Isle of Dogs - "I swear it looked like hexoplasm was coming out of the spout," shocked Barking resident Mrs Nora Titzoff said today as news of the paranormal 'attack' went viral in Lamp Post Avenue.
Speaking to local reporters the retired special needs masseuse described how a teapot won in a Dave Lee Travis radio show competition bearing the DJ's face and name was involved in a 'ferocious' poltergeist scare on her kitchen dresser last night.
"Damn thing looked like it was spouting horns," Mrs T related, "should have donated it to our local Hellfire Club charity shop the moment it landed on my doorstep."
Although she'd never actually used it 'on account of its garish red, yellow and blue DLT logo and 'scary' off-print face' the tea pot is considered a collector's item by many.
"It's just been sitting on the shelf since 1996 when I won it for guessing 'Brigitte Bardot' in a radio phone-in competition," Mrs Titzoff added, "wish now I'd kept my gob shut."
A similar tea pot fetched a jaw-dropping 99p at Barking & District Crematorium Appeal car boot sale on January 15th 2005 while a 'companion mug' with Jimmy Savile's face failed to sell.
The Old Earl Grey Whistle Test was the nation's favorite radio phone-in show.