EMMA, THE MURDERED GIRL? (below): Is this the image of the ghost of the young girl ‘Emma’ reported to be in residence at 30 East Drive? Shot in the darkness from the small bedroom toward the upstairs bathroom, we can make out the definite line of a dress like garment as the girl inquisitively leans out of the bathroom door and wonders why someone is sat in ‘her’ room uninvited? Or is the line of the dress actually that of a Habit and is an image of the Black Monk himself? A reconstruction of the entity can be seen below. Photographer: Amanda M

East Drive Girl 1

‘EMMA’ THE MURDERED GIRL? – RECONSTRUCTION (below): Entirely guided by the lines clearly visible on this image (description above) this line drawing seems to reveal the form of what seems to be a young girl in an old fashioned dress. The disfigured face is most troubling, with what appears to be a contorted face and mouth. This may make sense of the theory that the girls raped and murdered by the Black Monk had their tongues violently removed from their mouths so as to silence them – a shocking process likely to cause serious disfigurement. But the staring eyes are somewhat demonic and the face a distinctly male form suggesting perhaps a different story altogether…? Flicking between the above image and the below will demonstrate how close the form has been followed by the illustrator.

East Drive Girl 2

BLACKER THAN THE BLACKEST SHADOW (below): This jaw dropping image is the most graphic ‘black shadow’ image captured to date. Taken in broad daylight with a Canon 5D on a tripod fired remotely, it appears to show something with human form stood assuredly on the stairs looking up toward the camera. Is this the Black Monk himself? Is this the entity that has been known to shove people down the stairs? Photographer: Craig L

Black Monk Shadow

EDITOR’S NOTE: WHY THE ABOVE IMAGE IS GENUINE As this page asserts at the top, we take every caution necessary to ensure the validity of images that appear on this page. And whilst we might be talking about a mere ‘blob’ here – if you look closely there is something about the form, the angle of the head, the physical size, the distribution of the shadow, the ‘weight’ in relation to the stairs, the disappearing feet, the improbable blackness (the Editor – an image specialist by trade – would for example have made a more ghost-like shadow) and the perspective that makes us confident this is the real deal.

Strange though it may seem, it would take a very skilled artist to create a ‘blob’ with the above subtle characteristics, a real artist. For the sake of comparison we have here a faked shadow. You will see that whilst it may at first appear that the shadow is indeed an entity of some sort – when compared to the original on the right, it lacks all of the human like subtleties that the genuine article possesses.

But rather than leave it to chance, we have returned to the photographer and have retrieved the camera setting at the time (it helps establish some basics such as no flash, low light, longish exposure – supporting the need for a tripod as mentioned by the group – and is a camera that can be fired remotely from another room) and additional anecdotal information (e.g. the temperature dropped shortly before this picture was taken) as to the circumstances that lead to the capture of this incredible image. It’s legitimacy is further confirmed by other similar forms captured on the stairs by other visitors – see below.

STAIR THREAT (below): Two images taken in sequence from a camera fixed at the bottom of the stairs, the second seems to show a shadowy presence. Visitors are often advised to hold on while they descend this claustrophobic stairwell because of the occasional shove to the back from an invisible assailant – it this that assailant itself? Photographer: Andy E


“HE’S AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS WATCHING YOU” (below): Two images taken in quick sequence clearly showing an anomaly in the right image. Carol the neighbour (and Medium) will occasionally point out to visitors that ‘he’ is stood at the bottom of the stairs watching, plus a ‘blue ball of light’ has been spotted a couple of times in the front door window on the left by passers by. Photographer: Andy E

seconds apart shadow-2

READING MAN (below): Notice the form of what appears to be a man sat reading behind the French doors to the kitchen. There was definitely no one in that part of the house at the time and definitely no casual reading of any material at any time that day. The chair sat in that corner behind the door is pictured bottom right. Photographer: Andy E

Man in chair

ORB COUPLE (below): A sequence of images appearing to show orbs with glowing eyes. Shot on a full spectrum stills camera, the orbs are described as ‘…entering the front room, observing inquisitively for a couple of minutes before leaving the room again.’ What is also interesting is that the softer orb seemed to stick very close to the brighter one suggesting perhaps that they were a couple of some kind? One thing’s for sure, we are not looking at insects or dust here… Photographer: Nicole A

Orb eyes x4

Orb eye CU copy

BIBLE MOVED (below): It’s the professionalism of the photographer in the field of Paranormal Research that firmly supports his claim that he took a picture of the Bible (on the left) when he first entered 30 East Drive, thinking that is was strange to see a Bible in a haunted house, then a second picture when he came down the stairs a little later after he noticed the Bible had moved. You can see his excitement at his discovery in the shaky camerawork on the right! Photographer: Andy E

Bible 2 copy

MALE FORM (below): Does this image show a strong male form? It was captured in the darkness in the ‘Parent’s Room’ and was only discovered when the photographer carefully reviewed her images. Photographer: Amanda M

Form 1

THE BLACK MONK? (below): This figure was taken from inside Philip’s bedroom of the landing. A random photograph not noticed until the photographer checked his camera later. Validated as being genuine by Father Gary Thomas (the priest portrayed in the film ‘The Rite’) and a top American demonologist. Is it the Black Monk himself, or a demonic entity of some other description? Photographer: Andy E


PINK ORB (below): This is probably the world’s first image of a pink orb as they are (to our knowledge) always white. This set of images in sequence shows a pink orb passing confidently in front of the videographer. It went on to show a particular interest in the woman in the picture. Videographer: Member of Barry D’s group.

Pink Orb series

SHADOW ANOMALY (below): Having worked with photographers and being a keen photographer himself, the Editor has difficulty in working out how the effect in the next two images could be achieved accidentally or deliberately by the photographer, save for a pointless bit of ‘photo-shopping’. Admittedly, not as dramatic as some of the above images, but never the less an ominous shadow of inexplicable origin and worthy of being exhibited here. Photographer: Steven J

Stair Shadow

SHADOW ANOMALY 2 (below): Continuing on from above – the only way that this ominous, dark, tight shadow could possibly be achieved (other than photographing a genuine anomaly) would be a carefully positioned object in front of the flash – a wayward finger at a stretch. Also strange are the presence of the child’s pram, ball and snow shaker; they are always returned to ‘Diane’s Room’ but are often found elsewhere. Photographer: Steven J

Parent's room shadow sm

HE’S BEHIND YOU! (below): Anecdotal evidence suggests that poltergeists are very difficult to capture on film, presumably because they are a little camera shy? But what if they see that the camera is pointing the other way? Into a mirror! This very interesting photo taken of the mirror on the upstairs make-up table seems to hide a very convincing form of a monk’s habit? Can you spot him? There is an enlargement below the original image posted here. Photographer: Friend of Jordan P

Habit Wide

Habit CU

THE JUG THAT FILLED ITSELF. (below): We have all heard of the incredible ability that poltergeists possess to do impossible things with objects, particularly what we would describe as ‘teleportation’ – the ability to move one solid object from one place to another often through other solid objects (walls, closed boxes etc) – but teleporting water??

The visitors used this little jug to fill up a dog bowl, they left the jug on the front room floor. The visitors chatted for a little while, then checked to see if the dog had drunk its water – only to discover that the JUG HAD FILLED ITSELF BACK UP! You can see the original picture below and a close up below that, where you can see some light refracting at the bottom of the jug indicating the presence of water and a glint of light on the edge of the water showing that the jug is filled to the very brim. Showing off or being decent? You decide! Photographer: Amanda M

water jug

water jug sm

BLUE ‘BALL’ CAPTURED (below): There have been numerous reports of a ‘blue ball of light’ being seen at 30 East Drive, including from passers by. This peculiar anomaly was captured using a standard camera in the front room. What it is is anyone’s guess (in 35 years of photography I have never seen an anomaly like this: Ed) but it’s easy to imagine this blue ‘electrical squiggle’ in motion forming a visible ball of energy. Photographer: Craig L

Blue Anomaly

SHADOW OF A ROUNDHEAD? (below): We know that 30 East Drive (and much of that area due to its high vantage point over Pontefract Castle) was built on a Civil War battle site, Pontefract Castle being a Royalist stronghold before Cromwell had it destroyed. So does that in some way explain this sharp outline of what appears to be a Civil War soldier holding an ‘axe pike‘? Photographer: Andy E

Axe Pike Soldier

WORLD’S FIRST ‘DISC ORB’ (below): This sequence shows an object passing the camera like like a tiny flying saucer. To our knowledge nothing like this has ever been seen or captured captured on video at a paranormal location before (enhanced image). Photographer: Steve H

Disc Orb



  • Yvonne April 7, 2015 at 1:12 am

    On the first photo I can actually see a little girl and a monk to the right of her.


  • Dianne April 10, 2015 at 8:33 am

    I see a completely different face on the murdered girl photo, although the one pointed out is good :-). As i look at the photo, on the left hand side of the reconstructed face, is another face, clearly seen are the eyes, nose and mouth, suggesting african or asian figure, in what seems to look like a long dress or robe. Great photos, all of them.


    • Editor April 13, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Now you mention it, I can make out a second faint face/figure to the left but above the obvious girl figure. Well spotted.


  • Amanda M April 20, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    I have just noticed another face too. Left hand side at the bottom.


  • Amanda M April 20, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    All great pictures. Wow.


  • Yvonne July 30, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    I am sure that the little girl was sent to the light. Also I see that this monk is from Henry VIII’s era so it would have to be from early in his reign as Henry abolished all the Monasteries. I work in the paranormal field and something’s not ringing right, so I can’t wait to investigate this location…

    Does anyone else have these views?


  • Simon D October 20, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Really clever camera work with special effects!! I’d spend the night there and I bet I would witness nothing!


    • The Editor February 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      It’s very healthy to remain sceptical until you have experienced something for yourself Simon. I used to be a complete sceptic until I witnessed something (several things now) for myself. Nothing in this house makes any sense, it really shouldn’t be happening – but literally hundreds of people have now witnessed events here for themselves. And, believe it or not, ALL these images are absolutely genuine I’m afraid. I have taken extreme care to verify them all, going so far as to get information pertaining to the circumstances behind many of them – including camera settings etc.


      • Amanda M April 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm

        I took the photograph of the girl/monk and my camera does not have special effects. I see no point in tampering with things like this as it would be lying to myself. I can understood why people would think this though as the evidence is brilliant. I challenge you Simon to stay there a whole night alone!! I’ve been three times and I would not dare!


    • noah walker March 14, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      It is real!!!!!!!! Simon D, very real. I went here myself and it was quite disturbing.


  • Rhiannon December 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    On the first picture of the little girl I can see many faces surrounding the girl. One above her head, one to the right and two to the left right next to the face you have drawn out. I also see a very clear image of a little girl’s face right underneath where you have drawn the head on the pic. Good photo.


  • Damon July 24, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Slightly to the left of the girl’s face on the first photo I see a face of a military man with a steel helmet like those used in the first and second world war. I think the photo has the faces of many spirits.


  • Steve C September 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    The Bible moving could have been someone moving it. (NB) as for the big book by The Bible there’s a piece of paper poking out of it, next image (Bible moved) the paper poking out has gone. Until I see something with my own eyes I (won’t believe it).


    • The Editor October 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      Good observation about the paper. One group had a playing card appear in a specific page of The Bible before later disappearing. It’s also worth mentioning that as a rule, guests of number 30 mutually agree NOT to play tricks on each other – what’s the point?


  • Cat October 9, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    When I look at these images I have a sense he’s waiting for someone. He’s angry and takes it out on visitors that come. I feel black arts were used a sacrifice there, hence the girl. He’s pure evil not human. I’m planning to come and sit with him and talk to him. But trust me, this won’t stop until he gets what he wants.


    • The Editor October 11, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      You may be right. The last time I was there I was bombarded by small objects; terrifying and incredible in the same breath.


  • Brian M. November 1, 2016 at 3:56 am

    In the “He’s behind you!” photo, I can actually see a faint form of a man’s head, shoulders, and chest as well as the “monk”.


  • Colin N. November 20, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    I have been fascinated by the whole story and have been following this house closely. Can anyone tell me why the furniture keeps changing? I have watched many videos of various investigations at different times but almost each video shows different sets of furniture, additions to decor, some with the house completely empty of anything but the carpet. Why does the interior decor keep being changed. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.


    • The Editor January 3, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      Hey Colin, most of the furniture isn’t original regrettably, as the house was sold empty (see post below) so has been gradually sourced from local charity shops over the last couple of years (the fittings are original), plus there has been a little decoration to remove damp walls etc – it’ll be that that is causing the changes in furniture/decor.


  • Jayne G December 4, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I am always open to the paranormal and it fascinates me. Love seeing all these brilliant captures. My only one regret about East Drive is that it’s been staged. The house was empty of all furniture when it was purchased in 2012, apart from a couple of arm chairs. So all the dolls, the cabinets, the clock etc are props which does kinda take the realism out of the haunted items, but not to defer from the real apparent haunting. Maybe the monk is still there asking for his furniture to be returned?! I’d love to spend the night there.


    • The Editor January 3, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      Excellent observation and knowledge Jayne. Regrettably it was indeed empty when it was sold as the owner had sincerely hoped to catch it furnished. As a result the house really needed some comforts for visitors, so the owner was forced to furnish it (specifically using 60’s/70’s period items!). For what it’s worth Jayne, the items were bought locally from charity shops – so there is every likelihood that some of the items have been returned to their rightful place (having been donated by a ‘downsizing’ Jean Pritchard??), and ‘Fred’ does somewhat enjoy playing with the ‘new’ items as has been witnessed by many, including the Editor!


  • Steve J December 14, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    I was responsible for the pictures of the shadows on the stairs. I took a set of 3 consecutive shots and photographed the same shadow in the parent’s bedroom. It was as if the shadow was creeping around. We heard and experienced lots of other things, it’s a great place and I am looking to get another small team for a visit next year.


  • Sophie February 23, 2017 at 12:02 am

    In the first picture I see the monk on the left and what looks like a girl to the right of him and it looks like he’s got her by the neck…


  • Maureen Clericuzio April 6, 2017 at 10:16 am

    In the picture of the figure outside Philip’s room I see a hooded figure with red eyes to the right.


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