The Sandwell poltergeist case: A photo mysterious appeared

Mystery photos sudden appearance is the latest strange event that prompted a U.K. family to seek help.

Black Country ‘poltergeist’ shock for homeowners – Birmingham Mail.

Residents of a Sandwell semi-detached are being plagued by poltergeist activity – and ghostbusters believe this mystery Polaroid holds the key to the chilling chain of events.

Only days ago owners of the haunted Blackheath property, already spooked by a series of X Files encounters, were in the living room. On the floor beside them was a notebook.

They left the room for minutes, and returned to discover the family snap placed neatly on the notebook.

In two years at the property, they had never come across the photograph and do not know the identity of the happy couple, proudly cradling a new-born.

The West Midlands Ghost Club is investigating the reports from the house including the mysterious appearance of the photograph. They have also experienced strange sounds, movement of objects and a smoke manifestation. The lead investigator believes there is a paranormal problem with the property, not spirits of the dead. He noted a violent murder took place nearby 136 years ago. No ID has been made on the photo and investigators are hoping someone can step forward to identify the people in it.

Poltergeist activity is when unusual physical disturbances or events seem to happen in and around a house. Common activity consists of reports of noises, rains of stones, moving object and sometimes a feeling of physical encounters such as pinching or slapping.

Will these people be identified by the public? Why did their photo appear from nowhere?

Will these people be identified by the public? Why did their photo appear from nowhere?

  7 comments for “The Sandwell poltergeist case: A photo mysterious appeared

  1. Brian
    March 21, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Too bad they didn’t treat it like a crime scene, and dust the thing for fingerprints…

  2. mark
    March 21, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    My first thought when I saw that a photo had “appeared” was “Have they recently brought any used books into the house?”

    • Frederick
      March 22, 2014 at 6:48 PM

      Yeah the thing probably slide out of something they bought. Of course they won’t investigate for that, it is not spookie enough. they already talking about “haunted” like it is a facts. People looking for fame.

  3. todd
    March 22, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Hmmm…as ghost stories go, this is pretty good. Doubt it’s supernatural, though.

  4. Tribeca Mike
    March 23, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    “He noted a violent murder took place nearby 136 years ago.” Gee, what are the odds on that?

  5. Richard Smith
    March 24, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    At least it wasn’t partially burned, and found in the attic…

  6. March 26, 2014 at 6:10 AM

    With regards to the article itself – I can only guess that a lot of people haven’t had much experience of dealing with the press, as (a) they seldom report what information you give them ‘accurately’ and (b) will ‘spin’ any subject to fit what they want to say on a topic, etc. Sadly, all the public see – and are able to comment on, subsequently – are these somewhat bizarre and wholly inaccurate articles at the end of the day, etc……

    Re. the pro-paranormal reasoning suggested by Frederick above: I’m afraid you couldn’t be any further from the truth, in fact, as I don’t happen to believe in ghosts at all !! Laugh!! Again – select ‘bits’ of conversation and reflecting on ghostlore in general were grabbed from a 30 minute interview by the reporter concerned……

    As for the crime mentioned – this was something that occurred in the region and was known thereafter as a notoriously haunted property called ‘The Murder House’. (How original, eh? Chuckle!!) Within the region concerned, the matter generated a lot of talk of ghostly activity….. both in the Murder house itself and, afterwards, in the fields and lanes surrounding the area, etc. This is basically why the matter was mentioned in the interview – i.e. the old motif of a ghastly crime generating a ghostly legend in the region concerned and so forth. Again – selective reporting on a subject.

    With regards to the matter itself as a direct result of the article, I received an email yesterday from a woman who informs us that the trio featured in the photograph are her daughter, Son-In-Law and their first child who had previously lived at the address involved with the case. The image concerned dates from some 17 yrs ago and was one of a pair that were taken at the time in question. Sadly, the shot was lost down the rear of the fireplace in the living room of the property and viewed as irretrievable, etc. The woman concerned has kindly supplied us with a shot of the ‘other’ polaroid taken at the time, etc.

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