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" Copyright © TelegraphNorman Palmer is a protégé of the occult writer Dennis Wheatley and an ex-Marine turned gift-shop-owner turned paranormal investigator. He is 67 years old, wears shell-suit bottoms and gold rings on his fingers and, when I meet him, he is chomping on a..."

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Norman Palmer is a protégé of the occult writer Dennis Wheatley and an ex-Marine turned gift-shop-owner turned paranormal investigator. He is 67 years old, wears shell-suit bottoms and gold rings on his fingers and, when I meet him, he is chomping on a cigar despite having consulted his chemotherapist a few hours earlier about the treatment he needs to scrape the cancer off his lungs.For more than 30 years, Norman has spent his spare time developing a reputation as one of London's leading exorcists. A semi-spectral figure, one whose (unpaid) work elicits fear and sniggers, he's not to be found in the Yellow Pages. "I'm a last resort," he says, "a catalyst in theconstant fight between good and evil."You'll notice I'm not wearing a cloak and pointy hat," he adds.

It's a cold Friday evening in autumn and we're here to conduct an exorcism of what he declares to be "the wickedest place in London". The House of Detention (motto: "Look on and despair all ye who enter here") is 20,000 sq ft of passages, tunnels and cellars that lie in a secluded part of Clerkenwell. It was established in 1845 as a holding joint for sheep stealers, loaf thieves, cutpurses and serial killers. Large portions of it were subterranean, making it a hard place from which to escape. At its peak, or perhaps in its deepest trough, 10,000 boys and men were squeezed within its vice-like grip. It was crowded as hell. By the middle of the 1860s, it had become a radical pen,caging growing numbers of Fenians; in 1867, a botched escape plan involving explosives killed 12 prisoners and local people, and wounded 120. The jail was closed in 1890, but memories of the deaths and desperation it housed have persisted to the present day. The residents of an adjacent sheltered home which we're about to enter have been complaining about strange noises and spirits. The unease that this compounds is shared by the home's warden; he says that his relatives refuse to sleep in the upstairs bedroom of his residence because of its creepy atmosphere. Even Norman is nervous: "All week I've been feeling distinctly apprehensive about this. Mark my words, this is a big one." In fact, the whole atmosphere this Friday night is discomforting. To one side of the warden's flat is St James's Church, and on its grounds local kidsare boo-ya......


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