Unsolved Mysteries of the World
The St. Catharines Poltergeist S01E04
In February of 1970, police officer Richard Colledge, formally Canadian Armed Forces Infantryman, opened the door to a small downtown apartment to investigate what his colleagues described as strange events.
He was told that loud noises could be heard from within the walls, objects would fly off walls and shelves and furniture would levitate and that a boy, was presumably either the cause or the centre of such mysterious mischief which Roman Catholic Priests were now praying over.
He stepped over the threshold of the apartment door a skeptic, but exited the residence a complete believer in the paranormal.
And he wasn't the only one. Other police officers, Roman Catholic Priests, Nuns, Newspaper Reporters, a city building inspector, a lawyer, two doctors, Family, Friends and complete strangers all witnessed the strange goings on at 237 Church St. In St. Catharines Ontario Canada.
Today, it remains the most documented case of Poltergeist activity known. And it also is the least publicized because the family, the boy in question, and everyone surrounding the case tried their hardest to not attract publicity or notoriety.
This is Part One of a Two Part Series. In the next episode we will speak to Dr. Christopher Laursen about the Poltergeist phenomenon.