Caroline Mitchell moved from her native Ireland to England about ten years ago. Three years ago her husband Neil, their four children and she came under what Mitchell described on her website as sustained paranormal attack from an unknown entity. That eventually resulted in an exorcism conducted at their home in Essex where, although they temporarily vacated the house, they continue to live today. 'Orlando Paranormal Examiner' requested permission to pose some questions to Mitchell which she cooperatively granted, and her statements were received Tuesday.
“Really, I’m just an ordinary mum of four,” Mitchell explained. “My husband and I never asked for this and don’t really understand why it came into our lives. Our house is relatively new and we still don’t understand why it all started.”
Poltergeist-like events reportedly included objects smashing without warning, mysterious telephone activity and fires. Circumstances escalated to a point in which Neil was physically attacked. He works in security, Mitchell informed 'Orlando Paranormal Examiner', and she is a police officer.
“Several of my colleagues witnessed activity so they have been very understanding,” she explained, “although I don’t spend a lot of time talking about it [at work], we tend to leave our personal lives at home. When things got bad and we had to move out of our house, I had to take some time off work with stress. I just couldn’t handle it all. That was the first time I’ve ever had to do that as I don’t like taking sick days off.”
An exorcism was conducted by the Catholic Church, Mitchell stated, adding, “It took a very long time (over a year) to get it as they told us they had to get permission from the Vatican, as very few are held these days. It was a full exorcism in the house, they blessed each room and even our car... at one point Neil and I were instructed to sit in chairs and they spoke in tongues over us and prayed. The exorcism was successful in that it helped a lot, although it did not get rid of the ‘entity’ as it is still with us, but thankfully to a much lesser degree.”
What about skeptics?
“I completely understand why people may find it hard to believe. Until I saw it for myself I struggled to believe it too. People have a right to their opinions. All I will say is that we have a vast amount of witnesses that have seen and experienced activity for themselves. Several of them have written accounts for my book. I’m not lying, I would have nothing to gain from that. If anything it has been very difficult to come forward, for fear of ridicule. But I had to get our story out there so that other people experiencing paranormal occurrences would know they are not alone. If people choose to criticize me then that is also up to them. I try not to take on any negative comments. I’ve had lots of supportive emails and messages from people and they spur me on.”
Mitchell is currently writing a book about her family's experiences. Titled, 'Paranormal Intruder', she plans to have it published next year and it will include details of the Essex circumstances. She maintains a blog and recently launched a podcast, True Paranormal. Interested parties may also follow Mitchell's activities through her Facebook page and her Twitter account.
“I would like to thank everyone that has supported me to date,” Mitchell noted. “My blog and podcast feature discussions about the paranormal, as well as book reviews and forthcoming interviews. I have lots more to come and we have only scratched the surface of a very fascinating topic.”