The Bridgeport Poltergeist Outbreak
Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1974
Encountering his first knock-down, drag-out poltergeist situation while working with Ed & Lorraine Warren, Paul immediately gets the impression that something is seriously wrong with the current theories -- all while dealing with the media and the police. Recounted in full in "Behind the Paranormal: Everything You Know is Wrong" (2016) and "Faces at the Window" (1998).
On Sunday, November 24, 1974, Paul Eno, 21, was home from Wadhams Hall Seminary for Thanksgiving Vacation. He was looking forward to a nice dinner with his friends, paranormal investigators Ed & Lorraine Warren, but had a flat tire on the way to their house. Had that not happened, he might have missed his three-day encounter with what is now considered the most documented and best-witnessed poltergeist in history.
Floating appliances and furniture, flying TV sets (one of which injured Paul's leg), moving objects and attacks on a child, all took place in the presence of witnesses, including police officers and firefighters.
Read about the case in "Behind the Paranormal: Everything You Know is Wrong," "Faces at the Window" and the 2014 book by William J. Hall, "The World's Most Haunted House: The True Story of the Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street."
Below is one of the few pictures from the case. So sudden and unexpected was its onset that Paul had no camera with him. The shot shows some of the crowds that gathered outside the tiny house on Lindley Street once word of the poltergeist attacks began to leak out.