The Black Monk of Pontefract

Jan 15, 2018, 07:41 PM

The historic market town of Pontefract is perhaps best known for its liquorice. But since the late 60s, the town has also been known for something not quite as sweet. In this episode of Oddity, we take a look at the famous 30 East Drive haunting, and its supposed resident Black Monk.

Sources and further reading: 

Wikipedia - When The Lights Went Out

The Black Monk of Pontefract, Ghost Story.co.uk: http://www.ghost-story.co.uk/index.php/poltergiests/273-the-black-monk-of-pontefract-yorkshire-uk

30 East Drive website: http://www.30eastdrive.com/ 

'Poltergeist: A Classic Study in Destructive Hauntings", 1981, Colin Wilson, p. 146-7