Humpty Doo Poltergeist


Humpty Doo Poltergeist

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.

Poltergeist Activity

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.

Media Attention

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.

The Priests

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.

The Landlord

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.

If you have any opinions on the Humpty Doo poltergeist please leave them in the comment section below.

7 comments on “Humpty Doo Poltergeist

  1. This is a very interesting story. I wonder why the new tenants did not experience any paranormal activity. Great story! Peace & love 🙂

    1. Hi Sandy, Glad you enjoyed the article and thanks for leaving your opinion. Look forward to hearing from you again soon!

    2. it usually happens as the paranormal entity is linked/attached to one of the previous tenants. Most probably one of the members of the second family that arrived. I know of another case with police reports about the paranormal included, where after moving, new tenants did no have any paranormal experience at the home. The older tenants either at their new home. So the home/place has soemthing to do with the paranormal manifestation too.

  2. Interesting story, ive often wonderd if poltergeist activities are demonic in nature or the crys of help of trapped souls!
    They seem to hone in on individuals rather than locations, its possible the entity moved out along with the family

    1. Hi there Ned,
      Yeah poltergeists seem to cling on to certain individuals in family situations – have no idea why but a lot of these reports seem to involve a particular family member. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your opinion!

  3. I wonder if there was a poltergeist attached to the infant daughter… It would be worth looking into the Agius’s subsequent lives to see if they experienced anything else!

    1. That’s a very good point Savannah – thank you for sharing it (hopefully we’ll get some sort of reply to it here with extra info…it could make a great new article subject!)

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