THE ENFIELD POLTERGEIST
Between 1977 and 1979, a malevolent spirit haunted a townhouse in the Enfield neighborhood of London— or so they say. Single mom Peggy Hodgson and her two children reported loud bangs and furniture moving of its own accord; when police arrived, they found 11-year-old daughter Janet speaking with a deep, guttural voice and seemingly bending spoons with her mind. More than two dozen people who visited the house described experiencing something odd. Later probes found Janet had made up much of it. A hidden camera caught her physically bending a spoon, and in later interviews she admitted to fabricating at least parts of the haunting. But family members and journalists, spurred by their own willingness to believe, ate the whole thing right up.