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Haunted Perth (1952)

Haunted Perth (1952)

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Perth Mirror 1952 (Sept 13)
Perth Mirror 1952 (Sept 13)

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Mirror (Perth, WA : 1921 - 1956), Saturday 13 September 1952, page 1National Library of Australiahttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75785040
SPIRITS
AREOFTENCHASED
FROM
PERTH
HOMES
GHOST'BREAKERS
KNOWTHE
Exorcismof
a
troublesome'ghost'
from
a
Claremonthouse
this
week
was
not
taken
in
Perth.
In
fact,
in
certain
circles
it
is
a
common
procedure,althoughthe
exorcists
are
not
often
called
upon
to
deal
with
aseen
spirit.Poltergeists
(troublesome
spirits
whomake
theirpresence
known
in
a
very
energetic
man
ner)have
beenshoed
away
from
a
house
in
Adelaide-tee;othershavebeenchasedfrom
suburban
homes;
unseen
butpotentlymischievous
spirits
who'haunt'
through
thought?andsoundshavebeenturned
out
of
city
lodg
ing
houses.
Infact,
it
is
socommon
thattheWA
Spiri
tual
Research
Societyhas
stopped
'eventrying
tocount
ofthe
II
is
by
no
meanseven
their
chief
interest,
al
though
they'll
gJadly
'lay
your
petghost'
if
he's
getting
loo
troublesome.
It'sallin
a
day's
work
for
themto
'getthrough'
tothe
spirit
world
andtellthe
nuisance
to
behavehimself
in
short,
tobuzzoff.
Society'spresident,
Ben
Portsmouth,
of
Madding
fcon,
whose
life
work
isre
searchinthe
spirit
world,toldtheMirrorthattherehavebeencountless
incidents
inPerthandsuburbs.Outof
cons
i
d
era
t
on
forthe
people
involved,however,hedeclinedtorevealhedeclinedtoreveal
names
ofthe'haunted'
ones.
Herecalled
one
particu
lar
case
where,
hesaid,
an
almost
wholly
evil
spirithad
nearly
driven
its
victimmad.
It
did
not
manifestit
self
inanymaterial
or
vis
ible
way.Itjust'haunt-ed'
through
sensed
pre
sence
and
compelling
orders.
,
Victim,
one
ofthe
little
oldladiestobefoundinevery
city,
livedalonein
a
rooming
house.Aperfectly
normal,
sane
person,she
suddenly
started
hearing
t
hL
n
g
s
an
imperative
voicegiving
orders.
voicegiving
orders.
Among
otherthings,
it
orderedher
not
to
eat.
She
felt
compelled
toobey.She
d
I
dn'tunderstand
and,
not
understanding,
was
afraid.
Somebody
toldheraboutMr.Portsmouth'ssociety.
Trembling,
sheshowedMr.andMrs.Portsmouthher
room.
Shewouldnotenter
it
alone.
Theyspent
some
minutes
inside.
The
spirit
was
beaten.That
little
old
lady
still
passesby.Society
has
dozens,
even
scores,
ofsmall
circles
working
indifferent
areas.

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