Despite the number of documented cases, the poltergeist has consistently been one of the most difficult forms of paranormal phenomena to define with very little consensus over what they are actually supposed to be. Spirits, invisible, unknown energy or childish hoaxes all form the basis of the most common theories that have been presented. In England, the Enfield case is without doubt the most famous poltergeist case and has, over the decades, had all three theories put forward by those that investigated the small, London house. Hundreds of miles north and over the Scottish border in a tiny village named Sauchie is another case that has proven just as difficult to define, despite the contemporary investigator, George Owen concluding, “In my opinion the Sauchie case must be regarded as establishing beyond all reasonable doubt the objective reality of some poltergeist phenomena”.

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Owen, A.R.G. (1967) Can We Explain The Poltergeist. BBC, 1967.

Sims, Victor (1965) Poltergeist Terror. The Sunday Mirror, Sun 13 June, 1965. London, UK.

Sims, Victor (1965) Case Of The Haunted Schoolgirl. The Sunday Mirror, Sun 20 June, 1965. London, UK.

Sims, Victor (1965) Virginia Was Possessed By A Wild Unknown Force. The Sunday Mirror, Sun 27 June, 1965. London, UK.

The Alloa Journal (1960) Ghost – Poltergeist – Or What! The Alloa Journal, Fri Dec 2 1960, Scotland, UK.

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