One of the most tragic households in London lies in Ferristone-road, Hornsey, where, following supposed Poltergeist (a rackety ghost) manifestations lasting several months, Muriel, the five-years-old baby of the Frost family, had died of meningitis.
“Muriel took all the phenomena with calmness until a week or so ago,” said Mr. Frost, junior, to the Daily Mail reporter yesterday. “But since a bedstead rose, knocking over a chair and causing her to fall and bite her tongue, she has been much scared. Just before her death the house became a mass of rappings. Early this week she was taken suddenly ill, and died on Thursday morning. We are all convinced that she has been worried into this illness.
The supposed manifestations, fully reported in the The Daily Mail in February, consisted of rappings, showers of coal, leaping tables, soaring chairs, and dancing vases.