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Enmore Poltergeist (1905)

Enmore Poltergeist (1905)

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Evening News 1905 (Oct 31)
Evening News 1905 (Oct 31)

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Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), Tuesday 31 October 1905, page 6National Library of Australiahttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113284779
Sensation
in
Newtown.
.
»
»
MYSTERIOUS
STONE
THROWING
DINING-ROOMFURNISHINGSSETABLAZE.
Some
eight
or
ten
years
have
elapsed
sincethe
stone-throwing
mystery
of
Charles-street,
Enmore
a
thoroughfare
situated
near
thesideof
ex-Judge
Foster'sresidence
was
solvedbySergeant(nowDetective)GeorgeBradley.
At
thattimeexcitement
ran
high,both
in
thecity
and
suburbs,
over
the
matter,
the
resultbeingthatlargecrowds
congregated
in
the
thorough
farein
question
to
watch
a
housewhere
the
mysteriousgoings-on
puzzled
both
police
andcivilians
alike
for
some
weeks.
Whiledetectives
andcarefullywatched
thefrontand
back
ofthe
premises
to
obtain
a
clue,
r
if
possible,
volleys
of
blue
metalwouldcontinue
tofall,
like
a
shower
of
hail,
uponthe
roof,
|
amidthe
cries
the
crowd,
'Thereshe
goes'again!'
Possiblesolutionsofthemystery
were
offeredto
the
police
authoritiesverbally
and
bymail,
butall
were
-found
wanting.
'Spooks,'
saidone;
'Thedevil,surely,'saidanother;
but
whethereither
of
these
or
other
Uleged
-:
supernaturalagencies
were
at
work
no
one
!
coulddetermine
till
theofficeralready
men
tionedclearedthemystery
up
by
the
arrestof
the
domestic
servant,
who
was
caught
redhanded,throwing
themissilesfrom
a
bedroom
window.
Thestone
throwing
troublehas
again
been
revived
in
Newtown,
butthistimethe
operat
ing
agencyhas
been
atworkin
Enmore-road,
near
the
railwaybridge,
inthehouseof
a
pro
fessional
gentleman.
For
severaldays
past
complaints
havebeenmadetotheNewtown
police
of
some
strange
stone
throwing
atthebackof
thehouse.
Not
only
havethestonesbeenthrown
on
theroof,oftheback
premises,
butthemainroofhas
also
hadits
share,
and
the
windows
have
been
broken
as
well.
The
matter
was
clouded
in
mystery,
no
statementbeingfurnished
or
suggestion
offered
as
to
who
threwthestones.Two
plain
clothes
constables
were
told
offtomake
inquiries.
Atfirst
a
servant
girl
13yearsofage
employed
atthe
place,
aroused
some
suspicionby
herconduct.
She
leftthe
building,andreturnedshortlyafterwards
with
a
piece
of
roadmetal
inher
hand,
andstated
that
it
hadbeenthrown,and
had
struckher
on
thefoot.Thisfact
was
then
reported
tothe
police
officers,
and,
inaccordwiththeirsug
gestions
the
girl
was
sentout
onsome
errand,
andshereturnedwith
a
similarstory.
There
was
no
proof
that
the
girl
hadthrownthe
stones,
although
theofficers
had
keptcarefulwatchaboutthe
building
attimes
when
the

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