Mum terrified by 'growling ghost' at UK's most haunted house

The house is known as the scene of the 'most violent poltergeist haunting in the UK' in the 1960s

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Ghost scares woman by calling her name

A "demon" chillingly growled a mum's name before a door flung open as she took part in a ghost hunt in one of the UK's most haunted houses.

Paranormal investigator Rebecca Palmer looks spooked as her husband, Sean Reynolds, asks the ghostly apparition whether he was responsible for the knocking sound that had just filled the room.

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They were in 30 East Drive in West Yorkshire, were the Pritchard family were reportedly terrorised by the "Black Monk" in the 1960s.

Moments later, a deep yet distorted voice croaks something back as the pair desperately try to work out what it said.

"Was that yes or Bex?" they muse, before agreeing the voice definitely sounded like it was saying "Bex".

The couple, who were joined by their cameraman Paul Jowett, look terrified as the "demon" continues to terrorise the room.

Bex was stunned as the demon called her by her name

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Suddenly, a loud clang which sounds like metal falling to a hard floor ripples through the air as Rebecca instinctively cowers into her husband in fear.

Another noise, which sounds like music playing, grips the room as the trio stand in stunned silence.

"Why would it have done that?" Rebecca eventually asks as the noise begins to die down.

The cameraman then says: "That was a bit dark, wasn't it?" but doesn't seem afraid by the bizarre scene unfolding before his eyes.

"Bit demonic," Sean adds.

Bex was stunned as the demon called her by her name

They suddenly flip their cameras to a door at the front of the room, and seconds later if suddenly swings open - even though there is nothing on the other side.

Rebecca screams as the camera crew desperately try to work out if it had been caught on camera.

"That there just opened on its own," Sean says in disbelief.

Rebecca later admitted it was the first time in ages she had felt genuinely frightened.

She said: "It was absolutely spine-chilling. I've never had such clear and intelligent communication from a paranormal entity before.

"And the noise he let out after, that demonic scream was horrifying. I've never heard anything like it. There is no denying it was of another world, it was just this really gruesome growling."

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The house became known as the scene of the "most violent poltergeist haunting in the UK" in the 1960s.

Jean and Joe Pritchard, who moved their with their son, Philip, 15 and daughter, Diane, 12, in 1966 nicknamed the poltergeist "Fred".

They reported seeing water pools form around the house, lights turning off and on, furniture overturning, pictures slashed and objects levitating or disappearing.

The family also said they frequently saw a mysterious black-robed figure and looked like a Monk.

Sean and Rebecca were filming for the latest series of the TV show Ghost Dimension when they entered the house.

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