30 East Drive Voted Best Paranormal Hotspot Of 2018

December 10, 2018 11:59 AM ‐ ParanormalAwards

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Living Room 30 East Drive, Pontefract
The infamous black monk house at 30 East Drive in Pontefract has been voted the best paranormal hotspot of the year in the inaugural Paranormal Entertainment Awards.

The unassuming, typical three-bedroom, semi-detached house on the Chequerfield Estate has been described by many as the most haunted house in Great Britain. The story of its haunting started in the 1960s when the family living in the house, the Pritchards claimed they were experiencing supernatural goings on.

The house is believed to be haunted by the malevolent spirit of a 16th Century monk known as the Black Monk of Pontefract. It's said that he assaulted and murdered a young girl, he was hanged on the gallows which were said to be originally located on the land the estate was built on. He was then thrown down a well near the house and left for dead.

Over the last few years the house has been made famous by television shows like 'Most Haunted' and 'Paranormal Lockdown', and the movie 'When The Lights Went Out'. It's also become a popular location for public ghost hunts, so it's no surprise that the property has topped the Paranormal Hotspot category this year.

The haunted location was given gold after receiving the most votes its category, which included fellow-nominees Newsham Park Hospital, Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up and Codnor Castle Cottage in Derbyshire, which took the silver award.

As well as asking fans of the paranormal to vote on their favourite location to investigate from the last twelve months, thousands also voted for their favourite paranormal television shows, ghost hunters and movies.
In total, more than 40,000 vote were cast as fans of the paranormal picked their favourite paranormal content creators, publishers, hosts and broadcasters of 2018 in the inaugural Paranormal Entertainment Awards.

The awards recognise all forms of content created for traditional broadcast, online streaming, social and print, as well as celebrating the stars and creators of that content.

We'd like to say a big thank you to all those who voted in this year's awards, you helped make the awards a great success. Congratulations to all those who were nominated, whether you won the category or not, you are one of the best in your field.

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