Ghost hunters ‘discover new spirit in house haunted by the Black Monk of Pontefract’ – a ‘female child ghoul’ staring straight at the camera in Britain’s spookiest home

  • Jason Whitnell and his team visited 30 East Drive in Pontefract, West Yorkshire
  • He claims they spotted the dark figure of a child ghost looking back at them
  • Jason said that this is definitive proof a new ghost is now haunting the home 

Ghost hunters claim they have discovered a new spirit in Britain’s most haunted house – after snapping a picture of a ‘female child ghoul’ staring straight at the camera.

Jason Whitnell, 49 and his team visited the infamous 30 East Drive in Pontefract, West Yorks, dubbed ‘the home of the Black Monk’ for its connection with what is reportedly Europe’s most violent poltergeist. 

Jason claims while the team were taking routine pictures of the outside of the house they spotted the spectral dark figure of a child.

A chilling picture shows what appears to be a small figure stood by the front door which is staring straight at the camera

A chilling picture shows what appears to be a small figure stood by the front door which is staring straight at the camera

Another snap taken with a night-vision camera shows a dark figure inside a room in the home

Another snap taken with a night-vision camera shows a dark figure inside a room in the home 

The team visited the home with the intention of debunking the myths around the property

The team visited the home with the intention of debunking the myths around the property

A chilling picture shows what appears to be a small figure stood by the opened front door which is staring straight at the camera 

Another eerie snap taken with a night-vision camera on the same evening shows a dark figure inside a room in the home.

Exhilarated Jason, from Barnet, Hertfordshire, said the snaps are definitive proof a new ghost is now haunting the home, which first hit the headlines in the 1960s as the site of one of Britain’s most notorious alleged hauntings.

Exhilarated Jason (pictured), from Barnet, Herts, said this is definitive proof a new ghost is now haunting the home, which first hit the headlines in the 1960s as the site of one of Britain’s most notorious alleged hauntings.

Exhilarated Jason (pictured), from Barnet, Herts, said this is definitive proof a new ghost is now haunting the home, which first hit the headlines in the 1960s as the site of one of Britain’s most notorious alleged hauntings.

He said: ‘We always knew there was more to this house than history would have you believe.

‘When we arrived, we set up our equipment and split into two teams to try to increase the chance of obtaining some evidence.

‘For the best part of the evening the house seemed very quiet and after five or so hours of investigations we rested.

‘It was just after 3am that we had a cup of tea and decided to get an hour of sleep.

‘All four of us settled down in the lounge, two fell asleep pretty much from the off but myself and Paul Cowan just couldn’t settle.

‘We went outside and stepped away from the house to take pictures of it.

‘You can see the figure of what looks like a child standing there looking directly at us – it was a female figure staring our way.

‘We have looked at the front of this house many times and have scoured it from top to bottom to confirm there’s no mistakes. 

‘You simply can’t unsee it once you’ve seen it.’

The team visited the home with the intention of debunking the myths around the property.

The team of ghosthunters (pictured) do not believe the figure they photographed was the infamous so-called Black Monk but another, new ghost

The team of ghosthunters (pictured) do not believe the figure they photographed was the infamous so-called Black Monk but another, new ghost

Jason and his team of investigators from his business, ‘Ghosts of London’, were hugely excited by their findings.

They do not believe the figure they photographed was the infamous so-called Black Monk but another, new ghost.

Paul, who has been working with spirits for 17 years, said: ‘We were truly excited as we knew there was more to this place than what people are led to believe.

‘The feeling I got was exhilarating! It’s such a passion to prove there is existence of the paranormal.

‘We intend to return to continue our research but we are thrilled with what we caught.’

The most haunted house in Britain: The history of 30 East Drive 

Jean and Joe Pritchard moved into 30 East Drive with their two children Phillip, 15, and Diane, 12, in August 1966 and allegedly began experiencing paranormal occurrences almost immediately.

Inexplicable events were said to include green foam appearing the taps, objects being thrown around and levitating, photographs being slashed and even family members being slapped and shoved downstairs.

It is said that later on in their occupation of the haunted house, Diane’s hair stood on end and she was dragged upstairs.

The haunting at the house was the subject of the 2012 horror movie When The Lights Went Out and was investigated for the Halloween special of Most Haunted Live in 2015.

The house remains open for bookings – though Ouija boards and exorcisms are banned on the property. 

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