It seemed as if some supernatural presence was trying to trap the family in the room with the heavy oak chest.
The Hodgsons called the police, who proved to be similarly mystified. WPC Carolyn Heeps saw a chair move.
Eventually, the officers left, telling the family that the incidents were not a police matter, as they couldn’t find anyone breaking the law.
Who lives at 284 Green Street now?
One of her sons, Shaka, 15, says: ‘The night before we moved out, I woke up and saw a man come into the room. I ran into Mum’s room and said: “We’ve got to move,” and we did the next day.’
The house is currently occupied by another family, who do not wish to be identified. The mother says simply: ‘I’ve got children, they don’t know about it. I don’t want to scare them.’