recording the poltergeist activity at the house.
Photographer Graham Morris was also tasked with capturing photographic evidence of the phenomena.
“This call came in from the family, they were spooked out by the whole thing,” Morris told Metro.
“I went in, I saw things happen and it convinced me there was something happening in the house. So I stayed on I was there for months after that.”
“I was convinced that something was happen[ing], and then I stayed on night after night and all sorts of things happen[ed]. Chairs moved, cupboards opened, drawers opened, beds turned, over all sorts of things. So it convinced me there was something happening.”
“I was convinced that something was happening in the house. And I was convinced that the children or no one was behind it, no one was doing it.”
Unlike many, however, by the time he had left the house for the final time, he did not believe that these occurrences were the work of a ghost. Instead, he attributed them to “something purely scientific”, but admits that even today, 45 years on, he still cannot explain what took place.
“One day we’ll find out,” he added.