In his book The Haunting
of Borley Rectory, Harry Price - the renowned psychical investigator-
describes quite precisely how he came to be involved with the rectory.
He was at a friends house in South Kensington. Having finished
lunch they were drinking coffee and were discussing poltergeists, when
a maid entered the room and informed Price that he was wanted on the
telephone. Price answered the telephone and found himself speaking to
the somewhat excited editor of the Daily Mirror newspaper. He was told
that one of the newspapers staff, a Mr. V. C. Wall was at that very
moment investigating extraordinary occurrences at a rectory some sixty
miles from London. The editor invited Price to visit the rectory and
take charge of the case.
Price spent that afternoon and the following morning preparing for the
investigation. On Wednesday, June 12th 1929, accompanied by his secretary
Miss Lucie Kaye, he arrived at Borley Rectory, just in time for lunch
with the Reverend Guy Eric Smith and his wife.
Prices investigations at Borley Rectory continued
until his death in 1948.