98 - The Epworth Poltergeist

In the early 1700s, the Lincolnshire rectory of Reverend Samuel Wesley, whose son John went on to found the Methodist Church, was haunted by a poltergeist, one which the Wesley children named Old Jeffrey.

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Bruce, H. Addington. Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters. New York: Moffat, Yard & Company, 1908.

Yates, Kelly Diehl. “Jeffrey the Jacobite Poltergeist: the Politics of the Ghost That Haunted the Epworth Rectory in 1716-7.” Wesleyan Theological Journal 50:2 (Fall 2015).

The Epworth Poltergeist: 1 - The Wesley Home - Ghosts, Ghouls and God (ghostsghoulsandgod.co.uk)

The History of Epworth Old Rectory - Epworth Old Rectory

At the Roots of Methodism: Escape from fire shaped Wesley's life (gcah.org)

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