Sobbing child poltergeist' forces family to flee home
A poltergeist that has forced a terrified Carlisle family to flee their home is to be "cleansed" by a vicar.
Spooky happenings prompted Allison Marshall, 27, to bundle her family out of the house in Mardale Road, Raffles, in the middle of the night.
Carlisle Housing Association, which owns the property, has now arranged for a priest to step in and end the family's nightmare.
Allison and children Rebecca, three, Emily, four, Shannon, seven, and Aaron, eight, enduring a series of bizarre happenings at the house that has been her home for four years.
She and her children are now staying with her mother Lesley Whitewick, 46.
The drama began last week with a catalogue of inexplicable happenings, which included household objects hurtling around the room and sudden and unexplained drops in the temperature in the house.
They continued with the mysterious appearance of a skull image in a picture frame in a glass display cabinet and disturbing noises in the dead of night, including a child sobbing.
A family friend called in a clairvoyant, who claimed he saw the image of a child in a dressing gown.
Allison said: "I don't really want to leave the house so it would be better if they could do something to sort it out and get this thing out of my house. If they can't get rid of it I'll have to move."
In a statement, Carlisle Housing Association said: "Carlisle Housing Association takes any situation which is causing distress to its tenants seriously and will offer support and assistance where it can.
"Two members of CHA Housing Management team visited the tenant on Monday morning to assess the situation and also arranged for the local vicar to contact her separately.
"We appreciate the distress Miss Marshall has voiced and will continue to offer her our support."