• DRC Paranormal (KELLIE)

THE SOUTH SHIELDS POLTERGEIST

Now when it comes to hauntings I'm the first one to wrinkle my nose at the possibility of a haunted toy or doll. However, we all know that there have been dozens of reported cases involving haunted play things. One that stands out is the well known Annabelle doll which has been overtly glamorized by Hollywood and in my opinion makes a mockery of the real story. But enough about my opinion. Here's one paranormal story involving a child, his parents and his very active toys that really got my attention.

Let's move our attention to England. The year is 2005 and the town is South Shields. The family involved in this incident were terrorized in their home by doors mysteriously opening and closing of their own accord, furniture moving, and chairs stacking in precarious configurations. That was just a start. It wouldn't be long before toys were being pelted at the head of the mother Marianne. The father was present and no one else was near by. This spirit was starting to get very malevolent as time moved on and seemed to have a penchant for releasing terror on the family by using their son Robert's favorite toys.

The haunting pretty much started like your typical haunt including bumps in the night, things moving, and inexplicable sounds. The night that Marianne was hit in the head by a toy they did their best to settle in for the night but it wasn't long before they were wrestling for the blankets from an unseen rival. Marc, the husband came out of the incident wounded as red scratches emerged on his back. He described the wounds as giving off a burning sensation.

Things continued to worsen as their phones received anonymous texts and calls came threatening them with death. Another time, a bizarre sight struck both parents terrified as they opened the playroom door to find a rocking horse hanging precariously from a ceiling fan. Later, a toy bunny appeare