housing department installed extraction fans in the kitchen and
bathroom, where water had also begun dripping. The phenomena resumed in
Jeanette's bedroom for several months with bedding and the carpet
regularly having to be dried out. When Jeanette moved into the front
bedroom, the dripping followed her there. Then:
stopped suddenly and for a whole week nothing happened. Jim relaid the
carpet and Jeanette moved back into her bedroom, but within 10 minutes,
water started dripping from the ceiling.
from the dripping there were other phenomena — handles turned, doors
opened and quite often a smell of cigarette smoke pervaded the
Gardeners' bedroom. It smelled of licorice. Jim smoked a pipe but
Vera's first husband, Geoffrey, had been fond of cigarettes rolled in licorice papers. He had been a chronic asthmatic and had collapsed in
the hall where he had died from a massive coronary.
Hough mentioned that Jim Gardener described an incident that occurred
at bedtime one night: "There was no one else in the house. We hadn't
been in bed 10 minutes when we heard a coughing in the corner. I got up
and checked through the house, but we couldn't explain it."
the investigation of the Rochdale house, Alicia Leigh was quoted about
what she witnessed while looking at an open door: "I noticed that the
bottom section of the door was wet. As I was about to alert the others,
thousands of tiny droplets suddenly, and instantaneously, covered the
entire door. It happened right before my eyes." The NARO members
themselves witnessed the phenomenon of water suddenly flashing across