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Paul Friday, of Netherley, believes his Ford Transit has been haunted by a poltergeist Pictures: IAN COOPER
Avon and Somerset Police received a report that a poltergeist had "moved things around and deleted files from a laptop".
I say coincidentally, because Darren's best-known investigation is into the South Shields Poltergeist after a series of happenings at a house in December 2005.
The court did not decide that poltergeists exist or that the citizens of Nyack believe in poltergeists.
The folklorist, however, recognizes in the poltergeist phenomenon something that contains surprisingly more than meets the eye.
He sued to recover his down payment, alleging that he would not have entered into the contract had he been advised that the house was haunted and that as a result of the poltergeist activity, the market value and the re-saleability of his house were greatly diminished.
Poltergeists are described by believers as troublesome spirits who haunt a particular person, rather than a location.
Former professor of medieval literature Claude Lecouteux presents The Secret History of Poltergeists and Haunted Houses: From Pagan Folklore to Modern Manifestations, an extraordinary anthology of poltergeist folklore.
With the publication of two books and numerous scientific articles on poltergeists (a few are listed at the end), Bill became the world's leading authority on poltergeist activity.