In this article we will be covering the case of the Humpty Doo poltergeist in 1998. It is probably the most famous paranormal case in Australian history…
Jill & Dave
In August 1997, Jill Summerville and her partner Dave Clarke secured a rental property in Humpty Doo in Australia’s Northern Territory.
Initially Jill and Dave led an idyllic life in their new home but all that changed in 1998. January of that year saw a new couple of lodgers move in with them named Andrew and Kirsty Agius. They brought with them their 11 month old baby daughter.
Not long after the new family moved in strange paranormal activity started up. Many household objects would rise into the air and start flying at the residents. It was as if some entity was trying to hurt both sets of family members.
The two families had little choice but to put up with the strange activity and a couple of months later contact was made.
The entity decided to communicate with the couples by using “scrabble” tiles to spell out a large array of words.
Unfortunately the words made little sense – fire, TV, car, help, no TV and troy.
The various words were never found in the same place but instead scattered in various locations around the home.
Before long the local media got hold of the story and paid a few visits to the home – they were not disappointed. Many reporters witnessed the poltergeist activity and even had household objects thrown at them.
The couples put up with the paranormal activity for months on end until they noticed a strange sort of symbol on the driveway to the home. It was made out of small rocks and seemed to display the shape of a trident.
They decided that events were getting a bit too freaky and enlisted the help of a priest to figure out what relation the symbol had to the poltergeist.
They managed to find a priest that had some sort of experience in the paranormal and he contacted two of his old colleagues.
When they arrived at the home they were immediately set upon by the resident entity. Their bibles were ripped from their hands and thrown across the room. When the priests managed to locate the books they realized that pages dealing with the casting out of demons were ripped out.
Without warning one of the religious visitors was grabbed by an unseen force and pushed to the ground in an invisible arm-lock.
The priests realized they were well out of their league and probably making matters worse. They left defeated.
As if things weren’t bad enough, the couples came under attack from another frightening entity – Their landlord!
He had been relaxing in front of the evening news one night when he suddenly saw his property plastered all over the TV. He listened intently to the story then decided to visit his property to see the extent of the damage.
When he arrived he was less than impressed – he contacted his solicitor and arranged to get the two families evicted.
When the two couples arrived at court they were surprised by the verdict given. The judge seemed to have a spiritual side and believed their account of poltergeist activity.
He eventually ruled that the residents could not be held responsible for the actions of a paranormal entity. They were therefore not responsible for any repairs to the home.
The Humpty Doo Poltergeist
When the two families left court they immediately decided that enough was enough – they cut their losses and moved out soon afterwards.
The landlord carried out the mass of repairs and was soon able to rent the property out to a new family. The new tenants of the home have not experienced any type of paranormal activity.
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