LONDON. The death of Maurice Grosse on Saturday, 14 October, at the age of 90, comes almost 30 years after he was asked by the Society for Psychical Research to investigate happenings in the Hodgson family home. The case became known as “the Enfield poltergeist”.
He and a fellow SPR investigator, writer Guy Lyon Playfair, spent two years studying the case and were convinced that some of the phenomena they saw and recorded at a house in Green Street, in the north London suburb of Enfield, were genuine. But they also conceded that one or more of the four Harper children could have been responsible for some of the events.