Mum’s poltergeist fears - News - Wigan Today: "A YOUNG mum is calling in an exorcist amid fears she is sharing her new home with a poltergeist.
Student midwife Holly Taylor and her two-year-old daughter Willow will no longer sleep at the apartment in Pemberton town centre after a terrifying series of events.
And few people the 22-year-old has told are doubting her because many have witnessed ghostly goings-on too.
The building stands on the site of the former Pemberton Police Station in Ormskirk Road, which had a reputation for being haunted.
An officer who used to work there today confirmed the station was notorious for unexplained footsteps and doors banging, and that the culprit was believed to be the ghost of an inspector who hanged himself in a cell.
In the last four months Holly has experienced:
Plates flying off the kitchen work surface and smashing on the floor;
Ornaments and other objects being moved around or knocked over while she is out;
Footsteps and the front door being opened despite her having the only key;
All the flat’s lights being switched back on after she has gone to bed;
The electric smoke alarm going off randomly;
Drawers in Willow’s bedroom being opened and emptied while the tot sleeps."