Ghost hunters search for “The Black Monk of Pontefract”


An unassuming three-bedroom home where a little girl was allegedly dragged upstairs and almost strangled by curtains has been named as England’s most haunted home.

Ghost hunters claim 30 East Drive in Yorkshire is home to one of the world’s most violent poltergeists, known as “The Black Monk of Pontefract.” Legend has it that a 17th century monk was hanged nearby for the abuse and murder of a young girl – but it is also claimed the monk’s brother was killed in error.

The vacant 50s-style home, which has posters of 70s stars the Osmonds still hanging on the walls, is where former residents the Pritchard family were alleged to have been terrorised after they moved there in 1966.

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